Hunting deer with bait again in Sullivan County
On Nov. 19, just before dusk, Environmental Conservation Officers Bob Hodor, Matt Burdick, Melissa Burgess, Lt. Mike Bello, and a New York State Police Trooper concluded an investigation involving a hunting camp in the Town of Fallsburg. Members of the family camp had been ticketed in 2013 after an investigation revealed that all of the ground blinds and tree stands associated with the camp were heavily baited for the purpose of attracting deer. Earlier this fall, ECOs Hodor, Burgess, and Lt. Bello revisited the camp and found that the hunters were still using bait. This year’s investigation resulted in the ticketing of five hunters, all for the violation of hunting deer with the aid of pre-established bait.