DEC Environmental Conservation Officers (ECOs) Paul Pasciak and Shane Manns have reported that on November 17 they received a tip of two untagged bucks hanging behind a house in the village of Northville.
ECOs Pasciak and Manns reported that they arrived at the residence to find the two untagged bucks being butchered by two men.
According to the ECOs, one of the hunters stated that the tags for the deer were inside the house, but after a brief search he could not produce them. Conversations with the second man resulted in conflicting statements about how the deer were taken. After being confronted with the evidence and conflicting statements, the ECOs say the first man admitted to shooting both bucks.
Five tickets were issued, and a six-point buck was seized and donated to the venison donation program.
Photo of ECOs Pasciak and Manns with seized 6-point buck provided by DEC.