On Jan. 15, off duty ECOs Scott Angotti and Josh Crain were waterfowl hunting on Owasco Lake in the town of Scipio when they observed three individuals shoot a large group of redhead ducks swimming into the men’s decoy spread.
The three subjects all emptied their shotguns into the flock, killing a total of 35 redhead ducks and possibly wounding several others. (The daily take limit is two redhed ducks per hunter). ECOs Angotti and Crain immediately contacted local ECO Scott Sincebaugh, approached the three hunters, and identified themselves as ECOs.
ECO Sincebaugh arrived a short time later and issued the hunters tickets for taking over the aggregate limit of ducks, as well as taking over the daily limit of redheads.
One of the hunters was also charged with possession of a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle, hunting without a license, and not participating in the Harvest Information Program.
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