FRENCHBORO, ME - Five local men and a Maine resident have been summonsed in Maine for killing 67 snowshoe hares over their limit.

The men were investigated Saturday as a team of Maine Game Wardens, along with Maine Marine Patrol officers and U.S. Fish and Wildlife agents closed in on the group that had been hunting on Great Duck Island in Frenchboro, Maine. The Maine Warden Service says it was tipped off to the illegal activity. A criminal complaint was filed, leading to the men being summonsed.

Upon inspection, the hunters were found to be 67 snowshoe hares over their daily bag limit. In total, the six men had killed 87 hares in one day of hunting.

Charged were:

  • Andrew Mays, 52 from Southwest Harbor, ME (10 snowshoe hare over limit)
  • Carlos Almeida, 47 from Acushnet, MA, (hunting without a license, 10 SNH over limit)
  • Abilio Fernandes, 61 from New Bedford, MA, (10 SNH over limit)
  • Luis Fidalgo, 52 from North Dartmouth, MA, (10 SNH over limit)
  • Antonio Fidalgo, 54 from Acushnet, MA, (10 SNH over limit)
  • Antonio Borges, 69 from Acushnet, MA, (10 SNH over limit)