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5 Massachusetts hunters, 1 Mainer accused of illegally killing 67 rabbits

Five hunters from Massachusetts and one Mainer are accused of killing 67 snowshoe hares over their limit on Saturday. (Maine Wardens Service)

GREAT DUCK ISLAND (WGME) -- Five hunters from Massachusetts and one Mainer are accused of killing 67 snowshoe hares over their daily bag limit Saturday on a remote island owned by The Nature Conservancy, according to the Maine Wardens Service.

Working on a tip, a team of Maine game wardens, Maine marine patrol officers and USF&W agents closed in on the group who had been hunting on Great Duck Island.

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Wardens say the hunters were 67 snowshoe hares over their daily bag limit.

In total, wardens say the group of six had killed 87 hares during their day of hunting. One individual was also summonsed for hunting without a license.

Great Duck Island is in the town limits of Frenchboro and is approximately a 10-mile boat ride from Southwest Harbor.

This story will be updated.

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