Five hunters from Massachusetts and one from Maine were charged Saturday, March 18 for killing 67 snowshoe hares over their limit.

The Maine Warden Service said the group had been hunting on Great Duck Island. Upon inspection, authorities determined the group of six had killed 87 hares.

Charged with going over the daily bag limit were: Andrew Mays, 52, from Southwest Harbor; Abilio Fernandes, 61, from New Bedford, Mass.; Luis Fidalgo, 52 from North Dartmouth, Mass.; and Antonio Fidalgo, 54, and Antonio Borges, 69, both from Acushnet, Mass. In addition, Carlos Almeida, 47 from Acushnet, Mass., was charged with going over the limit and hunting without a license.

Great Duck Island is owned by the Nature Conservancy. The island is about 10 miles off the coast from Southwest Harbor.

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