Following an anonymous tip, an Orange County man, who was unlicensed was caught baiting deer.

On October 28, ECOs checked a site where they had received an anonymous tip reporting several tree stands positioned over a deer feeder.

The officers located the feed and tree stands, but no hunters were present. As the officers were leaving, an individual walked up the trail toward the feeder carrying a compound bow.

The two officers hid in the brush and watched as the individual set himself up to hunt. The officers emerged from their hidden position and confronted the man about the bait.

The man admitted to placing the bait and not having a valid hunting license.  Tickets were issued for hunting over bait and hunting big game without a license and are returnable to the Town of Wallkill Court in November.