Five from the Hudson Valley are accused of illegally using bait to hunt deer. A number of the people charged committed the same crime three years ago, police say.

In late November just before dusk, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation officers Bob Hodor, Matt Burdick, Melissa Burgess, Lt. Mike Bello, and a New York State Police Trooper concluded an investigation involving a hunting camp in the Town of Fallsburg.

Members of the family camp had been ticketed in 2013 after an investigation revealed that all of the ground blinds and tree stands associated with the camp were heavily baited for the purpose of attracting deer, officials say.

Earlier this fall, officers revisited the camp and found that the hunters were allegedly still using bait.

Five unnamed hunters were all given tickets for the violation of hunting deer with the aid of pre-established bait.

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