Five hunters from Massachusetts and one from Maine were issued summonses after they shot 87 snowshoe hares on Great Duck Island in Frenchboro, 67 more than their limit, according to the Maine Warden Service.
Great Duck Island is about 10 miles by boat from Southwest Harbor, and is owned by the Nature Conservancy. The kill limit is four hares per day, or to be in possession of eight hares at any time.
Andrew Mays, 52, of Southwest Harbor was charged with killing 10 hares over the limit.
The five from Massachusetts include three men from Acushnet: Carlos Almeida, 47; Antonio Fidalgo, 54; and Antonio Borges, 69. Each was charged with killing 10 hare over the limit. Almeida was also charged with hunting without a license.
The other two are Abilio Fernandes, 61, of New Bedford and Luis Fidalgo, 52, of North Dartmouth. Both were also charged with killing 10 hares over the limit.