So what stories have happened on the east end of Long Island?
https://patch.com/new-york/southampton/ ... mptons-dec
For weeks, the ECOs checked the area for signs of activity, and placed a cellular trail camera at the location to monitor any movement, the DEC said.
On April 16, only days after installing the camera, the ECOs remotely watched subjects place corn in the trap and pull a rope that closed the trap on the turkeys that entered, the DEC said.
ECOs McCabe, Bobseine, and Jeremy Eastwood closed in on the area from multiple directions, catching the suspects with three turkeys wrapped in burlap and with their heads literally "on the chopping block," the DEC said.
Those involved were charged with eight violations each, including taking turkeys out of season, hunting without a license, hunting with the aid of bait, and using a trap to catch wild birds; they are slated to appear at Southampton Town Justice Court, with maximum fines totaling more than $7,500, the DEC said.