DNRE Fighting Judge’s Baiting Decision in Otsego County

The DNRE is fighting a judge's decision to throw out a case against an Otsego County man, accused of illegally feeding deer from bird feeders. Ken Borton has a backyard webcam, known as the “snowman cam”, where people see what the weather is like and watch the birds eat from feeders. The DNRE learned sometimes deer stop there and eat, too. The judge threw out the case, saying it was too vague. The department says feeding like that can help deer spread diseases like bovine tuberculosis.

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