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Rensselaer Co. men cited for shooting at turkey buzzard

PITTSTOWN - Two Rensselaer County men were cited after responding to a complaint about them shooting at a turkey buzzard near their home.

State Police say Thomas Fuller was arrested after the witness approached him and Daniel Kocienski and saw Fuller fire a rifle over his head at the turkey buzzard.  Police say when a trooper and an ENCON Officer arrived at the scene, they discovered a dead rabbit where the men were allegedly standing.

Fuller was charged with the following ENCON violations: Shooting within 500 feet of a dwelling, Hunting turkey with a rifle, Taking small game out of season, Shooting over a public highway, and Illegally attempting to take a protected species.  He was also charged with Second Degree Reckless Endangerment.  Kocienski was ticketed for Taking small game out of season.