Officials step up enforcement of poaching rules in Prospect Park

The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation recently issued four summonses at Prospect Park to people who violated the rule against molesting, killing

BROOKLYN - The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation recently issued four summonses at Prospect Park to people who violated the rule against molesting, killing or possessing wildlife.

Officials say there was a group of people who were fishing at the lake and that it appeared they later cooked and ate the fish while drinking. Administration officials say contrary to what has been reported, the people were not homeless.

The park has a catch-and-release rule when it comes to fishing and the park says it is now stepping up patrols and enforcement of the poaching rule.

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