I was just told of this by my father, the incident involved a buddy of his:
Said buddy was sitting up in a ladder stand in New York. After a couple of hours he sees a conservation officer walk up, look at the ground, and then scan the surrounding area. When the officer spots him, he points, and starts yelling "You, come down from there right now, and bring everything you have with you!"
The man responds : "What is the problem officer? I have permission to hunt here and have done nothing wrong."
"You know what you did! Now get down here!"
"Officer, I really don't know what you're talking about."
"You are hunting over bait!"
"You've placed apples all over the ground!"
"Officer, you are standing under an apple tree, this used to be an orchard."
The officer looks up, and his jaw drops. He then says, "Sorry, please disregard." and then he leaves.
David J. Snyder
Orange County, NC