- Associated Press - Thursday, February 19, 2015

SPARTA, N.Y. (AP) - State officials have revoked the hunting licenses of two men who shot two horses while hunting coyotes in western New York last month.

The Department of Environmental Conservation says 48-year-old Christian Smith of Phelps and 47-year-old Glenn Gosson of Fairport killed one horse and wounded another while hunting on the evening Jan. 24 in the rural Livingston County town of West Sparta, 45 miles south of Rochester.

DEC officials say both men were licensed and had permission to hunt on the land where the shooting occurred.

Both will lose their hunting privileges in New York state for three years and have been ordered to pay restitution for the horses, including the burial fee and veterinarian bills. Each man also will have to pay a $200 penalty.

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