Two brothers are charged for illegal hunting practices earlier this month in Chautauqua County, the DEC announced Wednesday.
Environmental Conservation Officers found two brothers standing over a large, newly slain 9-point buck in Charlotte and learned one of the men shot the deer and allegedly tagged it with his brother's archery tag.
He admitted that a few days earlier he killed another buck.
The suspect faces charges of taking big game over the seasonal bag limit and possessing the hunting tag of another person. His brother was ticketed for lending his tag to another person.
The deer was surrendered to authorities and processed for its meat in Panama.
The venison will be donated to help feed the needy.