Police responded to the Hudson Farm Club in Byram NJ after receiving a report about a man attempting to hunt on the private farm’s property. Hudson Farm Club is a private club for hunting and shooting, with nearly 4,000 acres of farmland in Sussex County.
24-year-old Patrick J. Lacosta was caught by police and arrested. Mr. Lacosta told police that he had ignored several posted signs advising him that he was on private property.
Mr. Lacosta was charged with defiant trespass and issued motor vehicle summonses for failure to exhibit documents and failure to change address. Beyond that, an officer with the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Fish and Wildlife, Bureau of Law Enforcement has charged Mr. Lacosta with trespassing for the purpose of hunting and hunting without a license.
Following his arrest, Mr. Lacosta was released pending a hearing in Byram Municipal Court.
To learn more, see the NJ.com article entitled “Randolph Man Caught Illegally Hunting at Private Club, Cops Say.“