Five hunters from Massachusetts and one from Maine were charged Saturday for killing 67 snowshoe hares over their limit.

Working on a tip, a team of Maine game wardens, Maine marine patrol officers and U.S. Fish and Wildlife agents closed in on the group who had been hunting on Great Duck Island, according to a news release Monday from Cpl. John MacDonald of Maine Warden Service.

Upon inspecting them, the hunters were found to be 67 snowshoe hares over their daily bag limit. In total, the group of six had killed 87 hares during their day of hunting. One individual was also summonsed for hunting without a license. Great Duck Island is in the town limits of Frenchboro and is approximately a 10-mile boat ride from Southwest Harbor. The Island is owned by the Nature Conservancy.

Summonsed on charges were:

• Andrew Mays, 52, of Southwest Harbor, charged with possessing 10 snowshoe hares over limit.

• Carlos Almeida, 47, of Acushnet, Massachusetts, charged with hunting without a license and possessing 10 hares over limit.

• Abilio Fernandes, 61, of New Bedford, Massachusetts, charged with possessing 10 hares over limit.

• Luis Fidalgo, 52, of North Dartmouth, Massachusetts, charged with possessing 10 hares over limit.

• Antonio Fidalgo, 54, of Acushnet, Massachusetts, charged with possessing 10 hares over limit.

• Antonio Borges, 69, of Acushnet, Massachusetts, charged with possessing 10 hares over limit.