Two men will appear in court charged with poaching and COVID-19 offences.
On the afternoon of Saturday 23 January 2021, police were called to a report that suspected poachers were chasing hares with a dog in a field close to Chapel Haddlesey, near Selby.
North Yorkshire Police officers were called, and arrested two men in their 30s.
They were taken to custody, and both subsequently charged with hunting a wild mammal with dog, and breaching COVID-19 restrictions.
One was also charged with motoring offences.
They have been given bail conditions not to enter the Selby district.
They will appear at York Magistrates Court on 23 February 2021.