Animals

DEC Environmental Conservation Officer Highlights

  DEC Environmental Conservation Officer Highlights ECO Actions for Early August New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Officers (ECOs) enforce the 71 Chapters of NY Environmental Conservation Law, protecting fish and wildlife and preserving environmental quality across New York. In 2016, the 286 ECOs across the state responded to 26,400 calls…

DEC Accepting Applications for Sponsored Pheasant Hunt Program

  DEC Accepting Applications for Sponsored Pheasant Hunt Program Applications for Cooperative Program due by September 1 The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced the start of the application period to hold a DEC-Sponsored Pheasant Hunts. This program enables experienced hunters and others to obtain state-reared pheasants for use in sponsored hunts…

Pets of The Week: Valentine & Kittens & Cats

  Valentine is a very sweet girl who is eager to please and has a truly loving personality. Valentine will brighten the heart and home of the lucky family who adopts her!  You can meet this beautiful girl daily from 10-3. Kittens & Cats:  We have the most wonderfully cute cats and kittens who are looking for loving homes….

Canines and their handlers graduate from the New York State Police Canine Handler Basic School

Canines and their handlers graduate from the New York State Police Canine Handler Basic School NEW YORK STATE POLICE George P. Beach II Superintendent Beau Duffy Director of Public Information  PRESS RELEASE The New York State Police held a graduation ceremony Friday, August 11, for the 2017 Canine Handler Basic School. The ceremony was held at the…

DEC Announces State Hunting and Trapping Education Courses are Gearing up

  DEC Announces State Hunting and Trapping Education Courses are Gearing up Training in Safe Handling of Firearms and Hunting Required before Purchasing a Hunting License New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today reminded all new hunters and trappers planning to go afield this season must first complete a mandatory…

Dutchess County Partners with State, Land Trusts to Preserve Working Sheep Farm in Town of North East

  Dutchess County Partners with State, Land Trusts to Preserve Working Sheep Farm in Town of North East Poughkeepsie… Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro announced Dutchess County has contributed $69,300, through the Partnership for Manageable Growth, for the purchase of an agricultural conservation easement on the 78.5-acre Caora Farm in the Town of North East….

Fox Attacks Woman in Mahopac

  Fox Attacks Woman in Mahopac   Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that a woman in Mahopac was attacked by a fox on Saturday, August 5th. The woman was in the yard of her home on Agor Lane in Mahopac at about 5:45 p.m. on Saturday when a gray fox emerged from nearby woods…

Cat for Adoption

  Clementine is a ten year old beauty who ended up at the Little Guild a little over a year ago, She didn’t do well with stresses of shelter life, but since coming into foster care she has blossomed into an amazing cat.  Quite intelligent and affectionate, she’s very social and loves to be on/with/around…

DEC Announces Comprehensive Plan to Minimize Risk of Chronic Wasting Disease to New York Deer and Moose Herds

  DEC Announces Comprehensive Plan to Minimize Risk of Chronic Wasting Disease to New York Deer and Moose Herds Public Comments on the Draft Plan Accepted Through September 1 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the release of a draft New York State Interagency CWD Risk Minimization Plan for…

Thinking about Deer Season Yet? Start Planning Your Next NY Hunt.

  Thinking about Deer Season Yet? Start Planning Your Next NY Hunt.   Hunting Licenses are now available for the 2017-18 seasons. Licenses and permits can be purchased at any one of DEC’s license-issuing agents, by telephone (866-933-2257) or online. Hunting and trapping licenses are valid for one year beginning September 1, 2017. New this year, we are requesting…

Debbie McCarthy Connor of Patterson, NY won 3rd at the $50,000 Grand Prix at HITS Horse Show, Saugerties, NY

Debbie McCarthy Connor (IG @phoenixhorsefarmny) of Patterson, NY won 3rd at the $50,000 Grand Prix at HITS Horse Show, Saugerties, NY on horse, ZIM (owned by PCF equestrian) yesterday. Last week, Debbie took home 2nd place with ZIM in the $50,000 Grand Prix at HITS Horse Show. Debbie is the Head Trainer & Co-Owner of Phoenix Horse Farm (phoenixhorsefarmny.com)…

Pets of The Week: Nan and Carrie

Nan is one of the sweetest dogs you will ever meet!  She loves everyone she meets and wants nothing more than your love & affection!  Come visit Nan and her doggie friends every day from 10-3. Carrie:  Pretty Carrie loves the company of her other feline friends and is a bit shy around humans that she…

Governor Announces New Free Fishing Days and 2017-18 Hunting and Trapping Licenses Go on Sale Starting August 1st

  Governor Cuomo Announces New Free Fishing Days and 2017-18 Hunting and Trapping Licenses Go on Sale Starting August 1st Events Support Governor Cuomo’s NY Open for Fishing and Hunting Initiative New Free Fishing Days Include Weekend Preceding Presidents Day, National Hunting and Fishing Day and Veterans Day DEC Call Center Hours Extended to Provide…

DEC Seeks Participants for Summer Wild Turkey Survey

  DEC Seeks Participants for Summer Wild Turkey Survey Citizen Scientists Help DEC Gauge Turkey Population New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today encouraged New Yorkers to participate in a survey for wild turkeys and help state biologists better understand this iconic bird. “Citizen science efforts like the Summer Turkey…

Pets of the Week: Fuzzy, Twinkle

  Fuzzy:  Fuzzy is a very handsome and friendly guy.  He loves everyone and will make an excellent new member to any family.  Come meet this wonderful Hound and take him for a walk.  He and his doggie friends can be seen every day from 10-3. Twinkle:  Pretty girl Twinkle has a twinkle in her eye when…

DEC K-9 Shamey Helps Police Find Escaped Prisoner

  DEC K-9 Shamey Helps Police Find Escaped Prisoner The Department of Environmental Conservation’s longest serving member of its K-9 unit helped Cobleskill Police apprehend a prisoner who escaped early Friday morning. DEC Environmental Conservation Officer (ECO) Tech. Sgt. Keith Isles and K-9 “Shamey” were called at around 5:30 a.m. Friday to help assist Cobleskill Police find suspect Kenneth T….