Rangers res­cue deer, is­sue sev­eral tick­ets

Northville, Jewett, Fort Ann han­dled by DEC of­fi­cers

Albany Times Union - Sunday - - AROUND THE REGION -

For­est rangers res­cued an in­jured hiker, while en­vi­ron­men­tal con­ser­va­tion of­fi­cers saved a stranded deer and tick­eted two hunters in the Cap­i­tal Re­gion in the past two weeks, the state Depart­ment of En­vi­ron­men­tal Con­ser­va­tion said.

On Nov. 15, some­one saw a deer stuck in a frozen pond in Jewett, and called En­vi­ron­men­tal Con­ser­va­tion Of­fi­cer An­thony Glo­rioso.

The deer was on a rock and had tried jump­ing into the wa­ter but was un­able to swim through the ice. Glo­rioso and the res­i­dent who re­ported the deer used a row­boat to break a path for the deer, and as they ap­proached the an­i­mal leapt into the wa­ter.

The of­fi­cer used a catch pole to guide the deer to shore, where it ran off un­harmed, the DEC said.

On Nov. 17, Of­fi­cers Paul Pas­ciak and Shane Manns got a tip that two un­tagged bucks were hang­ing be­hind a home in Northville. The of­fi­cers ar­rived to find two men butcher­ing the deer. The men were un­able to pro­duce tags for ei­ther an­i­mal and even­tu­ally one of them ad­mit­ted to shoot­ing both bucks, the DEC said. The man was is­sued five tick­ets and the of­fi­cers seized the six-point buck. The meat was later do­nated.

Also Nov. 17, Of­fi­cers Robert Hig­gins and Steve Shaw were pa­trolling Gal­way when they found all-ter­rain ve­hi­cle tracks and a trail of blood in the fresh snow. The of­fi­cers knew the prop­erty owner does not al­low hunt­ing and in­ves­ti­gated fur­ther, the DEC said.

The of­fi­cers fol­lowed the ATV tracks and blood to a nearby home, where that prop­erty owner ad­mit­ted to hav­ing two deer hang­ing in the back shed and one was tagged with his fa­ther’s cre­den­tials, the DEC said. Af­ter a brief in­ter­view, the man ad­mit­ted he shot both deer on posted prop­erty and shot an­other deer he couldn’t find, the DEC said. The man was tick­eted for tres­pass­ing, pos­sess­ing some­one else’s hunt­ing tags, fail­ure to prop­erly tag a deer and tak­ing deer with­out the proper per­mit.

At 2:10 p.m. on Nov. 23, a 21-year-old woman from Philmont, Columbia County, called the DEC to re­port she had suf­fered knee and an­kle in­juries while hik­ing Pi­lot Knob Trail in Fort Ann, Wash­ing­ton County. Dis­patch­ers sent the four state for­est rangers, as well as Pi­lot Knob Fire Depart­ment and North Queens­bury Am­bu­lance Squad, to the area un­der the in­struc­tions of Lt. John Solan. The for­est rangers reached the woman, placed her in­jured leg in a splint and car­ried her back out to Pi­lot Knob Road. At 3:41 p.m. Ranger Evan Done­gan re­ported she was safely in an am­bu­lance and headed to the hos­pi­tal.

NYS Depart­ment of En­vi­ron­men­tal Con­ser­va­tion On Nov. 15, some­one saw a deer stuck on a frozen pond in Jewett, Greene County, and called an En­vi­ron­men­tal Con­ser­va­tion Of­fi­cer. The deer was on a rock and had tried jump­ing into the wa­ter but was un­able to swim through the ice.

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