On Patrol

October 2011
New York State Conservationist;Oct2011, Vol. 66 Issue 2, p33
The article presents anecdotes from New York State environmental conservation officers (ECOs) in the field in 2011. In Steuben County, an 87-year-old retired farmer was fined and his firearm seized for shooting a protected eagle from his second-story bedroom window. In Lewis County, 100 stolen hemlock trees were traced to a boathouse made of hemlock on a private camp. In Essex County, two rangers rehydrated an exhausted hiker who had to carry his dog which had collapsed down the mountain.


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