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Weekly ECO Highlights

New York State Environmental Conservation Police Officers (ECOs) are police officers sworn to uphold the laws of New York State with an emphasis on the Environmental Conservation Law, protecting fish and wildlife and preserving environmental quality across New York. Weekly ECO highlights include:

October 18, 2017 - K-9 finds hidden fish, Orange county deer caper, watch that train, the lost cell phone, long distance swimmer

October 11, 2017 - Bathroom fawn, helpless heron, rehabbed owl, alligator amnesty, baiting for deer, Dutchess dumping

October 4, 2017 - Stripers everywhere, Saratoga baited bear, turtle shenanigans, couch fire

September 27, 2017 - Snakes for sale, hawk stuck in tree, K-9 finds hidden gun, party boat abandons catch, invasive watercress

September 20, 2017 - Toothy flea market, raptor rehabilitations, garbage at fishing access site, illegal nuisance buck, polar bear for sale, baited bears, toadfish

September 13, 2017 - Dutchess County dirty situation, Sullivan county man hunt, Putnam County illegal fill, charter boat carnage, bald eagle gets help

September 6, 2017 - Cub scout merit badges, sharks in a pool, hide the crabs, oil tanker aground in NY harbor, sturgeon skeleton

August 30, 2017 - Sullivan County sewage, captive fawn with garden of pot, large reptile roundup leads to charges, plentiful porgy

August 16, 2017 - King Kong in NYC, swift water rescue, fox for sale, rescue for injured bear cub

August 9, 2017 - Pine Bush High School career day, auto recycling facility fire, no wake zone enforcement on Lake Ontario, Schoharie County deer jacking

August 2, 2017 - Injured peregrine, Pack Forest career day, reseeding shellfish, Hornell bear, Atlantic Ocean helicopter landing

July 19, 2017 - Neglected eagle, sunken boat retrieval, illegal shellfishing, holiday weekend navigation law enforcement

July 12, 2017 - Lake Ontario search, illegal culvert, Operation Dry Water, air shows

July 5, 2017 - Lake Ontario flooding, fenced in fawn, falcon rescue, makeshift osprey nest

June 28, 2017 - relocated bear; captive fawn; shark tournament; overharvest of turkeys; evidence overboard

June 21, 2017 - orphaned fawn; K-9 detects fish; albino python; dead sturgeon; illegal oyster harvest

June 14, 2017 - found missing person; roadside birth; ruffed grouse crossing; I Fish NY event

June 7, 2017 - abandoned RV; trespassing; illegal tautog; illegal dumping

May 31, 2017 - sunk truck; Bronx fishing event; duck family rescue; fawn rescue; bald eagle nest replacement; bucket head bear; trespasser on camera

May 24, 2017 - illegal fluke; illegal turkey; oil spill; illegal bass

May 17, 2017 - coyote hunting; loon rescue; turkey hunting; wolf pelt; boat rescue; car in river; career day outreach; jeep in flood; swift water rescue training

May 10, 2017 - marine patrol vessel training; youth turkey hunt; Lake Ontario Tactical Operations; striped bass bust

May 3, 2017 - alligator selling; illegal fishing; C & D debris burning; tire fire

April 26, 2017 - sewer sludge flooding; illegal snowmobiling; pesticides; striped bass; oil spill; fish stocking

April 19, 2017- pesticide enforcement; injured seal; trespassing; tidal wetlands; fishing license

April 12, 2017 - illegal dumping; illegal firearms; alligators; bobcats; vehicle in creek

April 5, 2017 - injured hawk; sea turtles and ivory; illegal deer; dolphin; striped bass; ice fishing; circus inspection; raccoon; swans; C & D burning; lost man

March 29, 2017 - stranded seal; injured hawk; scallop enforcement; trapped seagull; deer checks; medical waste violation

March 22, 2017- flyover for deer surveillance; illegal lobsters; striped bass; endangered species bust; snakes; storm response

March 15, 2017 - trespassing; illegal burning; illegal fishing; C & D burning; air pollution; shark fins; illegal hunting

March 1, 2017 - fishing derby; python sale; pharmaceutical take-back; illegal hunting and firearms; illegal crabbing

February 22, 2017 - ivory bust; illegal deer; dumping; damaging a stream; ATV and snowmobile retrieval; storm response; illegal fishing

February 15, 2017 - selling venison; striped bass; injured owl; diesel emissions; snowmobile training; illegal hunting; boating safety

February 8, 2017 - fish market; illegal hunting; ice rescue; striped bass; conservation award

February 1, 2017 - illegal turkey; moose collaring; diesel emissions; illegal paint shop; illegal fishing; dumping; illegal hunting

January 25, 2017 - undersized lobsters; illegal deer; fish out of season; piranha; duck hunting; illegal burning

January 18, 2017 - striped bass; killing deer; polluting water; dumping

January 11, 2017 - search warrant; waste tires; baiting of deer; social media bust; first-aid training

January 4, 2017 - seized lobsters; illegal buck; owl rescue; helping needy families; striped bass; undersized clams; social media bust of rabbit hunting