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For Release: Friday, October 1, 2021

DEC Hosts St. Lawrence County Youth Waterfowl and Pheasant Hunt

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Police Officers (ECOs) in St. Lawrence County recently partnered with the Massena Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), and Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Wildlife staff at Wilson Hill Wildlife Management Area to offer youth ages 12 to 15 the opportunity to hunt waterfowl and pheasant this fall. Many of the 16 participants successfully harvested ducks and pheasants. Youth waterfowl and pheasant hunts are free to participants thanks to the generosity and donations of the New York State Conservation Officer Association (NYCOA), St. Lawrence County Sportsmen Federation, Potsdam and Massena Elks Club, Wal-Mart, Running's, and Tractor Supply.

Group photo of youth and adults who participated in the youth waterfowl hunt coordinated by DEC environmental police

Photos courtesy of NYSDEC
Waterfowl photo: (top, left to right) Kayden Roberts, Brock Cousineau, and Trent Young all from Norwood. James Wilson, Norfolk; Owen Miller, Potsdam; and Kollin Wright, Stockholm. Volunteer helpers included: Brady Helmer, Mike Morgan, DEC; ECO Helmer, and ECO Ryan.

(bottom, left to right) Matthew Nolan (Norfolk), Lt. Basford, Gavin LaPage and Avery LaPage; Lisbon, Graham Shelly, Toby Miller, and Ethan Shelly, all from Potsdam; Brody Kelley, DePeyster; Elijah Morgan, Chase Mills; and Connor Hazelton, Louisville.

Group photo of youth and adults who participated in the St. Lawrence County youth waterfowl hunt coordinated by DEC Environmental Police

Pheasant photo: (top, left to right) Trent Young, Kayden Roberts, and Brock Cousineau, all from Norwood. Dr. William Orlando, Massena, and volunteer helpers: Joseph Siematkowki, Jackson Cowser, ECO Helmer, Brady Helmer, and ECO Helmer.

(bottom left to right) Lt. Basford, Matthew Nolan and James Wilson, from Norfolk; Elijah Morgan, Chase Mills; Gavin LaPage and Avery LaPage, from Lisbon; Kollin Wright, Stockholm; Connor Hazelton, Louisville; Owen Miller, Toby Miller, and Ethan Shelly, from Potsdam.

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