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For Release: Monday, May 2, 2022

DEC Seeks Public's Assistance with Jefferson County Deer Poaching Incident

Multiple Deer Illegally Taken on Pillar Point in Brownville on April 25

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is asking the public for information about a deer poaching incident that occurred on April 25, 2022, in the area of Pillar Point in the town of Brownville, Jefferson County, between midnight and 5 a.m. Environmental Conservation Police Officers (ECO) are investigating the incident, which involved multiple deer killed at several locations along different roadways throughout the area.

Residents are being asked to review security camera footage and report any vehicles or people captured on video during those hours. Residents are also asked to report any suspicious vehicles, people, or gunshots during those hours.

Reports can be made by calling DEC Dispatch at 1-877-457-5680 and referencing case 22-007456 or by contacting ECO Evan McFee directly at 315-640-0335.

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