Recent Environmental Conservation Police News in the Adirondack Park:
Thanksgiving Deer Decoy – Warren County
On Nov. 23, Lieutenant Higgins and ECOs LaPoint and Brassard set up a deer decoy to address illegal road hunting in the town of Lake Luzerne. After a slow start, Officer Brassard observed a pickup truck driving slowly down the road toward the deer decoy. ECO LaPoint observed the vehicle stop in front of the decoy with two subjects inside. The passenger loaded his rifle, exited the vehicle, and discharged the rifle at the decoy, hitting it. Officer LaPoint ordered the subject to stop shooting and put his firearm down before he could take a second shot. Lieutenant Higgins and ECO Brassard arrived at the location to assist. The subject was issued several violations including possession of a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle and discharging a firearm from a public roadway.
To contact an ECO to report an environmental crime or to report an incident, call 1-844-DEC-ECOS for 24-hour dispatch or email (for non-urgent violations).
Photo at top: ECO Brassard conducts a roadway stop in Warren County for shooting at a deer decoy. NYS DEC photo.