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DEC Seeks Information Regarding the Killing of a Bald Eagle

January 27th, 2012 · No Comments · Adirondack News

NYSDEC LogoThe New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is seeking help from the public to identify the person responsible for killing a female Bald Eagle earlier this week, on the Oswegatchie River near the Village of Heuvelton in St Lawrence County. The eagle had been observed feeding on a deer carcass on the far side of the Oswegatchie River along the River Road in the Town of Oswegatchie as recently as Tuesday afternoon. Wednesday evening the eagle was lying dead on the ice near open water.

An Environmental Conservation Officer was able to retrieve the eagle and upon initial evaluation it appears to have been shot by someone located on the River Road side of the Oswegatchie River. The eagle will be examined by the DEC pathology unit to determine the cause of death.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Environmental Conservation Police at (315) 785-2231 or toll free at 1-800-TIPP-DEC (1-800-847-7332). Information may also be submitted by e-mail to . All information will be kept confidential.

It is illegal for anyone to kill or injure a Bald Eagle in New York state. Anyone convicted of killing a Bald Eagle may be subject to a penalty of up to $5,000 and/or 90 days in jail. A person or persons providing information leading to the conviction of the shooter is/are entitled to half of the fine paid in court, up to $2,500.

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Santanoni Duck

January 13th, 2012 · No Comments · Miscellania

Great Camp Santanoni Duck

If you visit the Great Camp Santanoni this weekend, I’d love to know what happened to the duck.

That duck hung over the fireplace for years, I took that pic May of 2010. Did you know that Camp Santanoni when viewed from above resembles a bird in flight?

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Owls Wisdom at the Wild Center

February 15th, 2011 · No Comments · Adirondack News

Wild Center LogoTupper Lake, NY – The Wild Center’s Wild Winter Weekends continue with activities from now until the end of March. There is a program guaranteed to keep everyone in the family entertained, enlightened and warm during these long winter months.

On Sunday, February 27th Family Art and Nature day begins at 1pm. Bring the entire family and explore this week’s theme, Owl Wisdom. Have you heard owls in the night and wondered how they live? Let’s take a closer look at owls – what they eat and how they survive in the Adirondack forest. Explore owl habitats and see live owls up close. Then transform yourself into this winged wonder as you design your own life-size owl.

OwlAs always, there are hikes on free snowshoes, animal encounters, feature films and great food offerings. Wild Winter Weekends are free for members or with paid admission.

The Wild Center is open throughout the winter on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. For additional information on The Wild Center, visit or call (518) 359-7800.

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