We hope all hunters are having a successful harvest. good luck and stay safe!
The club would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season. May you all be surrounded by your loved ones and may the memories of those who have passed bring you warmth this season.
Enjoy all the festivities. (link to NYS activities)
Our club has some open hours. Please call the number below or stop in to see when the bar will be open. Remember to be responsible and have a designated driver - enjoy!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. No matter your culture or celebrations may you all enjoy the season!
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents statewide. Working with other state agencies, local emergency response organizations, and volunteer search and rescue groups, Forest Rangers locate and extract lost, injured, or distressed people from across New York State.
In 2021, DEC Forest Rangers conducted 426 search and rescue missions, extinguished wildfires, participated in prescribed fires that served to rejuvenate hundreds of acres of land, and worked on cases that resulted in thousands of tickets or arrests.
"Over the last decade, as well as during the COVID-19 pandemic, DEC saw an increase in people visiting State lands to experience New York's abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation," said DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos. "DEC's Forest Rangers continue to be on the front lines to help visitors get outside responsibly and get home safely, as well as to protect our state's irreplaceable natural resources. Rangers' knowledge of first aid, land navigation, and technical rescue techniques are critical to the success of their missions, which for more than a century have taken them from remote wilderness areas with rugged mountain peaks, to white water rivers, and throughout our vast forests statewide."
Be sure to properly prepare and plan before entering the backcountry. Visit DEC's Hike Smart NY, Adirondack Backcountry Information, and Catskill Backcountry Information webpages for more information.
If a person needs a Forest Ranger, whether it's for a search and rescue, to report a wildfire, or to report illegal activity on state lands and easements, they should call 833-NYS-RANGERS. If a person needs urgent assistance, they can call 911. To contact a Forest Ranger for information about a specific location, the DEC website has phone numbers for every Ranger listed by region.
DEC Announces Upcoming Events:
Fri. Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. – Five Rivers: Community Science: Owl Prowl
Sat. Dec. 3 at 10 a.m. – Five Rivers: Late Autumn Walkabout
Wed. Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. – Five Rivers: Full Moon Ramble
Sat. Dec 10 at 10 a.m. – On the Canals: Montezuma Birding Hike
Thurs. Dec. 15 at 8 a.m. – Five Rivers: Early Morning Bird Walk
Sun. Jan. 1, 2023 – First Day Hikes