ECOs Hunt and Catch Livonia Poacher Who Killed 3 Bucks

LIVONIA – A Conesus man pled guilty to illegally killing three deer and illegally using deer tags over several months of the hunting season. According to a press release from Livingston County District Attorney Greg McCaffrey, Matthew Feil, 33, admitted to illegally killing three bucks, illegally possessing deer tags from other hunters, improperly co-signing deer tags, improperly tagging deer, failing to tag deer, and illegally using a Big … [Read more...]

Cops Arrest Hunter for Fatally Shooting Family Member in Caledonia

CALEDONIA – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested a Rochester man on Wednesday for fatally shooting another hunter on Nov. 27. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, John Lander, 50, was arrested for felony Criminally Negligent Homicide. “We remind all hunters to remember safety first,” said Dougherty. “We do not call these accidents because these types of incidents are preventable by hunting safely and … [Read more...]

Sheriff Closes 2 of 3 Livingston County Hunting Fatality Investigations

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office has closed two of three investigations into hunter fatalities this hunting season. Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty said at a Friday press conference that a hunter's fatal fall from a West Sparta tree stand on opening day and another hunter's fatal medical problem in Springwater are considered accidental incidents and that no charges will be filed. The investigation … [Read more...]

Female Hunter Killed in Caledonia Shooting

UPDATE: DEC Calls Caledonia Hunter Shooting ‘Accidental’ CALEDONIA — The Livingston County Sheriff's Office confirms that the woman shot in an apparent Sunday hunting accident has died. According to Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, the woman passed away at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dougherty said that the middle-aged woman was with a hunting party of five people when she sustained a gunshot wound to the abdomen at about 4 p.m. No charges are … [Read more...]

Woman Shot by Caledonia Hunter


UPDATE: DEC Calls Caledonia Hunter Shooting ‘Accidental’ CALEDONIA — The Livingston County Sheriff's Office confirms that a woman was shot in a hunting accident on River Road in Caledonia on Sunday. Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty confirmed to our news partner News10NBC that a person was shot, and that the person is female. The accident occurred at about 4 p.m. The incident is currently under investigation. Check back to … [Read more...]

Hunter in Springwater Reported Dead, Sheriff’s Office Investigating

SPRINGWATER — The Livingston County Sheriffs Office is investigating an E-911 call where a man was reported as a 'hunter down for an unknown reason' at approximately 8:30 a.m. Sunday. The Sheriffs Office confirmed that the hunter is deceased. The incident occurred in the vicinity of Marvin Hill Rd. This is the second hunter death in two days in Livingston County, yesterday's involved a man ins 80's who reportedly fell from his tree … [Read more...]

Fall from Tree Stand Injures Springwater Hunter

SPRINGWATER – Falling from a tree stand injured a hunter on Harper's Ferry Road on Monday. According to the Livingston County Sheriff's Office, the 28-year-old male hunter lost consciousness and fell about 10 feet to the ground at about 12:42 p.m. An emergency helicopter was on standby while first responders worked on getting the injured man to the road. They did not call for the helicopter to respond. The hunter regained consciousness … [Read more...]

Doe Permits Still Available to Livingston County Hunters

NYLON – There is still time for deer hunters to pick up unclaimed Deer Management Permits (DMP's). The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced in a a press release that remaining Deer Management Permits (DMPs) in several Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) will be available to hunters beginning Nov. 1, 2016. "Populations are above desired levels in all of the units with leftover DMPs," said the DEC in their … [Read more...]

Drought Makes for Dry Duck Hunting on Conesus Lake

CONESUS — The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) says that this year's extreme drought might make for a hard duck hunting season on Conesus Lake. According to a press release from the DEC, the drought that began in late spring has caused western New York's wetlands to lose substantial water, and in some cases to dry up completely. "In Livingston County, Conesus Inlet Wildlife Management Area water levels are lower than normal, … [Read more...]

Caledonia Hunter Found Dead in Tree Stand

CALEDONIA – A Rochester man was found deceased in his tree stand in Caledonia, just within the northern border of Livingston County, on Sunday. According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, the Monroe County 911 center received a report of a hunter found deceased in a tree stand, and a medical examiner determined that the death was due to natural causes. The hunter was a 55 year old Rochester resident. The … [Read more...]