By BILL CONNERS
November 16, 2006
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Commissioner Denise M. Sheehan's annual admonishment to hunters that
they keep themselves safe during the upcoming Southern Zone deer
season arrived in my electronic mailbox on Monday. That happened to
be the same day that a New Jersey hunter tumbled from his tree stand
while deer hunting in the Adirondacks near Lake Placid.
The commissioner's message was timely. Unfortunately, the hunter
from New Jersey will never read it because his fall was fatal. He
plunged 25 feet to the ground.
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