Hunting Accident File > Safe Hunting?

Hunter dies in Iroquois Wildlife Refuge

November 6, 2011

By Eli George, WIVB.com

ALABAMA, N.Y. (WIVB) - A hunter has died in the Genesee County town of Alabama after falling 35 feet from his tree stand.

Police say 42-year-old Charles Sossong, Jr. of Newfane was hunting on the Iroquois Wildlife Refuge on the Onondaga Trail off Sour Springs Road when he fell from his tree stand and died. Authorities say Sossong was not wearing a fall restraint system while he was hunting from his stand.

A refuge spokeswoman tells News 4 hunters are allowed there with the stipulation that if they bring in a portable tree stand, they must take it with them when they leave. Sossong was in a heavily wooded area, and rescuers had difficulty reaching him to get his body from the woods.

A friend who was meeting Sossong on the refuge made the grisly discovery after Sosson didn't meet him at a designated spot.

Return to Hunting Accident Index

Fair Use Notice: This document may contain copyrighted material whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owners. We believe that this not-for-profit, educational use on the Web constitutes a fair use of the copyrighted material (as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law). If you wish to use this copyrighted material for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.


Home  |  About  |  Campaigns  |  Crisis Center  |  Activists  |  Media  |  Hunting Accidents  |  Newsletter

P.O. Box 13815, Las Cruces, NM 88013
Phone: 575-640-7372
E-mail: [email protected] 
Joe Miele - President


C.A.S.H. is a committee of Wildlife Watch, Inc.
a 501(c)3 Not-for-Profit Corporation.
Contributions are tax-deductible.

All content copyright C.A.S.H. unless otherwise noted.

We welcome your comments

Thank you for visiting all-creatures.org

Sponsored & Maintained by The Mary T. and Frank L. Hoffman Family Foundation