Trespass Laws to Be Discussed
On Thursday, May 2, at 7 p.m., NYS-DEC officer Matt Krug will speak regarding the inadequacy of New York State trespass laws and steps that the public can take to strengthen them. Krug is also familiar with Vermont trespass law, for those who may be interested. He will speak to other concerns as well.
“We have a tremendous problem with road hunters in vehicles, ATVs and UTVs. Currently there is no law that prohibits subjects from driving with a rifle in their lap. Nine out of ten vehicles I stop during hunting season for road hunting have a gun in their laps, occasionally loaded. A law prohibiting the transport of firearms in motor vehicles – except with the gun being in a case – would help to slow the amount of deer shot from the road,” he says.
This free event will be held at Dionondehowa Wildlife Sanctuary and School at 148 Stanton Road in Shushan, N.Y. Space is limited. Call 518-854-7764 for more information and to reserve seats. Attendees are encouraged to dress warmly as the lecture space is insulated but not heated.
Dionondehowa is a forever-wild, nonprofit land-trust located on 217 acres bordering the Battenkill. You can read the full eight-page 2019 Dionondehowa Newsletter by going to the website at dionondehowa.org.