Please Stand-Up and Voice Your Opposition to the Closing!
As we have reported, Governor David Paterson (D) and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Chairman Pete Grannis have decided to shutdown the Reynolds Game Farm, a last-of-its-kind preserve in New York where pheasants have been bred and released for hunting since 1927.
Not only will this closure sharply affect pheasant hunting in New York by driving pheasant hunters to other states in order to participate in this popular, time-honored type of bird hunting, it raises serious questions about where the Pittman-Robertson monies are being spent.
If you are told by the Governor's office or the DEC Chairman that the Reynolds Game Farm is funded by the General Fund and not Pittman-Robertson monies, respectfully ask them where the Pittman-Robertson money is being spent and why isn’t the State of New York using money from the Pittman-Robertson fund instead of the General Fund.
You can contact Governor Paterson at (518) 474-8390 and DEC Chairman Grannis at (518) 402-8540.