Donations For Youth Fishing Charter

June 10, 2023

To Whom it may concern;

  This coming August the Federated Sportsmen’s Clubs of Ulster County will be hosting its first Youth and Veterans Fishing trip. Currently the Federation has booked a charter boat. The Federation would like to provide snacks, lunch, and drinks for each of the youth and Veterans that will be participating in this activity. In order to accomplish this goal, the Federation is seeking donations of gift cards, checks or cash.
  If you have questions, please contact me at 845-549-3964.

  Anything that you can do to aide this endeavor will be most appreciated.

Thank you in advance;
FSCUC President

Federated Sportsmen’s Clubs, Inc. of Ulster County
PO Box 3134
Kingston, NY 12402

Work Detail 7/8/23

July 8th, 2023

Work detail on property at 710 Springtown Road, Tillson, NY.

Installed a new entrance gate, mowed and cut brush.

From left to right: Shannon Ryan, Attilio Contini, Mike Leone, Cliff Bell and Bill Harkin. Ray Valk camera person.

Not pictured: Robbie Reed and Bob Petra bush hogging and clearing debris

Thank you guys for all your hard work. Unfortunately, less than 1% of our members showed up to help.

Work Party, Saturday,July 8th

Shannon Ryan has scheduled a work party to clean up the federated property located at 710 Springtown Rd in Tillson. Mowing and weed whacking is needed and he will need lots of help. He has requested last month at the meeting that he would like at least one member from every club to attend. The work will start at 08:30. Please contact Shannon at 845-657-7125

First Annual Youth Fishing Charter FULL


The fishing charter is out of city island on the boat Island Current. The trip will be free all fishing gear and bait are provided but you will be responsible for tipping the crew and captain of the boat (suggested $15) and you will also be responsible for getting yourself there and a helper if needed ON TIME.

It will be from 8am to 3pm on August 18th.


Pheasants 2023

Birds Acquired to Enable Planned Pheasant Releases Following Spring’s HPAI Outbreak

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced that the fall 2023 pheasant season will proceed as planned. After the loss of the pheasant flock at DEC’s Reynolds Game Farm earlier this year due to an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), DEC is acquiring ring-necked pheasants from a commercial hatchery to supplement fall upland bird hunting opportunities around the state. Every year, DEC releases 30,000 pheasants on more than 100 properties that are open to the public for pheasant hunting.

“Pheasant hunting serves as an introduction to hunting for many New York hunters,” said DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos. “DEC was devastated by the loss of the State’s breeder flock this spring and is grateful to be able to offer the pheasant program this fall and beyond.”

New York does not have sufficient habitat quantity on a large landscape scale needed to support a wild, self-sustaining pheasant population, so the chance to harvest pheasants on publicly accessible lands relies on DEC’s pheasant propagation program. Pheasant hunting provides excellent opportunities to engage new hunters of all ages and to re-engage people who no longer hunt. In this way, the pheasant propagation program is an important hunter recruitment tool and many of these birds will be distributed to organizations hosting sponsored pheasant hunts for youth, people with disabilities, women, and novice hunters.

Both young (8-12 weeks) and adult birds will be received at Reynolds Game Farm over the coming weeks and raised until they are ready for stocking at locations around the state. DEC will continue to follow existing HPAI protocols to protect the flock and remains committed to producing and releasing pheasants in 2023 and beyond.

For more information about pheasant hunting in New York, including an interactive map of pheasant stocking locations, visit DEC’s website at The interactive map will be updated with 2023-2024 information in September.

HPAI is a strain of the influenza virus that primarily affects birds, including commercial and backyard poultry flocks. More information on HPAI may be found at:
CDC Avian Influenza
Avian influenza | Cornell Wildlife Health Lab
USDA Avian Influenza Updates 2022-23