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News Release    

November 14, 2008      

For Further Information Contact:
William R. Steinhaus, County Executive
(845) 486-2000

Rail Trail Users Urged to Use Caution During Hunting Season

Poughkeepsie… Dutchess County Executive William R. Steinhaus and Dutchess County Parks Director Steven Olsen would like to remind users of the Harlem Valley Rail Trail and the Dutchess Rail Trail that the New York State deer and bear gun hunting season opens this Saturday, November 15th and will run through Sunday, December 7th.    Rail trail users are encouraged to dress in bright colors for added safety when utilizing either of the County’s rail trails during hunting season.

 County Executive Steinhaus said, “Although hunting is not allowed in Dutchess County Parks, our two rail trails are adjacent to property where hunting may take place.   We urge both hunters and rail trail users to exercise caution and follow all safety rules and regulations.”

Hunting or the carrying of firearms is strictly prohibited in all Dutchess County Parks including the Dutchess Rail Trail and the Harlem Valley Rail Trail.    For more information about Dutchess County Parks, visit


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