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Federation of Dutchess County Fish & Game Clubs, Inc.
Conservation Awareness Foundation, Inc.

The Voice of the Sportsman Since 1932

Serving the Sportsmen and Sportswomen of Dutchess County, New York for over 80 years.

​​NEW 02-11-2018
Trapper Education Courses

NYS DEC Trapper Education courses are typically not held during the winter, but resume in late February and March.

  Check the DEC Trapper Education page for upcoming classes.

Be sure to check the main DEC Hunter Education page for information on all of the DEC's hunter education opportunities. 


​NEW 02-11-2018
Universal 12-Year Old Hunting Age bill

New York is the only state in the nation that does not allow youth hunters as young as 12 years old to hunt big game with a firearm. 

The Universal 12-year old Hunting Age bill S03156 has passed the NYS Senate.  Hopefully the NYS Assembly will pass the bill to enact the law change. Who knows? Maybe it will happen this year.