The Federation of Dutchess County Fish and Game Clubs, Inc. is a membership organization dedicated to representing the interests of the outdoors sporting community of Dutchess County, New York.

We work closely with sportsmen's clubs, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, elected representatives, and all others interested in conserving wildlife and our natural resources.

Along with the Conservation Awareness Foundation Inc, our 501c3 public service charitable contribution entity, we serve the sportsmen and sportswomen of Dutchess County and New York State to help ensure that the legacy and traditions of the outdoor sports continue well into the future.

About Us

   PO Box 3201 Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

How to contact us

You can contact us via email:

You may also mail us at:

Federation of Dutchess County Fish & Game Clubs
P.O. Box 3201
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Our programs

Hunters Helping the Hungry

We receive donated wild game, such as venison and pheasants, which we then process and distribute the meat to local food kitchens who serve hot meals to those in need.

Conservation Education

Every year we sponsor boys and girls to the week-long Department of Environmental Conservation Education camps held at Camp DeBruce and Pack Forest.

Free Fishing Events

For 25 years in May, we sponsored the Kids Fishing Weekend at Morgan Lake in Poughkeepsie, NY. We have discontinued that event, but have begun to sponsor smaller free-to-the-public fishing events and seminars on county waters.

Junior Hunter Pheasant Hunt

Every fall, we provide a well-organized, safe, exclusive opportunity for Junior Hunter small game license holders to hunt pheasants behind trained dogs on stocked public access land.

Fish Stocking

We stock trout in lakes within the county and we assist the DEC in stocking the streams.

Fishing Access

We maintain access points on 2 private lakes in the county: Upton Lake in the Town of Stanford and Silver Lake in the Town of Clinton. Please note that access is limited to the number of available parking spaces and to car-top boats only. Please follow the rules and regulations that are published on signs at the access points. For fishing  access only.  No other recreation like picnicking or swimming.

Conservation Promotion and Public Awareness

We staff an informational booth at the annual Dutchess County Fair to promote the outdoors sports and to provide conservation awareness to the public. In addition, we publish a free periodic Outdoor Journal newspaper containing informational articles appealing to both the sporting community and the general public