72-Year-Old New Jersey Hunter Found Dead After Search in Chenango County, New York

November 21, 2023

Town of German, Chenango County, New York— New York Department of Conservation Forest Rangers reported that on November 18, 2023 at 10:45 p.m., Forest Ranger Oldroyd responded to a call for an overdue hunter. One of the 72-year-old’s hunting partners called to report he never made it back to their hunting camp. The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office, Chenango County Search and Rescue Team, and the Genegantslet Fire Department joined Rangers in the search. At 3:00 a.m. search crews located the hunter from New Jersey, deceased. The hunter was turned over to the Greene Ambulance Squad and the coroner.

The New York Department of Conservation did not release the name of the deceased hunter.

Genegantslet Fire Company reported that on Saturday November 18th, 2023, around 10:15 p.m. the Genegantslet Fire Company was dispatched to Townline Road in the Town of German for a search. After assembling at the fire station with NYS Forest Ranger we responded and executed a search for about 45 minutes. The team of searchers were able to locate the 72-year-old lost hunter and begin life saving measures. The patient was transported to the nearest hospital where they continued life saving measures. We received assistance from the Chenango County sheriff’s office, Chenango County search team members, Chenango Bureau of Fire, Greene Emergency Squad.