Featured Letter: Stop DEC’s Day-Old Pheasant Chick Program

02/27/2014 6:00 AM |
Pheasant chicks. (Credit: DEC, courtesy file)

Pheasant chicks. (Credit: DEC, courtesy file)

The Day-Old Pheasant Chick Program promoted by the N.Y. Department of Environmental Conservation is incredibly sick and a true government travesty.

The early 1900s are long gone and this program should be stopped. How can anyone have the mentality to raise pheasant chicks and then send them out into the woods to be shot? It’s beyond comprehension. I urge people to write to the N.Y. Department of Environmental Conservation (that is the most wrongly named agency I’ve ever heard of) and tell them you want this program ended. I don’t want any of my tax dollars used to pay people to raise pheasants and then send them out for target practice.

Larry Trepel, Mattituck