GERMAN, NY (Chenango County) – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation said the body of a New Jersey hunter was found in Chenango County on Saturday.
Forest rangers received a call on Nov. 18, at 10:45 p.m., from hunting partners that a 72-year-old from Metuchen Borough never made it back to their hunting camp, DEC spokesperson Jeff Wernick told RNJ.
The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office, Chenango County Search and Rescue Team, and the Genegantslet Fire Department joined Rangers in the search, the DEC said.
The hunter, who was not identified, was found by search crews dead at 3:00 a.m., the DEC said.
He was then turned over to the Greene Ambulance Squad and the coroner’s office, the DEC said.