Two men charged with dumping 200 dead birds in Town of Nassau

Posted at: 03/25/2014 9:15 AM
Updated at: 03/26/2014 10:43 AM
By: Bill Lambdin

NASSAU - Two men accused of dumping 200 bird remains on isolated land off Mean Road have been issued tickets by the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

The spot is a frequent dumping location.

DEC says Joseph Losowski, 55, of Valatie and Dave Garrity, 49, of Nassau are both charged with illegal disposal of solid waste, a violation punishable by a fine up to 15-thousand dollars and 15 days in jail.

DEC says the two men are members of the Tri Village Bow Hunters Club in Nassau.

The club received the birds from a local fire department that holds a game dinner each year.

The birds were left over from the dinner and were donated to the bow hunters to be eaten.

DEC says edible portions of the birds had been removed before they were dumped.

The department statement says the birds came from a licensed shooting preserve in Dutchess County and were intended to be eaten.