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Pair Of Fawns Taken To Rehabilitation Facility After Losing Mother

JM Powers, a state environmental conservation officer, is pictured with a fawn he took to a Cattaraugus County rehabilitation facility after its mother was struck by a car.

A pair of fawns have been taken to a rehabilitation facility after their mother was struck by a car and killed on Route 16 in Franklinville.

On May 16, JM Powers, a state environmental conservation officer, received a phone call from the New York State Police about a doe struck by a car and killed on Route 16 in Franklinville.

The doe had two fawns that were still alive and at the site. Powers responded and met with a trooper near the accident scene, secured the young fawns and immediately took the pair to a nearby rehabilitation facility.

Also near Franklinville in April, environmental conservation officers Kevin Budniewski and Dustin Oliver assisted Powers and environmental conservation officer Nate Mead with a plain-clothes detail on Five Mile Creek. On that same day DEC Fisheries staff stocked the creek in various locations.

The undercover officers witnessed four separate individuals who each kept five trout that measured well over 12 inches.

DEC regulations permit the taking of five trout per day, but only two can be over 12 inches. ECOs issued tickets to the four men for taking in excess of the daily limit. The anglers are scheduled to respond to the Franklinville Town Court.

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