When making your call, the following information MUST be included in your message:
- Hunter's full name -
- Town and County of hit site -
- Date and Time of hit -
- Contact phone number -
The concept of tracking wounded game with canine assistance originated in Europe centuries ago. In 1978, a small group of sportsmen formed a non-profit volunteer organization with their primary goal of assisting hunters in recovering their wounded big game.
New York State recognized the efforts of this group and passed legislation to allow a special leashed dog tracking license to be implemented.
The organization strives to educate handlers, dogs, and hunters on the recovery of wounded big game. Hundreds of animals have been successfully recovered, reducing the number of lost deer and bear, re-enforcing the sportsman's code of ethics.
Our Land Line Contact Number is monitored all year round, not only hunting seasons.
Call backs are not guaranteed, we have a very limited number of handlers who have jobs and lives of their own. However we are always looking for more members to add to our team to help more hunter recover their game. If you would like to contribute please download our membership application on the home page.
If 24 hours passes and you have not received a call back, our trackers are held up else where. We apologize if we are unable to call you back.
Deer Search of WNY, Inc.
P.O. Box 251
Lancaster, NY 14086
Serving Western NewYork-Region 9
Please read this entire page BEFORE contacting Deer Search of WNY Inc.
Keep in mind:
How to use the Service
Because Deer Search of WNY, Inc is a volunteer organization with limited resources and membership, your calls will be acknowledged as soon as possible based on tracker availability.
We strive to answer as many calls as possible. An efficient telephone dispatch system operates during big game seasons. After all efforts to recover a wounded animal have failed, you are encouraged to use the service. Contact information is as follows:
For tracking services in Central New York Finger Lakes Area - Region 8, please call: Deer Search of Finger Lakes, Inc. 585-935-5220