There are certain responsibilities that come along with gun ownership. According to Universal Gun Safety, some of these responsibilities are to know how your gun works, how to store the firearm and how to clean the firearm. Knowing how to shoot a firearm is more than pulling the trigger.

Over the Memorial Day Weekend a Capital Region man was arrested for shooting at trees and into a body of water, all near a campsite.

Q 105.7 logo
Get our free mobile app

On Sunday May 28th, according to a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) press release, officers got a call regarding a shooting. The report didn't say that any one person was shot, rather they said someone was shooting the water near their campsite.

DEC officers arrived at the Saratoga County location to investigate. Following a series of interviews it was determined that a 24-year-old from Halfmoon, NY was allegedly using an AK47 rifle and a 9mm pistol for illegal target shooting.

DEC officers Hess and Poulton along with DEC Investigator Panipinto handled the investigation that resulted in the arrest of the individual from Halfmoon. The suspect was charged with the following;

  • Misdemeanors of prohibited use of a firearm
  • Reckless endangerment
  • Firearms were secured
  • The subject was processed at the State Police barracks in Wilton

New York State Law states, in part, that target shooting at designated ranges is considered a lawful and fundamental hunting activity. Most other public lands do not allow target shooting. In September 2022 there were some changes to the New York State Firearms Laws. For everything you need to know, check HERE.

States with the most registered hunters

Stacker analyzed data from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to determine which states have the most registered hunters. Read on to see how your state ranks on Stacker’s list.

12 Of New York State's Most Wanted Criminals- June 2023

Below are individuals wanted by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision's (DOCCS) Office of Special Investigations who have been designated as its Most Wanted Fugitives. They should be considered armed and dangerous. This list is current as of 6/01/2023:

NEVER attempt to apprehend a fugitive yourself. If you have information on the location of any of these fugitives, you can contact OSI 24 hours a day / 7 days a week to report it. All leads and tips are treated as confidential information.

If an immediate response is necessary, such as you see the wanted person at a location, please call “911” and report it to the police.

RANKED: Here are the most popular national parks

To determine the most popular national parks in the United States, Stacker compiled data from the National Park Service on the number of recreational visits each site had in 2020. Keep reading to discover the 50 most popular national parks in the United States, in reverse order from #50 to #1. And be sure to check with individuals parks before you visit to find out about ongoing, pandemic-related safety precautions at

More From Q 105.7