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New York's Last Game Farm to Get Public Trail

The DEC is close to finishing negotiations on adding a new rail trail to a pheasant farm outside Ithaca.

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After several years of debate, the Department of Environmental Conservation is close to finishing a deal to build part of a new rail trail through New York’s last operating game farm, Richard E. Reynolds Game Farm near Ithaca. Some members of the sporting community opposed the plan or preferred building a trail along the pheasant farm’s perimeter, but the DEC’s plan prevailed. The deal would add the public trail across about 1,700 feet of existing abandoned rail bed on the farm.