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Sunday, February 26, 2012

New York State Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame Honors John Jeanneney

New York State Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame
Press Release, Feb. 25, 2011

The New York State Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame proudly announces that its class of inductees for 2012 will include John Jeanneney. Jeanneney will be honored at the annual banquet April 28 in Canastota, NY.

The New York State Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame is an organization dedicated to honoring sportsmen who have made significant achievements in outdoors-related fields.  More importantly, they are recognized for their long-time service in preserving our outdoor heritage and helping others experience it.  The NYSOHOF is also involved in programs such as kids fishing derbies, clinics, seminars, and similar activities.

John Jeanneney of Albany County was the co-founder of Deer Search, Inc. with Donald Hickman (1940-1995).  In New York Deer Search is an organization of individual volunteers who are committed to reducing  crippling loss of big game. Individuals use their skills and tracking dogs to locate wounded deer and bear. Fueled by his love of hunting and his respect for the game, the outdoors and dogs, John worked tirelessly to demonstrate and get the DEC to recognize the benefits of such a program.  Finally the NYS legislature approved this program in 1986.

Through United Blood Trackers his influence has extended far beyond New York State  into over  22 other states and  several Canadian Provinces. With his leadership and experience he helped get this practice established  in many areas. John personally spoke on behalf of the program and helped to train many of the initial volunteers. 

He continues to be active and personally went on 1007 searches in the past 35 years, including 45 in 2010 and 34 in 2011.  John also has a strong influence on regular  tracking skills and ethics with his many speaking engagements and with his books on tracking and the use of leashed tracking dogs.

The annual banquet and induction will involve sportsmen and organizations from all across New York State.  It will be held April 28 at the Rusty Rail in Canastota with registration and social hour beginning at 5 pm and dinner at 6 pm.  Guests and interested parties are welcome.  For information or reservations please call (315) 363-3896 or (315) 829-3588. 


[for additional information on individual inductees, or the New York State Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame please contact Leo Maloney, 321 Robertson Road, Sherrill, NY 13461, phone (315) 363-3896 or e-mail –]

We would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to everybody who supported John's nomination, and especially Gary Huber of Deer Search of Western New York, who spearheaded the idea and gathered support. We hope to see you all at the Banquet!


Lindsjö taxar said...

Our congratulations to John!! Thats an honour to get that. You do a great work. And tracking should be more common all over the US like here in Sweden.
Hugs from all of us.

Samantha said...

Congratulations John!! They couldn't have chose a better person. I couldn't imagine not having tracking dogs in my life now and most of that is thanks to you and Jolanta. You both have inspired many people and I hope many more will find you and your book as usefull as I did (and do!)Can't wait to meet you at Trackfest!!

Brady said...

Congratulations John! A well-deserved honor for sure.

Teddy said...

Well deserved award, John, proud of you. And good for you too, Jolanta, for being there for John and the dachshunds. Teamwork all around!

Jolanta Jeanneney said...

Thank you so much on behalf of John! He is completely swamped getting ready for trackfest in MS.