The DEC is appealing to the public to help with a continuous search for a hunter who went missing last November.
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DEC Forest Rangers are asking residents, seasonal residents, and visitors in the town of Horicon, Warren County to keep an eye outfor any indication of the whereabouts of a hunter from Troy, New York.
Thomas Messick was last seen on Sunday, November 15, 2015 in the area of Lily Pond Road and Brant Lake.
Any seasonal residents returning to summer homes or camps are being asked to search their property and outbuildings for any sign of Messick’s presence – now, or in the past.
Forest Rangers, Environmental Conservation Police, State Police, additional state and county agencies, and hundreds of volunteers searched for two months with no success. Messick’s belongings have also not been found.
Forest Rangers and the Messick family are still searching under a limited continuous protocol.
When he was last seen Messick was wearing a camouflage jacket, coveralls, and a red and black plaid hat. He is 82 years old, 5’10”, and weighs 160 pounds.
Anyone with any information on Messick’s location or a possible lead to his location are asked to contact the DEC Ray Brook Dispatch at 518.897.1300. Information may be given anonymously.