Roscoe has long been known as a popular destination for hunting.  In fact, a local Indian once guided the Marquis de Lafayette on a hunting trip into the Beaverkill valley after the Revolutionary War.  Afterwards, Lafayette presented him with a rifle for his hunting experience.  At different times, the Catskill forests have been a refuge for dee, elk, moose, wolves, bear, panthers, and other fur bearing animals.  Wild geese, ducks, and turkey have provided ready food at all times.  Today, you can even still find wild mink running along the far bank of the river in our Park.