Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Legislative News

The Legislative session came to a close with no major actions that benefited Sportsmen/women's initiatives: If we boil it down to key issues that we would have liked to see passed here are the 5 that would have the most impact for most outdoor enthusiasts.    It is never to early to start contacting our Legislative representatives about our priorities for the next session!  More here....



Other News & Downloads

The videos below are a few of many global as well as domestic perspectives on, and the results of, gun control:

Informative Articles

 TitleDescription 
The NY State Police
Guide to the Safe Act

From the Times Union website, this NY document may be helpful to understand the "Safe Act".
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RULING: Warren vs. District of ColumbiaRead the Wikipedia article about the case that deemed law enforcement need not protect 'ordinary' citizens.Download
Do Police Have a Duty To Protect?According to the landmark 'Warren vs. District of Columbia" ruling: “… a government and its agents are under no general duty to provide public services, such as police protection, to any particular individual citizen.”Download

DEC Announcements:

Ever Wonder how old that deer is walking by or hanging on your meat pole?.........Look here


Be informed about "Proposition 3" on the November 3rd Election Ballot.  This can have a Major impact on Adirondack and Catskill Towns & Villages.......more here


State Departments of Transportation and Environmental Conservation Release Draft Management Plan for State Highways in the Adirondack Park........more here



DEC's Drone Program Takes Off - Fleet of 22 Drones used by DEC........more here


DEC Announces Comprehensive Plan to Minimize Risk of Chronic Wasting Disease to New York Deer and Moose Herds, Comments on Draft plan through Sept 1st         More Here........

DEC Revising Permit Requirement for Bobcat Hunting and Trapping   -  New York Hunters and Trappers No Longer Required to Obtain Special Permit More Here....


Become a Citizen Scientist for Black Bear Research and Management in New York with iSeemammals App

This project seeks to collect data to help researchers and DEC Biologists study the distribution and size of the Black Bear population in NY

More Here....




NYS DEC Hunter Education and Youth Camp Activities

The Hunter Education course is required for learning the necessary safety techniques and responsibilities as a hunter when using a gun, muzzleloader or bow to pursue wild game: Learn more here

 

NYS DEC education camps combine environmental education, sportsman education and outdoor fun.They instill a life-long passion for nature and stewardship of natural resources.

  • Camps use a fun, hands-on approach to teach about the environment.
  • Campers learn outdoor skills as well as the essentials of backpacking, camping and canoeing.
  • Campers come away with a life-long passion for nature and a dedication to stewardship of our natural resources.

Learn more about NYS DEC Camps and Education programs here.

 

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