Friday, September 22, 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

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".
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:

DEC to Host Sixth Annual Great Hudson River Fish Count on August 5           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....

DEC Unveils New Exhibit Celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the Adirondack Park

More Here.....

DEC Announces Summer 2017 Oak Wilt Management Actions in New York State - NYS encourages the public to report Oak trees losing leaves in July and August,       More Here....

Waterfowl Hunting Seasons Provide Diverse Opportunities Across the State

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today released information about the upcoming waterfowl hunting seasons, including season dates and updated regulations. This was sent on 05/12/2017.

For more information, please see the entire NYS DEC Bulletin 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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