Sunday, May 20, 2018

Legislative News

The 2017 Legislative session came to a close with no major actions that benefited Sportsmen/women's initiatives: Take a look to see the highlight initiatives that outdoor enthusiasts should be looking to promote in the 2018 Legislative session.    It is never to early to start contacting our Legislative representatives about our priorities for the current session!  More here....

There are extender bills in both houses of the NYS Legislature to allow the use of centerfire rifles for Big Game in Albany County through 2020 at which point it would SUNSET.  A10342 (Fahy) and S08162 (Breslin) are the two bills.  Contact these people and ask them to make this permanent with no sunset clause...........A10342.......S08162

NYS Assembly Bill A10428 Establishes that Public Schools shall Prohibit marksmanship and or shooting programs........No current Senate Bill but please contact your Assemblyman and Senator and request Opposition to this attack on our heritage and 2nd Amendment rights.

Other News & Downloads

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NYS Legislative NewsBills of interest to sportsmen in 2018Download
DEC Hunting and Trapping NewsletterHave a read and signup for updates!Download
Albany County Pistol Safety Classes2017 ScheduleDownload

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

Informative Articles

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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".
Download
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 Completes Thompson Lake Boat Launch........Look Here

DEC Saltwater Fishing & Boating News.........Look here

Latest DEC Wildlife, Fish and Marine Newsletter is available...... HERE

DEC Latest Hunting and Trapping Newsletter................Here

 

DEC Announces 2017  Deer Harvest numbers........Look here

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