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Saturday, June 15th, 2024

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New York waterfowl hunters push back on limited opportunities in preserve

Signage near a car-top boat launch at the Vischer Ferry Nature Preserve on the Mohawk River in Clifton Park, in Saratoga County, indicates that no hunting is allowed. Waterfowl hunters challenged a town rule that only permits hunting for one week during October, saying the town has no right to limit hunting there. (Photo provided)

Over the years, the town of Clifton Park in Saratoga County, N.Y. has whittled down the opportunities to hunt the productive areas of Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve that were once among the more popular duck hunting areas in the Capital Region.
Waterfowl hunters now get one week each October to use the preserve, after a series of town of Clifton Park and New York State rule changes over the years, beginning in the 1970s. Hunters say DEC, not the town, controls the hunting season.

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