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Tuesday, May 28th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Tuesday, May 28th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Commentary: New York DEC’s stream verification plan could inhibit access to trout streams

The author Larry DiDonato, a freelance outdoor writer and retired captain from New York’s Environmental Conservation Police, writes that it’s time citizens demand from their elected officials that DECs “Stream Access Verification Program” be halted immediately. (Stock photo courtesy of Vic Attardo)

A school bus of excited special needs kids arrives at a popular fishing hole on the Lisha Kill on a recent field trip to stock trout in Schenectady. But the kids’ hopes for stocking the stream are quickly dashed. They learn the Department of Environmental Conservation’s new “Stream Access Verification Program” removed the location from the stocking list.

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