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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

August 22, 2023

Confidence lacking in New York’s background check debut

There’s a great deal of skepticism over the Concealed Carry Improvement Act mandated firearms and ammunition background check system that’s about to roll out in the months ahead.
As I pointed out in this space a few years ago when DEC’s new licensing system came about, I spent nearly 30 years working for a media company and not once did our software conversions and migrations ever go smoothly. And I wouldn’t expect that here.

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Commentary: Let’s rethink the banning of coyote hunting contests in New York

The Federated Sportsmen’s Clubs of Ulster County is an organization comprised of 32 independent member organizations and over 4,900 individual members. These individual members are New York residents, most of whom reside Ulster County, with a small number living in surrounding counties.
Our organization opposes the bills for the following reasons.

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Marine Fisheries Commission debates new striper rules

On Aug. 1, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board debated new management measures intended to help rebuild the over-fished striped bass population.
Last November, scientists informed the Management Board that the population would probably rebuild by 2029, the deadline established in the striped bass management plan. But in May of this year, the board learned that 2022 recreational landings were so high that rebuilding was no longer likely.

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Camping with Leo Maloney: New York DEC’s Nicks Lake Campground in the southern Adirondacks

Imagine camping in a canopy of balsam and pine alongside sparkling blue waters. Immerse yourself in the peaceful waters of a blue lake for kayaking or fishing for trout or bass.
These are all images of Adirondack camping, especially Nicks Lake campground, near Old Forge, in Herkimer County. The 112 sites are available for tents or trailers and many are on the water.

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