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Sportsmen Since 1967

Thursday, July 25th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

June 10, 2024

Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies contacting trappers to take part in survey

Trappers across the country, including those in New York, may soon be asked to participate in the latest Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies national survey.
The AFWA, in partnership with Responsive Management, is conducting a national survey: the fourth iteration of the survey which was previously conducted in 1992, 2004, and 2015. The goal of this study is to capture important information about trapping and trappers in the United States.

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Friends remember New York State Big Buck Club founder Bob Estes

To say Bob Estes enjoyed deer hunting would be the ultimate understatement.

People who knew him will tell you he lived deer hunting.
Estes, who lived in Caledonia, N.Y. (Livingston County), was not only an avid deer hunter, but he was also an official scorer for the Boone and Crockett Club. But he was best known as the founder of the New York State Big Buck Club.

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New York Outdoor News contributor Charles Witek III presented with Keesler award

New York Outdoor News contributing writer Charles Witek of West Babylon, (Long Island), was honored with the M. Paul Keesler New York Outdoor Citizen Award June 1, 2024 when the New York State Outdoor Writers Association held its annual conference in Oswego May 30-June 2.
The award is presented to an individual or organization that has effectively raised the public’s awareness of outdoor recreational opportunities and conservation issues in New York State.

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Battling invasives remains priority as New York DEC, Canal Corps kick off summer boating season

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York State Canal Corporation joined together just prior to Memorial Day weekend to remind boaters to Clean, Drain, Dry their boats, trailers, fishing gear, and other equipment. Boaters are encouraged to practice the three principals before recreating in New York’s waters to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS).
As of May 24, watercraft inspection stewards, also known as boat stewards, are stationed at more than 220 boat launches and decontamination stations throughout the state to educate and assist the public in cleaning their equipment.

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