Shorter season, increased in minimum size
Duck hunting seasons set in north, south,
Lake Erie zones
After a week of intensive electrofishing and gill netting activities officials have found no bighead or silver Asian carps in western Lake Erie
DEC has increased the statewide Deer Management Permit allocation by about 12 percent for the 2012-13 season, the second consecutive double-digit jump.
New York bear hunters generally will have a tough act to follow heading into the 2012 season.
Fishing license sales in New York are poised to increase in the 2011-12 license year, which ends Sept. 30.
Cayuga County deer hunters will be able to use rifles this fall if Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs into law legislation approved by the Senate and Assembly.
DEC sets deer regs
Legislation also quashes youth hunt
New York has, at least for the 2012-13 fiscal year, avoided the loss of millions in dollars in federal funds due to a lack of state budget language
DEC’s deer management plan has occupied much of the time of the department’s wildlife biologists over the past couple years.
Pennsylvania Game Commission wildlife conservation officers recently filed charges against them for a killing spree in which a total of eight white-tailed deer were found shot and left to rot.
Legislation that could pave the way for a dove hunting season in New York has been introduced in the state Senate.
New York wildlife biologists don’t see all-day spring gobbler hunting in the state’s near future, even though it’s a move neighboring states like Pennsylvania and Ohio have made in recent years
DEC has loosened its summer flounder (fluke), scup (porgy) and black sea bass regulations in light of data that shows those fish stocks are healthier than originally believed
Anglers heading out for the opener have more options for their tackle boxes than ever before
Anglers demand lighter, species-specific equipment. Manufacturers respond
Unusual seasonal conditions experienced throughout much of Pennsylvania will present turkey hunters with a mixed blessing in spring gobbler season, according to the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
Spring hearing voters heavily supported DNR ideas that would allow year-round fishing seasons, make an experimental split bobcat season permanent, expand open-water duck hunting to 14 large lakes.
A proposed three-day youth deer hunt over the Columbus Day weekend has remained intact as DEC moves toward regulatory approval of several portions of its five-year deer management plan.
Not many states could see their spring gobbler harvest numbers plummet to less than half of what it was 10 years ago but still maintain a reputation as a great turkey-hunting state.
DEC’s five-year deer management plan has kept intact a proposed three-day youth deer hunt over the Columbus Day weekend, set for this fall pending final regulatory approval.
New York’s saltwater angler numbers have in the past been estimated at nearly 300,000. But not nearly that many anglers have signed into the n-fee registry put in place following the repeal of the state’s saltwater fishing license last year.