Wednesday, June 19th, 2024

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Wednesday, June 19th, 2024

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Spring gobbler harvest may be up just slightly

By Steve Piatt Editor Albany — New York State hunters may have bagged just a few more gobblers this spring than in 2004, according to preliminary data received by the DEC. But DEC Game Bird

Southern Tier rifle bill awaits Pataki

By Don Lehman Contributing Writer Albany — Big-game hunters in some Southern Tier counties will likely get to take rifles afield this fall under a bill passed last month by both houses of the state

Strong opposition to gas exploration

By Mike Raykovicz Contributing Writer Elmira, N.Y. — The DEC’s plan to open state forest land for gas drilling exploration is meeting stiff opposition from residents, hunters, and conservationists in several Southern Tier counties. DEC

Assembly sues DEC to get license lists

By Don Lehman Contributing Writer Albany — A dispute between the state Department of Environmental Conservation and members of the state Assembly over release of hunting and fishing license holders’ names has led to a

Brits capture world carp crown

By Matthew Curatolo Contributing Writer Waddington, N.Y. — The English team of Tim Paisley and Steve Briggs dominated the first ever World Carp Championship held in the United States, taking home $50,000 and two new

DEC pitches gas/oil land lease proposal

By Steve Piatt Editor Albany — DEC’s plan to lease 21,000 acres of state land for gas and oil exploration could generate several million dollars in revenue. That’s the good news. The bad news is

DEC seeking input on major bass plan

Staff report Albany — DEC’s plan to create an essentially year-round bass season — with some noteworthy restrictions — is moving forward. The proposal, which would allow catch-and-release angling in most waters statewide from Dec.

Last season’s bear kill NY’s third-highest ever

By Steve Piatt Editor Albany — New York bear hunters harvested more than 1,000 bruins last season, which stands as the third-largest take ever. And that number will likely continue to grow as bears expand

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