The plan proposes regulatory changes and new actions to minimize the risk of CWD entering or spreading in New York state, the DEC says.
The 2017-18 estimated deer take included 95,623 antlerless deer and 107,804 antlered bucks. Statewide, this represents a 10 percent decline in antlerless harvest and nearly identical buck harvest as in 2016.
Survey results, as well as data on deer impacts on forest regeneration, will be used to guide deer population management decisions. Previously, the DEC used citizen task forces to involve state residents in the process.
Deer tracks started picking up around the author's home a few weeks ago.
Tony Wilkinson, director of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Division of Fish and Wildlife, addresses a statewide hunter education instructor gathering in Ballston Spa (Saratoga County) and voices concerns over the potential return of chronic wasting disease to New…
When the end of September nears, it’s a good feeling knowing where everything for the upcoming season is located and that I can get ready without forgetting anything.
There’s still some hunting time left and, if you find yourself with a full freezer, consider sharing your success with someone else this holiday season.
Early reports from New York hunters through Dec. 3, show that hunters reported taking approximately 18 percent more deer in the Northern Zone and 14 percent more deer in the Southern Zone compared to the same period in 2016.
NORTH HARMONY, N.Y. — Authorities say an Ohio man shot a pickup truck he mistook for a deer in western New York. The shooting Friday was the second hunting accident in Chautauqua County in three days. Police say 43-year-old Rosemary…
If you’ve had a tough season and can’t seem to punch a tag, don’t give up – the best hunting of the season could be about to happen.
Remember, deer meat doesn't taste “gamey.” Heat and improper field dressing of the animal will only make it taste that way.
Author was ready to surrender, then his buddy called, convincing him to give it one more try. And it paid off.
Your best asset during the rut, or at any part of the hunting season, is time in the woods.
A few years ago, a friend asked me whether I shoot standing up or sitting down while bowhunting. “Standing,” I replied. “Why don’t you sit; it’s a lot more comfortable,” he said. Actually, I never thought about it. Truth be…
The number of deer I’ve seen so far has been minimal and I’ve yet to see a good buck, but November is almost here, and I’m counting on that to change.
Common-sense tactics involving little money or effort might help you get a little closer to your quarry.
A little positivity will go a long way toward becoming a dedicated hunter.
TROY, N.Y. — A man says he was attacked by a rabid deer in upstate New York, and it nearly stabbed him in the eye with its antlers. Tony Remillard, 34, of Troy, was in his backyard earlier this week…
In the deer woods, the trail camera doesn’t lie.
Plymouth, Minn. — When you snap photos of your buck this fall, remember to submit them to the 2017 Best Buck Photo Contest appearing in the Outdoor News publications. The annual photo contest is now open to hunting enthusiasts in…
The proposed ban is one of numerous measures intended to prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced Thursday, Aug. 31 that the DEC will accept written comments on the draft New York State Interagency Chronic Wasting Disease Risk Minimization Plan for an additional two weeks through…
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