New York Outdoor News

New York Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — Feb. 24, 2017

(Editor’s note: A criminal charge is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law, and it is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the state of New York’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.) Late-night shots (Jefferson County)…

New York Outdoor News Fishing Report — Feb. 24, 2017

Western New York (The regional fishing hotline can be heard at (716) 855-FISH.) Niagara Fishing Report: A great way gauge the fishing is to follow the results of area fishing contests. For example, the Niagara River Anglers Association held its annual Roger Tobey Memorial Steelhead Contest on the lower river and in Lake Ontario tributaries earlier this month during some…

New York Outdoor News Calendar — Feb. 24, 2017

Season Dates Feb. 25: Weasel, opossum, skunk, raccoon and fox hunting seasons close (Long Island) Feb. 25: Weasel, opossum, skunk, raccoon, coyote and fox trapping seasons close (Long Island) Feb. 25: Mink and muskrat trapping seasons close (Long Island) Feb. 27: Canada goose season closes (Western Long Island) Feb. 28: Cottontail rabbit season closes (portions of state) Feb. 28: Varying…

New York Outdoor News Calendar — Feb. 10, 2017

Season Dates Feb. 15: Bobcat hunting season closes (portions of state) Feb. 15: Weasel, opossum, skunk, raccoon and fox hunting seasons close (statewide, except Long Island) Feb. 15: Weasel, opossum, skunk, raccoon, coyote and fox trapping seasons close (statewide, except Long Island) Feb. 15: Mink and muskrat trapping seasons close (portions of Southern Zone) Feb. 15: Beaver trapping season closes…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — Feb. 10, 2017

(Editor’s note: A criminal charge is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law, and it is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the state of New York’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.) Exotic bird seizure (New…

New York Outdoor News Calendar — Jan. 27, 2017

Season Dates Jan. 29: Duck and brant seasons close (Long Island) Jan. 31: Suffolk County (WMU 1C) special firearms deer season opens (permit required) Jan. 31: Suffolk County (WMU 1C) regular/bowhunting-only deer season closes Jan. 31: Varying hare season closes (portions of state) Feb. 1: Canada goose season closes (Eastern Long Island) Feb. 8: Canada goose season closes (Central Long…