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Reminder - Sporting licenses changing Aug. 1

As a reminder for hunters, trappers, and anglers, by Aug. 1, the paper used for sporting licenses and carcass tags will change from special stock (Valeron) to plain paper. This change will modernize … more

Fishing Terrestrials

Summer fly fishing is what every angler dreams of. The summer sun warms the waters so you can even sometimes forget your waders and enjoy the cool temps of the river by “wet-wading.” … more

Public comment accepted on proposed DEC regs on paper sporting licenses

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced a regulatory proposal that would enable License Issuing Agents and Officers (LIAs) to charge a nominal printing fee to recover … more

Fishing Guide

Safety and education – traction devices

We may not have had much snow for the holidays, but now we’re back in winter wonderland mode. And that means being dressed for the occasion when you hit the trails. You might know by now … more

Know Before You Go: Ice fishing safety

Recent fluctuating temperatures are causing variable ice conditions across many parts of the state, so now more than ever safety should be your priority. Keep these tips in mind when planning your … more

2023 black bass season

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced the open (harvest) season for largemouth and smallmouth bass, collectively known as black bass, opened June 15 and runs through … more

‘Next Step’ hunting and trapping courses

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Hunter Education Program (HEP) offers “Next Step” courses in seven disciplines for those who have completed a hunter … more

Operation Dry Water: stop boating under the influence

The New York State Parks Marine Services Bureau is coordinating New York’s annual participation in the national Operation Dry Water campaign. This campaign involves law enforcement agencies … more

Tanbark Trail

Well, about those outside prospects, they’ve been a bit dim this week with all the smoke. Really, nothing can be taken for granted, as we say. And this of course includes the beauty of wild the … more

Updates will modernize Belleayre to meet user demand

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Olympic Regional Development Authority (Olympic Authority) has released the final Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the Belleayre … more

Antler Growth In Yearlings

Across the white-tailed deer’s range, bucks have begun growing a new set of antlers that they will use for sparring, making rubs and scrapes, and attracting the attention of does during the … more
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