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CESRPL Week Seven Results

After a two week hiatus for hunting season and Thanksgiving, the Central Empire State Rifle and Pistol League resumed its season. The Stamford/Richmondville Pistol Club remained undefeated with a … more

Improving Brown Trout Genetics

Staff from New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Regions 6 and 7 Fisheries Units, along with the Rome Fish Disease Control Unit (Rome Lab), recently completed a wild brown trout … more

DEC Releases Final Statewide Trout Stream Management Plan

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos released the state’s final Trout Stream Management Plan that will improve the management of trout streams … more

DEP Announces 1,581 Additional Watershed Acres Open For Recreation

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced that it has opened access this year to 1,581 additional acres of water supply land where outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy … more

Beyond Sport

What is hunting? Is it mere sport? Recreation? Utility for procuring meat or to remove a pest? Wikipedia defines hunting as “the practice of seeking, pursuing, and capturing or killing wild … more

Venison Barbecue Marinade

3 sticks butter ½ tsp. Worcestershire sauce 1 8 oz. ketchup 1 tsp. pepper 2 tsp. salt 1 cup chopped onion ½ cup lemon juice ½ tsp. each oregano, garlic … more

Buy Sporting Licenses Online

DEC encourages hunters, trappers, and anglers to purchase sporting licenses online at, to help further limit the community spread of COVID-19. Sporting licenses may … more

DEC Announces 2019 Bear Harvest Totals

New York state hunters took 1,505 black bears during the 2019 hunting seasons, state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced Feb. 13, with the top three … more

No CWD Detected In New York In 2019

DEC tested 2,658 harvested deer across the state and found no evidence of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in the herd. DEC partners with cooperating meat processors and taxidermists in obtaining … more

DEP Opens More Lands For Hunting

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection recently opened two new recreation units that include hunting in Delaware County this year. According to DEP Director of Public Affairs … more

DEC Reports Record Sales For Big Game Hunting and Trapping Licenses, Nearly Triple 2019 Opening Day Sales

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos reported Sept. 9 that DEC experienced record-breaking sales of hunting and trapping licenses for upcoming … more

Hunting Success

DEC Asks Bowhunters To Report Deer That May Have Died From EHD

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) asks bowhunters who may encounter deer affected by Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) this fall to report the find to DEC. EHD is a … more

Be Safe, Be Seen: Hunter Orange Saves Lives

DEC encourages every hunter and outdoor recreationist to wear blaze orange or fluorescent pink. Wearing bright orange or pink prevents other hunters from mistaking a person for an animal or shooting … more

SWCD Accepting Orders For Trout and Minnows

The Delaware County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is taking orders for its annual trout and minnow stocking program which includes: 4” – 6” rainbow trout @ … more

Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum Opens This Weekend

The Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum, 1031 Old Route 17 in Livingston Manor, will open to the public this weekend for the first time this year. While the museum has been closed due to the … more

DEC Provides Pheasants For Sponsored Hunts

DEC is accepting applications for sponsored pheasant hunts. Sponsored hunts are free, non-competitive events coordinated by a group, club, individual or organization to benefit youth, women, … more

Remember To Report Turkey Sightings This Month

While exploring the forests and fields around the area this summer, keep an eye out for wild turkeys. Reported observations of wild turkeys are used to track changes in abundance and productivity … more

NYS Hunting and Trapping Licenses For the 2020-2021 Season On Sale

Hunting and trapping licenses and Deer Management Permits (DMPs) for the 2020-2021 season went on sale Monday, Aug. 10. With liberal bag limits and some of the longest seasons around, New Yorkers can … more
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