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Youth Hunt For Wild Turkey April 24 & 25

The Youth Wild Turkey Hunt weekend will be held April 24-25, 2021. The Youth Wild Turkey Hunt is an excellent opportunity for junior hunters (ages 12-15) to spend time afield with experienced … more

Turkey Hunting Regulations from the DEC

General Information A turkey permit and a hunting license are required while hunting wild turkey. • You may buy only one turkey permit per year. • If you have filled your bag … more

Spring 2021 Trout Stocking for Sullivan County

The following listing reflects the anticipated number of yearling and older trout to be stocked into listed waters during spring 2021. Actual numbers and stocking times may vary depending on fish … more

Spring 2021 Trout Stocking for Delaware County

The following listing reflects the anticipated number of yearling and older trout to be stocked into listed waters during spring 2021. Actual numbers and stocking times may vary depending on fish … more

DEC & DEP Fishing Regulations

Fishing season began Thursday, April 1 in the area and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection have issued several … more

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 decals.licensing.east.kalkomey.com, 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
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