New York Hunting News

Second Amendment Foundation Files Suit Against Bloomberg/NYC

The Second Amendment Foundation has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg that alleges New York City's $340 fee for a permit to keep a handgun in the home is "excessive and impermissibly burdens the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms."

SAF is joined in the lawsuit by the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association and five individual New York City residents. Also named as a defendant in the lawsuit is New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

New York Law Now Allows Transfer of Lifetime Licenses

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced a new state law that allows for the one-time transfer of lifetime hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses under certain circumstances. Previously, lifetime licenses could not be transferred to another individual, regardless of the situation.

New York DEC Bans Black Bear Feeding

Responding to the growing number of conflicts between bears and people across New York State, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced a new state regulation that prohibits the feeding of black bears.

As black bear numbers have increased significantly in recent years and bears have become more widespread throughout New York, the number of interactions between bears and people has grown, often resulting from the intentional or incidental feeding of bears.

New York DEC January Deer Hunt in Suffolk County

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation today announced procedures for hunting deer on Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) managed lands during the annual January firearms deer season in parts of Suffolk County.

The Suffolk County January 2011 firearms season dates are January 3-7, 10-14, 17-21, 24-28 and 31. Firearms deer hunting is not permitted in Suffolk County on weekends. The season is open in parts of the six easternmost towns of Suffolk County.

New York Sporting Licenses on Sale Monday, August 16th

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis announced that the 2010-2011 hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses and Deer Management Permits (DMPs) may be purchased beginning Monday, Aug. 16, 2010.

Knife Rights Organization Claims New York DA Shaking Down Honest Knife Retailers
The New York County (Manhattan) District Attorney's office appears to be engaged in a shakedown of local businesses, forcing them to pay six-figure so-called "contributions" or risk unwarranted criminal penalties, in a move more like that of organized crime than the agency charged with protecting citizens, said a national group representing the rights of Americans who own and use pocket knives.
New York Offers Outdoors-Woman Workshop
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is offering a "Becoming an Outdoors-Woman" camping workshop July 16-18 at its Mongaup Pond campground in the southern Catskills near Livingston Manor, Sullivan County.
New York Spring Turkey Season Opens May 1
Important Details for the Spring Turkey Season, May 1-31, 2010.
Hunting License Sales Increased in 2009
In a year when one word, "fewer," described life in America -- fewer jobs, fewer home sales, fewer purchases -- hunters were responsible for generating a welcome "more" category, as hunting license sales rose by 3.5 percent in 2009 in states that make up NSSF's Hunting License Sales Index.
New York Planning Saratoga Sand Plains WMA
Efforts have begun to develop a plan for managing the 570-acre Saratoga Sand Plains Wildlife Management Area (WMA) New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Regional Director Betsy Lowe announced.