New York Hunting News

New York Turkey Season Opens May 1
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis reminded hunters that the 2009 spring turkey season opens on May 1, with the annual special Youth Turkey Hunting Weekend set for April 25-26.
New York Bear Harvest Numbers Released
Bear harvest numbers in all three of New York State's bear hunting ranges increased in 2008 - with new records set in the Allegany and Catskill ranges -- Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis announced.
U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear New York Lawsuit Against Gun Manufacturers
Putting an end to nine years of litigation, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear New York City's request to continue a lawsuit that sought to hold firearms manufacturers responsible for the criminal misuse of firearms.
Distrust in the New York DEC Brewing?
Surveys run on the New York State Outdoor Writers Association Web site have shown eye-opening distrust of the current administration and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to act in the best interests of sportsmen and even more overwhelming disagreement with Gov. David Paterson's announced closing of the state's only publicly owned pheasant-rearing facility.
New York DEC Begins Final Year of Turkey Study
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis announced that DEC is preparing for the final field season of a large-scale wild turkey research project and is implementing a statewide winter flock survey.
New York DEC Charges 2 in Illegal Tag Scheme
Two Wayne County men have been arrested in connection with a three-year scheme to illegally purchase deer carcass tags and to illegally take deer with those tags, New York State Environmental Conservation Police Captain Michael VanDurme announced.
New York Junior Hunting Season Opens Nov 15th
A major change to expand big-game hunting to 14- and 15-year-olds highlights the upcoming opening of the 2008 Southern Zone regular deer and the Catskill and Allegany bear seasons, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis announced.
New York Offers Additional 10,000 Deer Permits
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis announced that approximately 10,000 Deer Management Permits (DMPs) will be issued to hunters who were previously denied permits earlier this year during the DMP initial application period that ended on Oct. 1.
New York Opens New Black Bear Hunting Areas
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis announced that the state has adopted regulations that open new areas to black bear hunting this fall.
New York DEC Offers BOW Event in September
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis announced that the next Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) workshop will be held September 5-7, 2008 at Silver Bay on Lake George, Warren County.