New York Hunting News

NYC Lawsuit Dismissed Against Firearm Manufacturers
A Manhattan-based federal appeals court ordered the dismissal of a lawsuit filed against firearms manufacturers by the City of New York that sought to hold the manufacturers responsible for the criminal misuse of firearms.
New York Turkey Season Opens May 1
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis reminded prospective turkey hunters that the 2008 spring season opens for all hunters on May 1, and the special Youth Turkey Hunting Weekend will take place April 26-27.
NAS Against National Ballistic Imaging Database
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) released an extensive study on the feasibility and reliability of establishing a national ballistic imaging, sometimes misleadingly referred to as ballistic "fingerprinting," database.
New York 2007 Bear Harvest Numbers
Bear harvest numbers increased in 2007 in all three of New York State's bear hunting ranges, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis announced.
New York DEC Monitors Deer on Staten Island
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has begun to collect data on the location and number of deer in Staten Island.
New York Beginning 3rd Season of Turkey Study
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Pete Grannis announced that DEC is preparing for the third season of two large-scale wild turkey research projects.
New York Moves Bear Season Forward
The state has adopted new regulations that change the start of this fall's regular bear season in the Catskill Mountain region to Saturday, Nov. 17 -- the same day as the start of the regular deer season in that area and two days earlier than bear hunting seasons in the past -- New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis announced.
New York Detects First Case of EHD
Recent tests for Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) in several Albany County deer have come back positive, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced.
New York DEC Releases Emergency Trapping Regulations
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today issued emergency regulations that will help reduce or eliminate the capture or killing of pets in body-gripping traps.
New York Hunting Licenses Now Available
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis announced that 2007-08 hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses and Deer Management Permits (DMPs) may now be purchased.