Extra DMU Permits

Extra DMU Permits

DEC Announces Leftover Deer Management Permits Available Nov. 1.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced that remaining Deer Management Permits (DMPs) in several Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) will be available to hunters beginning Nov.1.

Bear Encounters

Bear Encounters

Reduce Conflicts with Bears

Public Encouraged to Remove Birdfeeders, Feed Pets Indoors

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today reminded New Yorkers to take down bird feeders and secure garbage to avoid potential conflicts with black bears.

Bears are emerging from their dens, and now is the time to take steps to reduce potential conflicts through the spring and summer. Bird feeders, unsecured garbage, and outdoor pet and livestock feed can attract bears and lead to potential conflicts for homeowners. Repeated access to bird feeders and garbage can make bears bolder, seeking additional sources of human-related foods inside vehicles or buildings, particularly when natural foods are scarce.

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DEC Hosts 14th Annual National Archery in the Schools Tournament

DEC Hosts 14th Annual National Archery in the Schools Tournament

DEC Hosts 14th Annual National Archery in the Schools Tournament

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) recently hosted the 14th annual state archery tournament for New York schools participating in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP®). Twenty-two schools from 16 counties participated in the 2022 tournament held at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.

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Safest Hunting Season on Record

Safest Hunting Season on Record

2021 Is the Safest Hunting Season on Record

Senator Rath Highlights Safest Hunting Season

The DEC recently released data noting that 2021 was the safest hunting season for New Yorkers.  The report also noted that there were no incidents involving the expansion of youth hunting.

“Yet another record-breaking year for Hunting safety. Last season we added the Mentored Youth Big Game Hunting Program and the change in legal hunting hours, this is further evidence that our “First in the Nation” Hunter safety programs excellent training program and individual sportsman’s diligence to safety afield, is a great combination,” said Jeff Jondle, President, Erie County Sportsmen’s Club Inc.

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