The Fishing Line – 10/15/21

Freshwater Fishing, Fisheries Management, and Boating News

In This Issue:

  • New Trout Catch & Release Season for Inland Streams
  • Trout Catch & Release Tips
  • Fishing Safely in Streams
  • Plan Your Trout Fishing Trip
  • Setting the Record Straight on Artificial Bait

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Region 9 News

News and Events for Allegany, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Erie, Niagara and Wyoming Counties (Region 9)
  • Enforcement Action Against Cascades Containerboard Packaging, Inc., in Niagara Falls and more…

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Fatal Deer Disease in N.Y.

Special Alert from the DEC

The state DEC on Thursday confirmed Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease in Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Nassau, Oswego, Suffolk, and Ulster counties. DEC is tracking suspected cases in Albany, Jefferson, Oneida, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Sullivan, and Westchester counties. To date, the DEC has received reports of approximately 700 dead deer.

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Small Game Hunting Season

DEC Announces Start of Small Game Hunting Seasons

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced that most small game hunting seasons open on Friday, Oct. 1, across New York State.

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