The Fishing Line

The Fishing Line - Dec. 31st Edition

Time to get out and ice fish.

In This Issue:

  • That’s a Wrap – 2021 Round Whitefish Egg Collection Complete
  • Lake Champlain Ice Fishing Survey – Year 2 Underway
  • The 2022 Ice Fishing Season – It’s Almost Here!

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Late Season Hunting

Late Season Hunting Opportunities

There’s still time to hunt this year.

Late seasons are a great time to put some venison in the freezer or donate venison to others. During the late seasons DEC encourages hunters to continue to pass up young, small-antlered bucks. Focusing harvest on antlerless deer instead contributes to population management and eases the pressure on antlered bucks.

Every late-season deer hunter has at least one tag for antlerless deer, with either-sex and antlerless-only “Bow/Muzz” tags and unfilled regular season tags that can also be used for antlerless deer during the late seasons.

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DEC Exam: Licensed Guide

DEC Announces 2022 Dates for Licensed Guide Exam

Become a New York State licensed guide.

The State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced that examinations are scheduled for individuals seeking to become licensed guides in New York State. The exams being offered are for guiding in the following categories: camping; fishing; hiking; hunting; whitewater; rock climbing; ice climbing; and certified skilled with boats and canoes.

A guide is a person at least 18 years of age who offers services for hire, part or all of which include directing, instructing, or aiding another individual in fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, whitewater rafting/canoeing/kayaking, or rock and ice climbing.

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ALERT! Harmful Algae Blooms

Harmful Algae Blooms In WNY. Fish Consumption Risk. Exposure Risk to Dogs and Small Children at Risk

Consuming contaminated water or fish can cause serious illness and skin exposure can cause rashes. Dogs and small children are most at risk.

Harmful Algal Bloom - Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper

What is a harmful algal bloom?

A Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) contains organisms that can produce toxins. Most algae are harmless and are components of an aquatic ecosystem. HABs are likely to occur in slow moving water with excess nutrients. HABs are harmful to people and animals.

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