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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Youth Only Pheasant Hunt

DEC Announces Youth-Only Pheasant Hunting Oct. 9 - 10

A special, youth-only pheasant hunting weekend will be held in Western New York on Oct. 9 to 10, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today. The youth-only hunt is scheduled one week prior to the regular pheasant hunting season and enables junior hunters ages 12-15 years old to hunt pheasants with a licensed adult companion. The 2021-2022 regular pheasant hunting season opens Oct. 16.