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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Pro Industrial Wind Turbine Group at it Again!

Be aware that there are people that are now promoting the Wind Turbines in Lake Erie (See Image), threatening our water of life and our fishery. We must continue to educate the public and push back against these falsehoods. Industrial Wind Turbines provide a net negative impact to our Great Lakes  natural resources. Please spread the word and let people know that we will not tolerate these useless industrial machines in our waters by contacting your elected representatives at the town, county and state levels. Please visit the Facebook Group CAWTILE (Citizens Against Wind Turbines in Lake Erie) for additional resources and information.