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DEC Announces Nov. 20 Opening of Southern Zone Deer Season and Southeastern Zone Bear Season

Bear Hunting in Central-Western New York Begins Nov. 27 The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today reminded hunters that the 2010 regular deer season opens at sunrise on Saturday, Nov. 20, in New York’s Southern Zone. Regular bear hunting season in the southeastern portion of the southern…


DEC Plans Action to Protect Catlin Creek and Adjacent Wetlands from Northern Snakehead

Continuing an aggressive approach toward invasive species, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will apply an aquatic pesticide to portions of Catlin Creek and adjacent wetlands to eradicate an invasive fish called the Northern Snakehead, Regional Director Willie Janeway announced today. The treatment, slated for October, will…


NY DEC REPORTS: JR. Hunters Top 15,000 in First Year

Deer Harvest Matches 2007; Bear Harvest Likely to Set Records in Catskill, Allegany Regions The New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today released preliminary results that show more than 15,000 junior hunters took advantage of a new law signed by Governor David A. Paterson to create a “junior big-game”…


NY DEC Begins Fourth And Final Season of Wild Turkey Study

Banding and Winter Flock Surveys to Begin in January, Landowners Invited to Participate New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis announced today that DEC is preparing for the final field season of a large-scale wild turkey research project and is implementing a statewide winter flock survey….


NY DEC Temporarily Closes All Nassau and Suffolk Shellfishing Areas

Shellfish Closures Follow Heavy Rainfall The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced that it has designated shellfish harvesting areas in the towns in Nassau and Suffolk counties as temporarily closed to shellfishing. These temporary emergency closures are in response to the extraordinary volume of stormwater runoff caused…


DEC Warns Against Feeding Waterfowl After Finding Dead & Dying Geese

Birds Afflicted with a Fungal Disease After Ingesting Moldy Grain Recently, a dozen Canada geese were found sick or dead on a pond in northern Clinton County by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Wildlife staff responding to a report from a concerned citizen. The sick geese were disoriented…


Expansion of “Junior” Hunting Highlights Opening of Southern Zone Deer and Catskill Bear Seasons in New York

Seasons Open Nov. 15; Allegany Bear Season Opens Nov. 22 A major change to expand big-game hunting to 14- and 15-year-olds highlights the upcoming opening of the 2008 Southern Zone regular deer and the Catskill and Allegany bear seasons, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis…


NYDEC Promotes New Public Access for Fishing on Delaware River

DEC, DOT Work to Expand Sites in Delaware County The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced the opening of three fishing access sites along the East and West Branches of the Delaware River in Delaware County. The sites…


Experience Fishing Fun at DEC’S Family Fishing Clinic at Carpenter Brook Fish Hatchery

On Saturday, June 7, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Onondaga County Parks, and Friends of Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery will conduct a free Family Fishing Clinic at Carpenters Brook Fish Hatchery located on Route 321 in Elbridge, Onondaga County. The clinic will consist of two separate…


DEC Region 9 Celebrates Earth Day

Every day is Earth Day at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. With 18 different divisions and nine regional offices, DEC is in the streams, the streets, the woods and the halls of government working to enhance the health and safety of New Yorkers as well as the…