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NYDEC Efforts Pay off for 2013 Summer Flounder Fishing

NYDEC Efforts Pay off for 2013 Summer Flounder Fishing

Season Opens May 1 with Full Season and Lower Size Limit The recreational fishing season for summer flounder will open May 1 and remain open through Sunday, September 29, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today. The flounder size limit is 19 inches and there is…


NY DEC Releases Spruce Grouse Recovery Plan

NY DEC Releases Spruce Grouse Recovery Plan

Plan Would Help Restore Endangered Bird Population   The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) adopted a Spruce Grouse Recovery Plan to enhance and restore spruce grouse populations in New York State, DEC Commissioner Joe Martens announced today. The final Spruce Grouse Recovery Plan is now available on DEC’s website….


Changes Proposed for State Bobcat Hunting and Trapping Regulations in New York

Changes Proposed for State Bobcat Hunting and Trapping Regulations in New York

New Rules Would Increase Opportunities for Sportsmen and Women As Bobcat Population Expands Under Governor Cuomo’s Open for Hunting and Fishing initiative, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is proposing changes to regulations that would provide increased hunting and trapping opportunities for sportsmen and sportswomen for the…


New York DEC Adopts Chronic Wasting Disease Regulations in Response to Pennsylvania Discovery

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has adopted changes to its Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) regulations that prohibit people from importing into New York state certain parts of white-tailed deer or elk taken in the state of Pennsylvania, DEC Commissioner Joe Martens announced today. This revision finalizes…


New York Spring Turkey Season Opens May 1

Youth Turkey Hunting Weekend Set for April 21-22 The 2012 spring turkey season opens May 1 in all of upstate New York lying north of the Bronx-Westchester County boundary and the annual Youth Turkey Hunting Weekend is set for April 21-22, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)…


NYDEC Announces Official Opening of Downtown Plattsburgh Boat Launch

Site Universally Accessible and Allows for Public Fishing Access Together with state and city officials, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens today announced the opening of the Downtown Plattsburgh Boat Launch. “Providing high quality access that can accommodate the increasing needs of bass anglers and…


NYDEC Issues Updated Notice on Trail and Campground Conditions & Closures

Most Catskill and Adirondack Trails and Campgrounds Open: Some Trailhead Parking Lots Remain Closed The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) continues to review and update state trail and campground closures in the Adirondack and Catskill regions. While some state trails continue to be impassable or inaccessible due…


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…


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…