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DEC Reminds New Yorkers of Upcoming Free Fishing Weekend

No Fishing License Required This Saturday and Sunday State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens today reminded New Yorkers that this weekend, June 25-26, has been designated “Free Fishing Weekend” in New York State. “In effort to increase fishing participation in New York State, this weekend is an…


New York DEC to Reopen 2,500 Acres of Shellfishing Areas

Area Had Been Closed for over 40 Years Citing the positive results of sanitary surveys, water quality monitoring and shellfish tissue testing, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens today announced the reopening of shellfish harvesting areas in approximately 2,500 acres of outer Hempstead Harbor, Nassau…


Spring Turkey Season Opens May 1

Youth Turkey Hunting Weekend Set for April 23-24 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens today reminded hunters that the 2011 spring turkey season opens on May 1 in all of upstate New York lying north of the Bronx-Westchester County boundary, and that the annual Youth…


DEC Invites Hunter Input on Fall 2011 Waterfowl Seasons

Task Forces to Help Set Season Dates for Waterfowl Hunting in New York New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens today invited hunters to submit recommendations to regional Waterfowl Hunter Task Forces for the dates of the fall 2011 duck hunting seasons. DEC will evaluate the…


New York’s Freshwater Fishing Season Kicks off with April 1 Trout and Salmon Opener

Conditions Will Be Tough for Early Season Anglers in Most Areas of the State Unlike last year when opening day trout anglers were greeted with relatively tranquil conditions, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) informs this winter’s heavy snows and resultant high, cold stream conditions will not…


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DEC Accepting Registration for The Annual ‘Becoming An Outdoors-Woman’ Workshop

Popular Workshops Give Women the Chance to Learn Outdoor Skills Such As Shooting, Archery, Fishing, Hunting, Canoeing, Kayaking, and Survival The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is now offering one of its very popular “Becoming an Outdoors-Woman” workshops June 24 through 26, 2011, at the Silver Bay…


DEC to Reopen 3,200 Acres of Shellfishing Areas Most after 40 Years of Closure

Citing the positive results of sanitary surveys, water quality monitoring and shellfish tissue testing, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens today announced proposed regulations to reopen shellfish harvesting areas in approximately 3,200 acres in several bays and harbors around Long Island in Nassau and Suffolk…


NY DEC Announces Exam for Falconry Apprentice

Exam Slated for April 22; Applications Due April 1 The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today that the examination for individuals seeking an apprentice license to practice the sport of falconry has been scheduled for Friday, April 22, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at DEC…


NY DEC Announces Plans to Modify Baitfish Transport Regulations

Revised Rules Will Address Overland Transport Restrictions New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Acting Commissioner Joe Martens today announced that DEC will propose revisions to the current rule restricting overland transport of uncertified baitfish. “I appreciate the helpful criticism of the Department’s existing baitfish regulations and we are…


New State Law Allows for Lifetime License Transfers in New York

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced a new state law that allows for the one-time transfer of lifetime hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses under certain circumstances. Previously, lifetime licenses could not be transferred to another individual, regardless of the situation. Under the new law, lifetime…