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Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/thekevinchang/5193375145/">Kevin Chang</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Kevin Chang, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY hunting, trapping licenses on sale for 2014-15

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The Department of Environmental Conservation says hunting and trapping licenses and deer management permits for the 2014-15 season are now available for purchase.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/sarki982/6997264737/"> Steve Sarkisian</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Steve Sarkisian, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Meetings planned on Lake Champlain waterfowl

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) The status of waterfowl populations and hunting seasons on and along Lake Champlain will be discussed at two publics meetings next month in Vermont and New York.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will hold its meeting on Aug. 5 at the Skenesborough Rescue Squad building in Whitehall, New York. The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department meeting takes place the following day, Aug. 6, in Essex at Memorial Hall. Both meetings run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/64072859@N02/6054602708">Capt. Kris Kelley</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Capt. Kris Kelley, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

New York releases tentative bird hunting seasons

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York state environmental officials have released tentative fall hunting season dates for ducks and other migratory game birds.

Department of Environmental Conservation officials say they're releasing the tentative schedule for ducks, geese, woodcock, snipe and rails to give hunters time to plan in advance.  Go to full article

New mobile app helps hunters, anglers in New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A free mobile application is now available to provide up-to-date information on fishing, hunting, wildlife watching and other outdoor activities in New York state.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the launch of the "New York Fish and Wildlife" app follows last week's Tourism Summit and coincides with the start of the summer travel season.  Go to full article

Officials: Deer scavenger may risk rabies exposure

CLAVERACK, N.Y. (AP) Health officials in Columbia County say a person who picked up a deer shot by a homeowner may be at risk of rabies exposure.

Officials tell the Albany Times Union that a resident shot the deer Thursday on County Route 16 in Hollowville, 32 miles south of Albany. The animal had been disoriented, stumbling into trees and a fence, and state Department of Environmental Conservation officials were scheduled to pick up the carcass to test for rabies.  Go to full article
Two bucks at Deere Valley Trails. Archive Photo of the Day, 1/7/11: Ange Gray.
Two bucks at Deere Valley Trails. Archive Photo of the Day, 1/7/11: Ange Gray.

NY state 2013 deer harvest nearly the same as 2012

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) State environmental conservation officials say hunters harvested more than 243,000 deer in New York state during the 2013 hunting season, nearly the same as the take for the previous year.

Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens says the 2013 harvest included nearly 129,000 adult female deer and fawns and about 114,700 adult bucks. The 2012 deer harvest was just under 243,000.  Go to full article
Wild turkeys. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/msandman/3263922452">Mike Sandman</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Wild turkeys. Photo: Mike Sandman, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Young turkey hunters can go out in NY this weekend

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Young hunters will be able to get a jump on turkey season in New York this weekend.

The 2014 spring turkey season opens on Thursday, May 1 in upstate New York. But the annual youth turkey hunting weekend is being held Saturday and Sunday in upstate and Suffolk County.  Go to full article

Long Island man charged in upstate hunting death

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) A Long Island man has been charged in the shooting death of a fellow deer hunter in upstate New York.

Charles Bruce was shot Nov. 16 in the Otsego County town of Westford during a hunting trip with a group that included members of the Malverne fire department. The 52-year-old volunteer firefighter died at the scene.  Go to full article
Black bear. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/8749778@N06/12033862626/">Eric Kilby</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Black bear. Photo: Eric Kilby, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY hunters killed 1,358 bears in 2013 season

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) State officials say New York hunters killed 1,358 black bears during the 2013 hunting seasons, the second-highest number on record.

Figures released by the Department of Environmental Conservation on Monday show hunters killed a record 636 bears from the Southeastern hunting area and a near record 342 from the Central-Western area.

The agency says the high numbers reflect a growing bear population and an abundance of acorns and other nuts last fall.  Go to full article
John and Brenan Quinn head back to camp. The prize of the hunt is a buck, but many hunters say the real goal is spending time in the woods with family. Photo: Brian Mann, 2002
John and Brenan Quinn head back to camp. The prize of the hunt is a buck, but many hunters say the real goal is spending time in the woods with family. Photo: Brian Mann, 2002

Tradition of the fall whitetail hunt

This weekend, the regular whitetail deer hunting season got underway across the North Country.

Hunters have already been in the woods for weeks hunting turkey and bagging deer with bows and muzzleloader rifles.

This is a time of year that matters deeply to many families, a season when they put food on the table, and spend time together in the back country and at traditional hunting camps.

Back in 2002, Brian Mann profiled John and Brendan Quinn, whose family has hunted near Tupper Lake for generations.  Go to full article

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