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Whew! the legislative session is over! In case you missed it, here’s the Capitol Confidential blog’s wrap-up of what happened, and here’s the Cuomo Administration’s post-session report. Regionally, St. Lawrence, Essex,...
There’s a lot of serious stuff going on right now. As we speak, it seems more and more likely that the sequester will be pulling millions in planned expenditures out of the US budget, and in turn out of states’ budgets. Joanna Richards...
New York state is taking comments on a plan that would allow hunters to take more bobcats in more parts of the state. This from the Plattsburgh Press-Republican. The plan is really calling for an expansion of many areas where we would like to...
Last weekend, I chased a poacher off my farm in Westport. “How was I supposed to know this is private land?” he said, with the kind of goofy defensiveness that you hear from people when they know they’ve crossed a line. I...
Now here’s an environmental cause that Vermonters can rally around. Lawmakers are set to reverse a controversial law that made prisoners of wildlife on one Northeast Kingdom farm. This from the Burlington Free Press: Key lawmakers and...
News stories tagged with "hunting"
Mar 29, 2005 — Hunters killed far fewer white-tail deer during the fall season. A report issued yesterday by New York state shows the total harvest dropping by roughly 100,000 deer over the last two years. As Brian Mann reports, state biologists say the dramatic change reflects a shrinking herd. Go to full article
Feb 11, 2005 — The Adirondack Park Agency is reviewing a proposed resort development in Tupper Lake that would mean construction of more than 800 vacation homes and condos. A cornerstone of the project are the 25 "great camp" sized lots that would spread over roughly two thousand acres. Environmentalists and some locals say the great camp subdivision could damage the forest and disrupt wildlife habitat. An APA report issued last month played down those concerns. But an investigation by North Country Public Radio has found that members of the Park Agency's own review team were deeply troubled by the project. As Brian Mann reports, their recommendations were over-ruled by the APA's executive team and their environmental concerns were never made public. Go to full article
by Chris Knight
Jan 10, 2005 — A historic sportsmen's club in Tupper Lake is expected to lose access to more than two thousand acres of forest land. Local members have been hunting and fishing on the land for more than fifty years. As Chris Knight reports, a new housing development at the Big Tupper ski area will end the lease. Go to full article
Dec 28, 2004 — The deer hunting season has ended. But the deer are still plentiful. Overpopulation of deer has led to an increase in deer-and-car crashes. Too many deer also damage forests. In some states, though, the deer overpopulation also means more deer meat is made available to low-income people. That's because hunters, meat processors and food banks are working together to get venison to the poor. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Skye Rohde reports. Go to full article
Nov 19, 2004 — Throughout most of the Great Lakes region, there are huge numbers of white-tailed deer. Deer don't have the natural predators that they once did, so states rely on hunters to manage the deer herds. Recently, that's become even more important with the discovery of a fatal disease. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Rebecca Williams reports there's extra pressure on hunters to keep the disease from spreading. Go to full article
Apr 08, 2004 — The federal government is getting ready to approve new types of non-toxic ammunition for shooting ducks and geese, but the government isn't even thinking about tackling a related issue. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports. Go to full article
Mar 10, 2004 — Feeding deer has long been a winter ritual in the north country, especially in the Adirondacks where deer herds are much smaller. New York's Department of Environmental Conservation banned the practice last winter. The new regulation is meant to slow the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease, a mad-cow like ailment that has infected herds in the West and in Midwestern states. But some landowners are angered by the change. Bruce Landon is a caretaker on a property in Paul Smiths, where deer feeding has been a tradition for seventy years. He spoke with Brian Mann. Go to full article
Sep 09, 2003 — State officials are hunting a pair of rogue black bears in a popular camping area in the eastern High Peaks. The decision to kill the animals follows an attack last week that left a Montreal woman lightly injured. Brian Mann has our story. Go to full article