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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"
Nov 21, 2002 — Last summer, New York State, the Nature Conservancy, and a Boston-based timber company announced a plan to preserve 45,000 acres of forest on the Tug Hill Plateau. It's the result of a decade of coalition building between the many users of the Tug Hill. So far it has broad support. David Sommerstein visited what's now called the "East Branch of Fish Creek Working Forest" to see how the plan is shaping up. Go to full article
Oct 28, 2002 — With deer hunting season in full swing, state scientists are watching closely for "chronic wasting disease" - a nervous system ailment that's spreading in deer herds in the West. So far, CWD hasn't been found in New York or Vermont, but researchers say it's only a matter of time. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article
Aug 09, 2002 — The Adirondack Park Agency will hold a public hearing to decide the future of an eight-lot subdivision in southern St. Lawrence County. The developer says seven new buildings will be "hunting camps". Park Agency commissioners say the cabins could be used as homes. Brian Mann reports: Go to full article
Aug 07, 2002 — New York is taking precautions regarding chronic wasting disease. The death of three hunters in Wisconsin are being investigated for a possible link to the brian-wasting disease related to deer and elk. Martha Foley and the Great Lakes Radio Consoritum's Terry Bell report. Go to full article
Jun 17, 2002 — For more than a century, hunters and fishermen in the Adirondacks have leased land for their cabins from big logging companies. But changes in the timber industry - and conservation deals made with the state - are displacing hundreds of hunting clubs. Now, more sportsmen are looking to buy their land, hoping to keep the tradition alive. As Brian Mann reports, the shift is raising new concerns about development in the backcountry. Go to full article
Jun 10, 2002 — New York State has joined with the Nature Conservancy and a timber company to preserve almost 45,000 acres of land on the Tug Hill Plateau. David Sommerstein reports the public-private partnership prevents the land from being subdivided. Go to full article
Pine Bush, NY, May 22, 2000 — The Hollis family lives along the shore of the St. Lawrence River in Red Mills, New York. Along with a generations-old passion for fishing and hunting, the family is known for their popular handbuilt wooden "Hollis punts" and for superbly carved duck decoys. Go to full article
Saranac Lake, NY, Apr 24, 2000 — Carl Hathaway of Saranac Lake is a master builder of Adirondack guideboats, which were originally designed, in Carl's words, as "pickup trucks, working boats." Today they are prized as examples of fine woodwork and are featured in many premium museum collections. Go to full article
Waddington, NY, Jan 31, 2000 — Bill Massey was one of the last of the traditional St. Lawrence River guides and decoy makers. For more than 70 years, Massey carved countless decoys, both for hunting and for prized decorations. He used no photographs as models; instead he relied on his vast knowledge of St. Lawrence River birds, gained through first-hand contact. Go to full article