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  • Traditional trout season to close October 15th
    Traditional trout season to close October 15th
    For anglers who like to fly fish for trout, the end of the traditional season is coming. The general statewide regulations for trout (brook, brown, rainbow, hybrids, and splake - a brook trout / lake trout cross) will close on Wednesday, October...
  • John Doxey
    Glen Cove junkyard owner pleads guilty in dumping case
    A Nassau man charged with more than 20 felonies for illegally dumping thousands of gallons of automobile fluid into the ground at his Glen Cove salvage yard pleaded guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor offense and will serve no time behind bars.John...
  • Update on open seasons for New York state freshwater species
    Update on open seasons for New York state freshwater species
    We've all been taught to 'follow the rules' beginning when we were very young. Rules, regulations, and laws have their place in society. And for freshwater fishing, they are also very important. Without them, many gamefish could be...
  • tent site at NY State Campground
    NY offers discount at state campgrounds this spring
    Early season campers will get a $5 per-night discount at any one of 112 New York State campgrounds Governor Andrew Cuomo announced yesterday. The promotion runs through June 26 as part of Cuomo’s initiative to build tourism in the state. The...
  • Black bear
    2013 bear harvest results released by DEC
    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced last fall’s bear hunting season yielded the second highest take on record. Hunters in New York bagged 1,358 black bears according to the DEC April 7 press release....
  • LI Deer Charges
    4 face fines after cops find photo of captured deer on Instagram
    Authorities on Long Island have nabbed four men after they allegedly captured a deer after chasing the animal down with a car and then posed with the distressed fawn in a photo posted to Instagram, the New York State Department of Environmental...
  • Parnell responds to EPA
    Governor Sean Parnell outraged over EPA raid, calls for investigation
    In a press release dated September 5, 2013, No. 13-145, Alaska Governor Sean Parnell demonstrated his outrage over the EPA’s raid on mining operations near Chicken, Alaska in late August. Governor Parnell has called for a special counsel to...
  • NY's Free Fishing Weekend will be a wet one
    NY's Free Fishing Weekend will be a wet one
    New York State's Free Fishing Weekend - Saturday and Sunday, June 29 and 30 - will be wet, and possibly a little washed up. The event, part of larger program in NY to increase fishing participation, allows anyone to fish fresh and marine...
  • Record brook trout
    Angler breaks NY record reeling in a 6-pound brook trout
    Rick Beauchamp of Mayfield caught a record-breaking brook trout in Silver Lake, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced in a May 30 press release. Beauchamp’s six-pound trout, caught earlier this month, breaks the record...
  • Coyote, tortured and killed
    Coyote stalked, tortured and killed by hunters and DEC in upstate New York
    A very disturbing situation occurred at a shopping center in Rochester, New York. A wounded coyote sought refuge from a pack of hunting dogs by running into the plazaand huddling up against a building. The poor creature had injuries on his front...
  • Special regulations trout fishing in the Southern Tier
    Special regulations trout fishing in the Southern Tier
    As covered in a previous article, the regular trout season closed on October 15. But that doesn't mean trout fishing is over. In fact, there are many New York trout creeks, streams, and rivers that remain open under special regulations. Before...
  • Chris Weidman says Anderson Silva is ducking him
    Chris Weidman says Anderson Silva is ducking him
    According to an Oct. 14 report from MMAJunkie.com, Chris Weidman thinks Anderson Silva is ducking him."I took a lot of risks to get where I am this short into my career," Weidman said. "It's not like I just got here magically. I...
  • Five Rivers
    What wild things are in Delmar?
    Summer may be starting to drag, so get the kids up and moving before school starts with some fun and educational environmental activities around the capital region. One place that offers quality, hands-on, science and nature activities is Five...
  • Frracking
    Fracking boom or bust for New York?
    The battle over drilling for natural gas using a process the environmentalist like to call “hydofracking” is coming to a head. Governor Cuomo appears to support drilling and has agreed to wait until the Department of Environmental...
  • Southern tier trout fishing
    Southern tier trout fishing off to heady start
    Warmer-than-normal spring weather has greatly accelerated fly fishing for trout in the southern tier. Weather on the opening day usually consists of relatively cold temperatures, cold water temperatures, and high water levels. 2012 has turned out...