The Southern Zone regular season is New York’s most popular hunting season, with participation from about 85 percent of New York’s 550,000 licensed hunters. Animals killed during this hunting season account for nearly 60 percent of the total statewide deer take and 30 to 60 percent of the statewide bear take. [Read more…] about More Deer, Bear Hunting Seasons Begin This Weekend
Black bear hunting seasons open this weekend in the southeastern part of New York State and next weekend in the north country. [Read more…] about Early Bear Hunting Seasons Open This Weekend
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents in the around New York State. Working with other state agencies, local emergency response organizations and volunteer search and rescue groups, Forest Rangers locate and extract lost, injured or distressed people.
What follows is a report, prepared by DEC, of recent missions carried out by Forest Rangers. [Read more…] about Airlifts, Swift Water, Bears, Ill and Lost: A Busy Week For NYS Forest Rangers
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has reopened campsites and lean-tos in the Lake Colden area in the High Peaks of the Adirondack Park, after a black bear that DEC says had “a documented escalation of the bear’s aggressive behavior since 2018” was euthanized.
Camping in the area was temporarily closed after numerous incidents with what are believed to have been the same bear over the past several weeks, according to the Adirondack Daily Enterprise. [Read more…] about Bear Killed: High Peaks Campsites, Lean-Tos Reopened
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is encouragingd New Yorkers to reduce the potential for conflicts with bears across the state.
In June, black bear movement increases as the breeding season begins and yearling (one-year-old) bears disperse to find their own space. Inevitably some of these bears, particularly yearlings, wander through places these animals would not normally inhabit, like suburban or urban neighborhoods. [Read more…] about Reducing Conflicts With Bears
According to a report issued by DEC, in the early morning hours of May 4th, a young male bear wandered into the city of Poughkeepsie near Mansion and North Hamilton streets. [Read more…] about Wayward Bear Gets Stuck in City in Poughkeepsie
On April 15, NYS Environmental Conservation Officers Glen Parker and Ricky Wood reported that they responded to a bear complaint in Rock Hill, Sullivan County.
Upon arrival, the ECOs said they found two yearling black bears stuck inside a shed. [Read more…] about Barricaded Bears In Sullivan County