The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced they are seeking public input on the development of a draft Recreation Management Plan (RMP) for the Three Lakes Tract Conservation Easement, a privately-owned conservation easement encompassing approximately 3,350 acres in the town of Webb, Herkimer County. [Read more…] about Comments Sought On Herkimer County Easement Plans
In 2015, DEC launched the Young Forest Initiative. The initiative uses small clear-cuts “to increase young forest habitat” for wildlife which trappers and hunters target.
One of the many properties on which DEC employs this management strategy is Tug Hill Wildlife Management Area (WMA), a 5,110-acre property located on the Tug Hill Plateau in the town of Montague, Lewis County. [Read more…] about State Logging On Tug Hill Hopes To Improve Hunting
New York State’s recent acquisition of the 86-acres Parker tract in the Finger Lakes area, recalls the role of New York State Governor and later U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the creation of New York States Forests and Wildlife Management Areas.
The State purchased the parcel from the Parker Trust for $171,300 utilizing federal Pittman-Robertson Act (1937) funds. To ensure that use is in compliance with the Act, the state is planning to include the land in the High Tor Wildlife Management Area in Yates County.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced the recent acquisition of 525 acres in the town of North Collins, Erie County, to create the Clear Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA).
The land offers hunting, fishing, trapping, wildlife viewing, and other recreational opportunities and becomes the largest State-owned WMA in Erie County. [Read more…] about NYS Acquires 525 Acres at Clear Lake, Erie County
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has released a final Recreation Management Plan (RMP) for the Croghan Tract Conservation Easement.
The Croghan Tract Easement is comprised of 12,816 acres of private forestland in the towns of Croghan and Watson in Lewis County. [Read more…] about Croghan Tract Easement Final Recreation Plan Released
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is reporting that DEC is experiencing record-breaking sales of hunting and trapping licenses for upcoming seasons.
Sales for big game hunting and trapping licenses and Deer Management Permits (DMPs) were nearly triple prior years’ sales on opening day, more than double on the second day and nearly double the first two weeks. [Read more…] about Hunting and Trapping License Sales See Big Surge
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced that a draft Access and Public Use Plan for Tioughnioga Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is complete and now available for public comment.
Tioughnioga WMA contains 3,744 acres of wild lands in southwestern Madison County between the villages of New Woodstock and Erieville. The draft Access and Public Use Plan’s (APUP) objectives include maintaining existing roads, trails, and water resources, increasing the number of information kiosks on the property, and building an accessible wildlife observation tower. [Read more…] about Public Comment Sought on Tioughnioga Wildlife Area
New York State Hunting and trapping licenses and Deer Management Permits (DMPs) for the 2020-2021 season are now on sale.
With liberal bag limits and some of the longest seasons around, New Yorkers hunt continuously from September 1 (squirrel) into April (snow geese). [Read more…] about 2020-21 Hunting and Trapping Licenses On Sale
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced the launch of the State’s new system for the sale of fishing, hunting, and trapping licenses.
The new DEC Automated Licensing System (DECALS) includes user-friendly information to help users locate vendors, receive instant copies of a license, enter and view harvest information, and more. [Read more…] about New Fishing, Hunting, and Trapping Licensing System Launched