Marine Resources Committee Report: Natural Bait, Striped Bass & Circle Hooks

New York’s Marine Resources Advisory Council held its November meeting on the 17th.  Most of the issues addressed related to various commercial fisheries, but one topic important to recreational fishermen was on the agenda. That was New York’s proposed regulation requiring anyone fishing for striped bass with natural bait to use circle hooks, beginning withContinue reading “Marine Resources Committee Report: Natural Bait, Striped Bass & Circle Hooks”

Great News: Legislative Bill A8094A – Outdoor Rx Act

The Outdoor Rx Act for Veterans has been signed into Law. This Bill “establishes the Outdoor Rx Act, which requires the Division of Veterans’ Services to review issues relating to veterans’ abilities to access state parks, lands and facilities; and provide for the repeal of such provisions upon the request thereof.” This bill requires that;Continue reading “Great News: Legislative Bill A8094A – Outdoor Rx Act”

NYSCC Employment Opportunities

The New York State Conservation Council is moving to a business model based on a virtual office. This move has created openings for an Executive Director and assistant. Both positions will be remote. The duties are best described as office managerial and operational responsibilities. Both full and part time positions are available. The combined duties would includeContinue reading “NYSCC Employment Opportunities”

NYSCC President’s Post-Convention Report 2020

With the New York State Conservation Council’s 2020 Virtual Fall Convention now complete, I would like to offer the following report. Minutes and other correspondence will offer more details later. This year’s convention was held using Zoom.  Invitations were sent out via email, social media, and the NYSCC website. The Zoom meeting was live fromContinue reading “NYSCC President’s Post-Convention Report 2020”

Listen: DEC on deer virus

From: WJFF Radio Catskill September 23, 2020 “Last month, people started finding dead white-tailed deer in the Mid Hudson Valley. Now, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is testing remains of deer from Orange, Ulster, and Dutchess counties for a viral disease. Kevin Hynes, a DEC wildlife biologist with the wildlife health unitContinue reading “Listen: DEC on deer virus”

Virtual 2020 NYSCC Fall Convention – Thursday, September 24

To Join the Virtual 2020 Fall Convention via ZOOM – Click Here Meeting ID: 333 026 6397, Passcode: 755662 One tap mobile – +16468769923,,3330266397# US (New York)  2020 NYSCC Fall Convention Agenda Pre – conf ZOOM checks etc. – 9:30AM Session Opening – 10:00AM Call to Order Pledge of Allegiance  Roll Call Welcome (Chuck Parker) 10:15Continue reading “Virtual 2020 NYSCC Fall Convention – Thursday, September 24”

Save The Date! Virtual Fall Convention – 9/24/20

The NYSCC has decided to hold a Virtual Fall Convention! When? Thursday – September, 24th 2020 – 10AM-12PM and 1PM-3PM Where? ZOOM Online Conference Platform – How to use ZOOM? Details – Elections, Resolutions, Special Guest Presentations, NYSDEC Presentation, Council Business & Committee Reports, Website & Social Media Update, & More! Stay Tuned – FullContinue reading “Save The Date! Virtual Fall Convention – 9/24/20”

Good News from Albany: Governor Cuomo has signed into law two bills which NYSCC and the sporting community have supported

A8078C Woerner — Permits 4-H certified shooting sports instructors to supervise and instruct persons under sixteen years of age at shooting rangesSame as S 6401-B BRESLINLast Act: 08/24/20 signed chap.150 A8666A Lifton — Relates to authorizing hunting big game by rifle in the county of TompkinsSame as S 8522 HELMINGLast Act: 08/24/20 signed chap.152 The New York State ConservationContinue reading “Good News from Albany: Governor Cuomo has signed into law two bills which NYSCC and the sporting community have supported”

2020 NYSCC Call For Nominations

TO:                  All Council Members FROM:            Stephen Wowelko, Chair, Nominating Committee                 RE:                  Nominations for Elective Office DATE:             August 2020 The Nominating Committee of the New York State Conservation Council is now seeking candidates for the offices listed below: President   First Vice President   Second Vice President   Secretary   Treasurer   Legislative Vice President   Director at Large          Any andContinue reading “2020 NYSCC Call For Nominations”

DEC Seeking Public’s Help in Locating Stolen Aluminum Beams

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation sent this bulletin on 08/04/2020 02:17 PM EDT Beams were taken from Perch River WMA, Jefferson County New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Police Officers are asking for the public’s assistance in locating five aluminum beams, also known as “spillway stop logs,” that wereContinue reading “DEC Seeking Public’s Help in Locating Stolen Aluminum Beams”