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”

The Energy 202: Hunting and fishing groups urge Congress to work together on climate change

Washington Post Analysis By Dino Grandoni July 28, 2020 at 8:05 a.m. EDT with Paulina Firozi A group of 41 hunting and fishing organizations are urging Democrats and Republicans in Congress to do more to combat climate change by protecting the land and waters critical for their sports.  Catastrophic drought, intense wildfires and aquatic dead zonesContinue reading “The Energy 202: Hunting and fishing groups urge Congress to work together on climate change”

Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership Sportsmen & Sportswomen Climate Statement

July 2020 A total of 41 organizations endorsed this climate statement and signed cover letters delivered to the Senate and House Leadership: *American Fisheries Society*American Fly Fishing Trade Association* *America Sportfishing Association*American Woodcock Society**Angler Action Foundation*Archery Trade Association**Backcountry Hunters & Anglers*Bonefish & Tarpon Trust*California Waterfowl* *Captains for Clean Water*Fly Fishers International*Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation* *InternationalContinue reading “Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership Sportsmen & Sportswomen Climate Statement”

Work on the Caledonia Hatchery has Finally Begun

Caledonia Hatchery (585-538-6300), located in Livingston County in the Village of Caledonia, is the oldest hatchery in New York State and the Western Hemisphere. The hatchery rears Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout. Virtually all of the two-year-old Brown Trout used in NYSDEC‘s stocking program for 13-15 inch trout are produced at Caledonia Hatchery. Annual production isContinue reading “Work on the Caledonia Hatchery has Finally Begun”

Online Hunter Education Course Available For NY Hunters

From – NYSDEC Hunting and Trapping Newsletter The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation sent this bulletin on 04/13/2020 02:41 PM EDT First-time hunters who want to hunt during New York’s turkey hunting seasons must first earn a hunter education certificate prior to purchasing their first hunting license. This applies to both the regularContinue reading “Online Hunter Education Course Available For NY Hunters”

Budget Amendment Concerning Permitting of Renewable Energy Projects Needs to be Removed

The annual budget process for New York State is a complicated and drawn out process that is due for final presentation and approval by April 1st.  To the credit of Governor Cuomo, he has been able to present an on-time budget to the legislature with greater frequency than most other Governors.  The process allows forContinue reading “Budget Amendment Concerning Permitting of Renewable Energy Projects Needs to be Removed”