Cable Restraint

MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT  Amend the environmental conservation law to permit the use of live restraint cable devices to take coyotes.  The NYSCC supports amending the ECL to authorize the use of live restraint devices for trapping.  Non-powered cable restraints hold captured animals alive and with few, if any, significant injuries.  This allows them to beContinue reading “Cable Restraint”

ATV Max Weight

MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT Amending the vehicle and traffic law to raise the defined maximum weight for all-terrain vehicles.  The NYSCC supports raising the maximum allowable dry weight for all-terrain vehicles, excluding snowmobiles, from the current 1000 pounds to 1500 pounds. New York State’s definition for all-terrain vehicles has become obsolete.  Advances in technology and designContinue reading “ATV Max Weight”

ATV in State Forest

MEMORANDUM IN OPPOSITION Prohibiting the operation of all-terrain vehicles in the state forest preserve, Long Island central pine barrens area and Albany pine bush preserve. The NYSCC opposes this prohibition.  While the stated purpose of the proposed legislation is to protect sensitive state forest preserve lands from damage from illegal ATV operation, this is aContinue reading “ATV in State Forest”

Age for Universal Hunting Licenses

MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT Amend the environmental conservation law to lower the age for universal hunting licenses from fourteen years old to twelve years old.  This change would allow junior hunters to take big game with firearms at age twelve under the supervision of an experienced hunter.  Currently, juniors can hunt small game with a firearmContinue reading “Age for Universal Hunting Licenses”