Deer Management Listening Sessions

The Cornell Center for Conservation Social Sciences, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, Cornell University recently hosted and will continue to host a series of listening sessions to help NYSDEC develop a better understanding of hunter beliefs and behaviors related to CWD.  Information from focus groups will complement information from a recent statewide hunter survey onContinue reading “Deer Management Listening Sessions”

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”

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”

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”