DEC Accepting Public Comments on Regulatory Proposal on Bobcats The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today that the agency is accepting public comments  the special permit requirements for bobcat hunting and trapping. Upon completion of the Bobcat Management Plan in 2012, regulations were adopted to establish a hunting and trapping season […]

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Legislative Alert In June of this year a Bill was introduced into the House of Representatives by Representative Alma S. Adams of North Carolina.   The bill was then co-sponsored by Representative Nita M. Lowey of New York State.  This Bill titled H.R. 5560 – Public Safety and Wildlife Protection Act would restrict the use of steel-jaw leghold […]

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  None of us really know how many years Dave has been a member of NYSTA, few of us know of the many official positions Dave has held in the association, we have to read back through decades of official NYSTA Meeting Minutes to figure out when and for how long Dave was President of […]

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Important Message from our Executive Director: Our cable restraint bill has passed out of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee. In the Assembly cable restraints have a new sponsor, Assemblyman Bill Magee, and a new number, A9462. This would be a good time to call or write (or email) your own Assembly member. Ask them to […]

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