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BEAR, DEER HUNTING SEASON STATS
RELEASED BY DEC
report by WNBZ
Department of Environmental Conservation has released the results for the black
bear hunting season and for the second year the bear take in the Adirondacks has
been below average.
of 318 bears were killed by hunters this past season, 70-percent below the 10-year
on reason for the decline might be the abundance of berries and other foods during
late summer and early fall. The supply of food might have reduced bear movements,
making them less vulnerable to hunters.
hunters took 37 bears in Essex County. Three bears were taken in North Elba and
County 28 bears were killed. Four in Tupper Lake during early muzzleloader season
and six in the Town of Santa Clara during the regular season.
game hunters harvested 113 bears in the Allegany range and another 365 in the
DEC is reporting another safe, successful and chronic wasting disease-free season
for deer hunters.
take last season was 189,000 statewide, up slightly from the previous season.
The small increase was expected due to management actions in 2004 and 2005 aimed
at rebuilding and stabilizing deer populations.
York Hunters once again had a safe and successful deer season, said acting DEC
Commissioner Carl Johnson. We are also pleased that despite testing almost
8,000 deer in 2006, no new cases of chronic wasting disease have been detected.
Essex County hunters took 1,053 deer, down slightly from the previous years
total of 1,128. Hunters in Franklin County had more success, with a deer take
was also one of the safest years on record. Just 35 hunting related shooting incidents
were recorded, the fourth best on record.
changes to the big game season were enacted a few years back but did not adversely
affect the safety of the state's hunters. These changes included moving the Southern
Zone season opening day to a Saturday instead of the traditional Monday opener
and expanding the use of rifles to new areas of the Southern Zone. No rifle injury
was reported in the new area, and only 15 of New York's 29 incidents occurred
during the big game season, making it the safest such season in history.
shooting incidents (per 100,000 hunters) are declining much faster than the number
of hunters. Hunter numbers have declined about 10 percent since the 1960s, while
the rate of hunting- related shooting incidents declined nearly 66 percent during
the same period.
Game license is required for everyone over the age of 12 and large game license
is required by everyone over the age of 16. Everyone must be licensed to trap
and first timers must take the NYS Trapping Training program. Bow Hunters must
complete a training course before they can receive their license. All first time
hunters must also complete a 10 hour hunter saftey course offered by certified
volunteers. Check your area below to see when the next training course is being
Brook, Region 1|
Strony Brook, NY
Brook - Region 5
Ray Brook, NY
- Region 6
Other places to obtain a license is with the Town's Outfitters and Sport
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following are general hunting regulations.
Bowincludes long (stick), compound, or recurve bow.
any pistol or revolver intended to be aimed and fired with one hand, and having
a barrel length not exceeding 16 inches.
huntmeans to pursue, shoot, kill or capture (other than trap) wildlife and
includes all lesser acts that disturb or worry wildlife whether or not they result
in taking. Hunting also includes all acts to assist another person in taking wildlife.
vehiclemeans every vehicle or device operated by any power other than muscle
power including but not limited to automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, tractors,
trailers, motorboats, snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles whether operated on
or off public highways.
Firearmis a firearm loaded through the muzzle, shooting a single projectile
and having a minimum bore of .44 inch.
Highwaymeans any road maintained by a state, county or town. A private road
is one maintained by a person or corporation.
a firearm with a barrel length of at least 16 inches with rifling in the barrel
that uses metallic cartridges.
a firearm with a barrel length of at least 18 inches that uses shells that are
nonmetallic except for the base.
takemeans to pursue, shoot, hunt, kill, capture, trap, snare or net wildlife
and gameand all lesser acts that disturb or worry wildlifeor to place
or use any net or other device commonly used to take wildlife.
trapmeans to take, kill or capture wildlife with traps, deadfalls and other
devices commonly used to take wildlife, including the shooting or killing of lawfully
trapped animals. It also includes all related activities such as placing, setting,
staking or checking traps or assisting another person with these activities.
It is illegal to take or hunt wildlife:
while in or on a motor vehicle (except
by the holder of a Non Ambulatory Hunter Permit).
with the aid of a vehicle's
on or from any public road.
with any firearm equipped with a
with any firearm which continues to fire as long as the trigger
is held back (an automatic firearm).
with any semi-automatic firearm with
a capacity to hold more than 6 rounds, except:
firearms using .22 or .17
caliber rimfire ammunition or,
firearms altered to reduce their capacity
to no more than 6 shells at one time in the magazine and chamber combined, or
autoloading pistols with a barrel length of less than eight inches.
with a spear.
with a bow equipped with any mechanical device which is attached
to the bow (other than the bowstring) for drawing, holding or releasing the bowstring
except for a physically disabled person in possession of a Handicapped Archer
Permit (compound bows are legal).
with a spear gun or crossbow except for
a physically disabled person in possession of a Modified Crossbow Permit.
with an arrow with an explosive head or shaft.
with any device designed or
intended to deliver drugs to an animal.
It is illegal
to hunt with the aid of bait, or over any baited area when hunting big game, upland
game birds, turkey or waterfowl.
It is illegal to hunt deer or bear with the aid of any artificial
light including laser sights.
You may use lights to observe deer and bear under the following conditions:
are not within 500 feet of a home or farm building, unless you have permission
from the owner or lessee.
While in or on a motor vehicle and operating a
light and no person has a firearm or bow unless:
the firearm is taken down
or the bow is unstrung, or
the firearm is securely fastened in a case, or
the firearm is locked in the trunk of the vehicle, or
the firearm is
For information on hunting furbearers at night, see the Small
Game and Furbearer Regulations.
Possession of Firearms
the open season for deer, it is illegal to:
shotgun shells loaded with slug or ball, unless holding a valid license or permit
to take deer or bear, or
possess a rifle larger than a .22 rimfire (muzzleloading
rifles excepted) in areas where rifles are banned for taking deer.
County and on Long Island it is illegal to use any rifle for hunting, or to carry
In the Northern
Zone it is illegal to carry a rifle larger than .22 rimfire or a shotgun loaded
with slug, ball or buckshot afield if accompanied by a dog, except when coyote
hunting under permit from the local Environmental Conservation Officer.
of handguns in New York State requires a NYS Pistol Permit. New York does not
recognize permits issued by other states.
A person may not transport or possess a shotgun or rifle in
or on a motor vehicle unless the firearm is unloaded in both chamber and magazine.
A loaded firearm may be carried or possessed in a motorboat while legally hunting
migratory game birds.
of Firearms and Bows
It is illegal to discharge a firearm or bow:
that the load or arrow passes over any part of a public highway,
feet of any school, playground, or an occupied factory or church,
500 feet of a dwelling, farm building or structure in occupation or use unless
you own it, lease it, are an immediate member of the family, an employee, or have
the owner's consent.
You may hunt waterfowl over water within 500 feet of
a dwelling, public structure, livestock, or person as long as none of these are
in the line of fire and within 500 feet of you.
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THE POSITION OF NEW YORK STATE CORRECTION OFFICER:
must be 21 years of age on or before the date of their appointment
Correction Officer positions are located throughout New York State
in various facilities of the NYS Department of Correctional Services.
As a Correction Officer, under the direct supervision of a higher-ranking
officer, you would be responsible for the custody and security,
as well as the safety and well-being of criminal offenders in State
Correctional Facilities and Correctional Camps. You would supervise
the movement and activities of inmates; make periodic rounds of
assigned areas; conduct searches for contraband; maintain order
within the facility; and prepare reports as necessary. You would
advise inmates on the rules and regulations governing the operation
of the facility and assist them in resolving problems. You would
have a high degree of responsibility for your actions and decisions.
You may also be required to carry firearms in the performance of
certain duties and to perform other related work as required.
The majority of jobs in the New York State Department of Correctional
Services are filled by Correction Officers, who are required to
pass a written Civil Service exam and undergo extensive medical,
psychological, and background checks. Correction Officer positions
are located throughout New York State in various facilities of the
Department of Correctional Services. Correction Officers are responsible
for the custody and security as well as the safety and well being,
of criminal offenders in State Correctional Facilities.
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State Sportsman Education Program
Course Requirements for Licenses:
All Hunting and Bowhunting Licenses--To qualify for any license
to hunt (with firearms or bows), the applicant must present either:
(1) proof that he or she successfully completed an approved hunter
education course; or (2) proof that he or she previously held a
Bowhunting--In addition to the requirements for all hunters, to
qualify to hunt deer or bear with bow and arrow, the applicant must
present either: (1) proof that he or she successfully completed
an approved bowhunter education course; (Note: Approved courses
are International Bowhunters Education Program Courses or an equivalent
course. If in doubt, call toll free - 1-888-HUNT-ED2.) or (2) proof
that he or she previously held a New York State bowhunting license
or stamp issued in 1980 or later
Waterfowl Hunting--Requires a small game hunting license and a Federal
Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp. Only the basic hunter education course
(see requirements for all hunters) is required for the license,
but a Waterfowl Hunter Education course is required to hunt waterfowl
on some special hunting areas.
Trapping--To qualify for any license to trap, the applicant must
present either: (1) proof that he or she successfully completed
an approved course in responsible trapping practices; or (2) proof
that he or she previously held a trapping license
Hunter Education: required for all hunting licenses, including bow
and arrow. Covers basic firearms handling and outdoor skills plus
hunting techniques. Minimum course time: 10 hours. Minimum age for
course: 11 years. (Minimum age for a license is 12 years.)
Bowhunter Education: required to hunt deer and bear with bow and
arrow. Teaches the things that make bowhunting a special challenge,
making you a more successful hunter. Minimum course time: 8 hours.
Minimum age for course: 11 years. Note: you must be 14 years of
age to hunt big game with bow and arrow.
Trapper Education: required for all new trappers. Covers how to
trap responsibly, avoiding unwanted species. Teaches students how
to treat pelts to produce marketable furs. Minimum course time:
8 hours. No age limit.
Waterfowl Hunter Education: required for some special hunting areas.
This course helps you identify ducks, geese and other waterfowl
on the wing. Minimum course time: 3 hours. No age limits.
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York State Department of Commerce |
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