News From Around NYS

New Angling Regulations On Lake George Allow Smelt Fishing By Hook & Line Only

DEC Press Release

Posted 8 months ago

The new regulations for smelt fishing in Lake George...

DEC: Genesee River Angler Diarists Wanted

DEC Press Release

Posted 8 months ago

The diarist program aims to record dates for trout and bass fishing trips on the Genesee River...

DEC Announces 2016 Bear Harvest Results

DEC Press Release

Posted 9 months ago

A summary of the Black Bear Harvest for 2016.

DEC Accepting Applications For Day-Old Pheasant Chick Program

DEC Press Release

Posted 9 months ago

The program is funded through the State Conservation Fund, which is supported by license fees paid by hunters, trappers, and anglers.

DEC Charges Delaware County Pair With Multiple Deer Poaching Related Violations

DEC Press Release

Posted 10 months ago

Two caught spotlighting deer and shooting from a vehicle. DEC buries them under a mountain of charges.

DEC Statement On Officer Shooting

DEC Press Release

Posted 11 months ago

DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos Statement on Shooting of Environmental Conservation Officer James Davey

DEC Seeks Assistance To Locate Black Bear Dens

DEC Press Release

Posted last year

Since female bears generally give birth in January or early February, a high-pitched squeal from the cubs may be audible if near a den.

Remaining Deer Management Permits Available For Hunters

Posted last year

Leftover DMPs exist in select WMUs

Early Opportunities For Big Game Hunting With Crossbows

DEC Press Release

Posted last year

Crossbows become an option for many after November 5.

Three Salmon Poachers Arrested After Early-Morning Chase

DEC Press Release

Posted last year

The trio racked up 32 voilations after being caught poaching salmon.

Lake Sturgeon Released Into The Genesee River

DEC Press Release

Posted last year

DEC has released 500 fingerling lake sturgeon into the Genesee River as part of an effort to restore a healthy population...

Youth Firearms Big Game Hunt Is This Weekend!

Posted last year

The annual Youth Big Game Hunt on Columbus Day weekend has expanded to include bear as well as deer.

Freshwater Fishing Regulations: Public Comment Period Extended

DEC Press Release

Posted last year

Public comment for the 2017 regulations run thrugh Nov 11.

DEC Announces Water Conservation Measures To Maintain Salmon River Flows

DEC Press Release

Posted last year

Drought Forces Temporary Closure of Lower Fly Section to Protect Salmon Run

DEC Hosts Free Youth Waterfowl And Pheasant Hunts

DEC Press Release

Posted last year

Youth Hunts for ages 12 through 17

St. Lawrence County Youth Waterfowl & Pheasant Hunt

DEC Press release

Posted last year

Offered to youth 12 through 15.

Important Info For WNY Duck Hunters

DEC Press Release

Posted last year

Special permits will be issued for the opening weekend of duck season to hunt waterfowl at two popular state-managed locations

Dates And Prizes Set For NYS Winter Classic

Press Release

Posted last year

This winter the statewide NYS Winter Classic Tournament will offer anglers an unprecedented prize pool during this 2-month long tournament...

DEC Announces New Deer And Bear Hunting Regulations

DEC Press Release

Posted last year

Among other things, some antlerless-only rules have been rescinded.

DEC Reopens Dunkirk Fishing Pier

DEC Press Release

Posted last year

The Dunkirk Fishing Pier is located in Dunkirk Harbor and provides exceptional, year-round fishing opportunities in an urban setting.