Fisher Permits & the Need for Carcasses

The DEC Bureau of Wildlife is reminding Trappers that a free special permit is required if you’re trapping Fisher and/or Marten this season.  The permit can be obtained by contacting your Regional Office listed below or via email at: wildlife@dec.ny.gov They’re also interested in female Fisher Carcasses.  If you would like to assist.  Here is some information on …

Read moreFisher Permits & the Need for Carcasses

DEC Releases Draft West of Hudson Management Plan for Public Review and Comment

Public Meeting Scheduled for Oct. 17 in New Paltz, Comments Accepted until Nov. 16 The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today the release of the Draft West of Hudson Unit Management Plan (UMP) for public review and comment. The UMP encompasses 7,990 acres in the towns of Warwick, New Windsor, Montgomery, …

Read moreDEC Releases Draft West of Hudson Management Plan for Public Review and Comment

DEC Environmental Conservation Police Officer Highlights

ECO Actions for Early to Mid-October New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Police Officers (ECOs) enforce the 71 Chapters of NY Environmental Conservation Law (ECL), protecting fish and wildlife and preserving environmental quality across New York. In 2017, the 301 ECOs across the state responded to 26,400 calls and issued 22,150 …

Read moreDEC Environmental Conservation Police Officer Highlights

DEC Announces Oct. 25 Start of Furbearer Trapping and Hunting Seasons

For Release: Thursday, October 25, 2018 Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today that furbearer trapping and hunting seasons begin soon in many parts of New York State. Trappers should note special permit requirements for fisher and marten trapping seasons. “Hunting, angling and trapping are proud traditions in New York that contribute …

Read moreDEC Announces Oct. 25 Start of Furbearer Trapping and Hunting Seasons