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New York Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts 2024 Sportsman-Legislator Breakfast

Why It Matters: The New York Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, in partnership with the New York Sportsmen’s Advisory Council (NYSAC) and the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF), hosted their Aannual Sportsman-Legislator breakfast to discuss policies that will protect and promote the Empire State’s deep rooted outdoor heritage. Events such as the New York Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus’ breakfast are …

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Sporting Industry Pens Letter of Support for Mentored Youth Hunting in New York

Why It Matters: Mentored youth hunting programs are crucial for introducing the next generation of sportsmen and women into the outdoors, and language such as what’s included in Governor Hochul’s proposed budget has the potential to leave a legacy of opportunities for New York’s youth hunters. The State’s Pilot Program, which allowed counties to opt-in …

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Second Year of Empire-Sized Success for New York’s Mentored Hunting Pilot Program

Why It Matters: Beginning during the 2021-22 hunting season, a pilot program was implemented in New York, allowing counties to authorize mentored deer hunting for 12 and 13-year-olds. The overwhelming acceptance of this program brings New York’s hunting age in line with most other states in the country. The success of that first year was …

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It May Be Winter But Legislatures Are Heating Up Across the Northeast

Why It Matters: With the new year kicked off, legislatures across the nation are gearing up for busy sessions in the months ahead. Your contacts at the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation are hard at work tracking policies relevant to hunting, fishing, recreational shooting, and trapping, and will continue to operate alongside the pertinent sportsmen’s caucuses within …

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New York Sportsmen’s Advisory Council Successful in Garnering Mid-December Vetoes

Highlights: In early December, the New York Sportsmen’s Advisory Council (NYSAC) submitted two veto requests to New York Governor Kathy Hochul for Senate Bill 6510 (S. 6510) and Assembly Bill 9895 (A. 9895). S. 6510 would have allowed counties and municipalities to opt out of a prescribed hunting season. A. 9895 would have prohibited the harvesting of …

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Furbearer Trapping: An Important Sporting Pursuit and Wildlife Management Tool

Why It Matters: Trapping is unique in that it is used in many facets of wildlife management, from population control to human-wildlife conflict resolution, to data collection. Modern restraining traps have been particularly critical in conservation efforts by allowing state agencies to capture and relocate endangered species. The regulations developed by state agencies for trapping …

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Pheasant Season Opening in Several Northeastern States – How Non-Native Species Can Benefit Ecosystems and the Economy

Why It Matters: State fish and wildlife agencies are instrumental in setting the frameworks that result in the successful conservation and management of a state’s fish, wildlife, and their habitats. Sportsmen and women (including hunters, anglers, recreational shooters, and trappers) have played a crucial role in funding conservation efforts in the United States for over …

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