New York

The Empire State provides some of the most beautiful forests that the United States has to offer in addition to numerous waterways, including two of the Great Lakes. With about 61% of New York’s land area covered in forests, The Empire State is widely considered a haven in the sportsmen’s community with a plethora of opportunities at their disposal. Iconic species that call New York home are whitetail deer, wild turkeys, black bears, various waterfowl, and many more.


New York State Caucus Fact Sheet

Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus

Representative Andrew Garbarino
Representative Nick LaLota
Representative Mike Lawler
Representative Eilse Stefanik
Representative Claudia Tenney

New York Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Leadership

Senator Joseph Griffo
Assembly Member Aileen Gunther
Assembly Member Robert Smullen

News Alerts

Feb 05 2024 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...

Nov 20 2023 The Ongoing Effort to Expand Crossbow Use in the Empire State

Why It Matters: Currently in New York, a crossbow is classified as a firearm...

May 01 2023 Lead Ammunition Ban Clears New York Assembly

Why It Matters: Limitations on the use of lead ammunition while hunting must be...

Apr 03 2023 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...

Mar 27 2023 The Long-Awaited Return of New York’s Sportsman-Legislator Breakfast

Why It Matters: As New York wraps up its budget-setting portion of the year,...

Feb 21 2023 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...

Jan 17 2023 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...

Jan 09 2023 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...

Nov 07 2022 Furbearer Trapping: An Important Sporting Pursuit and Wildlife Management Tool

Why It Matters: Trapping is unique in that it is used in many facets...

Oct 03 2022 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...

Jul 18 2022 New York Sportsmen’s Advisory Council Holds Board and Officer Elections

Contact: Joe Mullin, Manager, Northeastern StatesWhy it Matters: The New York Sportsmen’s Advisory Council...

Mar 28 2022 Department Issues Favorable Recommendations on CSF-Led Youth Hunting Initiative

Contact: Joe Mullin, Northeastern States ManagerWhy it Matters: Dedicated efforts spearheaded by CSF, the...

Dec 06 2021 New York Caucus Co-Chair Calls for Action or Removal of Gaming Commissioners Over Online Raffle Regulations

Contact: Nick Lewis, Mid-Atlantic States CoordinatorHighlightsWhy it Matters: Hunting, fishing, and other conservation organizations...

Nov 22 2021 New York Sportsmen’s Groups Unite to Oppose County Opt-Out Regulations

Contact: Nick Lewis, Mid-Atlantic States CoordinatorHighlightsWhy it Matters: The New York State Department of...

Aug 30 2021 Excitement Builds for Fall Hunting Season: Resounding Support for New York’s Junior Hunting Program

Contact: Nick Lewis, Mid-Atlantic States CoordinatorHighlightsWhy it Matters:  Throughout the year, the Congressional Sportsmen’s...

Jul 12 2021 New York Sportsmen’s Advisory Council Elects New Leadership, Begins Preparing for 2022 at Annual Board Meeting

Contact: Nick Lewis, Mid-Atlantic States CoordinatorHighlights:Why it Matters: The New York Sportsmen’s Advisory Council...

Apr 19 2021 Expanding Access to Hunting for New York Youth: A Joint Statement from the Co-Chairs of the NY Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus

As Co-Chairs of the bipartisan and bicameral New York Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, State Senator...

Feb 08 2021 New York Caucus Co-Chairs Advocate for Lowering the Hunting Age and Expanding Crossbow Use

Contact: Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern States and States Program AdministratorEstablishing a universal hunting...

Jan 11 2021 New York Considers the Next Decade of Deer Management

Contact: Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern States and States Program Team AdministratorThe New York...

Nov 02 2020 525 Acres Transferred to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Contact: Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern States and States Program AdministratorOn October 24, the...

Aug 31 2020 Pro-Sportsmen’s Bills Championed by Caucus Members are Signed into Law in New York

Contact: Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern States and States Program AdministratorOn August 24, 2020,...

Jul 13 2020 New York: Caucus Advisory Council Hosts Annual Board Meeting, Elects New Leaders

Contact: Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern States & States Program AdministratorOn Tuesday, July 7,...

Apr 20 2020 New York: Caucus Co-Chairs Efforts Key in Reopening Boat Ramps and Marinas

Contact: Brent Miller, Northeastern States Senior Director, States Program Team AdministratorOn Friday, April 17,...

Apr 20 2020 Northeast: States Move to Authorize Internet-Only Hunter Education During COVID-19 Pandemic

Contact: Brent Miller, Northeastern States Senior Director, States Program Team AdministratorRecently, both New York...

Mar 09 2020 New York: ACTION ALERT – Hunting Contest and Lead Ammo Ban Scheduled for Floor Action this Week

Contact: Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern States & States Program AdministratorTwo anti-hunting bills have...

Mar 02 2020 New York: Caucus Driven National Hunting and Fishing Day Resolution Adopted by Senate

Contact: Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern States and States Program AdministratorOn February 25 the New...

Feb 10 2020 New York: CSF Delivers Presentation at 4-H Shooting Sports Conference

Contact: Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern States and States Program AdministratorOn February 1, the Congressional Sportsmen’s...

Feb 03 2020 New York: Caucus’ Annual Sportsman-Legislator Breakfast Sets the Stage for Increased Engagement in 2020 and Beyond

Contact: Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern States and States Program AdministratorOn Wednesday, January 29, Congressional Sportsmen’s...

Dec 23 2019 New York: Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Adds Fourth Co-Chair in Preparation for 2020 Legislative Session

Contact: Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern States and States Program DirectorIn preparation for the...

Dec 09 2019 New York: State Increases Punishment for Fish and Wildlife Violators

Contact: Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern StatesOn November 20, pro-sportsmen legislation introduced by New...

Oct 28 2019 New York: Hunting Under the Influence and Recreational Angling Bills Enacted

Contact: Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern StatesOn October 23, the Governor of New York signed...

May 06 2019 New York: Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts Annual Sportsman-Legislator Breakfast

Contact: Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern StatesOn May 1, the New York Legislative Sportsmen’s...

Feb 11 2019 New York: Cervid Importation Ban Extended Through 2023 Over Chronic Wasting Disease Concerns

By Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern StatesAs of January 30, the previously existing ban...

Aug 10 2018 Northeast: CSF Hosts Policy Forum on Recruitment, Retention, and Reactivation

By Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern StatesOn August 5, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF)...

May 25 2018 New York: Final Chronic Wasting Disease Risk Minimization Plan Released

By Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern StatesOn May 16, the New York State Department...

May 17 2018 New York: Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts Annual Sportsman-Legislator Breakfast

By Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern StatesOn May 16, the New York Legislative Sportsmen’s...

May 17 2018 New York: Sportsmen’s Caucus Members Survey their Constituents on Key Hunting Issues

By Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern StatesRecently, two members of the New York Legislative...

Mar 16 2018 New York: Caucus Hosts Sportsmen’s Day at the Capitol

By Brent Miller, Northeastern States Senior DirectorOn March 6, the bipartisan and bicameral New...

May 11 2017 New York: Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts Annual Sportsman-Legislator Breakfast

On May 3, the New York Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus hosted its Annual Sportsman-Legislator Breakfast,...

Mar 30 2017 New York: Caucus Hosts Sportsmen’s Day at the Capitol

On March 22, the bipartisan and bicameral New York Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus hosted Sportsmen’s...

Aug 11 2016 American Wildlife Conservation Partners Meet to Discuss Vision for Wildlife

This week, representatives from organizations within the American Wildlife Conservation Partners (AWCP), a collaboration...

Jun 02 2016 New York Sportsmen’s Day at the Capitol

On May 25, the New York Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus hosted Sportsmen’s Day at the...

Mar 10 2016 New York: Annual Sportsman-Legislator Breakfast

On March 1, the New York Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus hosted its annual Sportsman-Legislator Breakfast....

Apr 30 2015 New York Sportsmen’s Caucus Annual Breakfast

On April 23, the bipartisan and bicameral New York Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus hosted its...

Apr 03 2014 New York: Crossbow Use Approved for Hunting

On Tuesday, April 1, 2014, the New York 2014-2015 approved budget – which the...

Mar 06 2014 New York: Sportsmen’s Caucus Breakfast

On Wednesday, February 26, the New York Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus held it's first event...

May 29 2013 New York: CSF Testifies on Crossbows

On Wednesday, May 22, CSF’s Northeastern States Manager, Brent Miller, testified at a legislative...

Apr 12 2013 LEGISLATIVE ALERT: Crossbow Bill to Receive Hearing in New York

April 12, 2013 (Washington, DC) - On Tuesday, April 16 at 9:00 a.m., SB...

Mar 13 2013 New York – Breakfast Briefing on Sportsmen’s Economic Impact Report

On February 28, the New York Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus hosted a breakfast briefing for...

Dec 18 2012 New York: Governor Cuomo Vetoes AB 10583A, Protects Youth Hunt

On Monday, December 17, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, at the request of the...

Latest policy updates

Over the last decade, many states have expanded opportunities for archery hunters...

Defined as the distance from an occupied dwelling, public road, or city...

Many sportsmen and women depend on federal lands managed by agencies such...

Introduction Sunday hunting bans are one of the last remaining examples of...

Concerned about the uncertainty that 30x30 policies may pose for hunting and...

Introduction Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a progressive, fatal, degenerative neurological disease...

One important tool for protecting fish and wildlife habitat is a state-level...

Properly managed wildlife habitat is essential for supporting sustainable and healthy wildlife...

This term is used to describe a variety of conservation and management...

In most states, fish and wildlife agencies are the entities best equipped...

Misinformation on our hunting and angling traditions directed to impressionable students can...

Certain states have sought to restrict the importation of legally harvested game...

Preemption is the process where a higher level of government revokes the...

Knife industry and advocacy groups have successfully worked with the U.S. Congress...

The use of lead ammunition and lead tackle in hunting and angling...

Microstamping technology was developed with the goal of easier ballistics identification and...

During unprecedented and devastating crises, some governors, through emergency powers granted to...

Coming soon Introduction The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA)...

A standard capacity magazine generally means any detachable ammunition feeding device that...

Recent advances in technology, such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s), which can...

Encouraging sportsmen’s involvement in the political process is an important method for...

Several states have passed legislation that allows non-resident, full-time college students to...

The vast majority of states throughout the nation offer an online component...

Reports and Data

Jan 01 2022 New York: American System of Conservation Funding Fact Sheet

New York: American System of Conservation Funding Fact Sheet

Jan 01 2013 2013 Sportsmen's Economic Impact Report - New York

2013 Sportsmen’s Economic Impact Report - New York

Jan 01 2007 2006 Economic Impact Report — New York

New York sportsmen and women could fill Yankee Stadium nearly thirty-four times (1.9 million...

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