DEC Adopts Changes for State Deer Hunting Regulations July 12, 2012 New York

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DEC Adopts Changes for State Deer Hunting Regulations July 12, 2012 New York, ReadMedia (press release)
The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has adopted rules affecting deer and bear hunting in New York, to implement certain aspects of the state's Five-Year Deer Management Plan, Commissioner Joe Martens announced today.... The full text of the adopted regulations is available atwww.dec.ny.gov/regulations/81317.html. To understand DEC's rationale for the adopted season changes, and to review DEC's assessment of public comments on this rulemaking, seewww.dec.ny.gov/docs/wildlife_pdf/deerregapc2012.pdf(144 KB). Also, the 2012 deer hunting seasons can be found atwww.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28605.htmland additional information about mandatory antler restrictions in New York is available atwww.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27663.html. DEC's Deer Management Plan (www.dec.ny.gov/docs/wildlife_pdf/deerplan2012.pdf, 2.6 MB) was the foundation for these regulation changes.


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