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2016 Public Meetings on Deer Management

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DEC will be providing a "New York Deer Management Update" the evenings of May 10 and May 12, 2016. Both nights will have the same content, and you may participate on either night by connecting online from the comfort of your home or by joining DEC staff at locations throughout the state.

The event is intended to inform NYS deer hunters and the public about current issues in deer management and to set the stage for updating DEC's Management Plan for White-tailed Deer in New York State. DEC will provide an overview of NY's deer management program, outline progress on current deer program activities including a brief explanation of DEC's recent decision to encourage hunters to voluntarily pass up young bucks, and discuss current management priorities including urban-suburban deer over abundance, reducing deer impacts on forests, and other issues.

The presentation will be simulcast online and to a number of meeting venues where participants will have opportunity to meet their regional DEC deer biologist. After the presentation, DEC staff will be available online and in-person to answer questions and discuss public concerns about deer management.

Join us On-line!

The following links leave DEC's website

May 10: 7:00pm - 8:30pm (participants may connect a few minutes before 7:00)

Click NYSDEC Deer Management - May 10 to connect (online viewing facilitated by Cornell University). If necessary, the Event Number is 647 722 854, and the Event Password is NYSDECMay10.

May 12: 7:00pm - 8:30pm (participants may connect a few minutes before 7:00)

Click NYSDEC Deer Management - May 12 to connect (online viewing facilitated by Cornell University). If necessary, the Event Number is 643 448 827, and the Event Password is NYSDECMay12.

Note: A high-speed internet connection such as LAN, DSL, satellite, or cable is needed to view the webinars. Phone modems cannot effectively transmit data.

Join us In-Person!

May 10: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Albany County, Albany - NYSDEC Central Office, 625 Broadway, Room 129A (directions on DEC's website)
Columbia County, Hudson - Columbia-Greene Community College, 4400 Route 23, Arts Center Theater (directions on CGCC's website)
Dutchess County, LaGrangeville - Arlington High School, 1157 Route 55, cafeteria A
Erie County, Orchard Park - Erie County Community College, 4041 Southwestern Blvd., South Campus Building 5, Lecture Hall 5101 (directions on the ECC website)
Franklin County, Paul Smiths - Paul Smiths Visitor's Center, 8023 State Route 30 (directions on Paul Smith's Visitor Interpretive Center website)
Jefferson County, Watertown - Jefferson Community College, Jules Center, Room 6-002 (directions on the University of Jefferson website)
Monroe County, West Henrietta - Burger Middle School, 639 Erie Station Rd., auditorium
Onondaga County, Syracuse - Syracuse Center of Excellence, 727 E Washington St., Room 203 (directions on Syracuse COE's website)
Orange County, Middletown - SUNY Orange, Middletown Campus, 10 East Conkling Avenue, Rowley Center for Science and Engineering, Forum Rm. 010 (directions on the SUNY Orange website)
Otsego County, Oneonta - SUNY Oneonta, 108 Ravine Parkway, Hunt Union Ballroom (directions on the SUNY Oneonta website)
Suffolk County, Stony Brook - NYSDEC Region 1 Office, 50 Circle Road, SUNY Stony Brook Campus, Room 02AB (directions on the SUNY Stony Brook website)

May 12: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Albany County, Albany - NYSDEC Central Office, 625 Broadway, Room 129A (directions on DEC's website)
Cattaraugus County, Olean - Jamestown Community College, Cattaraugus County Campus, 260 North Union St., Library and Liberal Arts Center, Room 308 (directions on the JCC website)
Cortland County, Homer - Homer Junior High School, 58 Clinton St., auditorium (PENDING)
Nassau County, Farmingdale - Farmingdale Public Library, 116 Merritts Road, Room D
Oneida County, Utica - SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Kunsela Hall Auditorium (directions on SUNY Polytechnic Institute website)
Saratoga County, Ballston Spa - Cornell Cooperative Extension, 50 West High St.
Steuben County, Hammondsport - Hammondsport Central School, 8272 Main St., auditorium
St. Lawrence County, Canton - SUNY Canton, 34 Cornell Drive, Wicks Hall, Room 102; park in Lot #5 (directions on SUNY Canton's website)
Ulster County, New Paltz - NYSDEC Region 3 Office, 21 South Putt Corners Rd., Conf. Rms 126 A and B (directions on DEC's website)


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