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Sunday November 18, 2012
 
12:00 PM
http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/86991.html
Contact  Megan Gollwitzer
region9@gw.dec.state.ny.us

The annual deer and bear check station is back for opening big game season this weekend!

Route 16 (northbound) in Holland, Erie County, about one mile south of the Town of Holland

Saturday, November 17
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 18
12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Hunters are encouraged to bring their deer to the check station where DEC staff will determine deer age and collect other important biological and harvest information. With black bear season opening the same day as deer season again this year; staff will check harvested bears as well.

Participation is voluntary but appreciated and helps DEC gather valuable data necessary for assessing the status of the area’s big game population. Technicians from NYS Department of Health (DOH) will also be present at the check station to examine deer for ticks and collect samples to test for Lyme disease.

As in previous years, hunters wishing to donate their harvest to “Hunters Helping the Hungry” sponsored by the Venison Donation Coalition, may drop off a deer at the Holland check station during days of operation before 6 p.m.

DEC reminds hunters to be familiar with Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) regulations this year. Pennsylvania has been added to the list of CWD states.  Hunters may not bring back unprocessed deer or deer heads from any CWD state into New York.  For more information about CWD, please visit DEC’s website at http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/8325.html.

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