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Saturday September 28, 2013
Contact  Randy Hough
NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-7016, (518) 402-9767,

The department has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and a Remedial Action Work Plan from Bridge Land Hudson, LLC for a site known as the 261 Hudson Street Development, site ID #C231084. This site is located in the City of New York, within the County of New York, and is located at 261 Hudson Street. Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than September 28, 2013.

Contact  Bureau of Wildlife

Note: A 2012-13 hunting license is needed to hunt on any Youth Day in September 2013.

Youth hunters, ages 12-15, must possess a junior hunting license and be accompanied by a licensed adult hunter. Only junior hunters are allowed to possess a firearm or harvest birds during the special youth hunt weekend.

See DEC's Pheasant Release Sites webpage for information on release sites in your area.

Contact  Bureau of Wildlife

Youth Days are additional days for Junior Hunters only. Young hunters, 12 to 15 years of age, possessing a junior hunting license may hunt ducks, coots, mergansers, Canada geese, and brant on 2 special days in each zone. Daily bag limits for ducks are the maximum allowed during the regular duck season, and 2 per day for Canada geese. Young hunters must be accompanied by a licensed (including current HIP registration and duck stamp) adult hunter, but the adult may not shoot any birds unless the respective regular season is open. Note: A 2012-13 hunting license is needed to hunt on any Youth Day in September 2013.

9:00 AM
Contact  Region 1 Headquarters
(631) 789-2480 r1info@gw.dec.state.ny.us

On Saturday, September 28, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will celebrate the 42nd Annual National Hunting and Fishing Day, in collaboration with the Suffolk Alliance of Sportsmen at DEC’s Hunter Check Station in Ridge (Suffolk County).

DEC’s Check Station is ¼ mile west of Wm. Floyd Pkwy/CR46, ¼ mile north of Route 25.

From LIE exit 68: Wm Floyd Pkwy/CR46, North to Rte 25. West on Rte 25, ¼ mile to Randall Road (Gas Station). Turn right (North) onto Randall. Go ¼ mile to entry, on left.

From Sunrise Hwy: Wm. Floyd Pkwy north. Then, follow same directions as from LIE.

Enjoy a day of exhibits and demonstrations including: free kids’ fishing derby with prizes, Rough Riders Cavalry Troop re-enactment; archery demonstrations and lessons for children; bait and fly casting demos; black powder demos; decoy displays; hunting and retrieving dog demos; falconry exercises, horse show, taxidermy display; trapping display.

Representatives from the Central Pine Barrens Commission, Suffolk County Parks Department, Suffolk County Sheriff’s Dept., national, state and county federations, as well as numerous clubs and exhibitors will be in attendance. Free entertainment including kids’ fishing derby with prizes, pumpkins and face painting.

Contact  Salmon River Hatchery

The 18th annual Salmon River Open House and Family Day will be held in conjunction with the celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day.  The Salmon River Hatchery is located on County Rt. 22 in Altmar, NY and admission is free

There will be activities, seminars and demonstrations throughout the day geared for learning and fun. Salmon River Corridor outdoor recreational opportunities will be highlighted in each program.  Activities, programs and demonstrations will be geared towards hands-on activities for youth and children.

10:00 AM
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Kick off the fall season by spending a day in the woods. Enjoy crafts for kids, live animals, hands-on activities, food, live music by Mama Earth and more! See http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/68006.html for more information. No registration required for this event.

Contact  Randy Nemecek
2:00 PM
Contact  5rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Join us for a presentation by well-known Capital Region bird experts and avid shutterbugs Scott Stoner and Denise Hackert-Stoner as we open their eye-popping photography exhibition entitled, “The Seasons of Five Rivers” in celebration of National Public Lands Day. From flowing streams to tranquil ponds, from fields to woods to bird feeders, Five Rivers’ varied habitats draw abundant wildlife to its 500 acres. Along with 225 bird species, Five Rivers has turtles, frogs and mammals, plus a wide variety of flowers—a veritable feast for the naturalist in all seasons. The award-winning nature photography of Scott and Denise, founders of “Naturelogues,” has been exhibited in many galleries throughout New York’s Capital Region. Their work has appeared in numerous publications, including Birder’s World, New York State Conservationist and the recently released, New York Wildlife Viewing Guide. Please call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 for more information. This program is free and open to the public.

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