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Part 75: Hunting and Trapping On Fire Island National Seashore Cooperator Area

(Statutory authority: Environmental Conservation Law, § 11-0303, 11-0321)



§75.0 Introduction

The regulations governing hunting and trapping on the Fire Island National Seashore Cooperator Area in Suffolk County shall be as follows.

§75.1 Permits

A seasonal permit is required to hunt on the Fire Island National Seashore Cooperator Area. The permit may be obtained by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to either the Superintendent, Fire Island National Seashore, 8 West Main Street, P.O. Box 229, Patchogue, NY 11772 or the Regional Wildlife Manager, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 4175 Veterans Memorial Highway, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779, or by appearing in person at either office.

§75.2 Hunting

Hunting outside areas posted with "restricted area" or "parking area" signs is permitted in accordance with the following regulations:

(a) Hunting is permitted for cottontail rabbits and waterfowl only.

(b) Not more than three hunters shall hunt together in any one party.

(c) Not more than two dogs shall be used by any individual hunter or hunting party. All dogs shall be kept under control at all times.

(d) No target or promiscuous shooting is permitted on the area. No rifle or pistol shall be carried or used on the area.

(e) Any person hunting on the Fire Island National Seashore Cooperator Area shall, upon request, show any game taken to personnel of either the Fire Island National Seashore or the Department of Environmental Conservation.

§75.3 Trapping

Trapping will be permitted subject to written permission from the superintendent of the Fire Island National Seashore.

§75.4 General Provisions

(a) Hunters and trappers shall comply with all regulatory signs posted by the Department of Environmental Conservation on the area and shall not litter, build fires, damage or molest fences, gates, equipment or other property, damage or injure trees or plants, or hunt or shoot near or otherwise disturb persons who may be working on the area, or traverse the dune lines in areas where not specifically authorized.

(b) No person who is under the influence of intoxicants shall hunt or trap on the area, and no person shall possess or carry an intoxicant while hunting or trapping thereon.

(c) The department reserves the right to eject any person from the area for disorderly conduct, intoxication or any other behavior which endangers the general safety of persons on the area.

(d) All applicable provisions of the Environmental Conservation Law shall be in effect under this order. Also, the provisions of all Federal regulations applicable to the area shall be in effect.