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Parts 1.11, 1.18 and 1.31, Sections 11-0303, 11-0903 and 11-0907 - Deer and Bear Hunting

This rulemaking is necessary to revise regulations governing deer hunting seasons, issuance and use of deer hunting tags, and hunting black bear.

Comments will be accepted from May 11, 2016 through June 24, 2016.

Send comments to:
Jeremy Hurst
NYSDEC
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 1233-4754

or email comments to: Proposed Rulemaking Parts 1.11, 1.18 and 1.31, Sections 11-0303, 11-0903 and 110907 - Deer and Bear Hunting

Part 6 Sections 6.2 and 6.3 - Fisher Trapping Seasons and Bag Limits and General Trapping Regulations for Furbearers - Amended

This rulemaking is necessary to revise existing fisher seasons, establish a new season in central / western New York, update and clarify general trapping regulations.

Comments will be accepted from May 11, 2016 through June 10, 2016.

Send comments to:
Michael Schiavone
NYSDEC
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 1233-4754

or email comments to: Proposed Rulemaking Part 6 Sections 6.2 and 6.3 - Fisher trapping seasons and bag limits and general trapping regulations for furbearers

Part 1, Section 180.3 - Big Bore Air Rifles

This rulemaking is necessary to allow big bore air rifles as legal implements for hunting big game.

Comments will be accepted from December 23, 2015 through February 8, 2016.

Send comments to:
Joe Racette
NYSDEC
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 1233-4754

or email comments to: Proposed Rulemaking Part 1, Section 180 - Big Bore Air Rifles

Part 183, Sections 183.1, 183.2 and 183.4 - License Issuing Officers & Part 184, Sections 184.3, 184.4 and 184.6 - Wildlife Rehabilitators

This rulemaking is necessary to establish qualifications for License Issuing Agents and Wildlife Rehabilitators.

  • Text of Proposed Regulation - Underlines contained in the text of the express terms denote new material. Brackets [ ] indicate material to be deleted.

Comments will be accepted from August 26, 2015 through November 24, 2015.

Send comments to:
Joseph Therrien
NYSDEC
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233

or email comments to: Proposed Rulemaking Part 183, Sections 183.1, 183.2, and 183.4 - License Issuing Officers & Part 184 Sections 184.3, 184.4 and 184.6 - Wildlife Rehabilitators

Recently Adopted Regulations

Part 1, Section 1.40 - Hunting Wild Turkey

This rulemaking is necessary to amend wild turkey hunting regulations to revise the fall hunting season structure (season zones, season length, bag limit).

  • Text of Adopted Regulation - Underlines contained in the text of the express terms denote new material. Brackets [ ] indicate material to be deleted.

Adopted on July 22, 2015. Effective July 22, 2015.

Part 1, Sections 1.11 and 1.30 - Deer Hunting Seasons and Deer Management Assistance Permits

This rulemaking is to establish, or authorize the department to establish by regulation, certain basic wildlife management tools, including the setting of open areas, and restrictions on methods of take and possession.

  • Text of Adopted Regulation - Underlines contained in the text of the express terms denote new material. Brackets [ ] indicate material to be deleted.

Adopted on August 5, 2015. Effective August 5, 2015.

Part 10 Sections 10.1, 10.2, 10.3 and 10.4 - Sportfishing and Associated Activities

This rulemaking is to amend and update the Department of Environmental Conservation's (department) general regulations governing sportfishing.

  • Text of Adopted Regulation - Underlines contained in the text of the express terms denote new material. Brackets [ ] indicate material to be deleted.

Adopted on January 6, 2016. Effective January 6, 2016


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