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For Release: Tuesday, November 16, 2021

DEC Advises Deer Hunters of Temporary Closure of Carncross Road to Howland Island at Northern Montezuma Wildlife Management Area

Closure May Extend through Early Firearm Hunting Season Start Date Nov. 20

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today advised that flood-stage water in the Seneca River has resulted in the temporary closure of Carncross Road, which provides the only vehicle access to Howland Island in the town of Savannah, Wayne County. Deer hunters are advised that this closure may extend through the early part of the Southern Zone firearm season, which begins Nov. 20.

Currently, non-motorized access to Howland Island is available via the bridge on Howland Island Road in Port Byron or by crossing the Seneca River by watercraft.

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