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Fish and Wildlife Regulatory Revisions

Proposed, Emergency, and Recently Adopted Regulations and Pre-proposals


6 NYCRR Part 182.5-Listing of Endangered, Threatened, and Special Concern Species

This pre-proposal is to revise the list of endangered, threatened, and special concern species. The public are invited to review the draft changes and the accompanying species status assessments.

Comment period is closed.

Proposed Regulations

How to Comment on Proposed Fish and Wildlife Regulations

6 NYCRR Part 182; ECL Sections 3-0301 and 11-0535-Clarifying determination of jurisdiction under the Endangered and Threatened Fish and Wildlife regulations.

This rulemaking improves the review of projects by removing some project types from the review process that are known not to cause harm and continues to protect threatened and endangered species.

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

Comments will be accepted through November 16, 2020.

Send to:

Dan Rosenblatt
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-4754

e-mail: Wildlife Regulations - Endangered Species Regulation -

6 NYCRR Part 1.11 - Amendment to Deer Hunting Seasons.

This rulemaking would establish a bow and muzzleloader deer hunting season in the Southern Zone during the Christmas and New Year holiday week.

Comments will be accepted until November 8, 2020.

Send to:

Jeremy Hurst
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway, 5th Fl.
Albany, NY 12233-4754
Telephone: (518) 402-8867

e-mail: Wildlife Regulations - Holiday Deer Hunt Proposal -

6 NYCRR Part 6.1 and 6.2 ECL Sections 11-0301, 11-0303, 11-1101 and 11-1103 - Amendments to New York State mink, muskrat, and beaver trapping season dates.

This rulemaking is to align existing mink, muskrat and beaver trapping season start dates and adjust the seasons to trapper-preferred dates.

Comment period is closed.

6 NYCRR Parts 151, 153, 170, 174, 182; ECL Sections 11-0535, 11-0535-a, 11-0536, 11-1707, 11-1728, 11-1901, 11-903, 11-1905, and 11-1907-Omnibus changes to 6NYCRR

This rulemaking brings regulations current with statutory changes and to improve application efficiency as part of the Governor's Lean initiative.

Comment period is closed.

6 NYCRR Part 180.1; ECL Section 11-0511-Animals dangerous to health or welfare.

This rulemaking is to expand the list of animals which pose a risk to health or welfare of the people of the state or indigenous fish and wildlife.

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

Comment period is closed.

Emergency Regulations

There are no current emergency regulations for the Division of Fish and Wildlife.

Recently Adopted Regulations

6 NYCRR Part 2.3 - Amendments to New York State migratory game bird hunting regulations.

This rulemaking is to bring New York State migratory game bird hunting regulations into compliance with Federal Code of Regulations.

Adopted on September 9, 2020 Effective on September 9, 2020.

6 NYCRR Part 1.31-Early bear hunting season in WMU 4W

Adopted April 29, 2020. Effective on April 29, 2020.

6 NYCRR Part 10 Section 11-0317-Amendments to Great Lakes sportfishery regulation in 6NYCRR Part 10

This rulemaking's proposed amendments are intended to improve high quality sportfisheries and associated economic benefits.

  • Text of Rule (PDF) - Underlines contained in the text denote new material. Brackets [ ] indicate material to be deleted.
  • Regulatory Impact Statement (PDF) - provides background and additional information.

Adopted on February 26, 2020. Effective on February 26, 2020.

6 NYCRR Part 186-Feeding of wild deer and moose, use of 4-PosterTM devices

Adopted on December 24, 2019. Effective on December 24, 2019.

6 NYCRR Part 189; ECL Sections 03-0301, 11-0325, and 11-1905-Chronic Wasting Disease

This rulemaking is to amend regulations to reduce risk of introductions of infectious material into New York.

Adopted on November 13, 2019. Effective on November 13, 2019.

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