*VIDEOS OF INTEREST:
** NYS CONSERVATION FUND UPDATE 2/18/15
**2011 NATIONAL SURVEY OF FISHING, HUNTING, AND WILDLIFE-ASSOCIATED RECREATION
**REGIONAL CONSERVATION COUNCIL REPORTS
**NEW YORK STATE LICENSE FEE SCHEDULE
VIDEOS OF INTEREST:
*** 10 Songs Every Hunter and Angler Should Hear
*** Eagle Nest (Pennsylvania)
*** Eagle Nest (Minnesota)
***Gun Control in Australia
***Registering for confiscation http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca:80/video/featu...n/2081848359001
***How to Catch Worms With Walnuts
***Winter Fly Fishing for Steelhead
***Welcome to the Finger Lakes Museum
*** Bass Fishing Tip - Drop Shot
*** Animated Fishing Knots
*** Eagle Release - Virginia
*** Osprey Fishing
*** Crossbow 101 http://blog.syracuse.com/outdoors/2011/08/video_crossbow_101_with_outdoo.html
*** Game Warden (1955)
*** Feral Swine (1)
*** Feral Swine (2)
*** Feral Swine (3)
*** Air Skinning a Coyote
*** Charlton Heston's "A Torch With No Flame"
*** Bear Tagging/Canada/Rick Mercer
*** National Shooting Sports Foundation Free DVDs for Educators (View and Order)
***Pattern Your Turkey Gun
***Use of Turkey Decoys
*** Good News for Hunters
*** Brazilian "Ice Fishing"
*** Forest Invasive Species
*** NRA News: UN Doomsday Treaty With Ginny Simone
*** Ice Safety
*** UK/Australian Gun Bans - Could this happen to you?
*** Why Hunt?
*** The True Environmentalists
*** Problem Coyote Control - Kentucky (Part 1 of Series)
*** 10 Second Perch Cleaning
*** The Elk that got away
*** YouTube video on Seneca Co. Depot white deer.
"DEFENDING FAVORITE PLACES - How Hunters and Anglers Can Stop the Spread
of Invasive Species"
*** NYSDEC "DEC TV Goes Live" (short clips on outdoor recreation
opportunities found around the state)
*** NYSDEC "Watchable Wildlife"
Jeff Kirik story on Blue Pike
*** Have a drink of sherry and bag a turkey ...
Sharpen up your shooting skills
*** Skeet Shooting
*NYS CONSERVATION FUND UPDATE 2/18/15
*2011 NATIONAL SURVEY OF FISHING, HUNTING, AND WILDLIFE-ASSOCIATED RECREATION
*REGIONAL CONSERVATION COUNCIL REPORTS
*NEW YORK STATE LICENSE FEE SCHEDULE
CONSERVATION FUND ADVISORY BOARD SUMMARY FOR 2/18/15 Meeting:
- Access projects will be going back to the Regions for stakeholder input. More and smaller projects expected. We, in Region 6, look to be in good shape since all of our projects were completed. I have already submitted a list to CFAB, Dep. Commissioner and at the Regional F&WMB (I have attached that list again).
-NY Works 4 appears to be in the new budget. More hatchery work is to be included in this budget as well. The roof at the Altmar Hatchery is out for bids and is expected to be completed by 9/1. All 16 of the new hatchery trucks are in and they are getting outfitted with tanks and electronics now. One is completed while the rest are expected to be in service by 4/1. Congrats to DEC on these issues.
- Gov. is proposing an ADK invasive program. There are a great number of concerns over creating another bureaucracy. I expressed my concern again regarding the fact that the DEC over regulates and under educates. I again urged a DVD to be distributed to the schools to make the kids that are out during the summer aware.
- I proposed a resolution in favor of the proposed Habitat Account that would hire 18 new access people primarily for
FWMA. For every Conservation dollar we will get three federal dollars. Region 6 would get a Biologist, Forester and
Forest Tech. The concern that I have had is that the DEC funding will come from up to 1.5 mil from the Lifetime license fund and Habitat stamp account. We currently get about 2.5 mil/yr. into the lifetime trust account (exclusive of earned interest which is deposited into the main account). My concern is that the amounts not increase and that there is a cap after this year of taking no more than 50% of the revenues generated the prior year. If a spike should go one way or the
other, I do not want to dip into other LL funds. A lengthy discussion was held on this topic particularly relating to the Habitat stamp and making it mandatory. I would appreciate feedback on this!
- I brought up the Dove hunting issue as well. DEC is in favor of this, as have been the majority of the upstate Counties, Sporting groups etc. The problem is getting legislative support for this from the Assembly.
- A discussion was held with Commissioner Moser regarding a recent push by some to get the 30 camps removed from the Danzer Forestland. We brought up the Heritage aspect of long term Camps on conservation easement lands and the importance of keeping these in a historical context as well as practical and economic impacts. DEC is in the process of
developing a Regulatory process to address amending CE. It is expected to have those Regs out in the next three
- The ACCELA system is still working on it’ contractual obligations. There is a 2.0 version coming out on 6/1 and we will see what happens. Wal-Mart will be unable to issue licenses unless they complete their upgrades (they are still on windows 98). $1.6mil has been spent from the Conservation Fund on the new system, but we are getting reimbursed in the upcoming budget. System updates were previewed and it looks to be much more user friendly with only one screen that you keep going thru vs in and out of the system.
- The new license panel will be a pea green color. Valeron will be less “slippery”, less gloss and a bit thinner. It should feed thru the printers much easier and eliminate the printing issues we had last year… We hope…..
-Freshwater Regs should be implemented this year. There were a large number of small Regs proposed. (Mostly individual lakes). I had the objection to the overall 12-2 limit.
-Melissa Bailey spoke about the National Archery in the Schools Program. About 60 schools already in NY and growing! March 7th is the State Championship @ Rome Free Academy. Great stuff! If your local HS is not involved and they want to get into the program. Contact Melissa @ email@example.com. Also Explore Bowhunting at www.archerytrade.org.
There are some great things out there for our kids. Lots of funding for the equipment as well. Some great stuff for the Hunter Safety Program as well!
-DLE indicated that hunting accidents tracked with last year with one fatality (squirrel hunting in Rush) Monroe County. Only 23 total injury cases making it overall one of the safest years yet. Interestingly, all 15 of the property damage incidents were not knowing your target and beyond! Also we are hoping for an Academy but will not be able to get one until the end of the year or 1/1/16. There are 1356 on the current list but DEC will need to get the approval first then go
thru all of the background, medical, agility, interviews etc.…. Currently there are 65 vacancies and another 35 are eligible to retire now. Last class had 32 ECOs and 18 Rangers…..
- We will continue to be pushing our legislative priorities!
Region 6, CFAB Rep
2011 NATIONAL SURVEY OF FISHING, HUNTING, AND WILDLIFE-ASSOCIATED RECREATION
*** U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - 2011 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation - National Overview - Issued August 2012
*** U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - 2011 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation - State Overview – Issued September 2012
REGIONAL CONSERVATION COUNCIL REPORTS:
*** Region 7
*** Region 8
Finger Lakes Conservation Council (Region 8)Meeting Minutes
*** Region 9
Western NY Environmental Federation
(For Meeting Minutes go to http://www.eriectyfsc.org/minutes/WNYEF/)
NEW YORK STATE LICENSE FEE SCHEDULE:
Resident Licenses, Privileges and Stamps:
License / Permit Type Fee
**Fishing (16 - 69) $25.00
Fishing (0 - 15 No License Required)
Fishing (Sr. - 70+) $5.00
Fishing (Blind) Free
Fishing (One Day) $5.00
Fishing (Seven Day) $12.00
**Hunting (16 - 69) $22.00
Hunting (Sr. - 70+) $5.00
Hunting (Junior 12 - 15) $5.00
Deer Management Permit $10.00
Deer Management Permit (With Life-time License) Free
Bow Hunting (16 - 69) $15.00
Bow Hunting (Sr. 70+) Free
Bow Hunting (Jr. 12 - 15) $4.00
Muzzleloading (14 - 69) $15.00
Muzzleloading (Sr. 70+) Free
Turkey Permit $10.00
**Trapping (16 - 69) $20.00
Trapping (Sr. 70+) $5.00
Trapping (Jr. -15) $5.00
|Combined privileges of hunting license, fishing license and turkey permit, which includes hunting big game and small game (including turkey), and fishing for freshwater fish species and baitfish.
|Hunt big game and small game during their appropriate seasons.
|Hunt big game (deer and bear) only with a bow during the special bowhunting season.
|Set traps for species during their appropriate season.
|Hunt big game (deer and bear) with a muzzleloading firearm during the special muzzleloading season.
|Catch freshwater fish species during appropriate seasons
License / Permit Type Fee
Fishing (One Day) $10.00
Fishing (Seven Day) $28.00
**Hunting (Small & Big Game) $100.00
Bow Hunting $30.00
Turkey Permit $20.00
NYS Sportsman's Licenses are available for purchase directly from the DEC website. Buy yours here today.