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The United States District Court for the Western District of New York issued a preliminary injunction against the state of New York, stopping the state’s prohibition on firearms at houses of … more
Here are some happenings that occurred and some highlights that I reported in 2022:   January: Pennsylvania’s 2021 bear take report was announced, 3,612 were taken. This amounts to … more
The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis announced the Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account report stating the 2021 economic impact data for the outdoor recreation industry. The outdoor recreation … more
The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission at their meeting granted preliminary approval to amend regulations that would prohibit the operation of electric motors at greater than slow, no-wake speed … more
A new report released by the Council to Advance Hunting and the Shooting Sports and the Outdoor Foundation stated that hunting and target shooting participation has increased in the United States … more
Collisions between vehicles and animals, mostly deer, occur in the months of October, November and December. This is not a surprise to hunters who are aware of the whitetail deer runt and the hunting … more
Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department game wardens and biologists have released additional details on a bear attack on a woman in southern Vermont. Sarah Dietl age 43 reported that she was … more
In New York, the NYDEC calls their law enforcement Conservation Officers. In Pennsylvania, the Game Commission calls their law enforcement Game Wardens. They both are very similar for what they do. … more
The NY Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC) said genetic testing confirmed that a canid taken by a hunter in Otsego County, NY in 2021 was a wolf. DEC also said that just a few wolves and … more
This is the time of the year when black bears are on a mission to consume as much food as possible to build up their body fat reserves in preparation for winter and hibernation. It is also a time … more
Since 1999, the Venison Donation Coalition has distributed venison to help feed needy families across New York State. The Coalition will continue that mission in the future, but due to financial … more
A study taken recently by the Delaware River Basin Commission showed that microplastics are abundant throughout the entire river, and they’re also turning up in fish and other aquatic life. … more
Searching and finding evidence in cases of wildlife crimes is not easy and can be a tiresome and difficult process.   The Pennsylvania Game Commission has found a way to make locating crime … more
The Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (B.A.S.S.) has announced what they consider the 100 best bass fishing waters in the country. The St. Lawrence River in New York is ranked as the No. 1 best … more
In New York’s Southern Zone, the deer archery Bow season is October 1 to November 18. Crossbow will be November 5 to November 18. Late bow season for deer is December 12 to December 20 and then … more
Just received a press release from the New York State Jewish Gun Club of Rockland, NY that stated:   As the Jewish holidays approach, we are appalled that we will be unprotected while our … more
A coalition of outdoor groups is suing the state of California in Federal District Court in Sacramento challenging a recently past law banning the “marketing” of firearms to youths. … more
The NRA Annual Convention this year was held on Memorial Day weekend in Houston, Texas. 61,254 NRA members rallied to support their association and celebrate the Second Amendment freedom. This … more
The NRA Hunter’s Leadership Forum is pleased to announce the return of support for the Hunters for the Hungry (HFH) subsidy program.   A total of $60,000 has been committed to fund … more
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved the use of 15% ethanol (E-15) gasoline this summer. This move waives Clean Air Act rules, which normally prohibit sales of this smog-inducing … more
A U.S. government agency is changing the rules regarding importing nightcrawlers into the United States. The rules announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health … more
New York State Law Enforcement Civil Service exams are scheduled for the fall of this year. They include Environmental Conservation Officers, Forest Rangers and Park Police. The application … more
Alan Bright, a fishing fly-shop owner from Spruce Creek, Pennsylvania, noticed a strange looking plant in his backyard in early June. He didn’t know what it was, but curiosity about the … more
The Pennsylvania Game Commission recently sent out a press release about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).   Since July 1, 2021, the Pennsylvania Game Commission has collected more than 11,000 CWD … more
A Rockland County gun club is helping businesses prepare ahead of a new state gun law recently signed by Governor Hochul that is expected to take effect in September of this year. The New York … more
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