Senate Approves Bill To Allow Moose Hunting In New York
New York State Senate has passed a bill (S-93A) that would allow the hunting of moose in New York State. The legislation would amend the current environmental conservation laws to regulate moose hunting just like deer hunting.
“This legislation will allow the state to better manage the moose population and provide new opportunities for hunters in New York and neighboring states,” Gallivan said. “It will be up to the Department of Environmental Conservation to establish rules and regulations for the taking of moose.”
The legislation authorizes the DEC to establish a licensing process and determine the appropriate hunting season. At the moment, no season has been announced. The department would also set limits and licensing fees. Even though the bill was passed last year, it was not voted on. It was sent again to the Assembly for consideration.
DEC biologists have estimated New York’s moose population to be about 800, with most of them found in the Adirondack region. We will keep you updated on the progress of this bill.