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DEC Has New Check Station For Opening Weekend

The Department of Environmental Conservation is hoping you'll help them monitor the big game in New York.  With the opening of gun season for deer and bear this weekend, they're opening a special check station in the Town of Avon.

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Want A Fish Fight? Trout Fish Now – Ag Matters

The trout season is winding down, but there are still fish to catch.  The Department of Environmental Conservation says the trout that remain will put up a fight.

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Deer Season Begins Today – Ag Matters

It's definitely fall, pumpkin flavors are in the air, hockey pre-season is here and bow hunting deer season opens today.  The Department of Environmental Conservation announce early bow season opens today in the Northern Region.

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Where Can You Hunt Pheasant in CNY? – Ag Matters

Funny that I was just having a conversation this weekend about pheasant hunting.  I didn't know you could even find them in New York, let alone Central new York.  The Department of Environmental Conservation releases about 30-thousand birds every year.

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Pesticide Collection Coming to New York in October – Ag Matters

The proper use and handling of pesticides goes beyond application. In fact disposing of the leftovers is probably a bigger pain. The Department of Environmental Conservation will help ease your pain with collection events in early October for Central and Upstate New York.

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Youth Goose and Pheasant Hunt Coming to Oneida County – Ag Matters

Department of Environmental Conservation will be hosting two hunting events for youth in Oneida County. The annual Goose Hunt and for the first time ever, a pheasant hunt, both are scheduled for the weekend of September 25 and 25.

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Go Behind The Scenes at the Salmon River Hatchery – Ag Matters

The cliche' "for young and old alike" really applies to the celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day at the Salmon River Hatchery outside of Altmar, NY in Oswego County. The 20th Annual Open House and Family Day is Saturday, September 24 from 9 to 4.

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Free Fishing Clinic Gets You Free New York State Fair Tickets

The NY Department of Environmental Conservation puts on fishing clinics throughout the year, but the one this Saturday is a little more special.  It gets you state fair tickets and a chance to meet some bass fishing pros, read more for details.

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DEC Proposing Changes to Freshwater Fishing Regulations

The NY Department of Environmental Conservation is proposing several changes to freshwater fishing regulations around the state.  The changes involve daily catch and size limits, use of gear and bait fish.

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If You Think You’re Hot, Try Being a Fish

As the heat and humidity turns the volume up to 11, we all begin to lag in performance. The same can be said of fish, especially cold water varieties like trout and salmon. The NY Department of Environmental Conservation is asking anglers to avoid some fishing spots because of heat stressed fish.

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2016-2017 Waterfowl Hunting Season

The NY Department of Environmental Conservation has released dates for the 2016-2017 hunting season for waterfowl.  Read more for dates and bag limits.

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Emerald Ash Borer Found In The City of Rome

DEC staff discovered the presence of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in Rome, NY as a result of the regular monitoring efforts to detect the beetle.

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