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You May Need a Bigger Buck Next Deer Season

Back in my day deer season was only 3 days long, twice a year.  If you saw a deer you better take it.  Now with the extended seasons, hunters are being more selective.  In the coming season, you may not have a choice if some proposed legislation gets approved. 

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New Fishing Regulations Take Effect April 1

There's the regular year, the fiscal year and the fishing year.  When it comes to angling, the year is April 1 through March 31.  Ahead of the new season, New York's Department of Environmental Conservation has released the 2017-2018 Regulations Guide.

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Madison County Leads State and Nation in Being Climate Smart

New York's Department of Environmental Conservation encourages counties to be climate smart.  Not only is Madison county heeding the advice, but they are even surpassing expectations.

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Did You Know Avalanches Occur in the Adirondacks

If you think about it, mountains with snow would always make avalanches a possibility. But it wasn't until the Department of Environmental Conservation issued some safety tips that the thought even entered my mind.  While avalanches are rare in our part of the world, there's been more than a few and even one fatality.  

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Winter Hiking Safety Tips After Hunter Mountain Rescues

Following two successful rescues this past weekend, the Department of Environmental Conservation is reminding us of the importance of safety when hiking in winter or for that matter, anytime of the year.  

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Prune in Winter? Are You Crazy?

It always seemed to start the biggest arguments between my parents, Dad and his pruning.  Now comes the Department of Environmental Conservation suggesting pruning during winter.  Why?

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Registration For DEC Summer Camps Opens January 25

It may be hard to think summer in mid-January.  But if you want to think about the kids taking part in Department of Environmental Conservation summer camps, you better. Registration opens January 25 and camps fill fast.

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Don’t Get Hooked By Fake Fishing and Hunting License Websites

The Department of Environmental Conservation is warning hunters to be wary of some websites that may offer misleading information when it comes to fishing and hunting licenses. 

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More New York Deer Taken in 2016 – Not Too Late To Get One

As the majority of the deer season concluded this past weekend, the Department of Environmental Conservation says 2016 surpassed last year in number of deer harvested.  If you didn't get yours, there's still some areas where the season is open.

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How Do You Clean Up 10,000 Gallons Of Gasoline

The DEC say's the Utica Fire Department and the State Office Fire Prevention and Control did a fantastic job on the arterial clean up process where 10,000 gallons of gasoline spilled out of a wrecked tanker.

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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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