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Free Fishing Weekend in Central New York

Fishing without a license won't be illegal this coming weekend. The Department of Environmental Conservation holds the second of three free fishing weekends June 24 and 25.

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Grab the Lures, Bass Season Is Here

FrogFest is in the books, It's Father's Day weekend and the school year is in the final days. If that's not enough proof that the Frog Days of Summer are here, this should cement it. The Department of Environmental Conservation has fired the gun for the opening of bass season in New York.

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You Can See Tug Hill’s Inman Gulf This Weekend

There's little doubt we're home to some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. And when you get off the beaten path, it's nothing short of spectacular. The Department of Environmental Conservation is making Tug Hill's Inman Gulf more accessible beginning this weekend."

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Black Bears There’s Even an App For That

Technology knows no boundary. The Department of Environmental Conservation has come up with an App for Black Bears.

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Let the Tall Tales Begin 2017 Muskie Season Opens May 27

Expansion of the deadly Emerald Ash Borer is bringing more restrictions on moving wood in Central and Western New York.

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Restrictions on Moving Wood Expands in Central New York Due to Emerald Ash Borer

Expansion of the deadly Emerald Ash Borer is bringing more restrictions on moving wood in Central and Western New York.

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DEC Closes Wakely Mountain Trail

The Wakely Mountain trail is being closed because the condition of the fire tower has gotten much worse. So bad in fact that DEC officials are worried strong winds could topple the tower and possibly injure anyone in the area.

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New York DEC’s Got Wood

If you use wood for heat or firewood plays a role in your livelihood, The Department of Environmental Conservation has a deal for you.  But you're going to need a chainsaw, a way to transport it and make a bid.

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First Time Campers Can Camp for Free Gear Included

I'm known for saying, "it takes a lot of stuff" quite frequently. When it comes to camping, it really "takes a lot of stuff." So much stuff, that it discourages many people from even trying a night outdoors. The Department of Environmental Conservation will take care of the stuff part, by offering 1st time campers a free weekend with all the stuff included.

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Hunting and Fishing App
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Hunting and Fishing Yep There’s an App For That Too

Why back in my day there weren't 4-wheelers and ATV's.  You had to pack the deer out on your back.  True story, fast forward some years and The Department of Environmental Conservation even has an app for hunting and fishing.

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2017 Turkey Season Here’s What You Need to Know

The Department of Environmental Conservation is predicting a banner season for turkey hunting.  The season opens May 1, here's everything you need to know.

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Burn Ban In Effect In NYS

A lot of us have spring fever and are in a hurry to get our lawn looking good, but remember there's a burn ban in effect.

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