WASHINGTONVILLE – Assemblyman Colin Schmitt (R, New Windsor) Co-chair of the Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, has provided input on the development of the State Department of Environmental Conservation’s new Deer Management Plan. The plan is a set of directives designed to enforce laws and...
Be nice if they opened up more land to hunt. Also be nice if in certain areas they extended the season. I’m in 9A and there is essentially no public hunting land and tons of deer. They hand out roughly 20,000 doe tags and I think 5-10% get filled. That’s a problem they need to address. Deer get killed by cars all the time. Bow hunting in parks should be allowed as well as gun in a few parks where it’s safe.
No lack of puplic land upstate and I think it's high time to put the brakes on doe tags . I'd gamble most people do not report their kills . Everyone I talk to here in cny have the same story,,, the least deer sightings in a very long time.
Everyone should read the plan. There will most likely be things in it that most here disagree with, like the extended season is for bow/muzzleloader not rifle/shotgun. From what I have heard many of the State wildlife biologists are not happy with the plan.
It is 80 pages long so make plans to read it if you are going to.