15 Nov '17, 3pm
Reminder for hunters to follow safety rules and report their harvest this #hunting season:
For Release: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 DEC Reminds Successful Hunters to TAKE IT, TAG IT, REPORT IT Reporting Harvest is Mandatory and Key Component of Proper Game Management DEC Encourages All Hunters to Follow Safety Rules This Season With several hunting seasons just days away from opening, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos is reminding hunters who take a deer, bear, or turkey to report their game harvest. In addition, hunters or trappers who take a bobcat, and trappers who take a fisher, marten, or otter must have the animal pelt-sealed by DEC staff. "Hunters and trappers play a crucial role in the management of game across the state," Commissioner Seggos said. "Information collected from harvest reports helps DEC track game species populations and ensures that hunting and trapping opportunities are sustainable for...