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State adopts new rules for deer, bear hunting

Sep 02, 2021 4:45 am

MidHudson News is reporting the state Department of Environmental Conservation has adopted new rules for deer and bear hunting in New York. The rule changes include extending hunting hours and dress code requirements when afield to improve hunter safety. DEC announced the proposed changes in June, after adopting the updated State Deer Management Plan. The adopted changes include establishing a nine-day season for antler-less deer in mid-September (September 11 to 19, 2021); restoring an antler-less harvest during the early muzzleloader season; extending the hunting hours for deer and bear to include the full period of ambient light from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset; require anyone hunting big game with a firearm, or accompanying someone hunting big game with a firearm, to wear a solid or patterned fluorescent orange or fluorescent pink hat, vest, or jacket; and more. Read the full story at MidHudsonNews [dot] com.

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