N.Y.’s Urban Archers Deal With ‘Setback’

N.Y.’s urban archers deal with ‘setback’

By Steve Piatt Editor
Posted on September 20, 2012 – New York Outdoor News

Albany — Deer management – and deer hunting – in New York state has changed a great deal over the years as urban sprawl has created a patchwork landscape where hunting access continues to shrink.

It has made for huge challenges for DEC’s whitetail biologists as they attempt to maintain a balance between deer numbers and available habitat.

And, those wildlife biologists say, existing regulations haven’t helped either their management efforts or hunters seeking to harvest whitetails.

Specifically, the regulation prohibiting the discharge of a firearm, bow or crossbow within 500 feet of a dwelling without the consent of the owner has kept acres of land in urban areas off limits to hunters. Click here for the full story.

 

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