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Register For A Hunter Safety Course

To become a licensed hunter, bowhunter, or trapper in NY, you’re required to attend and pass a free training course offered for free by the DEC.

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Be A Wildlife Rehabilitator Or Leashed Tracking Dog Handler

Interested in Falconry, Wildlife Rehabilitator, or Leashed Tracking Dog Handler? The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is holding licensing exams soon.

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Emerald Ash Borer Beetle (EAB) Quarantine Expanded In CNY

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Restricted Zones have been expanded by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and merged into a single Restricted Zone in an attempt to slow the spread of this invasive beetle.

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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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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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Warm Temperatures Cause Increased Avalanche Risk In Adirondacks

With lots of snow and warm temperatures, recreational enthusiasts visiting the High Peaks in the Adirondacks need to use caution and be prepared for avalanche conditions.

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How Do You Clean Up 10,000 Gallons Of Gasoline

The DEC say's the Utica Fire Department and the State Office Fire Prevention and Control did a fantastic job on the arterial clean up process where 10,000 gallons of gasoline spilled out of a wrecked tanker.

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Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) ~ An Invasive Beetle ~ Found In The City of Rome

DEC staff discovered the presence of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in Rome, NY as a result of the regular monitoring efforts to detect the beetle.

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Hunter Safety Course Now Includes A ‘Mandatory Homework Portion’

This year students are required to review course materials and complete a homework sheet before attending the classroom and field sessions for all Sportsman Education courses according to the DEC.

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Free Fishing In New York

If it says "free", then I'm all for it.  Although, I did buy a fishing license for the first time in some years.  But I think this is a great idea if you only fish occasionally, or maybe you're trying fishing for the first time.

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