Aldo Leopold(1887 – 1948)“Examine each question in terms of what is ethically and aesthetically right, as well as what is economically expedient.”
Leopold - influential in the development of modern environmental ethics and the movement for wilderness conservation - emphasized biodiversity and ecology. He is considered to be a founder of the science of wildlife management.
Chuck Parker - NYSCC President – “Managing public lands to the exclusion of 99% of the stakeholders is neither environmentally responsible nor economically expedient.”
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The 2014-15 NYS Budget had made the crossbows a legal hunting implement once again in New York State.
The budget language will allow crossbow use for all small game and any big game season that includes firearms. We will also have crossbow use in the last 14 days of the Southern Zone and the last 10 days of the Northern Zone early archery seasons. In addition, the archery set back is changed to 150' for archery and 250' for crossbows. Unfortunately, Suffolk and Westchester counties are once again eliminated from the crossbow inclusion.
April 1st Albany Rally, Sportsmen We Needed to be there and were estimated 5 - 6,000 strong
Under our First Amendment, the right of Freedom of Assembly and Freedom of Association is recognized as a human right, a political right and a civil liberty. Yesterday, April 1st in defense of the 2nd Amendment and
In Opposition of New York’s SAFE ACT,
SCOPE and the many different groups and different individuals expressed their grievances and concerns in peaceful assembly in Albany.
Congratulations to SCOPE for a job well run and well done.
NYSCC 2014 Spring Meeting
is April 26th
Place: Herkimer County Community College
It will be a lot more than your average meeting.
Read April's Grass Roots News for more information
On January 15th 2014, another phase of the NY Safe Act begins.
One thing that will affect everyone is you will be required to have a background check every time you purchase ammunition, So if you buy a box of shells for someone else it is a "straw purchase" and you are breaking the law. This is just one of the many changes that are about to happen. Now is not the time to sit back and see what happens. Be informed, support the groups that are taking the lead to repeal this injustice. Take the time to write and call when asked. Click on the below items for more information
Whatever measuring tool you use, Hunting Fishing and Trapping is significant in New York. We are in the top 10 nationally when it comes to participation, money spent, economic impact, and other factors.
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