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.”
NYSCC Comments on the 2014 State of the State Address
“We are certainly hopeful that Governor Cuomo’s latest initiatives to promote New York’s outdoor resources are successful. The New York State Conservation Council has advocated on behalf of the state’s sporting community for expanded access to these resources. Hunting, fishing and trapping make an important contribution to the state’s economy; “more than $9.2 billion” a year. It is encouraging to hear the Governor recognize that contribution. We remain hopeful that in the coming months the initiatives the Governor presented in his state of the state come to fruition. Most importantly, we hope that hunters and anglers throughout the state are afforded equal and fair access to the state’s great resources.”
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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