DEC Calls Caledonia Hunter Shooting ‘Accidental’

NYLON – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) said that hunting-related shooting fatalities within the past week in Caledonia and Sandy Creek, NY were accidental and preventable. A press release from DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos said that DEC Environmental Conservation Officers (ECOs) are currently investigating two hunting-related shooting fatalities that occurred within the past week, calling both 'accidental … [Read more...]

Female Hunter Killed in Caledonia Shooting

UPDATE: DEC Calls Caledonia Hunter Shooting ‘Accidental’ CALEDONIA — The Livingston County Sheriff's Office confirms that the woman shot in an apparent Sunday hunting accident has died. According to Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, the woman passed away at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dougherty said that the middle-aged woman was with a hunting party of five people when she sustained a gunshot wound to the abdomen at about 4 p.m. No charges are … [Read more...]

Woman Shot by Caledonia Hunter

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UPDATE: DEC Calls Caledonia Hunter Shooting ‘Accidental’ CALEDONIA — The Livingston County Sheriff's Office confirms that a woman was shot in a hunting accident on River Road in Caledonia on Sunday. Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty confirmed to our news partner News10NBC that a person was shot, and that the person is female. The accident occurred at about 4 p.m. The incident is currently under investigation. Check back to … [Read more...]

Doe Permits Still Available to Livingston County Hunters

NYLON – There is still time for deer hunters to pick up unclaimed Deer Management Permits (DMP's). The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced in a a press release that remaining Deer Management Permits (DMPs) in several Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) will be available to hunters beginning Nov. 1, 2016. "Populations are above desired levels in all of the units with leftover DMPs," said the DEC in their … [Read more...]

Drought Makes for Dry Duck Hunting on Conesus Lake

CONESUS — The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) says that this year's extreme drought might make for a hard duck hunting season on Conesus Lake. According to a press release from the DEC, the drought that began in late spring has caused western New York's wetlands to lose substantial water, and in some cases to dry up completely. "In Livingston County, Conesus Inlet Wildlife Management Area water levels are lower than normal, … [Read more...]

Early Bow Season Opens Oct. 1 in Livingston County

LIVINGSTON COUNTY — New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced that early bowhunting seasons for deer in New York State will be starting soon. According to a press release from the DEC, early bow season for deer and bear begins in the Southern Zone on Oct. 1 and continues through Nov 18. "Hunting opportunities in New York have never been better and the start of hunting season is an … [Read more...]

NYS Opens Northern Livingston County to More Bear and Buck Hunting

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced that it will be legal for hunters to shoot bears during the Columbus Day Youth Hunt and shoot antlered deer during the entire bow and muzzleloading season. Besides the expanded opportunity to take bears, New York State has rescinded the law prohibiting the shooting of antlered deer during parts of the bow and muzzleloader seasons. This hunting … [Read more...]

Bull’s Eye! Rifle Hunting Now Permanent in Livingston County

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – After a two-year trial period with two of the safest hunting seasons on record, big game hunting with centerfire rifles is now legal indefinitely in Livingston County. According to a press release from Senator Catharine Young, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the bill into law. “Sportsmen play an important role in our local economy by supporting small businesses. I thank Governor Cuomo for recognizing the significance of … [Read more...]

Livingston County Rifle Hunting Bill Heads to Governor for Final Approval

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The New York State Senate and now the New York State Assembly have both approved a bill that would permanently make hunting with centerfire rifles legal in Livingston County. According to a press release from NYS Assemblyman Bill Nojay, the bill making rifle hunting for deer and bear in Livingston County passed the state Assembly by a vote of 82-10. The bill will soon go to Governor Andrew Cuomo, who can sign it into … [Read more...]

Senate Passes Livingston County Rifle Hunting Bill

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The NYS Senate has passed a bill that would permanently approve use of centerfire rifles to take deer and bear in Livingston County. According to a press release from Senator Catharine Young and Senator Patrick Gallivan, Oct. 1, 2016 marks the end of a two-year trial period for rifle hunting. "Sportsmen are an invaluable booster to our economy, and for many, is a way of life," said Senator Young. "Our sportsmen support … [Read more...]