ECOs Hunt and Catch Livonia Poacher Who Killed 3 Bucks

LIVONIA – A Conesus man pled guilty to illegally killing three deer and illegally using deer tags over several months of the hunting season. According to a press release from Livingston County District Attorney Greg McCaffrey, Matthew Feil, 33, admitted to illegally killing three bucks, illegally possessing deer tags from other hunters, improperly co-signing deer tags, improperly tagging deer, failing to tag deer, and illegally using a Big … [Read more...]

DEC Asks Hunters to Let Younger Bucks Pass

NYLON – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is asking hunters to voluntarily pass up shots at younger bucks as a management method to protect the long-term health of wild deer herds. According to a press release from the DEC, a multi-year study to guide buck management in New York State found deer hunters prefer to harvest older bucks and that further expanding mandatory antler restrictions is not warranted at this … [Read more...]