Please Be Safe this Hunting Season from the GeneseeSun.com

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Today, thousands are finally taking their guns afield after months of anticipation and preparation. Fortunately, hunting accidents are rare. However, it's worth remembering that last year, three people died in hunting-related accidents in Livingston County. One hunter fell from a West Sparta tree stand on opening day and another hunter suffered a fatal medical problem in Springwater later in the season. In Caledonia, … [Read more...]

NYS Asks Hunters to Pass On Young Bucks this Gun Season

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is asking hunters to hold off shooting young bucks this hunting season. According to a press release from the DEC, the regular deer and bear firearms season is Nov. 18 to Dec. 10. Commissioner Basil Seggos is encouraging hunters to 'be safe, enjoy the natural beauty of the environment, and consider passing up shots on young bucks.' "New York has some of the best … [Read more...]

Hunter Asks for License Back after Killing Sister in Law in Caledonia

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Rochester man who pled guilty to a felony for a fatal Caledonia hunting accident late last year is on a mission to get his hunting privileges back. John Lander, 51, asked Judge Robert Wiggins if he could have his hunting license back now that he has pled guilty to felony Criminally Negligent Homicide and been sentenced to 4 months of weekends with work release eligibility and a Conditional Discharge requiring a … [Read more...]

Livingston County’s Duck Season to Open 6 Days Later than Last Year’s

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation's annual announcement of waterfowl hunting dates says that the 2017-2018 duck season will open within a week of opening day last year. According to a press release from the DEC, the duck season for the western region of New York State, which includes Livingston County, opens Oct. 28. The opening date in 2016-2017 was Oct. 22. “New York takes great pride in using the best … [Read more...]

DEC’s Hunting and Fishing App Aims to Streamline Harvest Reports

LIVINGSTON COUNTY — The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation has announced an update to the official New York Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife App that will allow sports license holders to report game harvests from their smartphones while afield. According to a press release from the DEC, the mobile app is available free of charge and provides users with up-to-date fish and wildlife news, detailed hunting and fishing season information, … [Read more...]

DEC Reminds Hunters of Safety Rules After Caledonia Shooting Conviction

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation released a reminder to hunters to respect firearm safety rules following the April 4 conviction of hunter John Lander for Criminally Negligent Homicide. A press release from the Livingston County District Attorney's Office reiterated that John Lander, 50, pled guilty to felony Criminally Negligent Homicide and agreed to serve 4 months of weekends in jail for shooting and … [Read more...]

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...]