DEC Investigates Buried ‘Solid Waste’ on Geneseo Property

GENESEO – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is investigating a possible illegal dumping site on Lakeville Groveland Road. According to the DEC, the investigation is focused on the illegal disposal of 'solid waste.' "We are investigating improper disposal of solid waste," said DEC Environmental Conservation Police Lieutenant Christopher Diddion. "We executed a search warrant at that property. It is an active … [Read more...]

DEC Puts a Line Out to Anglers for Fish Data

LIVINGSTON COUNTY — The DEC is seeking new participants for its Finger Lakes Volunteer Angler Diary Program for the 2017 open water fishing season. According to a press release from the DEC, the program's purpose is to collect data from fishing trips on New York's Finger Lakes and selected Lake Ontario embayments of DEC Regions 7 and 8, in order to help shape future fisheries' management decisions. "Fisheries' management in the Finger Lakes … [Read more...]

Turkey Season and Youth Hunt Fast Approaching

LIVINGSTON COUNTY — The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced May 1 as the opening date for spring turkey hunting season, as well as Apr. 22 and April 23 as the dates of the annual youth turkey hunting weekend. According to a press release from the DEC, the youth turkey hunt is open to youth hunters ages 12 to 15 possessing a hunting license and turkey permit throughout upstate New York. The DEC encourages … [Read more...]

DEC Warns Ice Anglers to Reel in their Shanties Early

NYLON – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) said that all ice fishing shanties must be removed to the warm winter and the forecasted early arrival of spring like conditions. According to a press release from the DEC, ice on bodies of water must be removed by March 15 or their owners can be ticketed and can face a maximum possible fine of $100. The DEC said that shanties that fall partially through the ice may … [Read more...]