From the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation - DEC Announces Early Bear Hunting Seasons to Begin
Bear Hunting Seasons Begin September 6 in Portions of Southeastern New York and September 13 in Northern New York
Albany, New York - Under Governor Cuomo's NY Open for Fishing and Hunting Initiative, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens today announced that the new 2014 early bear hunting seasons open at sunrise on Saturday, September 6, in portions of New York's southern zone and Saturday, September 13, in the northern zone.
"Early black bear hunting seasons are an important tool for managers to control bear populations, and beginning Saturday, hunters will have a new opportunity to pursue bears in portions of the Catskills and western Hudson Valley," said Commissioner Martens. "Opening these early seasons demonstrates Governor Cuomo's commitment to increasing hunting opportunities here in New York State for sportsmen and women."
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