State hunter education courses available now

State hunter education courses available now – All new hunters or trappers planning to go afield this upcoming season must first complete a mandatory hunter or trapper education course, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is reminding people. Previously licensed hunters who plan to hunt out of state should also have their sportsman education certificates or previous licenses in hand as proof that they have completed the required course. All states accept New York’s hunter education course but states differ on what is required as proof of completion. Sporting licenses went on sale Aug....

September brings sportspeople minds on hunting seasons

September brings sportspeople minds on hunting seasons – Even though September offers some of the best fishing of the year, many sportsmen and women will be turning their attention to area woods and fields in the coming month.  Among the hunting seasons opening up in September are Canada goose, squirrel, bear, ruffed grouse, and deer. Since the new license year begins on Oct. 1, hunters are reminded that they need a current 2011-12 license in order to hunt before Oct....

Are New York City’s Gun Laws the Next Target?

Are New York City’s Gun Laws the Next Target? – After two Supreme Court decisions clarifying the right to bear arms, many thought New York state and city gun restrictions would be the next target. So far, challenges have been few and...

Call to Stiffen Laws Worries Town Built by Guns

Call to Stiffen Laws Worries Town Built by Guns – This is the town that Remington built. Almost 200 years ago, a young man named Eliphalet Remington Jr. forged his first rifle barrel at his father’s ironworks here in the Mohawk Valley. These days, the Remington Arms factory in this village, midway between Albany and Syracuse, is one of the few large manufacturers still prospering in a part of upstate New York that was once filled with them. But now residents of Ilion, a community whose history and economy are indelibly linked to one of America’s more celebrated gunmakers, are starting to worry about Remington’s...

Buchwald, Castelli Clash on Guns and Crime

Buchwald, Castelli Clash on Guns and Crime – The race for the 93rd state Assembly District got contentious over the weekend, as Democratic challenger David Buchwald assailed Republican incumbent Robert Castelli over past votes on gun...

Guns Take Center Stage In Golden V. Gounardes Campaign

Guns Take Center Stage In Golden V. Gounardes Campaign – State Senator Marty Golden’s most recent gun bill has received early support from Mayor Bloomberg, as the issue takes center stage in the campaign to keep his seat.  Golden plans to stiffen penalties against people who plant “community guns” – weapons hidden in locations for use by gang members and other...
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