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.... read more

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.... read more

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... read more

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In order to reach the most New Yorkers possible with voter information, we are asking that Twitter users use hashtag #nygunvote on all election-related tweets through the November 6 general... read more

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... read more

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... read more

Fighting Against Guns

Fighting Against Guns – As Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh, D-Manhattan, stood on the steps of City Hall with other lawmakers pushing for tougher gun control legislation, he did so knowing they were unlikely to get much support from Republicans.  But Kavanagh and others who presented during the August press conference said bipartisan support is the only way New York lawmakers are likely to pass tougher gun control... read more

Attorney General Eric Holder Sued on Fast and Furious

Attorney General Eric Holder Sued on Fast and Furious – The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, led by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., has filed a civil contempt of Congress lawsuit against Attorney General Eric Holder in an effort to enforce a subpoena to obtain internal Justice Department memos about the botched ATF Fast and Furious gun-trafficking... read more

Annual gun show highlights north country’s deep hunting roots

Annual gun show highlights north country’s deep hunting roots – When they hear about more gun restrictions pushed by the government, hunters in the north country who’ve been firing rifles since they were teenagers often have a strong gut reaction.  “The gun culture in rural areas is a part of who we are and what we do,” emphatically said Ron H. Kohstaedt of Canandaigua, who sold airsoft and bee-bee guns for youths Saturday at the 35th annual Clayton-1000 Islands Gun & Sportsman Show at Cerow... read more
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