No firearms on SUNY ESF lands – Last week the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) released a statement alerting both big- and small-game hunters that hunting with firearms on their properties is no longer allowed, at least for the upcoming hunting seasons. When Governor Andrew Cuomo’s famed NY SAFE Act was hurried through the Legislature earlier this year he clearly stated that the package was not intended to affect hunters. He’s obviously been wrong about that, and although this latest development from SUNY ESF was actually unintentional, those who hunt two of these tracts of land in the Adirondacks will likely be frustrated. The announcement comes just before the Adirondack range early black bear season opens Saturday, Sept. 14.