NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

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New York State

Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

Basil Seggos, Commissioner

Kathleen Moser, Deputy Commissioner for Natural Resources

Anthony Wilkinson, Director, Division of Fish and Wildlife

James Farquhar, Chief, Bureau of Wildlife

Michael Schiavone, Section Head, Game Management

Colleen J. O’Brien, Editor

How to contact us:

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

Game Management Section

625 Broadway

Albany, NY 12233-4754

Website: www.dec.ny.gov

Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Mission:

The mission of DEC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife is to serve the interests of current and future generations of New Yorkers by using our collective skills, in partnership with the public, to describe, understand, manage and perpetuate a healthy and diverse assemblage of fish, wildlife and ecosystems.

This guide is a summary that is intended for convenience only — for complete references, consult the New York State Environmental Conservation Law and Volume 6 of the Codes, Rules and Regulations of New York State. These are available at:


www.assembly.state.ny.us/leg/ (Environmental Conservation Law)

The advertisements contained herein offset the cost of this guide, are provided for informational purposes only, and do not constitute an endorsement by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

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