S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
I N S E N A T E
March 15, 2010
Introduced by Sen. BONACIC -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
-- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
and recommitted to said committee
AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to
establishing the yearling buck protection program
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a
new section 11-0914 to read as follows:
S 11-0914. YEARLING BUCK PROTECTION PROGRAM.
1. DEFINITIONS. A. AN "ANTLERED DEER" IS DEFINED AS A DEER WITH AT
LEAST ONE ANTLER MEASURING THREE INCHES OR MORE IN LENGTH.
B. "WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT UNIT" MEANS WILDLIFE REGIONS AS DEMARCATED BY
THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION.
2. RESTRICTIONS AND APPLICATION. A. ANY PERSON WHO HUNTS OR TAKES DEER
UNDER A VALID PERMIT OR LICENSE DURING THE BOWHUNTING, REGULAR AND
MUZZLELOADING DEER SEASONS IS RESTRICTED TO THE HUNTING OR TAKING OF
DEER WITH AT LEAST ONE ANTLER WITH AT LEAST THREE POINTS. EACH POINT
MUST BE AT LEAST ONE INCH LONG MEASURED FROM THE MAIN ANTLER BEAM.
B. THIS PROGRAM APPLIES TO ALL PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LAND WITHIN THE
SPECIFIED WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT UNITS.
3. WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT UNITS. THESE RESTRICTIONS SHALL ONLY APPLY TO
WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT UNITS 3C, 3H, 3J, 3K, AND THAT PORTION OF UNIT 3A
SOUTH AND WEST OF STATE ROUTE TWENTY-EIGHT.
4. EXEMPTIONS FROM REQUIREMENTS. HUNTERS UNDER THE AGE OF SEVENTEEN
ARE EXEMPT FROM THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION AND MAY TAKE ANY DEER
WITH AN ANTLER OR ANTLERS MEASURING THREE INCHES OR MORE IN LENGTH.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.