senate Bill S7508

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to long bow hunting seasons in the state

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May 15, 2014 referred to environmental conservation

S7508 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง11-0907, 11-0305, 11-0903 & 11-0931, En Con L

S7508 - Summary

Relates to long bow hunting seasons in the state; extends the season for long bow hunting in the southern zone; requires deer management regulations; permits localities to enact laws permitting the discharge of long bows within 150 feet of certain structures.

S7508 - Sponsor Memo

S7508 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7508

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 15, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GIPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to  deer
  management,  expanding longbow hunting season and authorizing towns to
  enact local laws relating to the discharge of longbows

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Section  11-0907 of the environmental conservation law is
amended by adding a new subdivision 11 to read as follows:
  11. DURING ANY SPECIAL MUZZLE-LOADING FIREARM OPEN SEASON  ESTABLISHED
PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION EIGHT OF THIS SECTION LONGBOW HUNTING SHALL ALSO
BE PERMITTED IN THE NORTHERN ZONE.
  S  2. Section 11-0305 of the environmental conservation law is amended
by adding a new subdivision 19 to read as follows:
  19. TO PREPARE OR CAUSE TO BE PREPARED A STATE  DEER  MANAGEMENT  PLAN
FOR  THE  WHITE-TAILED  DEER  (ODOCOILEUS  VIRGINIANUS). SAID PLAN SHALL
ESTABLISH GOALS AND METHODS FOR DEER MANAGEMENT AND POPULATION  CONTROL,
INCLUDING HUNTING REGULATIONS AND SHALL BE REEVALUATED AND UPDATED EVERY
FIVE  YEARS.  SUCH PLAN SHALL INCLUDE AN ANALYSIS OF CURRENT DEER DENSI-
TIES ON A REGIONAL BASIS AND ANALYZE WHETHER IT IS SCIENTIFICALLY APPRO-
PRIATE TO REDUCE THE DEER POPULATION TO BETWEEN TEN TO  TWENTY-FIVE  PER
SQUARE  MILE.  SUCH PLAN SHALL ALSO INCLUDE ANALYSIS OF THE ROLE OF DEER
IN THE SPREAD OF TICK-BORNE DISEASES AND OUTLINE METHODS FOR  DECREASING
THE TRANSMISSION OF TICK-BORNE DISEASE DUE TO DEER POPULATION.
  S  3.  Paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 11-0907 of the environ-
mental conservation law, as amended by section 14 of part EE of  chapter
55 of the laws of 2014, is amended to read as follows:
  a.  Regular  open  hunting seasons for deer are established separately
for the named regions or parts of regions, or named counties  listed  in
column one of the table set forth in this subdivision, and are specified
as  seasons  for  taking  by  pistol, rifle, shotgun or long bow, or for
taking by shotgun, crossbow or long bow only, or for taking by long  bow
only,  as  indicated  in column three entitled "Manner of Taking". Where
taking of big game by shotgun is permitted by this chapter such  shotgun

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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