Establishes the open season for hunting coyotes as October 1 through May 31.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to establishing the open season for hunting coyote
PURPOSE: Establishes the open season for hunting coyotes as October 1 through May 31.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends paragraph 0 of subdivision 2 of section 11-0905 of the environmental conservation law to extend the open hunting season of coyote from October 1 through May 31.
Section 2 This act shall take effect immediately.
EXISTING LAW: Currently the coyote hunting season is October 1 through March 28.
JUSTIFICATION: Concerns have been raised that the deer and other wildlife populations in Essex County and other areas of the state suffers from severe depredation during the winter months from coyotes attacking, chasing or worrying deer and other wildlife.
The coyote population has ballooned and over-population exists which further endangers and harasses landowner's pets and farm animals in addition to the deer, rabbit, turkey, grouse and other small game population.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.7249 2010 03/25/10 REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2486 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 24, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sen. LITTLE -- 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 establishing the open season for hunting coyote THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph o of subdivision 2 of section 11-0905 of the environmental conservation law, as amended by chapter 911 of the laws of 1990, is amended to read as follows: o. Coyote
[Fixed annually Fixed annually by regulation]by regulation FROM OCTOBER 1 THROUGH MAY 31 S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07961-01-1