Expands the yearling buck protection program to include that portion of wildlife management unit 7P in the county of Chenango.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to expanding the yearling buck protection program to include additional wildlife management units
PURPOSE: To expand the yearling buck (Whitetail Deer) protection program, currently undertaken in parts of Sullivan, Ulster, and Orange Counties, to Wildlife Management Units 7M and 7P, in Broome, Chenango, Cortland, and Madison Counties.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Provides that taking of antlered deer shall be prohibited in WMU 7M and 7P, except when an antlered deer is taken with at least one antler with at least three points; each point must be at least one inch measured from the main antler beam.
JUSTIFICATION: This will protect the majority of yearling bucks, 1.5 year old bucks with their first set of antlers, in the Broome, Chenango, Cortland, and Madison County areas from harvest. This allows them to get older which means hunters see more bucks and harvest larger bucks.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New legislation.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4806 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE April 24, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. LIBOUS -- 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 expanding the yearling buck protection program to include additional wildlife management units THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 11-0914 of the environmental conservation law, as added by chapter 486 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows: 3. Wildlife management units. These restrictions shall only apply to WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT UNITS 7M AND 7P, AND that portion of wildlife management unit 3A south and west of state route twenty-eight. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10544-01-3