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Change coming Nov. 17 to NY game harvest reporting

From the New York Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources

-- Effective Nov.17, a new regulation extend New York's game harvest reporting deadline from 48 hours to 7 days.

Successful hunters of deer, bear and turkey are required to report their harvest through DEC's online reporting system at http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/8316.html. Click on the image to get started.

Hunters can also call (866)426-3778 or visit http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/8316.html for more information.

The reporting change is to increase flexibility for hunters to comply with the reporting requirement, particularly for hunters who hunt in remote areas that lack cell phone coverage or internet access or both.

Game harvest reporting is essential for proper management of deer, bear and turkeys. When hunters report their harvest, they perform a crucial step in the management process by providing data on when and where an animal was taken and estimates in the number of animals harvested each year throughout the State.

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