Saturday, May 12, 2012

Oppose the proposed Antler Restrictions in NYS DEC Region 4

C/O Bryan Swift
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233

 Bryan Swift,

The Finger Lakes Conservation Council which whose members are the organized Sportsmen Federations of the 12 counties of Region 8.

Oppose the proposed Antler Restrictions in NYS DEC Region 4.

A motion was made to oppose the expansion of antler restrictions within New York State. We oppose the Idea that we will not have the Freedom to choose a buck that is legal under current law. Yes the area proposed is well east of our region, but as it is being imposed upon the Region 4 organized Sportsmen and women against their will, we feel it is a state wide matter, as the deer belong to all of us in NY State. The county federations opposed this regulation by a vote of five counties against, one for and one abstained. We do question are we next!

This regulation would make non-compliance a misdemeanor with a fine of $250 to $2,000 and up to 5 years revocation of hunting privileges and 1 year in jail.

As this is proposed by a small, well financed group that we feel are trophy hunters (although they profess to be protecting yearling bucks).

Your own Biologist has stated on numerous occasions, that the restrictions are biologically unnecessary.

We oppose the proposed expansion of Antler restrictions!

Glen A. Adams
Finger Lakes Conservation Council Inc.
14 Washington St.
LeRoy, NY 14482

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