DEC tries to reverse outdoor youth activities decline

Last week this column lamented on New York being the worst state in the nation at recruiting youths into the hunting fold, primarily due to the highest-in-the-nation minimum age to hunt or use a firearm. This month the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation submitted the following bills regarding Fish and Wildlife programs for introduction during the 2008 Legislative Session: Unfortunately, these bills must pass through our legislature, the majority of which is controlled by NYC-area politicians, who historically have been anti hunting and anti gun.




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