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NY State bans feeding deer

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People intentionally feeding white-tailed deer cause unnatural concentrations near the food source, which can lead to ecological damage, damage to property, and an increased risk of transmitting disease between deer.
DEC recently adopted a new regulation to provide a clearer definition of what does and does not constitute illegal feeding of deer or moose. All intentional feeding of deer or moose is prohibited, except for cutting trees and brush for wildlife, growing foods for wildlife or agricultural crops, or activities conducted under permits issued by DEC for research and management purposes. Distributing foods or food products (fruits, vegetables, grains, minerals, powders, liquids) to attract and feed deer or moose is otherwise prohibited statewide and at all times of year.
The regulation clarifies that incidental feeding, such as attracting deer or moose to a bird feeder, will only be considered a violation if DEC has previously issued a written warning to the person responsible for the incidental feeding. This will allow nuisance situations to be appropriately addressed without limiting bird feeding in general.
The regulation also prohibits the sale of retail products packaged for sale as food or edible attractants for wild deer unless the products carry a label clearly stating that such use is illegal in New York.
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wonder how many other states will follow and how many states have something like that in place already? how will they find if people are doing it . are they going to search all properties or if they are there on another violation investigation. didn`t say anything in article on how they are going to handle that side of it. curious to see how they do it.
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wonder how many other states will follow and how many states have something like that in place already? how will they find if people are doing it . are they going to search all properties or if they are there on another violation investigation. didn`t say anything in article on how they are going to handle that side of it. curious to see how they do it.
Guarantee you that 98% of the bird feeders will get ignored despite them putting more grains and seeds on the ground than those feeding deer and moose place. We don't want to upset the birders or that industry but no problem significantly impacting another industry.
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Guarantee you that 98% of the bird feeders will get ignored despite them putting more grains and seeds on the ground than those feeding deer and moose place. We don't want to upset the birders or that industry but no problem significantly impacting another industry.
Like how sporting goods stores have an entire aisle or two devoted to the variously marketed deer baits? And devote the most shelf space all year right before hunting season? Because all those consumers are wildlife watchers? Oh but it must be reasonable that a consumer would buy their deer crack hundreds of miles from where its legal and transport it there. Yeah, that's probably it. The handful of bait sites I find every year on public land probably just showed up there. UFOs maybe? Who knows what goes on beyond posted signs? I'm all for less government interference generally, but the baiting/feeding situation has stunk way past the threshold of any reasonable smell test for years just on the basis of the regulations in place to protect fair chase. Just make it legal if we're gonna go along with that farce. Then CWD concerns come along and blow it out of the water.
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I'd like to see something like that implemented in PA. It might not stop the feeding of deer in all areas but it would slow it down and maybe slow the spread of CWD.
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But food plots are still ok, and bird feeders will get you in trouble. More idiot laws by idiot legislators.
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Somebody better tell deer they can't hang out together during rut season or socialize at night in fields! Deer bait is not going to stop them from doing what is natural
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wonder how many other states will follow and how many states have something like that in place already? how will they find if people are doing it . are they going to search all properties or if they are there on another violation investigation. didn`t say anything in article on how they are going to handle that side of it. curious to see how they do it.

they will track what you buy or sit outside the store, if they see you carrying certain items they will write down you license plate number, run it, get your address and check on it.
this past year i saw a wco parked outside F&S, just sitting in the truck on twp separate occasions, not saying he was doing this, but he was there during deer season.


i was there to check on some items but not to buy. i would never buy from there.

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wonder how many other states will follow and how many states have something like that in place already? how will they find if people are doing it . are they going to search all properties or if they are there on another violation investigation. didn`t say anything in article on how they are going to handle that side of it. curious to see how they do it.
They'll likely be looking for that when they come to search your property for any assault weapons, clips that hold more than 7 rounds, and sodas larger than 16 ounces. New York is always banning something, those people up there just have to much freedom.
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post #10 of 46 (permalink) Old 01-15-2020, 06:40 PM
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NY has had a deer feeding ban for years (I can go back to 2008). This new law is supposed to tighten things up, and clear up confusion. Time will tell.
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