By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011 - 10:00 am
Above: DEP Deputy Commissioner Paul Rush at the Ashokan Reservoir this summer. Photo from the DEP, via Flickr. The relationship between the New York City Department of Environmental Protection and the upstate communities who live in its watershed is... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011 - 12:29 pm
Our correspondent Aaron Bennett reports this morning on a dozen signs that have appeared along Oliverea Road in the Big Indian/Oliverea Valley. The signs, which seem to have appeared today, announce that hunters have joined the Occupy Wall Street movement... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Nov. 14, 2011 - 12:42 pm
On Wednesday, November 9, 19-year-old Hancock resident Brett Sherburne died after suffering a head injury while hunting on land near his home, according to a press release from the New York State Police. The Binghamton Press and Sun-Bulletin has Sherburne... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 - 11:01 am
Antlers: Too small (top) and large enough to kill (bottom): DECThe New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is expanding its antler-restriction program for deer hunting into a larger portion of the Catskills, in a bid to allow more young... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011 - 10:12 am
Video: Part 1 of A Pickup Load of Pigs: The Feral Swine Pandemic, a three-part series produced by the Mississippi State University Extension Service. More from the series available here. Feral pigs are gaining a foothold in western Sullivan County and... Read more
By Jack McShane on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011 - 12:43 pm
Photo of Catskills forest by Flickr user Scott Dexter. Published under Creative Commons license. We're delighted to bring you the Field Notes column by Andes resident Jack McShane, who writes regularly about the green hills and hollows of the Catskills... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Jun. 22, 2011 - 1:44 pm
Photo of a fawn crossing a road in Delaware County last week by Jeremy Carden. Used with permission. Last week, New York State's Department of Environmental Conservation released a draft of its new Deer Management plan, a new set of hunting guidelines for... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, May. 2, 2011 - 10:27 am
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection has been a busy bee lately. On Friday, it announced that it is opening 6,600 acres of city-owned land for recreational use, and on Saturday, Adam Bosch at the Times Herald-Record wrote an article... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Apr. 29, 2011 - 5:32 pm
Hunters aren't a protected minority just because they carry guns, a state appeals court ruled yesterday in a case involving a Sullivan County hunter who allegedly shot another hunter in 2009.  The case involves a hunter named Robert Robar who, according... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Apr. 27, 2011 - 3:18 pm
Photo of a man wearing buckskins by Robert Lawton, via Wikimedia Commons. Have a few deer hides lying around? The Catskill Forest Association is hosting a two-day workshop on how to turn a raw deer hide into buckskin, a kind of soft leather akin to suede... Read more


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