November 26, 2022

N.Y. Adopts Bear Management Plan, Includes Possible Use of Baiting, Hounding and Trapping

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The state of New York adopted a 10-year black bear management plan that leaves the options open for hunting and harvesting bears using hounds, baiting and trapping.

clarifying that DEC plans to assess the tradeoffs and implications of use of dogs, bait or live capture cable-restraints for taking bears, though none of these measures are currently being proposed for use in New York at this time.

The entire plan can be accessed through the link provided above. More information about this adopted plan can be found on the North Country Gazette (behind a pay wall).