NDA Requests Governor Cuomo to Act to Protect New York’s Deer Herds

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NDA Requests Governor Cuomo to Act to Protect New York’s Deer Herds

FAIRFAX, Va. – (Ammoland.Com)The National Deer Alliance (NDA), along with several other conservation groups, recently sent a letter to Governor Cuomo to sign the proposed regulations included in the New York State Interagency Risk Minimization Plan.   The plan proposes regulatory changes and new action to minimize the risk of CWD entering or spreading in New York State. The plan is currently sitting with the Governor, unsigned.

“We applaud the great work of the impressive team that created New York’s CWD Risk Management Plan, but its recommendations can only be effective if they’re implemented fully,” said Nick Pinizzotto, president/CEO of National Deer Alliance. “The state remains vulnerable to infected deer being brought across the border from other states, and that’s unacceptable.”

The New York State Interagency CWD Risk Minimization Plan was put together well over a year ago by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos and New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Commissioner (Ag & Markets) Richard Ball.

Other signees of this letter requesting action include:

  • Archery Trade Association
  • Association for Fish and Wildlife Agencies
  • Backcountry Hunters and Anglers – New York Chapter
  • Boone and Crockett Club
  • Mule Deer Foundation
  • National Deer Alliance
  • National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center
  • National Shooting Sports Foundation
  • National Wildlife Federation
  • Ontario Federation for Anglers and Hunters
  • Quality Deer Management Association
  • Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
  • Wildlife Management Institute

Becoming an NDA member is free, and you can join, and sign up for the award-winning NDA On Watch e-newsletter at NationalDeerAlliance.com. NDA is calling upon all deer enthusiasts to support its mission to serve as the guardian of wild deer conservation, and our hunting heritage. Visit the NDA website to learn more.

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