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    Deer Hunt Protestors Chain Selves to Diocese Door- (11/17)
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    <font size="+2">Two New York anti-hunters were arrested this week after chaining themselves to the entrance of a Catholic diocese building to protest a deer cull.</font>

    Deirdre Guelke and Therese Ferreira were charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest as they protested a cull in Lloyd Harbor, New York on Long Island. Authorities had to saw apart the chains, which had been looped through the doors and around the women’s necks.

    According to The Long Island Press, the Animal Defense League’s Long Island chapter has launched several demonstrations against the deer control program. Some protests have occurred at Lloyd Harbor Mayor Leland Hairr’s home. Last year, activists spray-painted his car with their logo.

    This year marks the third annual deer cull in Lloyd Harbor. It was prompted by a skyrocketing deer population that increased to such a level that it poses significant ecological effects and is a threat to public health and safety.

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      <font color="aa00aa"><font size="+2">New York Town Concocts Plan to Ban Trapping- &#40;12/01&#41;</font></font>
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      A New York town may soon ban trapping on its land.

      The East Hampton, Long Island Town Board is debating the prohibition of body-gripping traps. The council’s original consideration was to establish a ban on all body-gripping traps on town-owned land. It is now eyeing the possibility of prohibiting only large model traps.

      “Sportsmen should not be appeased by concessions that might be made for smaller traps,” said U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance President Bud Pidgeon. “That is how anti-hunters get their foot in the door. They claim to be satisfied that one aspect of trapping or hunting is banned, only to push for complete elimination in a future campaign.”

      Council members have voiced their support for the trapping ban.

      Town Councilwoman Pat Mansir’s demonstrated her anti-trapping bias when she spoke out “on behalf of the muskrats” and told the council that “they don’t want to be trapped.” She expressed her opposition to foot hold traps as well.

      Town Supervisor Bill McGintee is for “a total ban on those larger traps” and hopes the town board and trustees agree to the ban.

      The concept of allowing local control of trapping is not unique to East Hampton. State legislation introduced by Assemblyman Alexander Grannis, D-New York, would strip the state of its authority to regulate trapping by allowing county governments to regulate the activity. Assembly Bill 1835 was approved by the Assembly and is now in the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee.

      Take Action! Sportsmen in East Hampton should contact the East Hampton Town Board &#40;listed below&#41; to oppose the trapping ban. Other New York sportsmen can use the USSA’s Legislative Action Center to send a message to state senators opposing AB 1835 and the local regulation of trapping.

      Town of East Hampton

      159 Pantigo Road

      East Hampton, NY 11937
      Phone: &#40;631&#41;324—4140

      William McGintee, Town Supervisor

      Debra Brodie Foster

      Pete Hammerle

      Brad Loewen

      Pat Mansir


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        <font color="ff0000"><font size="+2">SUNDANCE CHANNEL CREATES ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR
        Over 20 Organizations and Individuals Sign On</font></font>

        Weekly Environmental Programming Block Launches April 17, 2007

        New York, February 15, 2007 - Sundance Channel today announced the creation of a groundbreaking and multi-faceted collaboration with some of the nation’s top environmental and conservation organizations and experts for the network’s soon-to-be-launched programming block, THE GREEN, a new weekly primetime destination focusing on environmental topics which launches April 17, 2007 at 9pm. Many on Sundance Channel’s THE GREEN Advisory Committee have been offering input to the network since the block’s inception and all will continue to inform the effort going forward. Collectively these organizations represent a growing membership numbering well into the millions.

        Larry Aidem, Sundance Channel President &amp; CEO said, “Robert Redford has been, both as an individual and through Sundance, an influential presence in the broader environmental community for decades. Now, along with our founder, Sundance Channel is honored to be engaged in a regular dialogue with a highly effective and dedicated group of change-makers.” He added, “The future of our planet is a topic that people care about deeply. At this pivotal time in history it is very meaningful for Sundance Channel to be a part of such a committed and passionate community and to have the many voices that comprise that community -- particularly their expertise, vision and passion -- brought to bear on THE GREEN.”

        Members of Sundance Channel’s THE GREEN Advisory Committee are:

        The Apollo Alliance -The mission of the Apollo Alliance is to build a broad-based constituency in support of a sustainable and clean energy economy that will create millions of good jobs for the nation, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, and create cleaner and healthier communities. &#40;;

        Ceres – Ceres is the leading U.S. coalition of investors and environmental leaders working to improve corporate environmental, social and governance practices. &#40;;

        Environmental Media Association - The Environmental Media Association &#40;EMA&#41; mobilizes the entertainment industry in a global effort to educate people about environmental issues and inspire them into action. &#40;;
        Global Green &#40;USA&#41; - Global Green USA is a national environmental organization addressing three of the greatest challenges facing humanity: global climate change, weapons of mass destruction, and clean, safe drinking water. &#40;;
        Greenpeace &#40;USA&#41; - Greenpeace is a global organization focused on the most crucial worldwide threats to our planet&#39;s biodiversity and environment. &#40;;
        The League of Conservation Voters - The League of Conservation Voters &#40;LCV&#41; is the independent political voice for the environment. To secure the environmental future of our planet, LCV’s mission is to advocate for sound environmental policies and to elect pro-environmental candidates who will adopt and implement such policies &#40;;

        National Parks Conservation Association. – The National Parks Conservation Association &#40;NPCA&#41; is the leading voice of the American people in protecting and enhancing our National Park System. NPCA, its members, and partners work together to protect the park system and preserve our nation’s natural, historical, and cultural heritage for generations to come. &#40;;

        Natural Resources Defense Council - The Natural Resources Defense Council &#40;NRDC&#41; is a national, nonprofit organization of scientists, lawyers and environmental specialists dedicated to protecting public health and the environment. Founded in 1970, NRDC serves from offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Beijing. &#40;;
        National Tribal Environmental Council - The National Tribal Environmental Council &#40;NTEC&#41; was formed in 1991 as a membership organization dedicated to working with and assisting tribes in the protection and preservation of tribal homelands. &#40;;
        National Wildlife Federation - National Wildlife Federation inspires Americans to protect wildlife for our children&#39;s future. &#40;;

        Oceana – Oceana is the largest international group focused 100% on protecting and restoring the world&#39;s oceans. &#40;;
        Sierra Club - The Sierra Club, inspired by nature, works together to protect our communities and the planet; it is America&#39;s oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization. &#40;;
        Sustainable South Bronx - Sustainable South Bronx &#40;SSB&#41; is a community organization dedicated to the implementation of sustainable development projects for the South Bronx. &#40;;

        Treehugger - A 10,000&#43; posts website dedicated to news and highlights of the modern&#43;green lifestyle. &#40;;
        U.S. Public Interest Research Group - U.S. PIRG is an advocate for the public interest. When consumers are cheated, or our natural environment is threatened, or the voices of ordinary citizens are drowned out by special interest lobbyists, U.S. PIRG speaks up and takes action.

        Waterkeeper Alliance - Waterkeeper Alliance connects and supports local Waterkeeper programs to provide a voice for clean waterways and their communities worldwide. &#40;;
        World Wildlife Fund - For more than 45 years, WWF has been protecting the future of nature and is the largest multinational conservation organization in the world. WWF&#39;s unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at every level, from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature. &#40;;


        Yves Behar &#40;fuseproject&#41; - Yves Béhar is the founder of the San Francisco-based design studio fuseproject. Behar’s work includes green products for the likes of Herman Miller and Birkenstock, as well as socially responsible projects such as the One Laptop Per Child. His projects are included in the permanent collections of museums worldwide, including MOMA. Behar also serves as the Industrial Design chair at CCA in San Francisco. &#40;;

        Majora Carter &#40;Exec Director &amp; Founder, Sustainable South Bronx&#41; - Majora Carter is an award-winning community activist/organizer and life-long resident of the Hunts Point community in the South Bronx. She is the founder and executive director of Sustainable South Bronx, a community organization dedicated to the implementation of sustainable development projects for the South Bronx. &#40;;

        Laurie David &#40;Global Warming Activist, Film Producer&#41; – Laurie David is a trustee of the Natural Resources Defense Council &#40;;. She is best known for her efforts to stop global warming and founded the Stop Global Warming Virtual March at &#40;;. David is the author of two books, Stop Global Warming: The Solution is You! and the upcoming Scholastic title Down to Earth. She is also a producer of An Inconvenient Truth &#40; &#41; starring Al Gore &#40;; and nominated for the 2007 Academy Award® for Best Documentary Feature. &#40;;
        Amanda Griscom Little &#40;writer&#41; Amanda Griscom Little writes the Muckraker column on environmental politics and policy published in and, as well as the Code Green column for Outside magazine. Her articles have appeared in publications ranging from Rolling Stone to The New York Times Magazine. She is currently writing Power Trip &#40;HarperCollins&#41;, a journey through America&#39;s energy past, present and future. &#40;;
        Robert F. Kennedy Jr. &#40;President, Waterkeeper Alliance&#41; - Mr. Kennedy serves as Senior Attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council and President of Waterkeeper Alliance. He is also a Clinical Professor and Supervising Attorney at Pace University School of Law’s Environmental Litigation Clinic and is co-host of Ring of Fire on Air America Radio. &#40;;

        Mindy Lubber &#40;President, Ceres&#41; Mindy S. Lubber is the President of Ceres, the leading U.S. coalition of investors and environmental leaders working to improve corporate environmental, social and governance practices. She also directs the Investor Network on Climate Risk &#40;INCR&#41;, an alliance that coordinates U.S. investor responses to the financial risks and opportunities posed by climate change. &#40;;
        Joel Makower &#40;founder &amp; executive editor of; - For nearly 20 years, Joel Makower has been a well-respected voice on business, the environment, and the bottom line. As a writer, speaker, and strategist on corporate environmental practices, clean technology, and green marketing, he has helped a wide range of companies align environmental responsibility with business success. &#40;;
        Pat Mitchell &#40;President, Museum Radio and Television&#41; – Pat Mitchell is the current President and Chief Executive Officer of the Museum of Television and Radio in New York City and the as well as former President and CEO of Public Broadcasting Service &#40;PBS&#41;. Mitchell is also the founding president of Global Green, USA, President Gorbachev&#39;s global environmental organization and vice chair of the Sundance Institute board. &#40;;

        Jerome Ringo &#40;The Apollo Alliance &amp; NWF&#41; - Jerome Ringo is chairman of the board of the National Wildlife Federation, the first African American in such a leadership position at a major national environmental group and was recently named president of the Apollo Alliance, a coalition of organized labor, environmental, business and civil rights leaders determined to free the United States of dependence on foreign oil. &#40;;;

        Simran Sethi &#40;TreeHugger&#41; - Simran Sethi is an award-winning journalist who hosts weekly environmental news segments for, the largest pure environmental site on the internet. She is the co-auther of Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy &#40;Chelsea Green&#41;, a primer on sustainable business practices. &#40;;

        With THE GREEN, Sundance Channel becomes the first television network in the United States to establish a major, regularly-scheduled programming destination dedicated entirely to the environment. Each week THE GREEN will present original series and documentary premieres about the earth’s ecology and concepts of “green” living that balance human needs with responsible care for the planet. THE GREEN reflects the current tipping point in public awareness about ecological issues and the trend towards environmentally sustainable approaches to modern living. Presented by Robert Redford, the destination is hosted by award-winning journalist Simran Sethi and community advocate and MacArthur Fellow Majora Carter, two dynamic leaders who have distinguished themselves with revolutionary ideas in such areas as civic planning and global business practices.

        Leading off each edition of THE GREEN at 9:00pm is the original program “Big Ideas for a Small Planet,” a documentary series presenting the forward-thinking designers, products and processes that are on the leading edge of a new green world. Each episode revolves around a different green theme as it spotlights a specific innovator or innovation that has the potential to transform our everyday lives. “Big Ideas for a Small Planet” is produced by Scout Productions &#40;“Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” NBC/Bravo and The Fog of War&#41;.

        Each episode of “Big Ideas for a Small Planet” is paired with a thematically complimentary documentary premiere; titles for the first four weeks of the block are: A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash &#40;April 17&#41;; Waste=Food &#40;April 24&#41;; Crapshoot: The Gamble with Our Wastes &#40;May 1&#41;; and Art from the Arctic &#40;May 8&#41;. THE GREEN will also present original interstitial series, with individual segments airing throughout the block. The interstitial series include: “Eco-Biz”™ ; “The Ecoists”™ ; and “Global Focus: The New Environmentalists.”

        Under the creative direction of Robert Redford, Sundance Channel is the television destination for independent-minded viewers seeking something different. Bold, uncompromising and irreverent, Sundance Channel offers audiences a diverse and engaging selection of films, documentaries, and original programs, all unedited and commercial free. Launched in 1996, Sundance Channel is a venture of NBC Universal, Showtime Networks Inc. and Robert Redford. Sundance Channel operates independently of the non-profit Sundance Institute and the Sundance Film Festival, but shares the overall Sundance mission of encouraging artistic freedom of expression. Sundance Channel’s website address is

        Images are available at the Sundance Channel press site:
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          New York Working to Lessen Youth Hunting Barriers

          New York Working to Lessen Youth Hunting Barriers

          April 23, 2008 (New York)

          Youth hunting restrictions in New York could be reduced if the New York State Assembly passes a pending measure.

          Senate Bill 1284, introduced by Senator Dale Volker (R-Depew), will allow 14- and 15-year-olds to hunt big game with a firearm under mentored conditions. The bill is based on the Families Afield initiative started by the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA), National Shooting Sports Foundation and National Wild Turkey Federation.

          New York has the most restrictive regulations for youth hunting in the country. Research conducted by Families Afield partners revealed that recruitment efforts are much more successful in states where parents decide when their sons and daughters begin to hunt. At the same time, the research demonstrated that hunting is actually safer in states where parents have more discretion.

          Currently in New York, youth under the age of 16 are not permitted to hunt big game with firearms. This bill would allow 14- and 15-year-olds to hunt big game with a firearm while under the supervision of an experienced mentor. The mentor must be a licensed hunter and at least 21 years of age. The youth must have a junior small game hunting license and remain within arms-length of the mentor while hunting.

          The bill passed the State Senate with overwhelming support and is now being heard by the Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee.

          “We encourage the Assembly to pass this important legislation that will allow parents to pass on their hunting traditions to the next generation,” said Rob Sexton, USSA vice president for government affairs.

          The Families Afield campaign was established by the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance, National Shooting Sports Foundation and National Wild Turkey Federation in 2004 to urge states to eliminate unnecessary hunting age restrictions and ease hunter education mandates for first-time hunters.

          Take Action! New York sportsmen should contact their Assembly members today to encourage their support of SB 1284. If you do not know your Assembly member’s name or contact information, call (518) 455-4218 or use the Legislative Action Center at
          Saltwater Fishing Articles & More by Outdoor Writer Jerry LaBella


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            New York Bill Raises Age Restrictions for Hunters

            New York Bill Raises Age Restrictions for Hunters

            A new bill introduced in New York would undo the recent positive steps taken by the state legislature to reduce age restrictions for hunters in the state.

            Senate Bill 3598, sponsored by Senator Liz Krueger (D- New York City), would raise the hunting age across the board.

            Specifically, the bill increases the minimum age for obtaining a hunting license from 16 to 18 years of age while requiring anyone under the age of 20 to be accompanied by a parent, guardian or relative. Additionally the bill raises the junior hunting license range to 14-16 years old from the current 12-14 years old while also increasing the age of the mentor accompanying a junior hunter from 21 to 23. The bill also increases the junior archery license age bracket limit from 14-16 to 16-18 years old.

            The bill, which was referred to the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, would reverse last year’s legislation lowering the youth hunting restrictions, which was based upon the Families Afield initiative.

            On July 23, 2008 NY Governor David Paterson signed a bill allowing both 14 and 15-year olds to hunt big game with a firearm as long as they are supervised by an experienced mentor that is a licensed hunter at least 21 years old and with at least three years of big game hunting experience.

            “Allowing parents to pass on their hunting traditions to the next generation is the cornerstone to preserving those traditions,” said Rob Sexton, USSA vice president for government affairs. “SB 3598 is a gigantic step backwards and all sportsmen in New York should oppose it.”

            U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA), National Shooting Sports Foundation and National Wild Turkey Federation began Families Afield in 2004 as a national effort to lower the barriers and restrictions preventing newcomers from experiencing hunting.

            Take Action- New York sportsmen should immediately contact their state legislators and tell them to oppose SB 3598. Tell them SB 3598 will lead to fewer hunters in the field, harm sportsmen traditions, and lose the state license revenue.

            To find your state legislator’s phone number, please use the Legislative Action Center.
            Saltwater Fishing Articles & More by Outdoor Writer Jerry LaBella