[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Riverhead as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 5-5-2015 by L.L. No. 3-2015]
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (hereinafter referred to as "NYSDEC") amended New York State regulation 6 NYCRR 1.24(e), effective December 31, 2014, which thereby amended New York State Environmental Conservation Law § 11-0903, Subdivision 7c, to authorize each town in Suffolk County to waive, by local law, the New York State requirement that each deer hunter obtain a permit provided by the NYSDEC and issued by the Town to hunt during the special firearms hunting season in Suffolk County; and
The aforementioned amendment to New York State regulation 6 NYCRR 1.24(e) and concomitantly New York State Environmental Conservation Law § 11-0903, Subdivision 7c, regarding the deer hunting permit waiver, was enacted by the NYSDEC for the purpose of reducing the administrative burden encountered by towns in Suffolk County in processing hunting permit applications and permit issuance; and
Deer hunters in the Town of Riverhead shall still be required to obtain a landowner's endorsement from the subject property owners and satisfy any other locally mandated hunting requirements; and
Deer hunters in the Town of Riverhead shall still be required to comply with all other New York State and NYSDEC laws, regulations and rules regarding deer hunting.
The Town of Riverhead does hereby waive the New York State requirement that deer hunters in the Town of Riverhead obtain a NYSDEC deer hunting permit to hunt deer during the Suffolk County special firearms hunting season, as authorized pursuant to New York State regulation 6 NYCRR 1.24(e).