I and many hunters are delighted to hear that the DEC’s Holiday Deer Hunt scheduled for December 26, 2021 to January 1, 2022 in Sullivan County and other Southern Zone counties is a go. DEC …
I and many hunters are delighted to hear that the DEC’s Holiday Deer Hunt scheduled for December 26, 2021 to January 1, 2022 in Sullivan County and other Southern Zone counties is a go. DEC rescinded their previous regulation that gave counties an option to ‘opt-out’ of the hunt. I think after reconsidering the implications this regulation could cause, the DEC decided to rescind the regulation.
If hunters or hunting clubs decide not to participate in this special deer hunt, it is perfectly alright, but don’t deprive Sullivan County hunters, and hunters from other states, who want to hunt in this special hunt here in Sullivan County. This will be their last chance this year to put some venison in the freezer. I’m sure our Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce is also delighted with the DEC’s decision, and now businesses in Sullivan County will have the opportunity to get some extra revenue.
Firearms (rifles, shotguns, pistols) are not allowed to be used in this special deer hunt. Legal weapons are bows, crossbows and muzzleloaders.
I want to commend the NY DEC for reconsidering their previous ‘opt-out’ regulation. I believe they definitely made the right decision.
Smith & Wesson Moving To Tennessee!
Smith & Wesson recently announced that they are moving their headquarters and ”significant elements of its operations” to Maryville, Tennessee in 2023. The company has been based in Springfield, Massachusetts since 1852, but according to Mark Smith, president of the company, the move is necessary because of the increasingly hostile business climate in the company’s current location, as well as proposed legislation that would prevent the company from producing certain firearms, such as AR-15’s in the state of Massachusetts.
Mark Smith said, “This has been an extremely difficult and emotional decision for us, but we feel that we have been left with no other alternative. These legislation bills would prevent Smith & Wesson from manufacturing firearms that are legal in almost every state in America and that are safely used by tens of millions of law-abiding citizens every day exercising their constitutional Second Amendment rights, protecting themselves and their families and enjoying the shooting sports.”
Construction is expected to begin soon on the Tennessee manufacturing facility and is projected to cost $120 million. Once completed, the plant will include Smith & Wesson’s headquarters, plastic-injection molding, pistol and long gun assembly and distribution.
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