Space for both tent and RV camping. An equestrian center. Picnic areas. Restored tennis courts. A store selling firewood and ice.
These are all potential components of the North Fork Preserve under A conceptual site plan discussed at a public meeting Thursday held by the committee responsible for the planning of the 311-acre park, which was bought largely by Suffolk County from private hands in 2012. READ
Bowhunters, mark a bulls eye on your calendars for Thursday night, as Riverhead Town holds its annual lottery for hunting on town-owned land, mainly at Enterprise Park at Calverton. READ
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Hunters in the area will have to wait a bit longer than usual to begin hunting that trophy buck once the bowhunting season commences in October. READ
The unfinished bike path at EPCAL. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)
The EPCAL recreation path is closed through the rest of January due to shotgun deer hunting on the property, the town announced today.
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Riverhead Town will hold its annual shotgun hunting lottery Thursday, Dec. 18, at Town Hall for local residents looking to hunt on town lands in Calverton and in Baiting Hollow. (more…)
White-tailed deer grazing in Southold. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)
Nearly six months after a controversial deer cull kicked off on farms across the East End, the results are finally in. And to the group that led the effort, the statistics are disappointing. (more…)
A proposal to allow bowhunting on county property by non-Suffolk residents was recently withdrawn. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)
A short-lived plan to allow Nassau County bowhunters onto Suffolk County lands was quickly shot down last week.
At Wednesday’s Suffolk County Parks & Recreation Committee, chairman Jay Schneiderman (I-Montauk) pulled a bill he had sponsored personally after it was clear to him that the proposal had nothing but opposition from area hunters — and little support from those who suggested it in the first place.
Opponents — and supporters — of a deer cull being carried out by the United States Department of Agriculture are still waiting, and will continue to wait, for court proceedings to resume after a court date scheduled for last Friday was indefinitely delayed by a state judge, who sought more time to read up on the facts on the case before hearing both sides.