It has been said that those who attend the meetings make the laws, those that don’t, get to obey them, whether you like it or not. In our country, citizens have the right to protest unjust laws, that’s a First Amendment right.
Every county in New York State except New York City, Long Island, Tompkins and Albany have passed a resolution to oppose or repeal the NYS SAFE ACT. But, as of today, the governor has ignored the people — those very people he claims he works for. Responsible citizens and gun owners need to respond to this law and stand up for their constitutional rights. The battle lines are being drawn!
The NYS SAFE ACT was passed in an emotional rush to satisfy the anti-gunners, with disregard as to its outcome to responsible hunters and gun owners.
If you are concerned about you’re Second Amendment rights under the United States Constitution, and how the NYS SAFE ACT has stripped you of those rights, you need to show your support at the Second Amendment SAFE ACT rally:
• Friday, Aug. 9
Second Amendment Rally
The Air Base Oval in Plattsburgh, NY from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Featured speaker: Sheriff Mack from Arizona
For more information, contact Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Sept. 14 Forest Management Woods Walk
Forester Debby Boyce will discuss forest management and mark trees on 140 acres for a general thinning.
Walk Location: 239 Kingdom Dam Lane, New Russia NY. Take the Elizabethtown to Mineville Road (Lincoln Pond Road) south out of Elizabethtown headed east. 1/4 mile after crossing over the Adirondack Northway, turn left onto Kingdom Dam Lane. Go 9/10ths of a mile and then turn left up the dirt road to Kindervolk, then park in the lot. Signs will be up.
Schedule: Arrive at 11a.m. Lunch (Hamburgers, etc.) at 11:30 a.m.
12:30 woods walk begins. Highlights - This mixed forest presents three distinct past harvests, one of 38 acres in 1993, one of approximately 100 acres about 45 years ago and the third of about 10 acres last harvested 70 or more years ago. In addition, we will inspect a large beaver pond presenting management issues and wildlife challenges and then we will step over the border onto state land and take a look at a climax forest.
This woods walk will also serve as a Master Forest Owner Refresher.
• Friday Sept. 20, 2013: If you are concerned about wildlife habitat, especially grouse and woodcock habitat, there is a Ruffed Grouse Chapter starting in the North Country.
On Friday Sept. 20, the Ruffed Grouse Society will hold the inaugural Northwood’s Chapter Conservation and Sportsman’s Banquet at Mo’s Pub and Grill in Malone NY. The Ruffed Grouse Society is dedicated to preserving sporting traditions by creating habitat for the ruffed grouse and American woodcock.
So if you like hunting birds and managing wildlife habitat, this is for you. For more information contact Corey Bowen at 518-521-4559.
Rich Redman is a retired District Conservationist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and an avid outdoorsman. His column will appear regularly. He may be reached at email@example.com.