N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law Section 11-0505
Interference with fish and wildlife


1.

a. Except as permitted by the department, no person shall obstruct the passage of fish in any stream or river by a screen or otherwise. The department may order such obstruction removed by the person erecting the same or by the owner of the land on which it is located. A copy of the order shall be served on such person or owner and failure to comply with its terms within ten days after service thereof shall be deemed a violation of this subdivision. This subdivision shall not apply to dams heretofore or hereafter erected.

b.

Flumes or raceways in streams stocked with fish by the state shall be screened as the department may direct.

2.

No person shall:

a.

hold back or divert water in any stream which supplies a state hatchery so as to prevent the flow of sufficient water for hatchery purposes, or

b.

take fish from the waters of any state hatchery operated by the department, except under the authority of the department. * 3. No deer or bear traps shall be made, set or used upon land inhabited by deer or bear. No salt lick shall be made, set or used upon land inhabited by deer or bear, except that:

a.

the department may do so on state wildlife refuges and wildlife management areas; and

b.

a nuisance wildlife specialist with a permit issued pursuant to § 11-0522 (Urban deer management pilot program)section 11-0522 of this title may do so provided that such activities are in furtherance of the site-specific deer management plan.

c.

a nuisance wildlife specialist with a permit issued pursuant to section 11-0522-a of this title may do so provided that such activities are in furtherance of the site-specific deer management plan. * NB Effective until January 1, 2027 * 3. No deer or bear traps shall be made, set or used upon land inhabited by deer or bear. No salt lick shall be made, set or used upon land inhabited by deer or bear, except that the department may do so on state wildlife refuges and wildlife management areas. * NB Effective January 1, 2027 4. No person shall use any device which prevents frogs from having free access to and egress from water.

5.

No person shall rob or wilfully destroy a nest of any protected birds unless a permit shall first be obtained from the department.

6.

Except as permitted by the department, no person shall at any time disturb a beaver dam, house or den or a muskrat house or den or any structure constructed by a muskrat in which it can take shelter.

7.

No person shall at any time disturb a nest box or any structure constructed for the purpose of harboring wild birds whether or not such structure is inhabited by wild birds, except for annual maintenance of such structure or when deemed necessary by the owner of the property whereupon such structure is located.

8.

No person shall place, give, expose, deposit, distribute or scatter any substance with the intent to attract or entice deer to feed within three hundred feet of a public highway. Normal agricultural practice of planting, cultivating or harvesting and the feeding of deer held captive for agricultural purposes or the feeding of deer held captive in zoos and wildlife parks shall not be considered attracting or enticing deer to feed for the purposes of this section. * 9. A nuisance wildlife specialist with a permit issued pursuant to § 11-0522 (Urban deer management pilot program)section 11-0522 of this title may, in accordance with the parameters of such permit and the consultation of local law enforcement, entice deer in the manner prohibited in subdivision eight of this section provided that such activities are in furtherance of the site-specific deer management plan. * NB Repealed January 1, 2027 * 10. A nuisance wildlife specialist with a permit issued pursuant to section 11-0522-a of this title may, in accordance with the parameters of such permit and the consultation of local law enforcement, entice deer in the manner prohibited in subdivision eight of this section provided that such activities are in furtherance of the site-specific deer management plan. * NB Repealed January 1, 2027

Source: Section 11-0505 — Interference with fish and wildlife, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/ENV/11-0505 (updated Feb. 16, 2024; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

11‑0501
Fish and wildlife management practices cooperative program
11‑0503
Polluting streams prohibited
11‑0505
Interference with fish and wildlife
11‑0507
Liberation of fish, shellfish and wildlife
11‑0509
Water chestnut
11‑0511
Possession and transportation of wildlife
11‑0512
Possession, sale, barter, transfer, exchange and import of wild animals as pets prohibited
11‑0513
Pigeons
11‑0514
Eurasian boars prohibited
11‑0515
Licenses to collect, possess or sell for propagation, scientific or exhibition purposes
11‑0517
Taking for propagation and stocking
11‑0519
Disposition of fish, wildlife, game, shellfish, crustacea or protected insects seized by or surrendered to enforcement officers
11‑0521
Destructive wildlife
11‑0522
Urban deer management pilot program
11‑0522‑A
Long Island deer management pilot program
11‑0523
Destructive or menacing wildlife
11‑0524
Nuisance wildlife control operators
11‑0525
Control of rabies in wildlife
11‑0527
State aid to counties participating in control of rabies in wildlife
11‑0529
Cats hunting birds
11‑0531
Bounties prohibited
11‑0533
Licensing of guides
11‑0535
Endangered and threatened species, species of special concern
11‑0535‑A
Illegal ivory articles and rhinoceros horns
11‑0535‑B
Vulnerable species
11‑0535‑C
Endangered and threatened species mitigation bank fund
11‑0536
Sale of certain wild animals or wild animal products prohibited
11‑0537
Bald and golden eagles
11‑0538
Direct contact between public and big cats prohibited
11‑0539
New York natural heritage program
11‑0540
Prohibition on permits authorizing the use of elephants in entertainment acts

Accessed:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Feb. 16, 2024

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