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October 22, 1999

Contact: Geoff Ryan (718/595-5371)

Hunters Still Need Vehicle Access Permits At Cannonsville Reservoir

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued a clarification today about the requirements for hunting at the Cannonsville Cooperative Deer Hunting Area, involving 10,200 acres at the Cannonsville Reservoir in the Town of Tompkins. Hunters who wish to take 4-wheel drive vehicles into the "Johnny Brook Hunting Area" are still required to obtain vehicle access permits from DEP Police. However, in 1999, hunters at the Cannonsville Reservoir do not need the DEP hunting permits which are required at the other sites the City has opened to deer hunting for the first time this year.

Vehicle access permits for Johnny Brook are available at DEP's Beerston Police Barracks, four-and-half miles south of Walton on Route 10. Sixteen vehicle permits are issued per day by lottery. Applicants must be present when the the lottery is conducted at 7:00 each evening for the following day's hunt. For example, a lottery is held on Friday at 7:00 p.m. for the hunt on Saturday. For rules, maps and other information about hunting at Cannonsville, hunters should call the DEP Police at 607/363-9000.


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