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Old 03-14-2018, 06:54 AM   #8
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Like Wldrns, I'm fortunate to know several ECO's on a personal basis and am friends with the local Forest Ranger who lives up the road from me. They're on the go constantly and their overtime is limited as well. They used to attend County Sportsman Federation meetings but hardly do anymore because of the overtime.

Also, perhaps what has happened to the press with DEC, and other state agencies, is trickling down to the public.

The press can't just call a DEC biologist anymore. They have to go through the regional press office or Albany. Often, the questions have to be presented in an email and are then answered in a very constructed manner. Setting up an interview isn't impossible, but there are steps that need to be taken. It's the same with DOT, A&M, and so on, under the Cuomo administration rules.
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