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New York State has a rich tradition in the outdoors. With some of the highest densities of outdoorsmen and woman in the country (hunters and fishers), its no wonder derbies and other tournaments have arose.

Events such as the Naples Rainbow Trout Derby in New York's southernteir (Naples, NY), big buck contests and even woodchuck contests have been a great form of comradery and rich tradition for many years in the state.

Soon these could all become nothing but a distant memory. Introduced to the NYS Assembly on January 9th, 2019; Bill No. A00722 states...

"...It shall be UNLAWFUL for any person to organize, sponsor, conduct promote, or participate in any contest, competition, tournament, or derby where the objective of such contest or competition is to take wildlife."

Such a bill, if passed, would destroy years of rich heritage, and family traditions. Not to mention the economic benefits to numerous small towns across the state.

I ask you from the deepest part of my heart to sign this petition so that generations from now may be able to enjoy, value, and cherish some of the finest memories they can, much like many of us have for years. We have one voice, but when we stand together our voice will be heard loud and clear.

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