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The New York State Houndsmen Conservation Association, Inc. is an organization dedicated to protecting hound hunting rights at the state level. We are comitted to promoting the use of hounds and good sportsmanship. It's imperative that beaglers, coon hunters, bird dog lovers and fox hound enthusiasts unite as one voice. We publish several newsletters a year in an effort to keep our membership informed. The officers and zone representatives meet several times a year and every spring we sponsor an annual banquet complete with informative speakers and several awards.

New York State has one of the largest bear populations and provides some of the finest bear hunting opportunities in the eastern United States. The NYHCA was founded and incorporated in the 70's to promote bear dog hunting in New York by a well known and respected houndsmen, Dave Barber. However, on August 24, 1990, the ASPCA anti-hunting movement filed a lawsuit against the DEC for allowing bear to be pursued by dogs. You and I lost our right to hunt with hounds in a Manhattan Supreme Court 3 days before the season began. With a lot of work and dedication the houndsmen have been able to reinstate a bear dog training season.

Help your state organization to be in a position to fight back as they did with the bear dog issue! Who know's what lays around the corner.

We need to be strong and stay strong, and most importantly introduce the positives of our sport to the next generation!

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