Use of the free “New York Fish and Wildlife” smartphone app has exceeded 100,000 downloads, according to New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).
The app provides up-to-date information on fishing, hunting, wildlife watching and other outdoor adventure opportunities in New York State.
DEC developed the app in partnership with Parks By Nature Network® at no cost to the State. The app provides advanced GPS mapping features as well as many other features to maximize any outdoor adventure, including detailed species information, news, advisories and weather alerts, social networking and photo sharing, and cache-able map tiles for offline use.
This app gives both novice and seasoned outdoorsmen and women essential information in the palm of their hand. Powered by Pocket Ranger® technology, the app’s advanced GPS feature enables users to easily identify and locate New York’s many world-class fishing, hunting and wildlife watching sites.
Users also have access to real-time trail data, nearby amenity locations, including boat ramps, parking, restrooms and more. Up-to-date information on the state’s current hunting and fishing regulations are also provided through this innovative tool.
The New York Fishing, Hunting & Wildlife app can be downloaded on the Apple App Store website or the Google Play store website, or by going to the Pocket Ranger website. (All above links leave DEC website.)
source: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation