New York anglers, hunters and outdoor enthusiasts: there’s a new free smartphone app just for you.

Download the New York Fishing, Hunting & Wildlife App on the Apple App Store or Google Play store, or by going to the Pocket Ranger website.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation, in partnership with ParksByNature Network®, is offering the New York Fishing, Hunting & Wildlife App for iPhone and Android.

This free, cutting-edge mobile app gives both novice and seasoned outdoorsmen and women essential information in the palm of their hands.

Powered by Pocket Ranger® technology, this official app for the DEC will provide up-to-date information on fishing, hunting and wildlife watching and serve as an interactive outdoor app using today’s leading mobile devices. Using the app’s advanced GPS features, users will be able identify and locate New York’s many hunting, fishing and wildlife watching sites.

Users also will gain immediate access to species profiles, rules and regulations, and important permits and licensing details.

The app provides plenty of additional features to maximize any outdoor adventure:

n Real-time calendar of events

n News, advisories, and weather alerts

n Social networking and photo sharing

n Potentially life-saving alert features

n Cacheable map tiles for offline use

n Advanced GPS mapping features including built in compass

ParksByNature has a YouTube video on using the advanced GPS mapping and friend finder options. Go to to see the video.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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