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Cuomo OKs bill to permanently allow big game rifle hunting in Seneca County

A bill allowing the use of rifles for big game hunting in Seneca County has been signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The legislation was sponsored by Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb and state Sen. Pam Helming, both of whom represent Seneca County in their respective chambers.

“With this new law in place, there are so many more reasons for hunters to make Seneca County their premier destination for hunting during big-game season this fall,” Kolb, R-Canandaigua, said in a statement.

The lawmakers introduced the measure after the Seneca County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution urging the state to approve the permanent use of rifles for big game hunting in the county.

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