New York’s wildlife has always played an important role in the
history of the human beings inhabiting the state. Native Americans
depended on birds, mammals, and fish for sustenance. Later, early
Europeans immigrants hunted, trapped, and fished in the region both
for food and for profit. Although the state’s wildlife is still an
important resource for hunters, trappers, and fishermen, wildlife
is also increasingly important for its intrinsic,... more...