Free Outdoor App Created for New York State

Free Outdoor App Created for New York State

The State of New York has launched a free mobile application that provides up-to-date information on fishing, hunting, wildlife watching and other outdoor opportunities.

The app, called the “New York Fish & Wildlife”, was developed by the NY Department of Environmental Conservation in partnership with Parks By Nature Network at no cost to the state.

The new app provides advanced GPS mapping, as well as many other features to help plan and enjoy outdoor adventures, including detailed species information, news, advisories and weather alerts, social networking and photo sharing.

Official Geographic Information System (GIS) data allows users to access accurate trail data, user location, nearby sites of interest and amenities such as boat ramps, parking areas, restrooms and more. For hunters and anglers, GIS data will give geographic spatial information, making it easy to identify county borders and units that apply to regulations, permits and licenses for species.

Key features:

  • Real-time calendar of events
  • News, advisories, and weather alerts
  • Social networking and photo sharing
  • Cacheable map tiles for offline use
  • Advanced GPS mapping features including built- in compass

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.