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Old 10-23-2020, 09:36 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by St.Regis View Post
Not that it means anything, but that regulation may have been written before trail cams even hit the scene
Seems possible but unlikely given that geocaches are listed as an exception. Geocaching didn't really start to take off as a recreational activity until after 2000, when Selective Availability was turned off. Prior to then, there really wasn't a market for recreational GPS units as the poor precision (on the order of hundreds of feet) for non-governmental use didn't really provide much of an advantage over traditional map and compass.

I think it's more likely an oversight that the DEC doesn't see as urgent enough to warrant fixing via new regulations, given the (necessarily) complex process by which regulations are updated. The regulatory process is not simple, by design.
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