If you've ever thought that it would be nice to have an easy way to get information on hunting, fishing, wildlife watching, and other outdoor activities in New York State, there's an app for that.

Believe it or not, the New York Fish and Wildlife app was actually released by New York State in 2014, but there really hasn't been much buzz about it. As a matter of fact, when I mentioned the app to my outdoor loving friends, none of them even knew that it existed. So, we're about to change that.

The New York Fish and Wildlife app is compatible with iPhones and with Android devices and was created by the Department of Environmental Conservation in partnership with Parks By Nature Network at no cost to the state or to anyone who downloads the app.

In a press release, Governor Andrew Cuomo said, "The new app provides advanced GPS mapping features as well as many other features to maximize any outdoor adventure, including detailed species information, news, advisories and weather alerts, social networking and photo sharing, and cache-able map tiles for offline use."

You can grab the app in the iTunes app store, in your Android Market or at the Pocket Ranger website and then...get out an explore all that New York has to offer!

[via Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo/Pocket Ranger]