From our friend Gary:
The use of center fire rifles for big game hunting in Albany County will be legal for the next two years. This was to sunset this year if not renewed.
Bill A10342 was passed in both the NYS Senate and Assembly and finally signed into law on 7/31/2018. The DEC hunting guidebook does not have this in it because of the printing deadlines. You may want to tell your classes about this and to always be aware that laws do change.
Here is the link to this bill: