Hunting Seasons

Below are the available hunting seasons for 2014-2015.  For more details on Hunting seasons, zones, regulations, etc, visit the NYS DEC Hunting web site:

Click here for the 2015-16 Big Game, Turkey, and Furbearer Seasons Summary

 

9 pt

Barbara Deary and her 9 point buck, Scriba 2014

9 pt Buck

Mike Cleary with his 9 point buck, Scriba 2014

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2016 Deer Hunting Seasons:

Northern Zone

  • Regular Season: Oct. 24 – Dec. 6
  • Bowhunting: Sept. 27 – Oct. 23
  • Muzzleloading: Oct. 17 – Oct. 23, Dec. 7 – Dec. 13 (WMUs 5A, 5G, 5J, 6A, 6C, 6H, 6G only)

Southern Zone

  • Regular Season: Nov. 21 – Dec. 13
  • Bowhunting: Oct. 1 – Nov. 20 & Dec. 14 – Dec. 22
  • Muzzleloading: Dec. 14 – Dec. 22 (except WMUs 1C, 3S, 4J and 8C)

Tentative 2016-2017 Waterfowl Season & Regulations

  • Click here to see the tentative 2016-17 season and zone descriptions
  • Most waterfowl seasons in New York state are set based on five waterfowl hunting zones that have been approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

2016 Spring Turkey Hunting Season

  • Regular Spring Season: May 1 – May 31
  • Spring Youth Turkey Hunt: April 23 – 24
  • Hunting Hours: One-half-hour before sunrise to noon