New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today that several small game hunting seasons open Oct. 1 across New York State.
"Small game hunting opportunities are abundant in New York, with a diverse array of small game species to pursue on public lands," Commissioner Seggos said. "In addition, small game hunting is a great way to introduce someone new to the sport and teach them how to be a safe and responsible member of the hunting community. I encourage experienced hunters across the state to bring a novice hunter afield this fall."
Several special youth-only hunting seasons for pheasants and waterfowl occur prior to the start of the regular season, and youth hunting programs are scheduled in DEC's Region 6 and Region 1. Season dates, bag limits, and other hunting regulations for New York's suite of small game species can be found in the Hunting and Trapping Regulations Guide, which can be obtained from a license-issuing agent and on DEC's website.
For a complete list of small game with the dates and other details can be seen by clicking on "Read More >>" below.