The hunt is almost on! The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation says a majority of small game hunting seasons will commence on Sunday, October 1st in the state.
“From waterfowl and upland gamebirds to squirrels, rabbits, and more, there are abundant opportunities for hunters across New York State,” DEC Commissioner Seggos said. “This year, hunters can enjoy even more waterfowl hunting opportunities, with an increase in mallard and Canada goose bag limits and an extended goose season.”
The DEC has provided specifics on season dates, bag limits, and other regulations for the state’s small game species on their Hunting and Trapping Regulations Guide.
Some of the upcoming open seasons include: Pheasant, Waterfowl, Ruffed Grouse, Squirrel, Rabbit, and Hare, Wild Turkey, and Furbearer.