2021-22 Hunting & Trapping Seasons Summary For complete rules and regulations see Official New York Hunting & Trapping Guide to Laws & Regulations Remember to Report Your Game Harvest HuntFishNY Mobile App * 1-866-426-3778 * www.dec.ny.gov Most regulations are in effect September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2022
REGULAR & BOWHUNTING 2021 MUZZLELOADING DEER SEASONS 2021 DEER SEASONS Hunting Hours: Hunting Hours: 30 minutes before Sunrise 30 minutes before Sunrise to 30 minutes after Sunset to 30 minutes after Sunset 2021 - 2022 Hunting & Trapping Seasons Pull
2021 BLACK BEAR SEASONS 2021 FALL TURKEY SEASONS Hunting Hours: Sunrise to Sunset Hunting Hours:
Season Bag Limit: 1 bird of either sex - 30 minutes before Sunrise out Summary to 30 minutes after Sunset
Oct. 1 – Oct. 14
Oct. 16 – Oct. 29
Nov. 20 – Dec. 3
SPRING TURKEY SEASON (no map) Hunting Hours One half hour before sunrise to noon SPRING YOUTH HUNT Area Open Season Dates All of upstate New York north of the April 23-24, 2022 Bronx-Westchester County boundary Area Open Season Dates Same as regular spring season May 1 – May 31, 2022 Plus Suffolk County (WMU 1C) Season Bag Limits Eligible Hunters Two bearded turkeys (one bird per day) Youth 12-15 years of age 2021-2022 Hunting & Trapping Seasons Pull-out Summary Hunting Hours: QUAIL HUNTING BOBWHITE Hunting Hours: PHEASANT HUNTING PHEASANT RUFFED GROUSE HUNTING GROUSE RUFFED HUNTING & WEASEL OPOSSUM FOX, SKUNK, RACCOON, COYOTE HUNTING COYOTE Hunting Hours: There are no bag limits for coyotes. They may be hunted during the day or night. or the day during be hunted may They for coyotes. limitsno bag are There to sunset. sunrise from hunted be only may which weasel, except night, maybe They hunted during or the day are no for There bag limitsspecies.these Oct. 25– Oct. York: New of areas other All Long Island: Oct. 1 Oct. City: York New and Island Long except Statewide Season Dates Season Regular 2021/22 O Nov. 1– Nov. Nov. 1– Nov. Oct. 16– Oct. 16– Season2021/22 Dates Season Dates Season Regular 2021/22 ct. 1 – ct. Nov. 1– Nov. O Jun hunt dates. hunt youth special during hunter. Onlythejuniorhuntermaycarrafirearm ct. 1 – ct. – Mar. 27 ior hunters(ag Closed Oct. 1 – Oct. Sept. 20 Sept. Feb. 28 Feb. Dec. 31 Dec. Dec. 31 Dec. Feb. 28 Dec. 31 Shinnecock Canal & Inlet & Canal Shinnecock of east only Cocks hens & Cocks only Cocks Feb. 28 Feb. Dec. 31 Dec. Nov. 1 Nov.
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Special free permits are required marten. & fisher trapping for FI 2021-2022 CANADA GOOSE SEASONS
WOODCOCK Oct. 1 – Nov. 14
Sept. 1 – Mar. 31 (Fridays, Saturday, Sundays & Mondays Only) Closed
2021-2022 WATERFOWL SEASONS out Summary out -
SNIPE, RAILS AND GALLINULES
Sept. 1 – Nov. 9 Closed
A migratory duck stamp is not required to hunt these three groups of birds.
HIP registration is required for each of these species except crow. To register: www.newyorkhip.org or 1-888-427-5447. 2022 Hunting & Trapping Seasons Pull Seasons Trapping & 2022 Hunting 2021 -
* Youth hunters, 12 to 15 years of age, possessing a junior hunting Bag Limits license and HIP registration, may hunt ducks, mergansers, Canada geese, brant, gallinules, and coot on two (2) special days The daily bag limit is the maximum number Species Daily Limit Possession Limit in each zone. Daily bag limits are the same as those allowed of birds of each species that any person Ducksa 6 18 during the regular hunting season for all species. Youth hunters may take or possess in the field during any must be accompanied by a licensed (including current HIP one day. The possession limit is three times Coot 15 45 registration and duck stamp) adult hunter, but the adult hunter the daily bag limit for all migratory game Canada Geese See Map *3 times the daily limit b may only shoot migratory game birds if the respective hunting birds except snow geese. Snow Geese 25 No Limit season is open for hunters of all ages. Brant 2 6 a. The daily limit of 6 ducks includes all mergansers and sea ducks (scoters, eiders and long-tailed ** Crippled sea ducks may be taken under power in the Special Sea ducks) and may include no harlequin ducks and no more than 2 mallards (1 of which may be a Duck area, only. The Special Sea Duck Area is defined as all hen), 3 wood ducks, 2 black ducks, 1 pintail, 1 scaup (2 scaup are allowed during the special 20 coastal waters and all waters of rivers and stream in New York days specified above for each zone), 2 redheads, 2 canvasback, 4 scoters, 4 eiders, 4 long-tailed State seaward from the first upstream bridge. ducks or 2 hooded mergansers. For all other duck species, the daily limit is no more than 6.
*** Snow goose seasons include both the regular hunting season and a. Cackling geese and white-fronted geese may be taken as part of the Canada goose daily and the Conservation Order that runs from January 16 – April 15 in all possession limits. Snow geese and Ross’ geese may be taken as part of the snow goose limits. zones (except Long Island).