6 CRR-NY 1.24NY-CRR
6 CRR-NY 1.24
6 CRR-NY 1.24
1.24 Special firearms deer season in Suffolk County.
(a) Season dates.
The first Sunday in January through January 31st.
(b) Hunting hours.
Sunrise to sunset.
(c) Legal implements.
For the special firearms season, deer may be taken only by: shotgun, using a single ball or slug; or muzzleloading rifle or pistol, shooting a single projectile having a minimum bore of 0.44 inches. Shotgun barrels may be rifled, and telescopic sights may be used.
(d) Valid tags.
Regular season deer tag, deer management permit (DMP) and Bonus DMPs for Unit 1C, Bow/Mz either-sex tag, and Bow/Mz antlerless-only tag. Deer of either sex may be taken with Regular season tag.
(e) Town permits.
No person shall hunt deer with a shotgun or muzzleloader during the special firearms season in Suffolk County unless such person possesses a special town hunting permit, provided, however, that a town may by local law waive the requirement for the special permit in accordance with the requirements of ECL 11-0903. The special permits shall be issued as follows:
(1) Permits, furnished by the Department of Environmental Conservation, shall be issued by the town clerks or their designee for their respective towns only, and only until the quota for each town is exhausted. The annual quotas are as follows:
(2) In order to obtain a town permit, a hunter must complete the application for a town permit and present it to the town clerk or their designee, along with a completed landowner's endorsement form and a valid hunting license, complete with big game carcass tags.
(3) Town permits are issued only to holders of properly completed permit applications. Each permit authorizes the holder to hunt deer only in the town specified on it, and only on the property for which the permit holder has a properly completed and endorsed landowner's endorsement form. Permits are not transferable.
(f) Landowner's endorsement.
The landowner's endorsement constitutes the landowner's or lessee's written consent for a person to hunt on his or her lands in accordance with the conditions of the special season. The landowner's endorsement form must be signed by a person who owns or leases 10 or more acres of land in the town where application is to be made, certifying that such owner or lessee gives consent to the applicant to hunt deer on his premises in accordance with the conditions of the special season.
(g) Town permit applications and landowner’s endorsement forms may be obtained from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Region 1 Bureau of Wildlife Office in Stony Brook, and may also be available from the department’s website or other department-approved outlets.
(h) While hunting, an individual must carry his or her hunting license and big game tags, signed landowner’s endorsement form and valid town permit (except in towns where the permit requirement has been waived). Successful hunters must follow all deer reporting, tagging and check station procedures, as specified in ECL 11-0911 or as otherwise directed by the department.
(i) Any holder of a special hunting permit who the department has reason to believe has violated any provisions of the Environmental Conservation Law, or of regulations promulgated thereunder, while hunting pursuant to such permit, shall surrender the permit to the department, and upon conviction or settlement for such violation such permit may be revoked. Any permit application or permit obtained by fraud, or by a person not entitled to be issued it or who makes a false statement in applying for it, shall be void. No permit application or permit shall be replaced if it is lost, stolen or destroyed.
6 CRR-NY 1.24
Current through October 15, 2021
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