6 CRR-NY 61.3NY-CRR

OFFICIAL COMPILATION OF CODES, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
TITLE 6. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
CHAPTER I. FISH AND WILDLIFE
SUBCHAPTER G. FISH AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS AND FACILITIES
PART 61. PUBLIC USE OF CLAY MARSH, DEER CREEK MARSH, HOWLAND ISLAND AND THREE MILE BAY WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS AND STATE-OWNED ISLANDS ON ONEIDA LAKE
6 CRR-NY 61.3
6 CRR-NY 61.3
61.3 Waterfowl hunting.
(a) No person shall hunt waterfowl unless he/she possesses either a seasonal-use waterfowl hunting permit or he/she is entitled to hunt pursuant to a day-use permit. Additionally, each hunter shall possess a license to hunt small game and, if 16 years of age or older, a Federal duck stamp.
(b) At the Howland Island and Oneida Lake areas, no person shall hunt waterfowl other than from sites designated by the Department of Environmental Conservation.
(c) At the Clay Marsh and Deer Creek Marsh Areas, no person shall enter the areas for waterfowl hunting other than from access points designated by the Department of Environmental Conservation.
(d) Permits.
(1) The number of permits to be issued for each area shall be determined by the department annually.
(2) At Clay Marsh a day-use permit shall be required from the beginning of the season until November 1st, after which a seasonal permit shall be required. At Deer Creek Marsh a seasonal permit shall be required for the entire hunting season. At Howland Island a day-use permit shall be required for the entire season. At Three Mile Bay and Big Bay and at the Department of Environmental Conservation-administered islands in Oneida Lake either a day-use or seasonal permit shall be required as prescribed in paragraph (3) of subdivision (e) of this section.
(3) Day-use permits shall be issued in limited numbers for specific dates and shall not be transferable. No more than three persons shall join in the same application.
(4) Seasonal-use permits shall be issued for an entire waterfowl hunting season to one individual only and shall not be transferable.
(5) Reservations for day-use or seasonal-use waterfowl hunting permits shall be made by visiting the Department of Environmental Conservation, Bureau of Wildlife, Fisher Avenue, Cortland, NY 13045, or by telephoning (607) 753-3095 during normal working hours.
(6) No application for a permit shall be accepted prior to five working days in advance of the hunting date requested.
(e) Hunting regulations.
(1) At Howland Island, no person shall hunt waterfowl between 12 noon and one-half hour before sunrise.
(2) No person shall occupy a site or enter the area from other than the access site designated on his permit.
(3) At Three Mile Bay and Big Bay and at the Department of Environmental Conservation-administered islands in Oneida Lake, waterfowl hunting sites not occupied by a day-use permit party prior to sunrise on any day may be occupied by holders of season permits on a first-come, first-served basis.
(4) No person shall fail to leave the area by one-half hour after sunset, except at Howland Island where all persons shall leave by 1 p.m.
(5) No person shall erect, occupy or hunt from a permanent blind in the areas, except pursuant to written permission of the Regional Supervisor of Natural Resources or his agent, but portable blinds are permitted and dead vegetation may be used to supplement natural cover of portable blinds.
(6) No person shall use a shotgun larger than 12-gauge, or shot larger than number 1 fine when hunting waterfowl.
(7) No person shall have in his possession more than 25 shells at any time.
(8) No person shall fail to be equipped with either hip boots, waders, a boat, or to be accompanied by a retriever dog under his control.
(9) Holders of day-use permits shall complete and return the hunter questionnaire to the Department of Environmental Conservation, Bureau of Wildlife, Fisher Avenue, Cortland, NY 13045, no later than one week following their hunt.
(10) Holders of season permits shall complete and return the hunter questionnaire to the Department of Environmental Conservation, Bureau of Wildlife, Fisher Avenue, Cortland, NY 13045, no later than one week after the end of the season.
6 CRR-NY 61.3
Current through October 15, 2021
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