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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 A. HUNTING
PART 1. SINGLE SPECIES
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1.11 Deer hunting seasons.
(a) Seasons.
(1) Northern Zone.
SeasonSeason dates
Youth Firearms3 consecutive days beginning on the Saturday of Columbus Day weekend
Regular44 consecutive days beginning on the 2nd Saturday after Columbus Day
BowhuntingEarly Season: September 27 through the Friday immediately preceding the regular season
Late Season: seven consecutive days immediately following the regular season in the areas open for late muzzleloader season as listed in paragraph (d)(6) of this section.
MuzzleloaderEarly Season: seven consecutive days beginning on the 1st Saturday after Columbus Day
Late Season: seven consecutive days immediately following the regular season in the open areas listed in paragraph (d)(6) of this section.
(2) Southern zone.
SeasonSeason dates
Youth Firearms3 consecutive days beginning on the Saturday of Columbus Day weekend
Regular23 days beginning on the 3rd Saturday in November
BowhuntingEarly Season: October 1 through the Friday immediately preceding regular season
Late Season: nine days immediately following the regular season
MuzzleloaderEarly Season: closed
Late Season: nine consecutive days immediately following the regular season
(3) Westchester County.
SeasonSeason dates
RegularOctober 1 through December 31
(4) Suffolk County.
SeasonSeason dates
RegularOctober 1 through January 31
(b) Valid tags.
SeasonAreaValid tags (as described in section 1.18 of this Part)
Youth FirearmsNorthern Zone and Southern ZoneRegular season deer tags, Deer Management Permits, and Deer Management Assistance Program tags. Junior hunters may take any deer on a regular season tag.
RegularNorthern Zone and Southern ZoneRegular season deer tags, Deer Management Permits, Deer Management Assistance Program tags. For junior bowhunters only, bow/mz either-sex tags may be used when hunting with a bow.
Westchester County and Suffolk CountyRegular season deer tags, Deer Management Permits, Deer Management Assistance Program tags, bow/mz either-sex tags, and bow/mz antlerless-only tags. Any deer may be taken on a regular season tag.
Early BowhuntingNorthern Zone and Southern ZoneBow/mz either-sex tags, bow/mz antlerless-only tags, Deer Management Permits, Deer Management Assistance Program tags.
Late BowhuntingNorthern Zone and Southern ZoneAny unfilled tag for the current license year; any deer may be taken on a regular season tag.
Early MuzzleloaderNorthern ZoneBow/mz either-sex tags, bow/mz antlerless-only tags, Deer Management Permits, Deer Management Assistance Program tags.
Late MuzzleloaderNorthern Zone and Southern ZoneAny unfilled tag for the current license year; any deer may be taken on a regular season tag.
(c) License requirements.
(1) Any person who hunts or takes deer during a bowhunting, muzzleloading or regular season must possess, on his or her person, a license and carcass tag valid to hunt deer during that particular season.
(d) Other requirements.
(1) During the regular season in Westchester and Suffolk Counties, white-tailed deer may only be taken by longbow.
(2) During all seasons in wildlife management units 4J and 8C, white-tailed deer may only be taken by longbow.
(3) During the youth firearms season, junior bowhunters, hunting pursuant to a junior bowhunting license, may only take deer by longbow. Junior hunters, hunting pursuant to a junior hunting license, may take deer with a firearm.
(4) During the youth firearms season, junior hunters may take only one deer, of either sex, by use of a firearm.
(5) Any youth participating in the firearms season shall be accompanied by an adult as required by Environmental Conservation Law section 11-0929. An adult who is accompanying a junior hunter during the youth firearms season, may not possess a firearm, longbow or crossbow and shall not be actively engaged in any other hunting.
(6) It is unlawful for any person to hunt or take a deer during the muzzleloading deer season except with a muzzleloading firearm capable of being loaded with only one charge or a crossbow.
(7) During the Northern Zone muzzleloading seasons, the types of deer that may be legally harvested and the open wildlife management units (WMUs) as described in section 4.1 of this Title are as set forth below.
SeasonOpen WMUs for harvest of deer of either sexOpen WMUs for harvest of antlerless deer onlyOpen WMUs for harvest of antlered deer only
Early Muzzleloader5A, 5C, 5F, 5G, 5H, 5J, 6C, 6G, 6H, 6K6A, 6F, 6J, 6N
Late Muzzleloader5A, 5G, 5J, 6A, 6C, 6G, 6H
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Current through September 30, 2018
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