New York Hunting Season: What You Need to Know Before You Go


As a seasoned hunter or someone new to hunting, it’s important to know the rules and regulations regarding what hunting season it is in your state. In this blog post, we will discuss what hunting season it currently is in New York.

Big Game Hunting Season

In New York, big game hunting season typically starts in early October and lasts through late December. During this time, hunters can pursue deer and bear with different weapon types depending on the county they are located in. It’s important to note that each county has specific regulations for big game hunting, so be sure to check the Department of Environmental Conservation website for more information.

Small Game Hunting Season

Small game hunting season runs from September 1st through March 31st in New York. This means that during this time period, you can hunt animals such as rabbits, squirrels, grouse and pheasants using different firearms depending on where you’re located within the state.

Furbearer Hunting Season

Furbearer hunting season runs from late October until mid-February. During this time frame, hunters can capture furbearers like raccoons and coyotes using traps or other methods allowed by law. If you plan on participating in furbearer hunting activities in New York State make sure you have a valid trapping license issued by the DEC.


Knowing what type of animal(s) you want to hunt during which seasons is crucial if you want a successful experience while following all of NY’s laws & regulations surrounding wildlife conservation efforts too!
It’s also vital that you double-check with local authorities as well before heading out into any wilderness areas because there may be additional restrictions based on location – better safe than sorry!