Even though my family does not hunt, I always feel it is a good idea to know who I am sharing the woods with.
Have a wonderful, active time!
Early Bear: September 19 - October 17
Archery Big Game: September 27 – October 23
Black Powder Big Game: October 17-23
Regular/Rifle Big Game: October 24– December 6
Late Black powder (limited DMU’s): December 7 – 13
Turkey: Spring: May 1 -31, Fall: October 1 – 23
Other small game seasons: (Squirrel and cottontail rabbit) open on October 1 but some WMU’s open earlier than others.
Waterfowl seasons vary by region and a separate stamp is needed to hunt waterfowl. Most predator seasons open in late October These dates are based on DEC’s synopsis. They are subject to change and regional restrictions may apply.
Southern Zone: Regular/ Rifle Season runs from Nov. 21 - Dec. 13 and is preceded by an archery season that runs from Oct. 17 - Nov. 20. Late Black Powder and Archery seasons are Dec. 14-22.