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Hunting in New York: Top Spots for Hunting in the Empire State

By    |   Thursday, 28 May 2015 05:51 PM

Hunting in New York offers some great big game hunting for gamers. While there are many animals in the state that now remain protected, there are still great opportunities for hunting of deer, black bears, turkeys, and more. While the hunting is broken up into seasons, the state of New York offers some great places for hunters to set up and prepare for their yearly take. Here is a look at some of the best spots for hunting in New York no matter what you might be seeking to hunt.

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1. State Parks

There are many state parks that allow hunting in New York, with waterfowl, small game, and big game hunting. Each state park has its own special regulations involving whether to allow archery, muzzleloading, and crossbow hunting. There are also regulations on whether the parks require sign-in and if a permit is required. Finally, there are 48 different state parks that allow deer hunting in New York and they can be found on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) website.

2. Suffolk County, Long Island

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The DEC also offers its own managed lands in Long Island for hunting in New York. These lands require a seasonal access permit to hunt on this land. A map is included on their official website and hunting includes archery and waterfowl hunters as well as shotgun and muzzleloading firearms deer hunting.

3. Fort Drum Military Base

Hunting in New York is also allowed on the Fort Drum Military Base, located in Jefferson County. This includes an outdoor recreation program for both soldiers and their families and the general public. This includes hunting, fishing, trapping, and camping. All weapons must be registered and all first-time hunters must complete required hunting training and courses. Hunting here includes snow geese in spring and turkey hunting in May.

4. Adirondack Mountains

Located just five hours north of New York City, the Adirondack Mountains is a great spot to hunt black bears, which is considered one of the toughest games in New York. Black bears aren't the only game that hunters in New York will find in the Adirondacks, as they also have a large number of deer and coyote in the mountains. Hunting season in the Adirondack Mountains starts in September.

This article is for information only. Please check current regulations before hunting.

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