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Furbearer Hunting

To hunt furbearers, you must possess a Resident or Non-resident Hunting license. A trapping license does not allow you to hunt furbearers. Furbearers may be hunted with a bow, crossbow or firearm as described below.

Furbearer Hunting

Chronic Wasting Disease

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a neurologic disease that is always fatal to deer, elk, and moose. It is a serious threat to New York’s white-tailed deer population and the tradition of deer hunting in New York.

Chronic Wasting Disease

Want Older Bucks in New York?

Every year, tens of thousands of New York hunters enjoy the opportunity to bring home a handsome 2.5-year or older buck, while approximately half of the antlered bucks taken in the state annually are 1.5-years old (yearlings).

Want Older Bucks in New York?

General License Information

A hunter education course is required for persons who cannot provide proof that they have ever possessed a hunting license. You must be at least 11 years of age to take this class.

General License Information

New York Hunting Regulations

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