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Deer Hunting Privileges &Tags

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Resident Hunter Licenses

  1. Hunting: You will receive a Regular Season Deer Tag.
  2. Muzzleloading Privilege:* You will receive a Bow/Mz Season Either Sex Tag.
  3. Junior Bowhunting or Bowhunting Privilege:* You will receive a Bow/Mz Season Either Sex Tag.

    Nonresident Hunters

  4. Nonresident Hunting: You will receive a Regular Season Deer Tag.
  5. Nonresident Bowhunting or Nonresident Junior Bowhunting:* You will receive a Bow/Mz Season Either Sex Tag.
  6. Nonresident Muzzleloading:* You will receive a Bow/Mz Season Either Sex Tag.

* Residents and Nonresidents must purchase a hunting license to be eligible for Bowhunting and Muzzleloading privileges. If you purchase both bowhunting and muzzleloading privileges, you will receive one Bow/Mz Either Sex Deer Tag and one Bow/Mz Antlerless Deer Tag. Both tags may be used in either season.

Moose In New York

Moose are protected in New York and cannot be hunted. There is an estimated population of 800 moose occupying the northern zone of the state.

DEC has created a Moose Photo Gallery for photos taken of New York moose. Instructions for submitting a photo are included on the following moose webpage: www.dec.ny.gov/animals/56611.html

Meat Unfit For Consumption

If a deer, bear or turkey is found to be unfit for human consumption, a special permit may be issued that allows the hunter to take another deer, turkey, or bear, provided the season is still open. A permit will not be issued if meat is unfit due to hunter neglect. Call a wildlife or law enforcement office listed on Important Numbers.

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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