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Future Big Game Hunting

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Future Big Game Season Dates

Northern Zone Early Bear

The first Saturday after the second Monday in September through the Friday
immediately preceding the early muzzleloading season

Early Bowhunting—Bear

The first Saturday after the second Monday in September through the Friday
immediately preceding the regular season

Early Bowhunting—Deer

September 27 through the Friday immediately preceding the regular season

Early Muzzleloading—Deer and Bear

7 consecutive days beginning on the first Saturday after Columbus Day

Regular—Deer and Bear

44 consecutive days beginning on the second Saturday after Columbus Day

Late Bow and Muzzleloading—Deer

7 consecutive days immediately following the regular season

Youth Big Game Firearms Hunt – Deer and Bear

Columbus Day Weekend; Saturday through Columbus Day (Monday)

Southern Zone Early Bear

16 consecutive days beginning on the first Saturday after Labor Day

Early Bowhunting—Deer and Bear

October 1 through the Friday immediately preceding the regular season

Regular—Deer and Bear

23 days beginning the third Saturday of November

Late Bow and Muzzleloading—Deer and Bear

9 consecutive days immediately following the regular season

Youth Big Game Firearms Hunt – Deer and Bear

Columbus Day Weekend; Saturday through Columbus Day (Monday)

Westchester County (WMU 3S) Regular—Deer and Bear (bowhunting only)

October 1 through December 31

Suffolk County
(WMU 1C)
Regular—Deer (bowhunting only)

October 1 through December 31

Special Firearms Season—Deer

The first Monday following the first Saturday in January, through January 31