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Future Big Game Hunting

Hunting Regulations Icon New York Hunting

Future Big Game Season Dates

Northern Zone

Early Bear (some WMUs, see Bear Hunting) 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 (some WMUs, see Bear Hunting) 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

First full week in January, through January 31