Small Game Season Dates & Limits
New York Hunting
If you would like to raise and release pheasants to increase pheasant hunting opportunities, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and type “pheasants” in the subject line or call (607) 273-2768. For a list of hunting areas where pheasants are released, contact a DEC Regional Wildlife Office (on Important Numbers) or visit our website at www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/9349.html
Keep Your Hunting Dog Safe
- Keep your dog visible and identifiable! Blaze orange isn’t just for you.
- Watch for hypothermia, especially if dogs are going to be in the water.
- If the weather is warm, watch your dog carefully for signs of heat exhaustion, including heavy panting, drooling, weakness and confusion.
- Provide only small meals or snacks prior to the hunt and throughout the day. Overfeeding can lead to bloat and gastric torsion.
- Make sure your dog has access to plenty of fresh water.
- Carry a dog first aid kit.
- Be sure to check your dog for ticks.
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