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New York

Hunting

Bear Hunting Season Dates

Area Early Bowhunting Crossbow Regular Muzzleloading
Northern Zone Yellow shaded portion

Sept. 18 - Dec. 5
Brown shaded portion
Sept. 18 - Oct. 22 Oct. 13 - Oct. 22 Oct. 23 - Dec. 5 Oct. 16 - Oct. 22
Southern Zone Orange shaded portion
Oct. 1 - Nov. 19
Dec. 13 - Dec. 21
Nov. 6 - Nov. 19 (Not in WMUs 3S, 4J or 8C) Nov. 20 - Dec. 12 Dec. 13 - Dec. 21
Green shaded portion Sept. 11 - Sept. 26 Oct. 1 - Nov. 19
Dec. 13 - Dec. 21
Nov. 6 - Nov. 19 Nov. 20 - Dec. 12 Dec. 13 - Dec. 21
Westchester County
(lt. blue shaded)

Same as Regular Season
Oct. 1 - Dec. 31
(bowhunting only)


Bear Hunting Season Dates Map