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New York

Hunting

Deer Hunting Season Dates

Area Early Antlerless Bowhunting Crossbow Regular Season Muzzleloading Special Late Firearms Season
Northern Zone Sept. 27 - Oct. 22
Dec. 6 - Dec. 12 (WMUs 5A, 5G, 5J, 6A, 6C, 6G, 6H only)
Oct. 13 -Oct. 22 Oct. 23 - Dec. 5 Oct. 16 - Oct. 22
Dec. 6 - Dec. 12 (WMUs 5A, 5G, 5J, 6A, 6C, 6G, 6H only)
Southern Zone

Sept. 11-19
WMUs 3M, 3R, 8A, 8F, 8G, 8J, 8N, 9A, 9F (firearms, bows, crossbow)
WMUs 4J, 8C (bowhunting only)

Oct. 1 - Nov. 19
Dec. 13 - Dec. 21
Dec. 26 - Jan. 1

Nov. 6 - Nov. 19
(Not in WMUs 4J or 8C)
Nov. 20 - Dec. 12 Dec. 13 - Dec. 21 (except bowhunting only WMUs 4J and 8C)
Dec. 26 - Jan. 1 (except bowhunting only WMUs 4J and 8C)
Westchester County
(WMU 3S)
Sept. 11-19 (bowhunting only) same as Regular Season Oct. 1 - Dec. 31
(bowhunting only)
Suffolk County
(WMU 1C)
Sept. 11-19 (bowhunting only) same as Regular Season Oct. 1, 2021 - Jan. 31, 2022
(bowhunting only)
Jan. 2 - Jan. 31, 2022

(Special Permit Required)
New York Deer Muzzleloading Hunting Seasons
New York Deer Hunting Season Map

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