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Hunting

Migratory Game Bird Hunting Seasons & Bag Limits

2021–2022 Waterfowl Seasons

Bag Limits

The daily bag limit is the maximum number of birds of each species that any person may take or possess in the field during any one day. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit for all migratory game birds except snow geese.

Species

Daily Limit

Possession Limit

Ducksa

6

18

Coot

15

45

Canada Geeseb

See map

Three times the daily limit — see map below

Snow Geeseb

25

No limit

Brant

2

6

Military and Veteran Waterfowl Hunting Days

Northeast Zone — September 18-19

Southeast Zone — October 9-10

Western Zone — November 11 and 13

Long Island Zone — November 13-14

Daily bag limit is the same as the regular season. There are no military/veteran hunting days in the Lake Champlain Zone.

Attention Boaters!

Before you launch your boat or leave a site you are required to clean all visible plant and animal material from your boat, trailer, and associated equipment. Drain your boat’s bilge, livewell, baitwell, and other water-holding compartments.

Brianna’s Law – New Boating Safety Law!

If you were born on or after:

You will need a boating safety certificate when operating a motorized vessel in:

January 1, 1993

2020

January 1, 1988

2022

January 1, 1983

2023

January 1, 1978

2024

All operators of motorized vessels, regardless of age, will need a boating safety certificate by January 1, 2025. For more information and to find courses: https://parks.ny.gov/recreatio...

Woodcock, Crow, Snipe, Rail and Gallinule
Hunting Season Dates, Bag Limits, and Regulations for 2021–2022

Regulations

Woodcock

Crow

Snipe

Virginia & Sora Rails

Gallinules

Clapper & King Rails

Upstate New York1,3

Oct. 1 – Nov. 14

Sept. 1 – Mar. 31

Sept. 1 – Nov. 9

Sept. 1 – Nov. 9

Sept. 1 – Nov. 9

Closed

Long Island2,3

Oct. 1 – Nov. 14

Sept. 1 – Mar. 31

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Bag Limit

3/day
9 in possession

None

8/day
24 in possession

8/day
24 in possession

8/day
24 in possession

n/a

Shooting Hours

Sunrise to Sunset

Sunrise to Sunset

1/2-Hr Before Sunrise to Sunset

1/2-Hr Before Sunrise to Sunset

1/2-Hr Before Sunrise to Sunset

n/a

Non-Toxic Shot

NOT Required

NOT Required

Required

Required

Required

n/a

HIP Registration

Required

NOT Required

Required

Required

Required

n/a

Other

Fed Migratory Bird Stamp NOT Required

Hunting on Fri., Sat., Sun. & Mon. ONLY;
Fed Migratory Bird Stamp NOT Required; Rifles and electronically amplified bird calls or sounds permitted

Fed Migratory Bird Stamp NOT Required

Fed Migratory Bird Stamp NOT Required

Fed Migratory Bird Stamp NOT Required

n/a

2021–2022 Canada Goose Seasons