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Small Game Season Dates & Limits

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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Attention –

If you would like to raise and release pheasants to increase pheasant hunting opportunities, please email us at 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