What is the first day of deer season in NY?
Big Game Season Dates
|Future Big Game Season Dates|
|Early Antlerless – Deer (bowhunting only)||9 consecutive days beginning on the 2nd Saturday of September|
|Regular—Deer (bowhunting only)||October 1 through December 31|
|Special Firearms Season—Deer||First Sunday in January through January 31|
Can a 12 year old hunt deer with a rifle in NY?
Junior hunters aged 12-13 may only participate in counties that allow 12-13 year olds to hunt deer with a firearm (see map above). Junior hunters 14-15 years old may take 1 deer and 1 bear during the youth hunt. Junior hunters 12-13 years old may take 1 deer during the youth hunt.
Can you hunt deer with a pistol in NY?
Big game hunters are permitted to carry: 22 caliber rim-fire handgun during regular deer season or early and regular bear seasons, if they possess a NYS pistol permit; or. a. 22 caliber rim-fire cannot be used as a primary or secondary weapon to take deer or bear.
How old do you need to be to hunt big game in New York State?
Youths 12 years and older may hunt big game with a bow, and youths 14 years and older may hunt big game with a firearm when properly licensed and while accompanied and supervised by an experienced adult hunter.
Can you carry a pistol while hunting in New York?
You can carry a handgun – provided you have a NYS pistol permit – while hunting with a bow during the regular big game season. However, you may not carry a firearm while archery hunting during a special archery season.
Can I shoot a pellet gun in my backyard in New York State?
Pellet or BB guns do not require a permit or license and, even though it is illegal to sell or shoot them in the city, it is not against the law to buy ammunition. These weapons may be either handguns or rifles and are legal on Long Island and in upstate New York.
How many deer tags can you get in NY?
You can apply for up to two DMPs within the same Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) or two different WMUs. Both must be applied for at the same time. Find a WMU near you by viewing the written WMU boundary descriptions. If applying at a license sales agent, hunters who are selected will receive their tags immediately.