Bear Harvest Results from 2017

Posted by DEC on Mar 20th 2018

Bear Harvest Results from 2017New York bear hunters took a total of 1,420 black bears during the 2017 hunting seasons. Hunters took an estimated 1,037 black bears in the Southern Zone, nearly the same … read more

How Well Do You Know Your Grouse?

Nov 22nd 2017

Be mindful of the presence of the NYS-endangered spruce grouse while hunting ruffed grouse in Wildlife Management Units 5C, 5F, 6F, and 6J. DEC biologists have supplemented existing populations of spr … read more

Hunting and Trapping News: ​Pheasant Hunting

Posted by DEC on Oct 6th 2017

Pheasant HuntingApproximately 30,000 adult pheasants will be released on lands open to public hunting for the upcoming fall pheasant hunting season.The pheasant hunting season begins:Northern & easter … read more

Hunting and Trapping News: Wild Turkey Hunting

Posted by DEC on Oct 6th 2017

Wild Turkey HuntingWith good production in summer 2015 followed by two mild winters, there are more birds on the landscape than in previous years. However, this increase may be offset by poor reproduc … read more