Recreational Sporting Season Reminders

 

November 1 Seasons

In our last issue, we missed reminding you of several recreational sporting seasons that started on November 1. These November 1 openers are listed below:

Saltwater Fishing
Black sea bass fishing re-opened and will continue through December 31. The minimum length limit is 13 inches per fish and the daily catch limit is 10 fish.

Hunting
The following hunting seasons opened for Long Island.
(Click on the links to view the season map)
Bobwhite Quail(http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/29447.html)
Cottontail Rabbit(http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/29449.html)
Pheasant(http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/29453.html)
Squirrel(http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/29460.html)
Weasel, opossum, raccoon, skunk, and fox(http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/29455.html)

Trapping
(Click on the links to view the season map)
Beaver(http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/29044.html) and River Otter(http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/30513.html) trapping opened for northern areas of New York.
Weasel, opossum, raccoon, skunk, and fox (http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/30507.html)trapping opened for Long Island.

Upcoming Seasons

The recreational season reminders listed below include season dates that extend over the next two weeks. For all season dates and to view more information about hunting and fishing in New York, visit DEC’s Outdoor Activities(http://www.dec.ny.gov/62.html) webpage.

Youth Hunting (Ages 12-15)(http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/52495.html)

For Waterfowl (Duck, Coot, Merganser, Canada Goose, and Brant):

Deer & Bear (Big Game) Hunting(http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7857.html)

(view the big game hunting map(http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28605.html) to identify hunting zones)

Turkey Hunting(http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/8366.html)

(view the turkey hunting map(http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/29461.html) to identify hunting zones)

  • November 4 – Final day for a portion of New York’s central and western regions (e.g. Lake Ontario regions).
  • November 18 – Final day for all remaining open areas. This closes turkey hunting for all of upstate New York.
  • November 19 – Opening day for Long Island (Suffolk County). This season remains open through November 23. Hunters may take only one turkey of either sex for the season.
Game Bird Hunting(http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/45568.html)

For Snipe, Gallinule, and Rail:

  • November 9 – Final day for hunting in all open areas of NY (upstate NY, north of Bronx-Westchester County boundary).

For Woodcock:

  • November 14 – Final day for hunting in all open areas (all of upstate NY and Long Island).

Report Your Harvest

game harvest report logo

Don’t forget to report your harvest of turkey, deer, or bear within seven days

Waterfowl Hunting(http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28888.html)

(view the following maps to identify waterfowl hunting zones (http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28497.html) and Canada goose hunting areas(http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28496.html) that are described below)

For Duck, Coot, Merganser:

  • November 5 – Opening day in the Southeastern Waterfowl Zone.

For Canada Goose:

  • November 18 – Final day of split season in the following Goose Hunting Areas: East Central and Hudson Valley.

For Brant:

  • November 19 – Final day in the Northeastern Waterfowl Zone.
Furbearer Trapping(http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/355.html)
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