* UPDATED FOR 2016-2017 SEASON
This is intended as a helpful quick reference. The list is not inclusive of all the species open for hunting and fishing in NYS. For the official regulations, please visit the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation website.
Oct.1 - Nov. 18 (Southern zone)
Sept. 27- Oct. 21 (Northern zone)
Nov. 19 - Dec. 11 (Southern zone)
Oct. 22 - Dec. 4 (Northern zone)
Sunrise to Sunset
Check official regulations for Suffolk and Westchester counties.
Oct. 1- Feb. 28 (Southern zone)
Sept. 20 - Feb. 28 (Northern zone)
Sunrise to sunset
Daily bag limit: 4
October 1- November 14
Oct. 1 - Oct. 14 (Northern zone)
Oct. 15 - Oct. 28 (Southern zone)
Bag limit: 1, Either sex
October 1- Feb 28 (Southern Zone)
October 1- March 19 (Northern Zone)
Nov. 1- Feb 28 (Long Island)
Sunrise to sunset.
Daily bag limit: 6
Sept. 1- Feb. 28 (Statewide, except Long Island)
Nov. 1- Feb 28 (Ling Island)
Red squirrels are unprotected and may be hunted at anytime with no limit.
Oct. 1 – Mar. 26 (Statewide except Long Island and New York City)
There are no bag limits for coyotes.
Coyotes may be hunted during the day or night.
Open to youth age 14-15 with valid hunting license
Either sex with eligible tags
Download the 2016-2017 Hunting Season Summary PDF from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. This 2-page PDF is a great resource for quickly determining open season dates for all game in NYS.
Click each tab to the left to open it for more info.