Regular Firearms Season for Deer and Bear Hunting in the Southern Zone Begins November 21 November 18, 2015 New Yor

New York Deer Population, Management News and Information Archive

... The Southern Zone Regular Season is New York's most popular hunting season, with participation from about 85 percent of New York's 550,000 licensed hunters. Harvest during this season accounts for nearly 60 percent of the total statewide deer harvest and 30 to 60 percent of the statewide bear harvest ... a large portion of the Southern Zone, from Niagara and Erie counties, across the northern Finger Lakes and Central New York, into the Mohawk Valley, and in the further southeastern New York area, current deer populations are higher than desired... no new cases of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) have been found in New York deer since 2005 ...

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