Regular Firearms Season for Deer and Bear Begins November 19 November 14, 2016 New York,

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Regular Firearms Season for Deer and Bear Begins November 19 November 14, 2016 New York, NYDNR News
... The Southern Zone regular season is New York's most popular hunting season, with about 85 percent of New York's 550,000 licensed hunters participating. Harvests during this season account for nearly 60 percent of the total annual statewide deer take and 30 to 60 percent of the statewide bear harvest...  DEC is encouraging all hunters across the state to pass up shots at young, small-antlered bucks. In a multi-year study conducted with Cornell University, more than 7,000 hunters surveyed across the state reported wanting more opportunities for taking mature bucks without mandatory restrictions on antler size....


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