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NEW 09-13-14 - Fall hunting seasons
Shorter days and cooler temperatures. That means the fall hunting seasons are in full swing.
Here are some of the key season dates in Dutchess County:
Squirrel Sept 1 - Feb 28
Cottontail Rabbit, Ruffed Grouse, Pheasant Oct 1 - Feb 28
Fall Turkey Oct 1 - Nov 14
Deer - early bowhunting Oct 1 - Nov 14
(crossbows allowed Nov 1 - Nov 14)
Deer Regular gun season Nov 15 - Dec 7
Deer late bow and muzzleloader Dec 8 - Dec 16
Bear - same as the deer season dates
Download this DEC season summary.
The complete set of laws and regulations can be found on the DEC website:
2014-2015 New York Hunting & Trapping Regulations