New York Bow hunting Season,Regulations and license fees

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New York Bow hunting Season,Regulations and license fees

The first thing that might pop in your head when you listen to the name New York is “America’s largest city”. Did you know that the state’s forests and wildlife, mountains, broad river valleys, and the shorelines of two of the Great Lakes make it a booming place for hunting?

Though deer hunting is the most popular hunting sport in New York but the state’s 6,000 to 7,000 black bears are also a source of great attraction for hunters. You can also enjoy turkey and some small games like primarily ruffed grouse and pheasants.

New York Bowhunting Season

Hunting Category Months
Deer (Early Bowhunting/Bowhunting Only) Sept. 27-Jan. 31**
Late Bowhunting Dec. 6-Jan. 1**
Black Bear (Archery/Bowhunting) Sept. 18-Dec. 21**

Bowhunting License Fee In New York

Category License Type Fee
Archery 16–69 (NYS Resident) $15
Archery 70+ (NYS Resident) FREE
Archery Military Disabled FREE
Archery Patriot $15
Archery Native American FREE
Archery 16+ (Non-Resident) $30
Archery 12–15 (NYS Resident) $4
Archery 12–15 $4

Total Area And Regulations For Hunting By the State

New York’s total land is 30,680,960 acres that including streets and major water bodies. Out of this, 0.69 percent of land that makes up 211,422 acres is available for hunting. The state has declared that a bow that has a draw weight of 35 lbs or less is not legal for hunters to use in bowhunting.

Fun Facts About Bow Hunting In the State

Nowadays, women are breaking barriers and also showing interest in hunting, especially in New York. According to the 2018 stats, the State Department of Environmental Conservation issued licenses to 53,000 women in New York to hunt. This growing trend would help the agency to facilitate this increasing group with a program to recruit and train women hunters called BOW, Becoming an Outdoor Woman.

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