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New York State Hunting Season Dates for 2023 (Southern Zone)

Early Bowhunting: October 1 - November 17

Youth Firearms: October 7-9
Crossbow: November 4 - November 17
Regular Deer: November 18 - December 10
Late Bowhunting / Muzzleloading: December 11 - December 19 & December 26 - January 1

We advise avoiding hikes during hunting season or being extra cautious while you’re out.

If you choose to hike at one of RPA's community forests or preserves, or on other public lands (including state lands), please remember to wear some blaze orange, and avoid wearing white.

Hunting at RPA community forests is restricted to a few hunters per day. Hunting is NOT allowed at RPA's Barberville Falls Preserve, but it’s still a good idea to wear blaze orange on the trails.

If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to us: / 518-712-9211

Learn more about hunting on RPA lands here:


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