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CALENDAR

(NYSDEC Sportsmen Education Courses are not included here but can be found at

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CHECK EVENT IN ADVANCE. SOME ARE BEING CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS-19 CONCERNS.

 

MARCH 2021

28 - End of Hunting Season for Coyotes

31 - Falconry Season Closes

31 – Close of Crow Hunting Season

APRIL 2021

1 - Start of Statewide Fishing Seasons for Brook, Brown & Rainbow Trout, Hybrids of these Species and Splake, Lake Trout, Landlocked/Atlantic Salmon and Kokanee (>10/15)

5-9 - National Wildlife Week

15 – End of Dog Training

22 - National Earth Day

24-25 – Spring Youth Turkey Hunt (Details page 49 of 20/21 - Hunting & Trapping Guide)

30 - Arbor Day

MAY 2021

1 – Start of Spring Turkey Hunting Season (½ hour before sunrise till noon/ Bearded Birds Only) (>5-31)

31 - Close of Spring Turkey Hunting Season

JUNE 2021

5 - National Trails Day

6-12 - National Fishing Week

15 – Start of Frog Season (A fishing or small game hunting license may be used) (>9/30)

26-27 - FREE FISHING WEEKEND in New York State. No license required.

JULY 2021

1 – Start of Dog Training on raccoon, fox, coyote and bobcat (>4/15/22)

15 – Start of Snapping Turtle Season (>9/30)

AUGUST 2021

15 - Start of Dog Training on Small Game (>4/15/22)

SEPTEMBER 2021

1 - Start of Canada Goose Seasons in the West Central and South Zones of Western New York (>9/25)

1 – Start of Hunting Seasons for Squirrels (>2/28/19), Snipe, Rails, Gallinules(>11/9), Woodcock (>11/14) & Crows (Friday – Monday only)(>3/31/19)

11 - Start of Southern (Catskill) Zone Early Bear Season (>9/26)

18 - Start of Northern Zone Early Bear Season (>10/22)

25 - End of Canada Goose Seasons in the West Central and South Zones of Western New York

25 - FREE FISHING Day in New York State. No license required.

25 - National Hunting & Fishing Day

26 – End of Southern (Catskill) Zone Early Bear Season

27 - Start of Northern Zone Deer & Bear Bowhunting Seasons (>10/22)

30 - Close of Frog and Snapping Turtle Seasons

OCTOBER 2021

1 – Falconry Season Opens (>3/31/22)

1 – Start of Hunting Seasons for Cottontail Rabbit, Ruffed Grouse (>2/28/22) & Coyote (3/28/22)

1 - Start of Hunting Season for Snow Geese (>4/15/21) in the Western Zone

9-11 - New York State Youth Firearms Deer Hunt Weekend

14 - Start of Northern Zone Deer & Bear Crossbow Seasons (>10/25)

15 - End of Northern Zone Early Bear Season

16 – Start of Northern Zone Early Muzzleloading Season (>10/22)

22 – Close of Northern Zone Deer & Bear Bowhunting/Muzzleloader Early Seasons

23 – Start of Northern Zone Regular Deer and Bear Hunting Season (>12/5)

24 - Start of Northern Zone Regular Deer and Bear Hunting Season (>12/6)

NOVEMBER 2021

1 - Leftover DMPs go on sale. Permits will not be available by phone, mail or the internet only in person at a license issuing agent on a first come/first served basis. 

19 – Close of Southern Zone Deer and Bear Bowhunting/Crossbow Seasons

20 - Start of Southern Zone Regular Deer and Bear Hunting Season (>12/12)

21- Start of Southern Zone Regular Deer and Bear Hunting Season (>12/13)

DECEMBER 2021

5 - End of Northern Zone Regular Deer and Bear Hunting Seasons

6 - Start of Northern Zone Late Deer and Bear Bowhunting, Crossbow and Muzzleloading Seasons (>12/12)

12 - Close of Northern Zone Late Deer and Bear Bowhunting, Crossbow and Muzzleloading Seasons

12 - End of Southern Zone Regular Deer and Bear Hunting Seasons

14 - Start of Northern and Southern Zones Late Deer and Bear Bowhunting, Crossbow and Muzzleloading Seasons (>12/22)

21 - Close  of Southern Zone Late Deer and Bear Bowhunting, Crossbow and Muzzleloading Seasons

JANUARY 2022