New York Outdoor News Calendar of Events

New York Outdoor News Calendar – May 20, 2022

Season Dates Please check DEC’s website or hunting, trapping and fishing publications for specific regional regulations and Wildlife Management Units.  May 28 & JUne 1: Muskellunge season opens (except Great Lakes). Note: Due to the timing of DEC’s new regulation change, anglers will be allowed to fish for muskellunge beginning the last Saturday in May for the 2022 season only….

New York Outdoor News Calendar – May 6, 2022

Season Dates Please check DEC’s website or hunting, trapping and fishing publications for specific regional regulations and Wildlife Management Units.  May 28 & JUne 1: Muskellunge season opens (except Great Lakes). Note: Due to the timing of DEC’s new regulation change, anglers will be allowed to fish for muskellunge beginning the last Saturday in May for the 2022 season only….

New York Outdoor News Calendar – April 22, 2022

Season Dates Please check DEC’s website or hunting, trapping and fishing publications for specific regional regulations and Wildlife Management Units.  April 23-24: Youth turkey hunting weekend. May 1: Spring gobbler season begins; fishing seasons for walleyes, northern pike, pickerel and tiger muskellunge now begin.  May 28 & JUne 1: Muskellunge season opens (except Great Lakes). Note: Due to the timing…

New York Outdoor News Calendar – April 8, 2022

Season Dates Please check DEC’s website or hunting, trapping and fishing publications for specific regional regulations and Wildlife Management Units.  APRIL 15: Mink and muskrat trapping seasons close in the Northern Zone. April 15: Striped bass season begins in the Hudson River south of the George Washington Bridge. April 23-24: Youth turkey hunting weekend. May 1: Spring gobbler season begins;…

New York Outdoor News Calendar – March 25, 2022

Season Dates Please check DEC’s website or hunting, trapping and fishing publications for specific regional regulations and Wildlife Management Units.  March 27: Coyote hunting season closes. April 1: Regular trout season opens.  April 1: Striped bass season begins in the  Hudson River north of the George Washington Bridge. APRIL 7: Beaver trapping season end in most of state; mink and…

New York Outdoor News Calendar – March 11, 2022

Season Dates Please check DEC’s website or hunting, trapping and fishing publications for specific regional regulations and Wildlife Management Units.  March 15: Fishing seasons for walleyes, northern pike, pickerel and tiger muskellunge close; permanent ice shanties must be removed from the ice.  March 15: Season begins for Anadromous river herring (alewife and blueback herring) on the Hudson River north of…

New York Outdoor News Calendar – February 25, 2022

Season Dates Please check DEC’s website or hunting, trapping and fishing publications for specific regional regulations and Wildlife Management Units.  Feb. 25: Fox, raccoon, weasel, skunk, and opossum seasons close on Long Island. Mink and muskrat trapping season closes on Long Island.  Feb. 28: Roughed Grouse season closes. Bobwhite quail season closes (Orange and Putnam counties)  Fundraisers MARch 4: WTU…

New York Outdoor News Calendar – February 11, 2022

Season Dates Please check DEC’s website or hunting, trapping and fishing publications for specific regional regulations and Wildlife Management Units.  Feb. 15: Bobcat hunting and trapping seasons close in most of northern and eastern New York. Fox, raccoon, weasel, skunk and opossum seasons close (except Long Island). Muskrat trapping season closes (parts of state)  Feb. 19-20: New York’s Free Fishing…

New York Outdoor News Calendar – January 28, 2022

Season Dates Jan. 29: Free Ice Fishing Day in Vermont. Info: vtfishandwildlife.com Jan. 31: Suffolk County Special Firearms Season closes; Varying hare season closes, Southwestern New York. Feb. 15: Bobcat hunting and trapping seasons close in most of northern and eastern New York. Fox, raccoon, weasel, skunk and opossum seasons close (except Long Island). Muskrat trapping season closes (parts of…

New York Outdoor News Calendar – December 24, 2021

Season Dates Please check DEC’s website or hunting, trapping and fishing publications for specific regional regulations and Wildlife Management Units.  Dec 26, 2021 – Jan. 1, 2022: Southern Zone new holiday week hunt. Muzzleloader, bow/crossbow only with some local restrictions.  Jan. 1-31, 2022: Varying Hare season, Southwestern New York.  Jan. 2-31, 2022: Suffolk County Special Firearms Season. Banquets/Fundraisers JAN. 8,…

New York Outdoor News Calendar – December 10, 2021

Season Dates Please check DEC’s website or hunting, trapping and fishing publications for specific regional regulations and Wildlife Management Units.  Dec. 10: Fisher and pine marten trapping seasons end in parts of eastern and northern New York..  DEC 6-12: Northern Zone late bow and muzzleloading season for deer (limited WMUs). Dec 12: Southern Zone deer and bear regular season ends….

New York Outdoor News Calendar – November 12, 2021

Season Dates Please check DEC’s website or hunting, trapping and fishing publications for specific regional regulations and Wildlife Management Units.  Note to Waterfowlers & Trappers: Please check DEC’s Hunting & Trapping regulations guide for more specific details on seasons and bag limits, or visit: dec.ny.gov/docs/wildlife_pdf/huntseason21.pdf. Nov. 11: Free Fishing Day in New York Nov. 11 & 13: Military and Veteran’s…

New York Outdoor News Calendar – October 29, 2021

Season Dates Please check DEC’s website or hunting, trapping and fishing publications for specific regional regulations and Wildlife Management Units.  Note to Waterfowlers: Please check the Hunting & Trapping regulations guide for more specific details on seasons and bag limits for October waterfowl and Canada goose season dates. Or, visit: dec.ny.gov/docs/wildlife_pdf/huntseason21.pdf. Oct. 29: Southern Zone fall turkey season ends Oct….

New York Outdoor News Calendar – October 15, 2021

Season Dates Please check DEC’s website or hunting, trapping and fishing publications for specific regulations and Wildlife Management Units.  Note to Waterfowlers: Please check the Hunting & Trapping regulations guide for more specific details on seasons and bag limits for October waterfowl and Canada goose season dates. Or, visit: dec.ny.gov/docs/wildlife_pdf/huntseason21.pdf. Oct. 13-23: Northern Zone crossbow season.  Oct. 14: Fall turkey…

New York Outdoor News Calendar – October 1, 2021

Season Dates Please check DEC’s website or hunting, trapping and fishing publications for specific regulations and Wildlife Management Units.  Note to Waterfowlers: Please check the Hunting & Trapping regulations guide for more specific details on seasons and bag limits for October waterfowl and Canada goose season dates. Or, visit: dec.ny.gov/docs/wildlife_pdf/huntseason21.pdf. Sept. 30: Early goose hunting season closes for central and…

New York Outdoor News Calendar – September 17, 2021

Season Dates Note: Please check DEC’s new Freshwater Fishing regulations guide for more special regulations by county and waterbody as well as new trout stream categories. Also, for specific hunting season dates and boundaries, check DEC’s website: dec.ny.gov/outdoor/65231.html Sept. 18: Early bear season begins in most of the Northern Zone. Sept. 18-19: Youth waterfowl hunting days, Northeast Zone.  Sept. 20:…

New York Outdoor News Calendar – September 3, 2021

Season Dates Note: Please check DEC’s new Freshwater Fishing regulations guide for more special regulations by county and waterbody as well as new trout stream categories. Also, for specific hunting season dates and boundaries, check DEC’s website: dec.ny.gov/outdoor/65231.html Ongoing: Black bear dog tracking/training season began July 1 and lasts until 9 days before black bear hunting seasons begin. A special…

New York Outdoor News Calendar – August 20, 2021

Season Dates Note: Please check DEC’s new Freshwater Fishing regulations guide for more special regulations by county and waterbody as well as new trout stream categories. Also, for specific hunting season dates and boundaries, check DEC’s website: dec.ny.gov/outdoor/65231.html Ongoing: Black bear dog tracking/training season began July 1 and lasts until 9 days before black bear hunting seasons begin. A special…

New York Outdoor News Calendar – August 6, 2021

Season Dates Ongoing: Black bear dog tracking/training season runs until 9 days before black bear hunting seasons begin. A special license is required. Info: dec.ny.gov/permits/25006.html. Sept. 1: Squirrel hunting season begins (except for Regions 1 and 2); seasons also begin in parts of New York for some webless migratory game birds.  Sept. 1-25: Early goose hunting season opens for much…

New York Outdoor News Calendar – July 23, 2021

Season Dates Note: Please check DEC’s new Freshwater Fishing regulations guide for more special regulations by county and waterbody as well as new trout stream categories. Also, for specific hunting season dates and boundaries, check DEC’s website: dec.ny.gov/outdoor/65231.html Ongoing: Black bear dog tracking/training season began July 1 and lasts until 9 days before black bear hunting seasons begin. A special…

New York Outdoor News Calendar – July 9, 2021

Season Dates Note: Please check DEC’s new Freshwater Fishing regulations guide for more special regulations by county and waterbody as well as new trout stream categories. Also, for specific hunting season dates and boundaries, check DEC’s website: dec.ny.gov/outdoor/65231.html Ongoing: Black bear dog tracking/training season began July 1 and lasts until 9 days before black bear hunting seasons begin. Special license…

New York Outdoor News Calendar – June 25, 2021

Season Dates Note: Please check DEC’s new Freshwater Fishing regulations guide for more special regulations by county and waterbody as well as new trout stream categories. Also, for specific hunting season dates and boundaries, check DEC’s website: dec.ny.gov/outdoor/65231.html June 26-27: New York’s Summer Free Fishing Days. July 1: Black bear dog tracking/training season begins and lasts until 9 days before…

New York Outdoor News Calendar – June 11, 2021

Season Dates Note: Please check DEC’s new Freshwater Fishing regulations guide for more special regulations by county and waterbody as well as new trout stream categories. June 12: Lake Champlain bass season opens. June 12: Vermont’s Free Fishing Day. June 19: Statewide bass season opens. Muskellunge, Tiger Muskellunge seasons open in Lake Erie, Niagara River and Lake Ontario.   June…

New York Outdoor News Calendar – May 28, 2021

Season Dates Note: Please check DEC’s new Freshwater Fishing regulations guide for more special regulations by county, water body and new trout stream categories. May 31: Spring gobbler season closes. May 29: Statewide muskellunge season opens (except Great Lakes). June 12: Lake Champlain bass season opens June 19: Statewide bass season opens. Muskellunge, Tiger Muskellunge seasons open in Lake Erie,…

New York Outdoor News Calendar – May 14, 2021

Season Dates Note: Please check DEC’s new Freshwater Fishing regulations guide for more special regulations by county and waterbody as well as new trout stream categories. May 31: Spring gobbler season closes. May 29: Statewide muskellunge season opens (except Great Lakes). June 12: Lake Champlain bass season opens June 19: Statewide bass season opens. Muskellunge, Tiger Muskellunge seasons open in…

New York Outdoor News Calendar – April 30, 2021

Season Dates Note: Please check DEC’s new Freshwater Fishing regulations guide for more special regulations by county and waterbody as well as new trout stream categories. May 1-31: Spring gobbler season. May 1: Seasons for walleyes, northern pike, tiger muskellunge and pickerel open.  May 29: Statewide muskellunge season opens (except Great Lakes). June 12: Lake Champlain bass season opens June…