For more information on public hunting grounds and where to find public hunting grounds in New York State, hunters can visit the DEC New York website for maps of public hunting grounds, wildlife management areas, state lands, and conservation easements. As part of the final version of the New York State budget, there is a provision that would lower the minimum age to hunt deer with a gun or crossbow to 12. Under the legislation, the minimum age change would come into effect on June 1, 2021 and expire on December 31, 2023. The hunting age of young hunters with shotguns, rifles, muzzle magazines or crossbows would be raised from 15 to 12. However, lowering the hunting age will be accompanied by a very special set of rules. Hunters who have not received a hunter training certificate are not eligible to obtain a hunting licence unless: All other hunters are exempt from this requirement when hunting in New York State, but it is strongly recommended that all hunters wear an orange or fluorescent pink vest or hat when hunting big or small game. Depending on the type of game hunted and the type of firearm used, the adult hunter may also need 3 years or more of experience in hunting the selected wildlife with a firearm or bow. Hunters should keep in mind that they may need certain permits to hunt in state-administered areas. Make sure you have all the necessary licenses and permits before going hunting. For more information on these permits, contact the NYS DEC Special Licensing Unit, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4752, by email at [email protected] or by phone at (518) 402-8985. The application process takes time; Write or call before going hunting. As part of the pilot program, the CED must prepare a report by February 1 of each year containing the number of violations, hunting-related accidents and revocations, the number of participating counties, the number of participating minors and the number of deer caught.
To be eligible for a modified longbow licence, a person must be physically physically incapable of permanently shooting and holding a legal bow. Bear hunting seasons are organized by firearm type and bear hunting area, and also include a hunting season for juveniles. The start of the season usually starts in September and ends with a late season in December. New York State offers many public lands open to hunting and other outdoor recreational activities, including Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), state parks and forests, and forest reserves. Hunters who wish to use a crossbow must be qualified in safe handling of a crossbow and responsible crossbow hunting practices. For more information, see About crossbow hunting. To be eligible for a modified crossbow licence, a person must be physically physically unable permanently to hold or draw a legal bow or to draw a legal bow that has been modified to hold and loosen the rope. “For many families, hunting is a tradition and a way of life,” Gallivan said. “Children aged twelve and thirteen who have been properly trained and are under the supervision of an adult hunter should be allowed to participate in this popular activity.” This permit allows qualified persons to hunt large or small game equipped with a legal bow equipped with a device to keep it in a towed and taut position.
It does not allow the use of a crossbow. Once the animal has been properly tagged, the hunter must declare the harvest online, by phone or via the mobile app within 7 days. Currently, 46 U.S. states allow hunters under the age of 12 to hunt big game with a firearm. This preferred type of permit can be obtained by residents or non-residents and is required to hunt big game with a bow during the regular bow season, youth season or special bow season. When it comes to the northern counties of the state, everyone is required to pass a local law that allows new regulations to take effect within their borders. To keep hunters informed, the state Department of Environment is developing a new website listing counties that are signing up to participate. Hunters looking for a public hunting area or wildlife management area for hunting can use the interactive tour on the New York Department of Environmental Conservation website to get maps of public hunting grounds. Regulations and monitoring requirements for young hunters and mentors may vary depending on the type of game hunted and the type of firearm used. The mentor may also have 3 years or more of experience hunting big game with a bow or firearm, depending on the type of hunt being supervised.
New York Fish and Wildlife has partnered with private landowners through collaborative arrangements to provide more hunting opportunities and wildlife management services on private lands. Cooperative hunting grounds are located in various counties, including Cayuga, Tompkins, Jefferson, Ulster, and Wyoming counties. New York State offers a wide variety of game species for all types of hunters. In fact, there are more than 40 different ways to hunt in the state. Any novice hunter in New York City who is 12 years of age or older must obtain a hunter training certification. You must be at least 11 years old to become certified. Hunting times and dates can change each year depending on wildlife, depending on various factors. New York`s hunting seasons are usually set each year at the end of summer.
The seasonal data are then broken down by area, region or unit by type of wildlife species. In addition, seasons are often ranked according to time spent on firearms, including archery, firearms, and muzzle loading or “primitive” firearm seasons. You must be at least 11 years old to earn Hunter Education certification in New York and receive your hunter training certificate. To be eligible for annual residency, a person must live in New York State for more than 30 days immediately prior to the date of application. To be eligible for a lifetime license, a person must live in New York State for at least one year immediately prior to the date of purchase. Owning land in New York doesn`t make you a resident. Residence is where a person maintains permanent, permanent and principal residence (regardless of where they are temporarily), for example, if a person is registered to vote. If they are under 18 years of age, the residence of the parents or guardians is considered to be the place of residence of that person. A complete list of valid proofs of residence can be found www.dec.ny.gov/permits/95452.html#Res. Yes. The New York Hunter Education Certificate is accepted in all states, provinces, and countries where hunter training is mandatory.
Although most regions accept the New York Hunter Education Certificate, hunters should still check the rules and regulations of the area in which they plan to hunt. * Young hunters must be supervised at all times by experienced and licensed adult hunters (21 years of age and older). Both must remain on the ground. Deer season in New York is divided by type of firearm, hunting area, and type of deer hunted (e.g., antler vs. antlerless antler). The season usually starts in September and ends in January of the following year. Restrictions on wood points may apply during certain hunting seasons, depending on the age of the hunter. All hunters aged 12 and 15 who hunt deer or bear with a weapon must wear a fluorescent hunter orange or pink. Clothing must be visible in all directions and contain either a shirt or vest with at least 250 square inches of solid or patterned fluorescent orange or pink, or a hat, with at least 50% fluorescent orange or pink. This requirement also applies to mentors accompanying young hunters. Currently, the minimum age for a young hunter to hunt big game (deer, bear) with a firearm or crossbow under adult supervision is 14 years. The minimum age for young hunters to hunt big game bow in New York City is 12.
Minors under the age of 12 are not allowed to obtain a hunting permit or hunt wild animals. Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announced that the Senate had passed a bill to lower the minimum age at which a person could obtain a universal hunting license in New York State from fourteen to twelve. The bill (p.3156), co-sponsored by Gallivan, would amend the state`s Environmental Protection Act and require young hunters to be accompanied by a parent, guardian or person 21 years of age or older who has been designated in writing by a parent or guardian and who holds a valid hunting license. New York`s new regulations originally included bear hunting and allowed young hunters to hunt from a stock of trees. Both of these positions were eliminated during the budget negotiations. Free hunting, fishing and fishing licenses are available for Shinnecock and Unkechaug Nation members and Six Nations members living on reserves in the state. They must be requested at certain councils of nations or at the DEC headquarters in Albany (518) 402-8843. Hunters are not required to obtain permits to access or hunt in wildlife management areas, but they must ensure they have the necessary hunting permits and habitat stamps to catch game in the state. The legislation included in the new state budget, passed this week, will allow teens ages 12 and 13 to hunt deer with a gun or crossbow under the supervision of an experienced adult hunter this fall.
The youth must complete and successfully complete a hunter safety course and hold a hunting licence. They are not allowed to hunt alone and if they do, they will be accompanied by their parents, guardians or a person over the age of 21 (but only with the written permission of the child`s parents or guardians). A New York Hunter Education Certificate proves that you have gained the knowledge you need to hunt safely, responsibly and ethically in New York State.