2019-2020 Hunting Seasons in the Adirondacks

There’s a reason why hunters love living in the Adirondack Mountains: there’s a vast array of wildlife you can see right from your Adirondack property! As avid hunters ourselves, we know the thrill of the hunt–but you must make sure you’re following New York State law to help conserve Adirondack wildlife for future generations to enjoy. Below, we’ve recapped the NYS Hunting Seasons in the Adirondacks for 2019-2020.

Hunting Seasons in the Adirondack Mountains

Hunting seasons and restrictions in New York State are governed by region. The following are hunting seasons by species for The Adirondack Park only.

Deer

Early Bowhunting (All WMUs): September 27, 2019 – October 25, 2019, sunrise to sunset
Crossbow: October 16, 2019 – October 25, 2019, sunrise to sunset
Regular: October 26, 2019 – December 8, 2019, sunrise to sunset
Late Bowhunting (Only WMUs 5A, 5G, 5J, 6A, 6C, 6G, and 6H): December 9, 2019 – December 15, 2019, sunrise to sunset

Black Bear

Bowhunting: September 14, 2019 – October 25, 2019, sunrise to sunset
Crossbow: October 16, 2019 – October 25, 2019, sunrise to sunset
Muzzleloading: October 19, 2019 – October 25, 2019, sunrise to sunset
Regular: October 26 – December 8, 2019, sunrise to sunset

Turkey

Fall 2019
October 1-14 from sunrise to sunset
Seasonal Bag Limit: 1 bird of either sex

Spring 2020
May 1-31 from one half-hour before sunrise to noon
Seasonal Bag Limit: Two bearded turkeys (one bird per day)

Bobcat

Oct 25, 2019 – Feb 15, 2020, any hour except on opening day must be after sunrise only
Daily Bag Limit: None

Rabbit

October 1, 2019 – March 15, 2020 from sunrise to sunset
Daily Bag Limit: 6

Fox

October 25, 2019 – February 15th, 2020, any hour
Daily Bag Limit: None

Pheasant

October 1st, 2019 – February 29, 2020, sunrise to sunset
Cocks and hens allowed
Daily Bag Limit: 2

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Reference: https://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/wildlife_pdf/huntseason19.pdf