2022 – 2023 Hunting Seasons in the Adirondacks: A Sportsman’s Paradise

There’s a reason why hunters love owning hunting property 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.

As fall quickly approaches, Adirondackers know it’s time to make sure their hunting and fishing licenses are ready to go. We’re avid sportsmen ourselves and our clients who own hunting properties here in the mountains enjoy a wilderness experience every outdoorsman dreams about.

Below is an overview of the primary 2022-2023 hunting season dates for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Northern Zone, which covers the Adirondack region. For specific questions, refer to NYSDEC’s 2022-2023 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Guide.

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, 2022 – October 21, 2022, sunrise to sunset

Crossbow: October 12, 2022 – October 21, 2022, sunrise to sunset

Regular: October 22, 2022 – December 4, 2022, sunrise to sunset

Late Bowhunting (Only WMUs 5A, 5G, 5J, 6A, 6C, 6G, and 6H): December 5, 2022 – December 11, 2022, sunrise to sunset

Black Bear

Bowhunting: September 17, 2022 – October 21, 2022, sunrise to sunset

Crossbow: October 12, 2022 – October 21, 2022, sunrise to sunset

Muzzleloading: October 15, 2022 – October 21, 2022, sunrise to sunset

Regular: October 22, 2022 – December 4, 2022, sunrise to sunset

2022 Fall Turkey

October 1-14, 2022 from sunrise to sunset

Statewide Bag Limit: 1 bird of either sex

2023 Spring Turkey

May 1-31, 2023, ½ hour before sunrise to noon

Statewide Bag Limit: 2 bearded birds

Bobcat

October 25, 2022 – February 15, 2023.  After sunrise on opening day; and at any hour, day or night, for the rest of the hunting season.

Daily Bag Limit: None

Rabbit

October 1, 2022 – March 19, 2023, from sunrise to sunset

Daily Bag Limit: 6

Fox

October 25, 2022 – February 15, 2023, any hour

Daily Bag Limit: None

Pheasant

October 1, 2022 – February 28, 2023, sunrise to sunset

Cocks and hens allowed

Daily Bag Limit: 2

Good News for Adirondack Anglers

With all the lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams throughout the Adirondack region, keeping track of fishing regulations can be challenging.

The New York State Freshwater Fishing Regulations Guide provides a useful overview that covers specific regions throughout the State (Regions 5 and 6 are Adirondacks).

The guide includes:

  • Statewide species regulations.
  • General regulations (definitions, taking and possessing of fish, methods of taking fish, regulations for harvested fish, push and sale of fish).
  • Baitfish regulations.
  • Special regulations.
  • Fish health advisories.

For bodies of water with specific regulations, the guide includes information on species and uses easy-to-follow symbols to denote season, minimum length, and daily limit as well as whether ice fishing is permitted.

Hunt from Your Backyard in Your Own NY Hunting Property!

At Adirondack Mountain Land we’ve been telling hunting and fishing tales for decades. Call Mike Black today to learn more about how you can find an Adirondack property that any sportsman would be proud to call home. As hunters ourselves, we know just what features make Adirondack land great for a cabin. We have a handful of properties that would make great hunting land in sought-after locations throughout the Adirondacks. Browse our available Adirondack hunting properties today!