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    Hunting in New York State

Hunting - Small and Big Game Information

Home to white-tailed deerwild turkeywaterfowlblack bears, and thousands of acres of pristine public hunting lands, New York State has some of the best hunting in America. Whether you like more primitive or modern forms of hunting, New York has something to offer everyone. With newly reduced license fees, access to additional state lands and the passage of new crossbow legislation, there are so many reasons to make New York your premier destination for hunting this season.

Start your next great adventure by purchasing a hunting license, conveniently available now for purchase online or by phone at 1-866-933-2257.

New to hunting or just need a refresher? Choose from one of our thousands of hunter education courses offering students top-notch instruction at locations across the state.

With your license in hand, come experience the thrills of New York's great outdoors. To plan your next hunting trip, use the search tool below by selecting "hunting" in the amenities bar.

Good luck and safe hunting!

For maps, guidelines and information on special permits required to hunt on specific state properties, please review the facility details in our listings below.