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When is deer hunting season in New York?

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The deer hunting season in New York typically begins on the second Saturday after Columbus Day in the Northern Zone and the third Saturday of November in the Southern Zone. Hunting season generally lasts 44 days after it opens.

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Deer hunting in New York is divided into four zones. Dates vary based on zone and type.

In the Northern Zone, early bowhunting begins on September 27 and continues through the Friday immediately preceding the regular season. Regular hunting season is 44 consecutive days, beginning on the second Saturday after Columbus Day. Late bow season is 7 consecutive days immediately following the regular season.

In the Southern Zone, early bowhunting begins October 1 and continues through the Friday immediately preceding the regular season. Regular hunting lasts 23 days, beginning the third Saturday in November. Late bowhunting begins 9 consecutive days immediately following the regular season.

In Westchester County, regular hunting season is from October 1 through December 31. In Suffolk County, regular hunting season is from October 1 through January 31.

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