January 28, 2011 - Field Notes
Noteworthy News from the Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources
Hunting Season Reminders
-- January 30, 2011 --
- Final Day for Various Waterfowl Hunting on Long Island.
- Final day for Canada goose hunting in Eastern Long Island. Areas in Central and Western Long Island remain open to hunting (view Canada Goose Hunting Season map).
- Final day for brant hunting in the Long Island Waterfowl Hunting Zone.
- Final day for duck (including sea duck), coot, and merganser hunting in the Long Island and Special Sea Duck Waterfowl Hunting Zones.
- Snow Goose Hunting Opens in the Western Waterfowl Hunting Zone.
Review the waterfowl hunting license and regulation requirements before going out in the field.
Big Game & Small Game
-- January 31, 2011 --
- Final Day for Special Firearm Deer Hunting in Suffolk County.
Please remember, successful deer hunters must report harvest within seven days.
- Final Day for Varying Hare Hunting in Southwestern Areas.
Review the Varying Hare Hunting Season Map to identify hunting zones that will be closing.
Did You Know...?
A great horned owl in the cavity of a dead tree stump.
~Photo by Deborah Allen~
During the nesting season -January through February-, the great horned owl typically lays two to four eggs in the hollows and crevices of trees or in abandoned nest sites of birds and squirrels. The female can maintain an incubating temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit (ºF) even when the surrounding temperature is more than 70 degrees colder, and eggs can successfully hatch when temperatures are below -27 ºF!