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   Sporting Seasons
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October 2014
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28  Week 40
Pheasant Hunting Youth Days - Northern and Eastern Areas Upstate
Waterfowl Hunting Youth Days - Lake Champlain and Southeast Zone
29
30
Early Canada Goose Hunting Season - Final Day Central and Eastern Long Island
Final Day for Carp Bowfishing
Frog and Snapping Turtle Hunting Season Final Day - Statewide
1
Big Game Archery Seasons Open in Southern Zone
Big Game Seasons Open in Westchester County
Cottontail Hunting Opens Upstate
Coyote Hunting Opens Upstate
Deer Bowhunting Season Starts in Suffolk County
Pheasant Hunting Opens in Northern and Eastern Areas Upstate
Quail Hunting Opens in Orange and Putnam Counties
Ruffed Grouse Hunting Opens in Eastern, Central and Western Areas Upstate
Snow Goose Hunting Season Opens - Lake Champlain Zone
Snow Goose Hunting Season Opens - Western, Northwestern & Southeastern Zones
Turkey Hunting Opens in Northern and Eastern Areas Upstate
Varying (Snowshoe) Hare Hunting Opens in Northern Areas
Woodcock Hunting Opens Upstate
Woodcock Hunting Season Opens - Statewide
2
3
4
Brant Hunting Season Opens - Northeastern Zone
Duck, Sea Duck, Coot and Merganser Season Opens - Northeastern Zone
Waterfowl Hunting Youth Days - Western Zone
5  Week 41
Waterfowl Hunting Youth Days - Western Zone
6
7
8
Brant Hunting Season Opens - Lake Champlain Zone
Duck, Sea Duck, Coot and Merganser Season Opens - Lake Champlain Zone
9
10
Canada Goose Hunting Season Opens - Lake Champlain Zone
11
Brant Hunting Season Opens - Western and Southeastern Zones
Canada Goose Hunting Season Opens - Western Long Island
Duck, Sea Duck, Coot and Merganser Season Opens - Southeastern Zone
Pheasant Hunting Youth Days - Central and Western NY
Deer Firearms Hunting Youth Days - Upstate
12  Week 42
Pheasant Hunting Youth Days - Central and Western NY
Deer Firearms Hunting Youth Days - Upstate
Duck, Sea Duck, Coot and Merganser Season Final Day - Lake Champlain Zone
13
Deer Firearms Hunting Youth Days - Upstate
14
15
Big Game Crossbow Season Starts in the Northern Zone
End Trout, Landlocked Atlantic Salmon, and Kokanee Seasons
16
17
Northern Zone Early Bear Hunting Season Ends
Sea Duck Hunting Season Opens - Special Sea Duck Area
Turkey Hunting Final Day in Northern Areas Upstate
18
Big Game Muzzleloader Seasons Open in Northern Zone
Duck, Sea Duck, Coot and Merganser Season Opens - Western Zone
Pheasant Hunting Opens in Western and Central Areas Upstate
Turkey Hunting Opens in Western and Central Areas Upstate
19  Week 43
Canada Goose Hunting Season Final Day - Western Long Island
Duck, Sea Duck, Coot and Merganser Season Final Day - Northeastern Zone
Duck, Sea Duck, Coot and Merganser Season Final Day - Southeastern Zone
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21
22
23
24
Archery and Muzzleloader Deer Seasons Final Day - Northern Zone
Archery, Crossbow, and Muzzleloader Big Game Seasons Final Day - Northern Zone
Northern Zone Bear Bowhunting Season Ends
25
Canada Goose Hunting Season Opens - Upstate
Duck, Sea Duck, Coot and Merganser Season Opens - Lake Champlain Zone
Regular Firearms Big Game Season Opens in Northern Zone
Several Furbearer Hunting and Trapping Seasons Open Upstate
Pheasant Hunting Youth Days - Long Island/NYC
26  Week 44
Pheasant Hunting Youth Days - Long Island/NYC
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28
29
30
31
Turkey Hunting Final Day in Portion of Western and Central Areas Upstate
1
Beaver Trapping Opens in Northern Areas Upstate
Big Game Crossbow Season Starts in Southern Zone
Duck, Sea Duck, Coot and Merganser Season Opens - Northeastern Zone
Fox, Weasel, Opossum, Raccoon and Skunk Hunting & Trapping Opens on Long Island
River Otter Trapping Opens in Northern Areas Upstate
Several Small Game Seasons Open on Long Island/NYC
LegendSporting Seasons






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