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Thursday November 1, 2012
Contact  (631) 444-0270

Brookhaven National Lab

Contact  Bureau of Wildlife

Visit DEC's Furbearer Trapping webpage for regulations, license information and more.

Contact  Region 1 Bureau of Wildlife
(631) 444-0310

Hunters must enter a drawing to receive a permit to hunt DEC-managed lands during the special firearms deer season in Suffolk County from January 7-31, 2012 (weekdays only). Hunters may also hunt on non-DEC managed lands, as long as they receive a landowners endorsement and town permit (details are available by visiting the link above).

How to enter the drawing:
Send a self-addressed, stamped legal-size (4-1/8" x 9-1/2") return envelope with your hunting back tag number written on the back to NYSDEC - Deer Drawing, P.O. Box 659, Ridge, NY 11961-0659, or hand deliver it to the check station at 484 Randall Rd. in Ridge, NY.

Only one entry is allowed per individual. Entries are due by December 3, 2012, no later than 4:45PM.

Drawings will take place on December 4. Hunters who are selected will receive information on how and when to choose a hunting date and area, and to get their permit.

Contact  Bureau of Wildlife

Visit DEC's Furbearer Trapping or Furbearer Hunting webpages for regulations, season details, license information and more.

Contact  Bureau of Wildlife

Visit DEC's Furbearer Trapping webpage for regulations, license information and more.

Contact  Region 1 Bureau of Wildlife
(631) 444-0310

Small game seasons opening on Long Island, include:

4:30 PM
Contact  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center
rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us, 716-683-5959

Enjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a different fun, outdoor activity each week. Children in grades K-5.
93 Honorine Dr., Depew, NY 14043

No registration required. Direction to Reinstein Woods.

LegendGeneral Reinstein Woods Sporting Seasons

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Region 1 (Long Island)    |   Region 2 (New York City)   |   Region 3 (Lower Hudson Valley)   |   Region 4 (Capital Region/Northern Catskills)   |   Region 5 (Eastern Adirondacks/Lake Champlain)   |   Region 6 (Western Adirondacks/Eastern Lake Ontario)   |   Region 7 (Central New York)   |   Region 8 (Western Finger Lakes)   |   Region 9 (Western New York)   |   All Regions Together

* Special note for hunters: most hunting zones do not align with DEC's regional boundaries, so you won't find hunting seasons listed in the regional calendars. Use the statewide calendar instead.

This calendar provides a listing of all DEC-sponsored events that are open to the public. You can click on any event in the calendar to view additional details about the event. Note that the events at environmental education centers will only display in the region in which they are located, even though they serve residents from adjacent areas. We welcome people with disabilities to all of our programs. Please call the contact number ahead of time to let us know your specific needs and we will be happy to learn how we can best serve you.

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