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Saturday November 10, 2012
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife.

Visit DEC's Trapping webpage for regulations, seasons, license information and more.
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife

Season Zones: Most waterfowl seasons are set based on five waterfowl hunting zones that have been approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife

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

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The mink hunting season dates are the same as the open trapping seasons. Mink may not be hunted in northern areas of the state or on Long Island. A firearm not larger than .22 caliber may be used. Visit DEC's Furbearer Hunting Regulations webpage for more details.
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife

Visit DEC's Trapping webpage for regulations, seasons, license information and more.
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife

Youth Days are additional days for Junior Hunters only. Young hunters, 12 to 15 years of age, possessing a junior hunting license may hunt ducks, coots, mergansers, Canada geese, and brant on 2 special days in each zone. Daily bag limits for ducks are the maximum allowed during the regular duck season, and 2 per day for Canada geese. Young hunters must be accompanied by a licensed (including current HIP registration and duck stamp) adult hunter, but the adult may not shoot any birds unless the respective regular season is open. Note: A 2011-12 hunting license is needed to hunt on any Youth Day in September 2012.
Contact  Bureau of Wildlife

Junior hunters (age 12-15) must posses a license and be registered with HIP (a federal duck stamp is not required for 12-15 year-olds). The junior hunter must be accompanied by a licensed adult hunter (including current HIP registration and duck stamp). 

For more information, see DEC's Youth Waterfowl Hunt page.

Contact  Region One Sportsman's Education Office
(631) 444-0255 or e-mail them at

Participants must be 12 - 15 years of age by November 10 and have completed a hunter education course by 10/20/12. Possess a junior small game hunting license by 11/10/12 and registe with the Harvest Information Program. Hunting days 4 a.m. Hubbard County Park and 6:15 a.m. Southaven County Park.

10:00 AM

Designed for use with youth in upper middle school, high school and/or teen community programs, Focus on Forests provides teachers and youth leaders with stimulating activities to help teenage audiences explore forest resources while addressing concepts in biology, civics, ecology, economics, forest management and other subject areas. Each participant will receive a free Focus on Forests activity guide and more, all absolutely free of charge.

10:30 AM

In this program, you will create rope from plants and learn how to build a survival shelter from natural materials.

For adults and children age 8 and older.

Registration required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

1:00 PM

Also designed for use with upper middle school students and beyond, Places We Live provides winning ideas for community investigations focused on environmental, social and economic issues, helping students develop and strengthen their sense of place. Participants will receive a free Places We Live activity guide and more, all absolutely free of charge.

Project Learning Tree is an award-winning initiative for teachers and youth leaders focusing on forest resources. These interactive workshops will introduce hands-on activities which will help your students see the forest for the trees while helping you meet state and national academic standards. Please call 518-475-0291 to register by Monday, November 5 for either or both workshops.

LegendFive Rivers Recreation and Families Reinstein Woods Sporting Seasons

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* 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.

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