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Saturday November 17, 2012
Contact  Region 1 Bureau of Wildlife
(631) 444-0310

This season is open in Suffolk County, Wildlife Management Unit 1C only. Visit DEC's Turkey Hunting webpage for regulations, license information and more.

Contact  Bureau of Wildlife

Visit DEC's Deer and Bear Hunting webpage for regulations, season details, license information and more.

10:00 AM
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

According to folklore, the size of a beaver’s fall food cache indicates how severe winter will be. Join us to learn fact from fiction on this naturalist’s tour of fall beaver ecology.

10:30 AM
Contact  rwnp@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Discover how trees and animals prepare for the long winter ahead on this guided walk.

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

12:00 PM
Contact  Megan Gollwitzer

The annual deer and bear check station is back for opening big game season this weekend!

Route 16 (northbound) in Holland, Erie County, about one mile south of the Town of Holland

Saturday, November 17
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 18
12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

DEC reminds hunters to be familiar with Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) regulations this year. Pennsylvania has been added to the list of CWD states.  Hunters may not bring back unprocessed deer or deer heads from any CWD state into New York.  For more information about CWD, please visit DEC’s website at http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/8325.html.

2:00 PM
Contact  5Rivers@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Mid-November is an excellent time to “scout” for deer. Deer are very active during this season, and their tracks, trails, pellets, rubs, scrapes and beds are all good indicators of the season’s prospects. Join us for a field study of the natural history of deer and learn what’s what.

LegendFive Rivers 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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