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Long Island Public Hunting Areas

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2014 DEC Managed Lands Hunting Dates Notice All January deer hunting dates are tentative, pending adoption of final regulations in late December. Be sure to confirm the final season dates before going afield for deer in January!
Property Name Archery-Deer Special Firearms - Deer Small Game Turkey Waterfowl Trapping
DEC Owned Properties Calverton Pine Barrens State Forest Permitted Not Permitted Not Permitted Archery Only Not Permitted Not Permitted
East Bartlett Pine Barrens State Forest Permitted Not Permitted Not Permitted Archery Only Not Permitted Permitted
Kings Park Unique Area Permitted Not Permitted Not Permitted Archery Only Not Permitted Not Permitted
Carmans River Pine Barrens State Forest Nov 1 - Jan 31 Not Permitted Not Permitted Archery Only Not Permitted Not Permitted
Ridge Multiple Use Area Permitted Not Permitted Not Permitted Archery Only Not Permitted Not Permitted
Rocky Point Natural Resources Management Area Oct. 1 - Jan. 31 Permitted2 Permitted1,3 Permitted1 Permitted1,3 Permitted
Westhampton Dwarf Pine Plains Preserve Oct. 1 - Jan. 3 Permitted2 Permitted3 Permitted Not Permitted Permitted
Henry's Hollow Pine Barrens State Forest Oct. 1 - Jan. 3 Permitted2 Permitted3 Permitted Not Permitted Permitted
Cooperative Hunting Areas Barcelona Neck Cooperative Hunting Area Oct. 1 - Jan. 3 Permitted2 Permitted3 Permitted Permitted3 Permitted on DEC lands only
Brookhaven State Park Cooperative Hunting Area Nov. 1 - Jan. 31 Not Permitted Not Permitted Archery Only Not Permitted Permitted on DEC lands only
David A. Sarnoff Cooperative Hunting Area Oct. 1 - Jan. 3 Permitted2 Permitted3 Permitted Not Permitted Permitted on DEC lands only
East Hampton Cooperative Hunting Area

Amsterdam Beach

Nov. 1 - Dec. 31 Not Permitted Not Permitted Not Permitted Not Permitted Not Permitted

Hither Hills/Hither Woods

Nov. 1 - Dec. 31 Permitted2 (weekdays only) Dec. 1 - Feb. 283 Not Permitted Dec. 1 - end of season3 Not Permitted

Montauk State Park

Nov. 1 - Dec. 314 Permitted2,6 (weekdays only) Dec. 1 - Feb. 283,4 Not Permitted Dec. 1 - end of season3,4 Not Permitted

Napeague State Park

Nov. 1 - Dec. 31 Not Permitted Permitted Not Permitted Dec. 1 - end of season3 Not Permitted
Otis Pike Preserve Oct. 1 - Jan. 31 Permitted2 Permitted1,3 Permitted1 Permitted1,3,5 Permitted on DEC lands only
Southampton Cooperative Hunting Area
Permit Required
Barrell Hill Oct. 1 - Dec. 31 Not Permitted Not Permitted Not Permitted Not Permitted Not Permitted
Noyac Oct. 1 - Dec. 3 Permitted2,4 Not Permitted Not Permitted Not Permitted Not Permitted
Southampton Hills Oct. 1 - Dec. 31 Not Permitted Not Permitted Not Permitted Not Permitted Not Permitted
Tuckahoe Swamp Oct. 1 - Dec. 31 Not Permitted Not Permitted Not Permitted Not Permitted Not Permitted
Wildwood State Park Cooperative Hunting Area Nov. 1 - Jan. 31 Not Permitted Not Permitted Archery Only Not Permitted Not Permitted

All properties require a Seasonal Access Permit, except when a Daily Access Permit is required.
If no dates specified and hunting is permitted, the property is open the entire hunting season.
1 - Daily Access Permit required North of the Long Island Expressway on all non-archery-only parking areas, Nov 1 - Dec 31
2 - Daily Access Permit required
3 - Small Game and waterfowl hunting not permitted during the days of the January Firearms Season (exception on Otis Pike for Waterfowl)
4 - No hunting on weekends or holidays. No weekend archery hunting, except spots 15 and 16.
5 - Waterfowl hunting is only permitted at parking areas 17, 18, 19, and 51W along the Peconic River during the January Firearms season.
6 - Closed Martin Luther King Jr. Day

NYSDEC-Managed Hunting Areas

*Daily permits are required for all properties during the January firearms season.

Applications for seasonal access permits (PDF) (463 KB) may be downloaded from this link. Seasonal access permits are free and valid for three years.

Barcelona Neck

500 acres of coastal and pine barrens habitat. Rt. 27 to East Hampton, Rt. 114 north four miles, on the right side.
Map - Barcelona Neck Cooperative Hunting Area (PDF) (113 KB)

Brookhaven State Park Cooperative Hunting Area

State park land, County park land and NYSDEC property, Brookhaven State Park Cooperative Hunting Area is 1550 huntable acres of mixed oak and coastal pine barrens managed through a cooperative management agreement. I-495 to exit 68, north, parking areas on right. All deer taken must be checked at the Ridge Hunter Check Station.
Map - Brookhaven State Park Cooperative Hunting Area (PDF) (168 KB)

Calverton Pine Barrens State Forest

94 huntable acres of mostly mixed oak and pine barrens forest. Two one-car parking areas on Kay Street/Hidden Acres Path, north of Middle Country Road/Rt. 25 in Calverton.
Map - Calverton Pine Barrens State Forest (PDF) (216 KB)

Carmans River Pine Barrens State Forest

Approximately 25 acres of pine barrens. One one-car parking area on Gerard Road in Yaphank.
Map - Carmans River (PDF) (1.06 MB)

David A. Sarnoff Pine Barrens Preserve

More than 2,700 acres of oak-pine woodland. I-495 to exit 71, Rt. 24 east to the Riverhead traffic circle, one mile south of traffic circle on CR 104.
Map - David A. Sarnoff (PDF) (180 KB)

East Bartlett Conservation Area

Approximately 99 acres of mixed hardwood habitat. Archery hunting only. Parking area is located off of East Bartlett Road in Middle Island. Entrance is approximately half-a-mile east of Yaphank Middle Island Road. Go north on narrow roadway to end.
Map - East Bartlet Conservation Area (PDF) (654 KB)

East Hampton Cooperative Area

4000 acres of coastal and pine barrens habitat that includes Napeague, Hither Hills and Montauk state parks along with town and county land under a cooperative agreement with NYSDEC. There are special season dates associated with the cooperative area. These dates should be determined prior to hunting by calling the Bureau of Wildlife. Various access points along Rt. 27 east of Amagansett in East Hampton Town.
East Hampton Cooperative Hunting Area - Dates and Procedures and Maps

Henry's Hollow Cooperative Hunting Area

A cooperative agreement with Suffolk County Parks allows access to 275 acres of state land. The area is located in Hampton Bays. The parking area is located on the west side of Bellows Pond Road just south of Sunrise Highway.
Map - Henry's Hollow Cooperative Hunting Area (PDF) (123 KB)

Kings Park Unique Area

69 acres of mature coastal oak and pine forest in the Town of Smithtown. One archery spot is available on the north side of the property off of Meadow Road.
Map - Kings Park Unique Area (PDF) (701 KB)

Otis Pike Preserve

Approximately 5400 acres of mixed oak, pine barrens and open habitat. The Peconic River runs through the area, and there are many small ponds. Pheasants are stocked on Otis Pike Preserve in November and December. I-495 to exit 69, two miles north on Schultz Road. Eastport, I-495 to exit 70, four miles south to CR 51 east. The property is located on the north side of CR 51. Hot Water Street, I-495 to exit 70, one and a half miles south to Hot Water Street.
Map - Otis Pike Preserve Cooperative Hunting Area (PDF) (296 KB)

Ridge Conservation Area

65 huntable acres of varied habitats consisting mostly of forest and reverting farm field. I-495 to exit 68, north Rt. 25 west, turn right on Randall Rd. to entrance on left.
Map - Ridge Conservation Area (PDF) (111 KB)

Rocky Point Natural Resources Management Area

More than 5,700 acres of oak-pine forest with some fields and small forest openings. Pheasants are stocked in November and December. I-495 to exit 66, north on CR 101 to CR 21, north on CR 21, six miles to main parking lot on west side of CR 21.
Map - Rocky Point (PDF) (199 KB)

Southampton Cooperative Hunting Area

430 acres of Southampton town owned land cooperatively managed with the state for hunting, consisting of four properties (Southampton Hills, Noyac Preserve, Tuckahoe Swamp and Barrel Hill).
Southampton Cooperative Hunting Area - Dates, Procedures and Maps

Tidal Wetland Areas

These are primarily waterfowling areas, although there are small-game and archery opportunities on some of these areas.

Westhampton Dwarf Pine Plains Preserve

420 acres of dwarf pitch pine and scrub oak. The area is located between Suffolk County Airport and Sunrise Highway. Rt. 27 to exit 63 south, one and a half miles, left onto Stewart Avenue.
Map - Westhampton Dwarf Pine Plains Preserve (PDF) (71 KB)

Wildwood State Park Cooperative Hunting Area

A cooperative agreement with Suffolk County Parks allows access to 461 acres of state land. The area is located in Wading River. All deer taken on the cooperative area must be checked at the Ridge Hunter Check Station.
Map - Wildwood State Park (PDF) (1.32 MB)

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