Long Island Public Hunting Areas
|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||Oct. 1 - Dec. 31||Not Permitted||Not Permitted||Archery Only||Not Permitted||Not Permitted|
|Carmans River Pine Barrens State Forest||Permitted||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 - Dec. 311,2*||Permitted2||Permitted1,3||Permitted1||Permitted1,3||Permitted7|
|Westhampton Management Area||Oct. 1 - Dec. 31||Permitted2||Permitted3||Permitted||Not Permitted||Permitted|
|Henry's Hollow Pine Barrens State Forest||Oct. 1 - Dec. 31||Permitted2||Permitted3||Permitted||Not Permitted||Permitted|
|Cooperative Hunting Areas||Barcelona Neck Cooperative Hunting Area||Oct. 1 - Dec. 31||Permitted2||Permitted3||Permitted||Permitted3||Permitted on DEC land only|
|Brookhaven State Park Cooperative Hunting Area||Nov. 1 - Jan. 31||Not Permitted||Not Permitted||Fall Archery Only||Not Permitted||Permitted on DEC land only|
|David A. Sarnoff Cooperative Hunting Area||Oct. 1 - Dec. 31||Permitted2||Permitted3||Permitted||Permitted3||Permitted on DEC land only|
|East Hampton Cooperative Hunting Area||
|Nov. 1 - Dec. 31||Not Permitted||Not Permitted||Not Permitted||Not Permitted||Not Permitted|
|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||Permitted6 (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||Permitted||Not Permitted|
|Otis Pike Preserve||Oct. 1 - Dec. 311,2*||Permitted2||Permitted1,3||Permitted1||Permitted1,3,5||Permitted on DEC land only7|
|Southampton Cooperative Hunting Area
||Barrell Hill||Oct. 1 - Dec. 31||Not Permitted||Not Permitted||Not Permitted||Not Permitted||Not Permitted|
|Noyac||Oct. 1 - Dec. 31||
Permitted2,4 (weekdays only)
|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||Fall Archery Only||Not Permitted||Not Permitted|
All properties require a Managed Land Access Permit (PDF) (573 MB), except when a Daily Access Permit is required, as noted above.
If no dates specified and hunting is permitted, then the property is open the entire hunting season. All state lands are closed on 11/24, 12/25 and 1/1
All deer harvested at Brookhaven State Park or Wildwood State Park must be checked at the Ridge Hunter Check Station.
1 - From Nov. 1 - Dec. 31 a Daily Access Permit is required for all parking spots North of the Long Island Expressway, except at archery only parking areas, where a Managed Land Access Permit can be used.
2 - Daily Access Permit required.
2* - Archery deer hunting is permitted with a Managed Lads Access Permit during the firearms deer season at the following archery only spots: Rocky Point 7A and 33A; Otis Pike spots 13A, 16A, 38A or 66A.
3 - Small game and waterfowl hunting not permitted during the days of the January firearms season.
4 - No hunting on weekends or holidays. Weekend archery hunting is allowed at Montauk State Park Spots 15 and 16.
5 - During the January Firearms season, waterfowl hunting is only permitted at Otis Pike Preserve parking areas 17, 18, and 51W.
6 - Closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
7 - No upland trap sets shall be operational on weekends or holidays between November 1 and January 2. Traps must be sprung or removed by sunset on days preceding weekend or holiday.
NYSDEC-Managed Hunting Areas
Applications for seasonal access permits (PDF) (463 KB) may be downloaded from this link. Seasonal access permits are free and valid for three years.
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) (458 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
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)
For assistance with PDFs on this page, please call 631-444-0310.
These are primarily waterfowling areas, although there are small-game and archery opportunities on some of these areas.
|Property Name||Waterfowl||Archery-Deer||Small Game||Map (PDF)|
|Babylon Marshes||Permitted||Not Permitted||Not Permitted||Babylon Marshes PDF (1.47 MB)|
|Bellport Bay||Permitted||Not Permitted||Not Permitted||Bellport Bay PDF (1.95 MB)|
|Fireplace Neck||Permitted||Permitted||Permitted||Fireplace Neck PDF (1.92 MB)|
|Flax Pond||Permitted||Not Permitted||Not Permitted||Flax Pond PDF (2.31 MB)|
|Havens Point||Permitted||Permitted||Permitted||Havens Point PDF (1.57 MB)|
|Johns Neck Creek||Permitted||Not Permitted||Not Permitted||Johns Neck Creek PDF (2.06 MB)|
|Long Beach Bay||Permitted||Permitted||Permitted||Long Beach Bay PDF (1.74 MB)|
|Ludlow Creek||Not Permitted||Permitted||Not Permitted||Ludlow Creek PDF (4.20 MB)|
|Northwest Harbor||Permitted||Permitted||Not Permitted||Northwest Harbor PDF (2.43 MB)|
|Timber Point||Permitted||Not Permitted||Not Permitted||Timber Point PDF (1.14 MB)|