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Other Migratory Game Bird Hunting Seasons

Woodcock, Crow, Rail, Snipe, Gallinule Hunting Seasons 2011-12

Woodcock, Crow, Snipe, Rail and Gallinule Hunting Season Dates, Bag Limits, and Regulations for 2016-17
Regulations Woodcock Crow Snipe Virginia &
Sora Rails
Gallinules Clapper & King Rails
Upstate New York1,3 Oct. 1 - Nov. 14 Sept. 1 - Mar. 31 Sept. 1 - Nov. 9 Sept. 1 - Nov. 9 Sept. 1 - Nov. 9 Closed
Long Island2,3 Oct. 1 - Nov. 14 Sept. 1 - Mar. 31 Closed Closed Closed Closed
Bag Limit 3/day
9 in possession
None 8/day
24 in possession
8/day
24 in possession
8/day
24 in possession
n/a
Shooting Hours Sunrise to Sunset Sunrise to Sunset 1/2-Hr Before Sunrise to Sunset 1/2-Hr Before Sunrise to Sunset 1/2-Hr Before Sunrise to Sunset n/a
Non-Toxic Shot NOT Required NOT Required Required Required Required n/a
HIP Registration Required NOT Required Required Required Required n/a
Other Fed Migratory Bird Stamp NOT Required Hunting on Fri., Sat., Sun. & Mon. ONLY;
Fed Migratory Bird Stamp NOT Required; Rifles and electronically amplified bird calls or sounds permitted
Fed Migratory Bird Stamp NOT Required Fed Migratory Bird Stamp NOT Required Fed Migratory Bird Stamp NOT Required n/a

1 Upstate New York includes all of New York State north of the Bronx-Westchester County boundary
2 Long Island includes all of WMUs 1A and 1C (Nassau and Suffolk counties)
3 Hunting season closed in New York City for all species listed in table; New York City includes all of WMU 2A (Bronx, Kings, Queens, New York, and Richmond counties)