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Ruffed Grouse Hunting Seasons

Attention Grouse Hunters:

Be aware of the presence of the state-endangered Spruce Grouse in WMUs 5C, 5F, 6F, and 6J. Know the difference!

Grouse hunters needed for the Cooperator Ruffed Grouse Hunting Log and Grouse Parts Collection.

You may not shoot woodcock unless you have registered with the Harvest Information Program (HIP).

New York State map showing ruffed grouse hunting season for different areas
Ruffed Grouse Hunting Seasons Dates