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Perch River WMA Wetlands Regulations

Perch River WMA Wetlands Regulations

The following special regulations apply to users of the areas posted as WETLANDS RESTRICTED AREA. Users of the areas posted as State Land Wildlife Management Area should follow the general Wildlife Management Area regulations.

Specific Hunting Regulations

Hunter access to the WETLANDS RESTRICTED AREA is by permit registration only. The permit station will be closed in 2021 and hunters must sign in using the registration book located at the check station on Vaadi Road.

Small Game Hunting

The WETLANDS RESTRICTED AREA is open for small game hunting during appropriate seasons as follows:

September Canada Goose Hunting Season: Hunting is permitted from one-half hour before sunrise until 12:00 noon and hunters must leave the area by 2:00 PM.

Northeastern Zone Waterfowl Hunting Season: Hunters must sign in at the registration box at the permit station on the day of the hunt. Hunting is permitted from one-half hour before sunrise until 12:00 noon and hunters must leave the restricted area by 2:00 PM. Note: the permit station will not be open (no staff present) for any days during the 2021 season.

All other small game hunting: Statewide regulations apply. Access is by foot only.

Big Game Hunting

Statewide regulations apply. Access is by foot only.

Trapping

Permits are available for both the spring and fall seasons by contacting the Bureau of Wildlife at the Watertown office at (315) 785-2238.