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Wildlife Management Units

Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) are the geographical units DEC uses to set hunting and trapping seasons in New York State. Wherever possible, the boundaries between units were placed on County or State Highways or large streams or rivers making them clearly identifiable on the ground. In the few cases where this was not possible, or for legal reasons, political boundaries (e.g., county boundaries) had to be used.

The map below shows the general location of the WMUs. Legal descriptions of each unit boundary can be found under 6 CRR-NY 4.1 of the Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York (link leaves DEC website).

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Wildlife Management Units

Wildlife Management Unit map for New York State

Region 1: 1A, 1C

Region 2: 2A

Region 3: 3A, 3C, 3F, 3G, 3H, 3J, 3K, 3M, 3N, 3P, 3R, 3S

Region 4: 4A, 4B, 4C, 4F, 4G, 4H, 4J, 4K, 4L, 4O, 4P, 4R, 4S, 4T, 4U, 4W, 4Y, 4Z

Region 5: 5A, 5C, 5F, 5G, 5H, 5J, 5R, 5S, 5T

Region 6: 6A, 6C, 6F, 6G, 6H, 6J, 6K, 6N, 6P, 6R, 6S

Region 7: 7A, 7F, 7H, 7J, 7M, 7P, 7R, 7S

Region 8: 8A, 8C, 8F, 8G, 8H, 8J, 8M, 8N, 8P, 8R, 8S, 8T, 8W, 8X, 8Y

Region 9: 9A, 9C, 9F, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M, 9N, 9P, 9R, 9S, 9T, 9W, 9X, 9Y

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