Goose hunting season begins on the south tier

Hunting season opens on September 1 for sportsmen in parts of New York state looking to hunt a Canada goose.

The Department of Environmental Conservation says that goose season in the northern part of the state runs from September 1 through the 25th. Squirrel season also begins on September 1.

Migratory bird hunting season starts later for central and eastern Long Island, while western Long Island doesn’t start until October. The seasons of the rest of the zones go from September 6 to 30the.

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Birders must register each year with DEC’s Harvest Information Program and obtain a license through the Department of Environmental Conservation.

Scientists work with DEC to estimate the number of hunters relative to the number of birds in the wild population.

Licenses and information on hunting seasons in New York State can be found at

Hunters can expect to catch larger prey in a couple of weeks.

Early bear season for parts of southeastern New York which includes areas east and south of Broome County, including Delaware County, runs from September 10-25.the. The black bear hunting season begins for the South Zone from October 1 to November 18 and from December 12 to 20the with bear regular season November 19the until December 11.

For Whitetail Deer, the regular season does not open until November 19.the in the South Zone with the early bow season starting on October 1. Antlerless deer season in select areas begins September 10.

In addition to finding more information about the dates and regulations on the DEC website, hunters can call 1-866-933-2257.

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