New York State Parks announces hunting schedules for 2022/2023

State park hunting regulations are developed in cooperation with the New York State DEC, which establishes hunting seasons throughout the state.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced that hunting will be allowed in specific areas of certain Long Island State Parks for the upcoming hunting season.

State park hunting regulations are developed in cooperation with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), which establishes hunting seasons throughout the state. In addition to statewide hunting rules, there are special restrictions in state parks to protect visitors and address the wildlife management goals for each park. Hunters are advised to check with their regional state park office and local DEC wildlife management office for specific information. Visit the website at

All hunters must have a valid New York State hunting license and, to hunt waterfowl, must also be registered with the Harvest Information Program ( html) and have a federal immigration license. bird hunting seal (“duck seal”).

Reports of deer rabies have been rare, but hunters and other park users should be alert to the possibility of encountering a rabid raccoon, fox or skunk. To reduce the risk of exposure, follow these guidelines:

  • Do not approach wildlife that is acting abnormally.

  • Do not touch any animal found dead for unknown reasons. Hunters are advised to wear gloves and eye protection to avoid coming into contact with tissues or body fluids that can transmit infectious diseases.

To obtain a copy of the rules and regulations for big game and small game, contact any DEC office, including the SUNY Stony Brook Wildlife Regional Office, 50 Circle Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790-3409, (631) 444-0310. Hunting guides are available from all licensing agents and can also be found on the DEC website at:

2 – Daily access permission is required.

3 – Small game or waterfowl hunting is not allowed during the days of the Firearms season in January.

4 – Prohibition of hunting on weekends or holidays. Weekend archery hunting is allowed at points 15 and 16 in Montauk Point State Park.

6 – Closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

All DEC hunting regulations apply in state parks. In addition, all New York State Parks regulations apply, including restrictions and limitations on areas open for hunting.

The parks listed below allow hunting. In most cases, however, there are special restrictions. Please note these carefully and follow up by contacting the park manager at (631) 668-3781 or (631) 929-4314 (Wildwood only) for more details. The following chart can also be found by visiting:

All state lands are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

All deer hunted in Brookhaven State Park or Wildwood State Park must be checked at the Ridge Hunter Control Station.

For more information, call DEC @ 631-444-0310.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 parks, historic sites, recreational trails, golf courses, piers and more, which are visited by 78 million people annually. A recent study found that New York State Parks generate $5 billion in park and visitor spending, supporting nearly 54,000 jobs and more than $2.8 billion in additional state GDP. For more information about any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit