Can you hunt on state forest land in NY?

Can you hunt on state forest land in NY?

Hunting, Trapping and Fishing on State Forests State forests are open to public hunting, except in intensive use areas. For more information regarding hunting, places to hunt in New York, trapping or fishing on state lands, please see the Outdoor Activities web page or contact the appropriate DEC Regional Office.

What is DEC land?

DEC is responsible for over 4.5 million acres of public land in New York State. These lands are managed according to the following designations: Forest Preserve. State Forests. Wildlife Management Areas.

Can you hunt in the Adirondack Forest Preserve?

Hunting and trapping are permitted in the Adirondack and Catskill Forest Preserves.

How much of New York is public land?

0.69 percent
The federal government owns 0.69 percent of New York’s total land, 211,422 acres out of 30,680,960 total acres.

What is a unique area in NY?

Labrador Hollow Unique Area

Labrador Hollow Unique Area
Location Cortland and Onondaga counties, New York
Nearest city Tully, New York
Coordinates 42°47′10″N 76°02′46″WCoordinates: 42°47′10″N 76°02′46″W
Area 1,474 acres (5.97 km2)

How much land does NYS own?

New York state is 61% forested – forests cover 18.6 million acres of our 30.2 million total acres. Much of this land is privately owned and managed for wood or pulp. Most of the land owned by the State is forested.

What hunting is open in New York State?

New York Small Game Seasons

Bobwhite Quail Oct. 1-Feb. 28**
Squirrel Long Island: Nov. 1-Feb. 28 Elsewhere: Sept. 1-Feb. 28
Varying Hare Oct. 1-March 20**
Racoon, Fox, Skunk, Opossum, Weasel Long Island: Nov. 1-Feb. 25 Elsewhere: Oct. 25-Feb. 15
Coyote Oct. 1-Mar. 27

What are the hunting laws in New York State?

New York Airgun Laws and Hunting Regulations. New York law prohibits any person under the age of sixteen from possessing any air-gun, spring-gun or other instrument or weapon in which the propelling force is a spring or air.

When is hunting season in New York State?

Hunting seasons in New York vary by animal, firearm, and location. Most seasons fall in the September through February time period. The majority of the hunting seasons occurs throughout the months of October and November.

Are deer decoys legal in New York State?

Decoys are legal to use for deer hunting in NY. You should exercise caution when transporting a deer decoy to and from the locations in the field. Some hunters wrap a strip of blaze orange material around the decoy when carrying it. Electronic calls are legal to use for deer hunting and furbearer hunting in NY.

What is New York State Dec?

About DEC. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) was created on July 1, 1970 to combine in a single agency all state programs designed to protect and enhance the environment.