Southern Zone Starts Nov 20

DEC Announces Nov. 20 Start for Regular Firearms Season for Deer and Bear Hunting in New York's Southern Zone

The Southern Zone regular hunting season, which runs until Dec. 12, is New York’s most popular hunting season, and approximately 85 percent of New York’s 550,000 licensed hunters participate. Harvest during this season accounts for nearly 60 percent of the total statewide deer harvest and 30-60 percent of the statewide bear harvest.

Following the regular deer and bear seasons in the Southern Zone, late bowhunting and muzzleloading seasons run from Dec. 13 through Dec. 21, and again from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1, the latter of which is an extension from past years. Hunters taking part in these special seasons must possess a hunting license and either bowhunting or muzzleloading privileges.

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Leftover DMU Permits Available

DEC Announces Leftover Deer Management Permits Available Nov. 1

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced that remaining Deer Management Permits (DMPs) in several Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) will be available to hunters beginning Nov. 1, 2021.

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ALERT! Harmful Algae Blooms

Harmful Algae Blooms In WNY. Fish Consumption Risk. Exposure Risk to Dogs and Small Children at Risk

Consuming contaminated water or fish can cause serious illness and skin exposure can cause rashes. Dogs and small children are most at risk.

Harmful Algal Bloom - Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper

What is a harmful algal bloom?

A Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) contains organisms that can produce toxins. Most algae are harmless and are components of an aquatic ecosystem. HABs are likely to occur in slow moving water with excess nutrients. HABs are harmful to people and animals.

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Region 9 News

News and Events for Allegany, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Erie, Niagara and Wyoming Counties (Region 9)
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Fatal Deer Disease in N.Y.

Special Alert from the DEC

The state DEC on Thursday confirmed Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease in Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Nassau, Oswego, Suffolk, and Ulster counties. DEC is tracking suspected cases in Albany, Jefferson, Oneida, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Sullivan, and Westchester counties. To date, the DEC has received reports of approximately 700 dead deer.

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