New York Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 1 – 
February 28, 2018

New York Bird Hunting

 

Resident License Fees:
$22

Non-Resident License Fees:
$100

Purchase License Online

Visit State DNR Website

*prior to hunting, always verify all local rules and regulations with the appropriate state agencies because these laws are continually changing and are often area specific
Ruffed Grouse

New York Ruffed Grouse Season

Northern Area: September 20 – February 28, 2018

Limits: 4 per day

 

Southern Area: October 1- February 28, 2018

Limits: 4 per day

Woodcock

New York Woodcock Season

October 1 – November 14, 2017

 Limits: 3 per day, 6 possession

*in select areas

Bobwhite Quail

New York Bobwhite Quail Season

October – February dates in specific counties

Limits: 4-6 per day, 10-40 per season

*depending on area

Ring-Necked Pheasant

New York Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

October – February dates vary by area

Limits: 2-4 per day, up to 30 per season 

*depending on area

South Dakota Hunting

South Dakota’s Ringed Circus (part 1)

It may not be the greatest show on Earth, but for those in pursuit of the  Chinese Rooster it’s not far from it. I rolled into the Black Hills of western Dakota a week before the trumpeted pheasant opener in order to get some spring back in the legs and give Wyatt, my black lab … Read more

Brian Koch
Public Land Ptarmigan

To the Edge with Friends and Dogs

We all have limits. But that edge is never static. It’s a river that rages perilously close or meanders docile and aimless in the distance. Most people are perfectly comfortable keeping a healthy distance—there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. But there is something about that torrent that is captivating and revealing. What we see … Read more

Brian Koch
Late Season Bobwhite

3000 Miles for One Bird

The sun is dipping into the horizon and the thermometer reads 19° when the dogs and I return to the truck after hunting the final day of upland season in Kansas. A quick check of the fitness band reveals I’ve hiked over 12 miles in eight inches of new snowfall. The dogs never stopped hunting … Read more

Brian Koch