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New York Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 1 – 
February 28, 2017

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, 2017

Limits: 4 per day

 

Southern Area: October 1- February 28, 2017

Limits: 4 per day

Woodcock

New York Woodcock Season

October 1 – November 14, 2016

 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

Alaska Mountains

The Alaska Standoff

Alaska and I are at odds. I’m here to take her birds. She’s not giving them up easily. I’m to earn them one vertical foot at a time until she has determined that sufficient  toll has been collected. She’s happy to show amazing places, jaw-dropping beauty, an abundance of nature viewing unrivaled anywhere else in … Read more

Brian Koch
New Mexico Sunset

Embrace the Hunting Curve

I kicked off this season hunting the entire month of September without ever pulling the trigger—for birds, not for big game, not for a once-in-a-lifetime tag draw. I never even came close. True, the Himalayan Snowcock might be the most challenging hunt in the country. This was my second attempt at those demons and I … 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