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

Bird Hunting Buddies

Upland with Friends

It’s easy for me to get caught up in this solo pursuit. The rhythm of walking to the horizon with shotgun in hand appeals to my obsessive nature. Shut out the world and follow the dogs. Simple. Quiet. Rewarding. But decades ago I came to be a bird hunter because of friends sharing their experience … 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
Lab with Ptarmigan

Whitetailed Demons

Something is wrong with me. Any other sane bird hunter would have packed up and moved to the interior where the bird numbers and density are greater. But I’m entrenched in the Kenai and I can’t get away from it. I’ve shot a Whitetailed Ptarmigan already. I’ve seen where they live. I know their confounding … Read more

Brian Koch