New York Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 1 – February 28, 2022

Resident License Fees:

$22

Non-Resident License Fees:

$100

State Drought Monitor – Upland hunting conditions are often highly dependent upon moisture for both habitat production and bird survival.

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*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, 2022

Limits: 4 per day

Southern Area: October 1- February 28, 2022

Limits: 4 per day


Woodcock

New York Woodcock Season

October 1 – November 14, 2021

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