Duck Season New York

Latest dates for the duck Hunting Season New York 2016-2017

 

SpeciesSeason DatesBag Limits (Daily)Possession Limits
---WESTERN ZONE---
Youth Waterfowl DaysOct 3 & Oct 4Same as regular duck and goose seasons
Ducks, MergansersOct 24 to Dec 6
Dec 26 to Jan 10
6 Ducks in aggregate no more than:
4 mallards (Max 2 hens)
3 wood ducks
3 scaup
2 pintails
2 redheads
2 canvasback
2 hooded mergansers
1 black duck
no harlequin ducks
18
CootsOct 24 to Dec 6
Dec 26 to Jan 10
1545
Sea Ducks (scoters, eiders and long-tailed ducks)Oct 24 to Dec 6
Dec 26 to Jan 10
6 Sea Ducks in aggregate no more than:
4 scoters
4 eiders
4 long-tailed ducks
18
Snow Geese (Snow geese and Ross' geese)Oct 1 to Apr 1525No Limit
BrantOct 10 to Nov 813
---NORTHEAST ZONE---
Youth Waterfowl DaysSept 19 & Sept 20Same as regular duck and goose seasons
Ducks, MergansersOct 3 to Oct 11
Oct 24 to Dec 13
6 Ducks in aggregate no more than:
4 mallards (Max 2 hens)
3 wood ducks
3 scaup
2 pintails
2 redheads
2 canvasback
2 hooded mergansers
1 black duck
no harlequin ducks
18
CootsOct 3 to Oct 11
Oct 24 to Dec 13
1545
Sea DucksOct 3 to Oct 11
Oct 24 to Dec 13
6 Sea Ducks in aggregate no more than:
4 scoters
4 eiders
4 long-tailed ducks
18
Snow Geese (Snow geese and Ross' geese)Oct 1 to Apr 1525No Limit
BrantOct 3 to Nov 113
---LAKE CHAMPLAIN ZONE---
Youth Waterfowl DaysSept 26 & Sept 27Same as regular duck and goose seasons
Ducks, MergansersOct 10 to Oct 14
Oct 24 to Dec 17
6 Ducks in aggregate no more than:
4 mallards (Max 2 hens)
3 wood ducks
3 scaup
2 pintails
2 redheads
2 canvasback
2 hooded mergansers
1 black duck
no harlequin ducks
18
CootsOct 10 to Oct 14
Oct 24 to Dec 17
1545
Sea DucksOct 10 to Oct 14
Oct 24 to Dec 17
6 Sea Ducks in aggregate no more than:
4 scoters
4 eiders
4 long-tailed ducks
18
Snow Geese (Snow geese and Ross' geese)Oct 1 to Dec 29
Jan 16 to Apr 15
25No Limit
BrantOct 10 to Nov 813
---SOUTHEAST ZONE---
Youth Waterfowl DaysSept 19 & Sept 20Same as regular duck and goose seasons
Ducks, MergansersOct 10 to Oct 18
Nov 7 to Dec 27
6 Ducks in aggregate no more than:
4 mallards (Max 2 hens)
3 wood ducks
3 scaup
2 pintails
2 redheads
2 canvasback
2 hooded mergansers
1 black duck
no harlequin ducks
18
CootsOct 10 to Oct 18
Nov 7 to Dec 27
1545
Sea DucksOct 10 to Oct 18
Nov 7 to Dec 27
6 Sea Ducks in aggregate no more than:
4 scoters
4 eiders
4 long-tailed ducks
18
Snow Geese (Snow geese and Ross' geese)Oct 1 to Apr 1525No Limit
BrantOct 10 to Nov 813
---LONG ISLAND ZONE---
Youth Waterfowl DaysNov 14 & 15Same as regular duck and goose seasons
Ducks, MergansersNov 26 to Nov 29
Dec 7 to Jan 31
6 Ducks in aggregate no more than:
4 mallards (Max 2 hens)
3 wood ducks
3 scaup
2 pintails
2 redheads
2 canvasback
2 hooded mergansers
1 black duck
no harlequin ducks
18
CootsNov 26 to Nov 29
Dec 7 to Jan 31
1545
Sea DucksOct 17 to Jan 316 Sea Ducks in aggregate no more than:
4 scoters
4 eiders
4 long-tailed ducks
18
Snow Geese (Snow geese and Ross' geese)Nov 25 to Mar 1025No Limit
BrantNov 26 to Nov 29
Jan 6 to Jan 31
13
---CANADA GOOSE HUNTING AERAS---
NORTHEAST
Canada Goose (Includes Cackling geese & white-fronted geese)
Sept 1 to Sept 25
Oct 24 to Nov 15
Nov 17 to Dec 13
Sept: 15

All other Dates: 3
No Limit
EAST CENTRAL
Canada Goose (Includes Cackling geese & white-fronted geese)
Sept 1 to Sept 25
Oct 24 to Nov 20
Nov 28 to Dec 19
Sept: 15

All other Dates: 3
No Limit
SOUTH
Canada Goose (Includes Cackling geese & white-fronted geese)
Sept 1 to Sept 25
Oct 24 to Dec 20
Dec 26 to Jan 10
Mar 5 to Mar 10
Sept: 15

All other Dates: 3
No Limit
WEST CENTRAL
Canada Goose (Includes Cackling geese & white-fronted geese)
Sept 1 to Sept 25
Oct 24 to Nov 26
Dec 26 to Jan 10
Sept: 15

All other Dates: 3
No Limit
HUDSON VALLEY
Canada Goose (Includes Cackling geese & white-fronted geese)
Sept 1 to Sept 25
Oct 31 to Nov 15
Nov 28 to Dec 31
Sept: 15

All other Dates: 3
No Limit
LAKE CHAMPLAIN
Canada Goose (Includes Cackling geese & white-fronted geese)
Sept 1 to Sept 25
Oct 10 to Nov 28
Sept: 8

All other Dates: 3
No Limit
WESTERN LONG ISLAND
Canada Goose (Includes Cackling geese & white-fronted geese)
Oct 10 to Oct 25
Nov 26 to Nov 29
Dec 7 to Feb 29
8No Limit
CENTRAL LONG ISLAND
Canada Goose (Includes Cackling geese & white-fronted geese)
Sept 8 to Sept 30
Nov 26 to Nov 29
Dec 7 to Feb 10
Feb 11 to Feb 15
Sept: 15
Dec 7 to Feb 10: 3
Feb 11 to Feb 15: 5
No Limit
EASTERN LONG ISLAND
Canada Goose (Includes Cackling geese & white-fronted geese)
Sept 8 to Sept 30
Nov 26 to Feb 3
Sept: 15

All other Dates: 3
No Limit

NYS duck season
For more detailed info check out the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation website.

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