Big game hunting in New York’s Southern Zone, the state’s most popular big game season, begins Saturday, Nov. 16.
“The regular firearms season for deer in the Southern Zone draws hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers afield each year to hunt big game. It’s a cherished annual tradition in New York State,” Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos said. “New York’s deer and bear populations are tremendous resources that provide more than 11 million pounds of quality, locally grown, organic meat to families across the state. I wish all hunters a safe and successful season.”