New York State Big Game hunting seasons in the Southern Zone include: Bow- from October 1-November 20; Crossbow-November 7-20; Firearms-November 21-December 13; Late Bow-December 14-22; Late …
New York State Big Game hunting seasons in the Southern Zone include: Bow- from October 1-November 20; Crossbow-November 7-20; Firearms-November 21-December 13; Late Bow-December 14-22; Late Muzzleloading-December 14-22, and Bear- November 21-December 13.
In the neighboring state of Pennsylvania Big Game hunting seasons include: Bow and Crossbow from October 3-November 14; Late Bow and Crossbow-December 26-January 18; Firearms for deer-November 28-December 4; Bear-November 21-24; Flintlock-December 26-January 18; Muzzleloader (is over).
For further information and Small Game seasons, check the Hunting Rules and Regulations Guide in both states.
Be sure to check out the Sullivan County Democrat Newspaper Big Game Firearms Contest that will be coming up.
Wishing all hunters a successful hunting season and play it safe, make sure of your target before you pull the trigger.
NRA Cancels The Great American Outdoor Show!
The National Rifle Association, due to the COVID-VIRUS and related governmental restrictions and guidelines, will prevent the NRA from holding the 2021 Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, PA. that was scheduled for February 6-14.
The NRA took over the Harrisburg outdoor show in 2014, which has been a much-anticipated annual event and a major boon for the state and local economy.
More than 1,100 exhibitors and tens of thousands of people from Pennsylvania and around the country and globe converge on the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex each year making this outdoor show the largest in the country.
Bowhunter Killed By Elk!
Oregon state authorities said a bowhunter was killed when an elk he had wounded charged at him and gored him in the neck with its antlers.
Oregon State Police say a 66-year old man was archery hunting on private property when he wounded a bull elk, but wasn't able to find it before dark.
The following day the archer and the landowner searched for the bull and wounded it again with a bow when they found it. However, it charged the archer and gored him in the neck with its antlers.
The landowner tried to help but the archer succumbed to his injuries. The elk was killed and the meat was donated.
Jack Danchak is the President of the Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs of Sullivan County.
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