— Recreational Sporting Season Reminders —


Upcoming Seasons

The reminders listed below include open and final recreational season dates for the weeks of March 9 through March 23. For all season dates and to view more information about hunting and fishing in New York State, visit DEC’s Outdoor Activities(http://www.dec.ny.gov/62.html) webpage.


· March 15 – Final day for northern pike, pickerel, tiger muskellunge and walleye fishing statewide, unless exceptions apply. Exceptions are listed by water body and county on DEC’s Freshwater Fishing Regulations (http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7917.html) web page.

· March 16 through November 30 – Open season for striped bass in the Hudson River. This includes all waters and tributaries of the Hudson River north of the George Washington Bridge. The minimum size limit is 18 inches, and the daily possession limit is 1. Fishing for striped bass in marine and coastal waters south of the George Washington Bridge will open on April 15.

Waterfowl Hunting(http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28503.html)

For Snow Goose:

· March 1 through April 15 – Open season in the Southeastern Zone (http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28497.html)

· March 9 – Final day in the Long Island Zone (http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28497.html)

· March 11 through April 15 – Open Special Snow Goose Season (http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/50514.html) in several waterfowl hunting zones

For Canada Goose:

· March 10 – Final day for both Western Long Island and South Canada Goose Hunting Area (http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28496.html)


· March 15 – Final day for beaver (http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/29044.html) trapping in remaining open areas of western New York State

Small Game Hunting (http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27801.html)

· March 18 – Final day for varying hare (http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/29451.html) and cottontail rabbit (http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/29449.html) hunting in remaining open areas of New York State


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