— Recreational Sporting Season Reminders —


Upcoming Seasons

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


· April 1 – Trout, lake trout and landlocked Atlantic salmon season opens.
To find size and catch limits, visit DEC’s Freshwater Fishing Regulations (http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7917.html) webpage. Also, review the Special Regulations by County (http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/71546.html) webpage to find if different regulations apply to a waterbody near you.

· April 1 – Winter flounder season opens.
The size limit is 12 inches or greater and the daily catch limit is 2 fish for this season that runs through May 30. Visit DEC’s Saltwater Fishing Regulations (http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7894.html) for other season information.

Migratory Bird Hunting(http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28175.html)

· March 31 – Final day for crow (http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/65847.html) hunting statewide


· April 7 – Final day for the following:
(follow the links to view a season map for boundaries)

o Beaver (http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/29044.html) trapping in northern and eastern areas of New York State

o Mink and muskrat (http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/30510.html) in eastern areas of New York State

o River otter (http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/30513.html) in northern areas of New York State

Furbearer Hunting (http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/45559.html)

· March 25 – Final day for coyote (http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28945.html) hunting statewide


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