Hunting is among the most popular forms of wildlife recreation in New York State. Nearly 700,000 New Yorkers and over 50,000 nonresidents hunt in the Empire State. New York offers many exciting opportunities to hunt a large variety of wildlife, including big game, small game, game birds and furbearers. Check out the buttons below for hunting season dates and a season map as well as the link to the D.E.C. (Department of Environmental Conservation).