Anticipated New York State Duck Season Dates Announced
The much anticipated duck season in New York state has been announced.
The DEC, with the assistance of Cornell University and the Waterfowl Hunter Task Forces, implemented a new process for selecting duck season dates in the four main zones of the state.
The process directly incorporated input from a greater number of duck hunters and recent duck migration and abundance trends to maximize opportunity in each zone.
With no changes anticipated in the federal frameworks for 2020-2021, DEC intends to select the following dates for duck seasons in each zone:
- Northeastern Zone
October 3rd - October 25th and October 31st - December 6th
- Southeastern Zone
October 17th - November 29th and December 5th - December 20th
- Western Zone
October 17th - November 8th and November 28th - January 3rd
- Long Island Zone
November 21st - November 29th and December 12th - January 31st