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New York State has great variety of big game hunting opportunities. Along with this are many regulations and occasional changes that hunters need to be aware of. Hunters can always call their local environmental conservation police officer with questions or call into the Watertown Headquarters Office weekdays at (315) 785-2231. Many of the basic questions about big game hunting are answered on a DEC web page at 8305.html called "Deer and Bear Hunting Regulations".

Max Egan, 17, Lowville, shot his first ever buck muzzle loading, with his Dad, in Martinsburg.

Nicholas Allen, 16, Clayton, shot his first deer of the season on Oct.18 in the town of Cape Vincent.

Laurlyn Bush from Pennellville, harvested this 7 Point/150 lbs Northern Tier Buck Opening Day of the Muzzle loading season. Shot with a custom L. Romano Rifle Co. 45 cal. patched round ball rifle on Oct. 18 at 5:20 p.m. in St. Lawrence County. 

James Scott Jr. shot this 4 pt with a Matthews crossbow on Oct. 17 behind his residence in Deer River.

Brenda Cobb-Brucker, formerly from Lowville, now residing  in Holland Patent, NY.  I shot my doe in Oneida County in the town of Marcy on Oct. 16 with my PSE DNAsp.

Elly Gamble, 12, shot this deer in Owen County, Ky., while hunting with her dad during the youth firearms season. Elly made a 150-yard shot with her 243 youth rifle.

Jamie Bray, Sackets Harbor, with first called coyote of the season, taken in Ellisburg at the honey hole on Oct. 17.

Kendra Fone, 14 of Mannsville, harvested her first deer on family land in Burrville on Oct. 12. She was accompanied by her grandfather, Lynn Truesdell when she made a textbook shot to take her 115 lb doe.

Kiley Perkins, 14, Adams, shot her first deer weighing in at 115 lbs, on her first hunting trip ever, with her Grandfather Paul Shelmidine on Oct. 12 in the town of Lorraine.

Kalob Ackley, 14, shot his first buck a 6 point during the youth season on Oct. 11 in the town of Rodman.

Brandon Bancroft with his first deer, taken with a Matthew Craze bow on Oct. 1 at town of Watertown.

Dawson Stuckey got his first deer on Oct. 11 while hunting with his uncle Tim Monica during the youth weekend hunt. 

Owen McGuire, 14, with his first deer. Owen shot this during the youth season while hunting with his father Charlie McGuire in Adams on Oct. 12.

John H. Long, 14, Chaumont, with his first deer. The large doe was harvested on Saturday, Oct. 11, in the town of Brownville during the 2014 Youth Firearms Deer Hunt. The special hunt continues through sunset Monday and is part of the NYS DEC Junior Hunter Mentoring Program. 

425 lbs bear taken in town of Diana by Brenton Lawlee Sept. 13, 2014.
With help from Bernie Lawlee and Harry Mosley on retrieval.  Thanks guys!!! Could not have done it with out you !

Chris Jones of Evans Mills, N.Y. 18pt kings fallow buck shot on Sat., Oct. 11, in West Edmeston, NY with T/C impact .50 cal muzzleloader.

Kurt Neibacher, Carthage, had a successful hunt in Newfoundland with an 11-point bull on Sept. 23.

"My seventh guided public land bull elk in Colorado."  -- Alfred Raso

David Becker, Lowville, with first bow-kill bear in Martinsburg. 





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