Hunting season starts Saturday

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ALBANY – The 2016 regular deer and bear hunting seasons in the Hudson
Valley-Catskills begin at sunrise on Saturday, November 19 and continue
through Sunday, December 11.

This is the most popular hunting area in the state with about 85 percent
of New York’s 550,000 licensed hunters participating. Harvests during
this season account for nearly 60 percent of the total annual statewide
deer take and 30 percent to 60 percent of the statewide bear harvest.

Following the regular deer and bear seasons in this region, late bow hunting
and muzzle loading seasons will run from December 1 through December 20.
Hunters in those special seasons must possess a hunting license and either
bow hunting or muzzle loading privileges.