LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The regular deer and bear hunting season for 2015 will begin tomorrow in Livingston County’s Wildlife Management Units.
Deer and bear seasons extend from Nov. 21, to Dec. 13.
Since the approval of rifle hunting in June 2013, deer and bear hunters are now allowed to use high-powered rifles. However, the law prohibits hunting with any autoloading or fully automatic firearms, nor does it allow long firearms holding more than 6 rounds of ammunition, or firearms equipped with silencers.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) says that our region has more Deer Management Permits (DMPs) available to hunters than any other region in the state.
Deer Management Permits allow hunters to harvest antlerless deer. Hunters are issued for specific Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) to help control deer populations. Hunters still have time to register for their DMPs for the hunting season. License issuing agent locations are available here.
Applicants who previously paid the $10 DMP application fee or are exempt from the application fee will not be charged for this additional application. Hunters that did not previously apply for a deer management permit will pay the $10 application fee.
Deer Management Permits are currently still available in WMUs 8R, 8A, 8F, 8G, 8H, 8J, and 8N. The DEC’s WMU map is accessible here.