New York Hunting FAQs

The Essentials to Getting Started

Every year, over 700,000 New Yorkers and 50,000 non-residents hunt in the state, making it one of the most popular wildlife recreation activities in the Empire State. People can hunt a range of animals from big game to game birds to even small game. Before picking up a firearm and purchasing a hunting license, it's important to review all the laws and regulations for hunting in New York State.