Photo: Deer of the Day

Brantley Brock was proud of his dad, Darien Brock, who harvested this nice 8-point buck On Nov. 10.

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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 http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/8305.html called “Deer and Bear Hunting Regulations”.


Rylee Wells, Parishville, took her first deer on Nov. 13. First shot ever, she’s batting 1.000. Great job.

Jessie Disotell shot this 8-point on November 11, 2018, in Clayton NY.


Chad Cullen shot this deer at 4:20 p.m. Nov. 12, 2018, in the town of Lyme.

Derek Ritz of Rodman shot this nice 8 point on Nov. 10 in the town of Lorraine.


Dan Church shot this nice 190 lb, 8-point buck on Nov. 14, 2018, near his home in Copenhagen while hunting with his son Dallas Church and friend Carl Roberts.


Nick Tufo got a big boy! A nice 8 point- Hunting with his dad Billy Tufo on their land out in Chaumont on Nov. 11, 2018.


Chris Janis killed 11-point on Nov. 7, 2018, on public land near Theresa, NY.

Brandon Tibbles shot this buck on a friends property in a new stand he just built. November 9th around 8 a.m.

Bradley Heath shot this 10-point on Nov. 12 on private land in Jefferson County. Dressed out at 208 lbs.


On Friday, Nov. ,9 Hunter Barton shot this nice 6pt his first deer but twin brother Hayden wouldn’t be out done and shot this beautiful 10pt while hunting with their dad in the town of Clayton.


Garrett Fuller, 15-years-old,  harvested this 7 point on Nov. 12 during a great weekend with family. This beauty weighed in at 230lbs dressed. This is Garrett’s largest deer to date.

Jesse Burns bagged this 7pt on Nov. 11 on state land near Cranberry Lake.


Kaitlyn Gleason hunting with my cousin Mia Tulley, shot this 4 point on November 4, 2018 on her family farm in Hammond, NY.


Brock Hubbard of Cape Vincent shot this nice 8 pointer on 11/8 at 150 yards chasing does.


John Sargent shot his first buck, a 7-point, in the Town of Watertown, NY… Jefferson county on 11/4/2018


Caitlyn Lewis, Theresa shot her first deer ever on October 7 during youth hunt weekend in the town of Theresa.


Shot this 8 point 15 minutes into hunting on family land. Matt Russell Rodman


Left work and figured I would retrieve my stand to put somewhere else. I got to the hunting ground, climbed into stand, grunted a few times, waited 20 minutes or so, heard a stick snap, so I looked down to my right and there he was at 7 yards behind a beech tree so I took the shot on this six pointer. — Nathaniel Stafford


Steve and Jean Side of Theresa, NY, shot these 5 point and 7 point deer Friday October 26 @ 5:50 p.m. on a friends property, sitting Side by Side in a tower.  Shots were fired at the same time using a .243 and a 30.06.  218 yards and 206 yards.  Once in a lifetime opportunity!


Joe Ginger shot this 10-point opening night of regular season, 180 pounds.

Aiden Laughman, age 16, of Massena, NY, shot this nine point opening day with his great grandfather’s Winchester Model 88 .243.  He shot the deer at 140 yards on his grandfather’s farm in Lisbon, NY.


Katie Clark with her very first deer on her very first day hunting. Nice 6 point shot with .243 in the town of LeRay.


Jim Briere shot this doe opening day 10/20/18 in town of Sandy Creek.

Chantal Briant shot this 3-1/2 year old 9 point in the town of Ellisburg on 10/21/18 on a friend’s property on her first hunt of the year. The buck came in and went directly to a scrape where he pawed at the ground and thrashed his antlers in a branch before she delivered the shot at 50 yards with her .243.  He went about 70 yards before he died. The buck dressed out at 170 lbs and is her biggest buck to date.

Jordan Widrick killed this buck in 6G on 10/15/18 with a muzzleloader. It was one of the bucks that we had on our hit list and we are glad we got him on the ground early in the season.


A doe I got muzzle loading on Oct. 17.  — Sandra Wilton


Kaitlyn Bisig, 15, Adams, bagged a spike horn using her grandmother Kimmy Bisig’s Remington 270 rifle while sitting in her grandfather Bob Bisig’s blind, sitting with her mentor, her father Rob Bisig during the youth hunt on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, in Henderson, NY.  Kaitlyn had played softball for three days and came home after her last game and went out with her Dad and harvested the buck with a 100 yard shot.  Way to go Kaitlyn.


Chris Jones of Watertown took this nice 8-pointer in Oneida in the fall of 2017 on a deer hunting trip contest he won. 176 yds. Dropped him where he stood.


10-year-old Josh Standford harvested this great buck on his first ever hunt, with his Dad sitting next to him.  He was hunting on opening day on state game lands in Pennsylvania in 2017 with his new .243 rifle.