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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".

Elizabeth with a 7-point shot in Orwell. 

Chris Warner, Watertown, shot this 8-point in Hounsfield with a browning win mag 300 on Nov. 22. 

Lawrence Booth shot this 9-point on Nov. 18 at Dansville. Sitting 15 minutes in stand and he came out. Base measures 6 inches. "My 65th birthday present."

Ray Burdick, Henderson, shot his second nice buck of the season on Nov. 23. A nice 8-point weighing 180-pounds with thanks to his cousin Ed Morris for helping him drag it out of the swamp.

Joshua Ryan shot this 12-point buck in Adams. Finally got his first deer of the season.

Bill Slover, Rodman, shot this 10-point, 164-pound on Nov. 17 in the town of Rodman.  It was raining and the deer were moving before the snowstorm hit. 

Chris Davis, Mannsville, shot this 5-point buck on Nov. 21 approximately 45 minutes before dark while hunting state land in southern Jefferson County. The buck dressed out at 127-pounds

8 point deer shot on Nov. 19 with a rifle by Alex Fuller, Gouverneur. 

Dylan Intorcia, 16, shot this 8 point chasing a doe on Saturday, Nov. 15, in Auburn opening day of southern tier with his buddy, Josh Jesmer.

Seth Ackley, 16, took this 6 point buck on Nov. 19 in the town of Rodman while hunting
With his dad and brother.

Devan DeCicco, Watertown, took this spike horn buck with a Savage 30-06, at 30 yards, on Sat. Nov. 15. It was his first deer.

Pete Rose of Rodman was able to get this nice 7 point just before the storm hit.

Stephanie Lane, Turin, shot her first deer on Nov. 16 from about 245 yards away with a lung shot. The doe was harvested from family land on Tug Hill.

Paige Schraenkler, Rodman, with her first deer harvested in the town of Rutland with her father's rifle at 150 yards! Not a bad shot for her first deer

Bobby Costello, 14, of Alexandria Bay, shot his first deer, an 8 pointer, after school on Nov. 17, in the town of Alexandria

Jeff Davison shot this buck Nov. 11 in Macomb. 9pt, 190-pounds.

Rebeka Adams, 15, Dexter, harvested her first deer, a spikehorn on Nov. 15 while hunting with her father. 

Tyler Eckert, 15, of LaFargeville, shot his first deer on Nov. 15. A 6-point,145 lbs

Tom Ross, Adams, gave this bruiser the powerball on Opening Day of Southern Tier.

Nickolas Derouin, Theresa, shot this button buck on Saturday, Nov. 15, dressing out at 95 lbs while hunting with his father, Rick Derouin in Adams. The deer was shot at 30 yards and was his first ever deer. His father was very proud of him.

Justin Petrie, 21, harvested this 8 pointer Saturday, Nov. 15, in Orwell.  Weighed in at 156 after the long uphill drag back to camp.

Mike Clary, Carthage, shot this 165-pound, 6-point, on Nov. 16 in the town of Champion.

Stephen Byers from Cape Vincent. Shot this 8pt on the morning of Nov. 14 in the town of Rutland. Shot while videoing for Forever Wild Outdoors.

Brandon Boulton
, 16, of Sackets Harbor, shot this 160# 8 pt. from right under his deer stand.  Didn't even have his gun loaded yet from getting into the deer stand when he saw it.

Bill Meyer got this monster on Nov. 15 in Croghan. "Special thanks to my dad for gutting it."

Jason Bartlett, Henderson, shot this 8-point on Nov. 17. 

Ernie Prievo shot this 11-point, 140-pound buck on Nov. 14. 

Cassie Houppert, New Bremen, shot her first 6-point on Nov. 13 while hunting with her father.

Mallory Cooley, Clayton, harvested her first 6-point buck on the morning of Nov. 8 while hunting with her dad.

Allison Schlieder, 26, Lowville, shot this buck near Tug Hill on Oct. 30.

Daisy Overton shot this 4-point while hunting on her grandpa's land on Nov. 11. It's her second deer as well as her second buck.

Amber Neibacher, Carthage, shot her first deer on Nov. 2 while hunting with her dad.

Noah Ingerson harvested this 200-pound, 8-point buck on Nov. 12 in the town of Cape Vincent. 

Caitlin Rose shot her first deer on Nov. 10 while hunting with her dad and big brother. Dad couldn't be more proud. 

Trevor Gibbons, 18, took this 188-pound, 8-point on Sun., Nov. 9, on family land in Carthage.

Doug Fleischman, Adams, took this 8-point buck on Nov. 14. He dressed out at 185-pounds with a 17-inch spread. 

Alex Tibbles shot this 7-point buck Friday, Nov. 14, in Harrisville just before dark. This is his first deer and he dropped it with a head shot.

Mike O'Shaughnessy shot this 175-pound, 9-point buck on Nov. 1 outside Carthage. 

Mike Cunningham, Oxbow, bagged this 9-point, 190-pound buck on Nov. 15 in Jefferson County.

Matthew Dano, 15, Boonville bagged his first deer on Nov. 11 near Boonville. 15-point buck. 

Ryan Gould shot this nice doe at 75 yards with his 243 in the town of Rutland thanks to his dad.

William Camidge and his daughter, Jessica, got this deer on Nov. 1 in the town of Harrisburg. 

Garret Zich, Plessis, took this 9-point on state land. 

Ryan Lane shot this 8-point buck behind his family farm in Turin. 

Jordan Allen, 14, shot his first deer, a 6-point, on Oct. 12 during the youth hunt while hunting with his grandfather Grant Davis, Richville. 

Brandon Thomas, 15, Watertown, shot his first deer on Nov. 8 on his great-grandmother's land. He was hunting with his father. The doe weighed in at 152 pounds. 

Noah Heath, 13, town of Alexandria, shot his first deer with a bow. 

Michael McGraw shot this 10-point on Friday, Nov. 14. 

Elijah Johnson, Watertown, stationed at Malmstrom AFB, Montana, with his first Pronghorn antelope. Dressed out as 155-pounds, 13-inch horns with solid cutters. 

Brandon Bancroft of Watertown shot this beautiful 7 pt. on Nov. 2 in the town of Watertown. it is his second deer, first with a rifle. 





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