First Come, First Serve. Ad Spot Above Available
Ask for 'Deer of the Day' Advertising

New York State has a 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".

Zachary Steiner shot this 14-point, 200-pound buck on Oct. 7 with a 30-year-old compound bow near Burrville. 

Natalie White, 13, Cape Vincent, traveled to PA with her step dad for the early youth season. Even though she was dealing with heavy rain and winds she was able to take her first deer.

236 pound 8 point shot 10/23/16 in the town of Pamelia. -- William Livermore

Scott Topping of Watertown, on Sept 17,2016 while hanging tree stands for the up coming deer season in Croghan early bear season harvested this black bear using his Marlin 30/30.

Greg Peebles shot this 7 pt, 140 lb buck in the Copenhagen area. Pictured with grandfather Gerald Borland.

Cody Steria, 15, took this 8-point, 180-pound buck during youth weekend in the town of Martinsburg.

Amanda Craig with her first deer taken with her bow on Oct. 9 in the town of Hounsfield.

Michael Hibbard, Watertown,  with 175lb 8 pt taken with a bow on Oct. 12.

Sofia Perkins, 14, Dexter, took this doe with one shot at 75 yards with a .243 on Oct. 8 in Theresa with her grandfather. 

Zack Steiner shot this 14 point, 200-pound buck with bow on Oct. 7 in Burrville. It was his first deer with a bow and the biggest the Steiner family has ever taken.

Grant Gardner, 15, with his first deer of 2016. 8-point, 148-pound taken with a bow on Oct. 6 in the town of Champion. 

Alyssa O'Connor, Lowville, with her first deer taken at Balsam Flats with her father. 

Shelbie Alguire, 14, shot a 6-point buck on Oct. 9 during youth hunting in Macomb.

Dustin Sepko, Black River, with 160lb 8 pt taken with bow on Sept. 28 near his home.

Jason Byers of Cape Vincent shot this 9pt buck on the second day of Ohio's archery season while hunting with his dad who captured the whole hunt on video. 

Chase Levensailor, 11, Forestport, shot first bear in Maine with his father. 150 pounds





Have a great photo from a recent hunting ? E-mail your picture with a detailed caption:

Include the name, hometown, details about the deer, location of where you were hunting, date and any other interesting details.

By submitting your photo(s) to, you agree that such photo(s) and the accompanying information will become the property of and you grant, Newzjunky, Inc. and their sublicensees permission to publicly display, reproduce and use the photographs in any form or media for any and (all editorial and related promotional purposes) purposes.  You also warrant that (i) the photo is your original work, or is properly licensed, and does not violate the copyright or any other personal or property right of any third party, and (ii) you have obtained any and all releases and permissions necessary for our intended use. Your submission also allows to edit, crop or adjust the colors of the image(s) on an as needed basis. 

Local Hunting Services: