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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".

Cathy Tibbles of Watertown took her first big buck, an 8 point, while hunting at the Queary camp in Belfort on Nov 20.

Elaine Ambrose of Mannsville, got this nice 7-point while hunting with her grandfather on his land opening day in the Southern Tier.

Grayden Brunet, 14, shot this nice 8- point in Sackets Harbor Wednesday morning with his uncle Troy. His first buck at that!

Jacob Stevenson from Webster, NY, grew up in Henderson, NY, shot this 8 point buck on Nov. 25 on his uncle's land in Henderson. My grandfather passed away the beginning of this year and I sat in his tree stand and harvested my first buck. Dressed out at 180.2 lbs

Deb Der harvested this 4 year old 7 point buck on Nov. 22.  The deer dressed out at 180 pounds with 16 1/2 inch spread.

Adam Bossinger, Watertown, took a nice 8pt whitetail buck on Nov.15 while hunting in the Black Hills National Forest, Wyoming, with his brother-in-law and co-worker.

On the evening of Nov. 14 Tom Johnston shot a 10 point buck, weighing 191 pounds, behind his home on Route 180, LaFargeville.

Rick Intorcia, Deer River,  town of Denmark, shot on 11/24/2015, 175 pounds, 8 point

Richard Fitzwell of Rodman arrowed this 150" 190 lb giant near the Whitesville Rd on his new property. Special thanks to Brian and Mark for helping him track and drag this monster from the swamp.

Scott Randall shot this 8-point, 157-pound buck while hunting with his dad in Copenhagen.

Nelson R Bice II shot this 7 point buck weighing in at 161 pounds on his Uncle Bud Bice's land along with his father Nelson Bice on Nov. 21 in Gouverneur, NY.

Johnathan Whitton, formerly of Gouverneur, shot this 9-point, 160-pound deer just outside of Harrisville on his last day of vacation from his home in Maryland.

Macky Lynch took this 8 point in Watertown Center Sunday evening, Nov. 22.

Jeff Durwin harvested this monster eight point at 7 AM on Nov. 21. This bruiser weighed in at 175 pounds.

T.R. Fulkerson from Belleville with 180lb 8pt shot on Nov. 16.

Mike Corbett shot this 8 point buck, with elf shaped hooves, in Nov. 17 in the town of Lyme. The hooves are around 6 inches long and are pointed up.

On Friday, Nov. 20, Corwin Christman of Lowville walked into the woods late, 7:50 am.  He intercepted this fine six point looking for a hot doe.  A quick shot through the lungs and the hunt was over.  Now the work begins.  

Brothers Mike and Mark Hulihan of the Town of Russia with a 10 and 7 pointer shot opening day Southern Zone 11/21/15 in the Town of Stark , Herkimer County.

Scott Messier harvested this 5 1/2 year old 8 pt on Nov. 11. Deer dressed out at 205 lbs with 18 and 1/2 inch spread.  Special thanks to Jarrid for helping me recover the deer

Letchworth State Park on Nov. 6, 2015. Archery

John Zielinski, Carthage, with this nice 9 point taken in the town of Philadelphia.

Jon Eyles from Cape Vincent shot this 10 point 175 pound in Cape Vincent using a 260 Remington on Nov. 22.

Scott Topping, Watertown, Sept 26 with his harvested male black bear taken in Croghan with 30/30 Marlin. Mid afternoon while hanging tree stands for the coming season.

Jack Cooper of Watertown shot this 6 point at a family members house in the town of Rodman with his Winchester .300. 

Robert Scharf, Philadelphia, shot this 10 point on Nov. 14 at Indian Lake in the Bald Mountain area with his 30-06.It was 203 pounds and had a spread of 19 3/4 inches.

Tucker Lampman, Boonville, shot this mule deer while hunting with a group of friends in Montana.

Wayne Ashline, from Rector Rd Martinsburg NY. With the help from his Brother making a push and one shot from his 270 is all it took for this 8 point 18 3/8 inch spread weighting 160 # Feeling Lucky Today 11/17/15.

Anthony Hamilton,  Rodman, 165 pound 21 inch spread shot 11/16/2015.

Larry Brouty of Long Pond shot this 9 point buck on November 15 in Bald Mountain area. It was 186 lbs. dressed and had an 18 1/2 in. spread.

Ulrike Iles of Evans Mills shot a nice 8-point on Wellesley Island on the morning of Nov. 14.

Paul Grant, Watertown, took this fine 8 point on Nov. 15 in the town of Rodman. It dressed out at 161 pounds. It wouldn't of happened without his son, Paul Jr.'s desire to hunt a while longer!

Carl Eddy, of Constantia, formerly of Deferiet, took this 10-point buck with 10 inch g - 2s on Fort Drum on Nov. 15.

Daryl Ortlieb from Constableville shot this 4x5 mule deer while hunting with the Nickel-Dime Camp from Highmarket Ny on the annual hunt in Powder River, Montana.  The deer was 318 yards away and was shot with a Browning 300 wsm.

Steven Willard with son Mason from Russell with 180 pound 7 points harvested Nov. 15 in the town of Pierrepont. This buck and another 130 pound 7 point were taken on the same drive.

Kyle Backus, 28, Canton, shot this 8 point which was following close behind a doe near Newton Falls on Nov. 14.

Ray de los santos, Lowville.

Eric Hagen, Evans Mills, shot this 8 pt weighing in at 165 pounds on Nov. 15 in Chaumont.





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