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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".

Hart Grey, LaFargeville, shot this 9-point on Nov. 10 in the town of Orleans.

Mason and his buddy Blake posed this 4-point shot by his stepfather. 

Kory Pearson shot this 6-point on Nov. 24 after only hunting for 20 minutes. It was shot on family land in Worth with his dad.

Ashley Byers, Clayton, shot this doe on Nov. 15.

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. 

Sean Owney, 17, Potsdam, shot his fist buck in the town of Potsdam on night watch Nov. 4. The buck is a 9 point.

Dressed out 241 pounds, whitetail 6 point shot 11-2-14, by 18 year old Dakota Browne, Sackers Harbor. Deer was shot at roughly10 yards with his rifle. Yes 241 pounds dressed...with a paddled set of antlers.

Owen McGuire, 14, with his first buck ever and second doe of the season. Owen was hunting with Jody Garret and his Dad (Charlie McGuire) at Lucky Star Ranch. Thank You Jody and Doreen Garret for allowing us to hunt on your property!

Cesar Portela, along with son Andy's help in harvesting  this 8 point 195lbs  buck on Nov. 1 in town of Houndsfield  Cesar was dosing off asleep while Andy saw and alerted dad.

Randy Gould shot this 4 point in the town of Rutland on November 1st with a 243 rifle at 150 yards.

Ashlee Sprowl, 17, Lowville, shot her first deer ever Oct. 26 in Rutland while hunting with her father and brother. 13pts and 180-pounds.

Mackenzie McBride, shot this 6 point weighing 140lb on opening day behind her house in Gouverneur.

Chris Soules, 16, of Adams, took this deer while hunting with his dad and brother.

Shea Widell, 11, of Webster, with a nice 8 point taken by his dad, Tom Widell, while the two were archery hunting on Nov. 1.  Shea is the grandson of Rod and Karen Richmond, Henderson, and is counting the days until he can be out there hunting himself!  

Harry Ambrose shot this nice 150lb 7 pt. at his hunting club on Tug Hill opening day

Wesley Churchill shot this 185lb 8 point Nov. 2 out back of his house in the town of Rutland.

Ralph Lowry for tv show Foreverwild Outdoors Adrenalne Adventures with his first crossbow kill on 11-2-2014.

Glenn Sprague shot this 8-point, 180-pound deer on Nov. 2 in Lorraine. 

Paige Leroux, Cramberry Lake,  shot this 8 point buck weighing 150-pounds while hunting in Newton Falls on youth weekend. "This is the first buck I have ever shot."

Nicole O'Connor, 14, Lowville,  with her first deer during youth weekend at the flats of Herkimer County.

Desiree Russell, Lowville went hunting on Oct. 22 with her husband Marc, in the town of Watson and harvested this beautiful piebald spike buck with a muzzle loader.

Eliza Branagan, 18, Croghan, took her first deer while muzzleloading on Oct. 23 in Croghan. 

A nice little buck shot by Ray Burdick on family land in the town of Henderson.

Meryl Passage, Carthage, 7-point, 197-pounds.

Max Egan, 17, Lowville, shot his first ever buck muzzle loading, with his Dad, in Martinsburg.

Nicholas Allen, 16, Clayton, shot his first deer of the season on Oct.18 in the town of Cape Vincent.

Laurlyn Bush from Pennellville, harvested this 7 Point/150 lbs Northern Tier Buck Opening Day of the Muzzle loading season. Shot with a custom L. Romano Rifle Co. 45 cal. patched round ball rifle on Oct. 18 at 5:20 p.m. in St. Lawrence County. 

James Scott Jr. shot this 4 pt with a Matthews crossbow on Oct. 17 behind his residence in Deer River.

Brenda Cobb-Brucker, formerly from Lowville, now residing  in Holland Patent, NY.  I shot my doe in Oneida County in the town of Marcy on Oct. 16 with my PSE DNAsp.

Elly Gamble, 12, shot this deer in Owen County, Ky., while hunting with her dad during the youth firearms season. Elly made a 150-yard shot with her 243 youth rifle.

Jamie Bray, Sackets Harbor, with first called coyote of the season, taken in Ellisburg at the honey hole on Oct. 17.

Kendra Fone, 14 of Mannsville, harvested her first deer on family land in Burrville on Oct. 12. She was accompanied by her grandfather, Lynn Truesdell when she made a textbook shot to take her 115 lb doe.

Kiley Perkins, 14, Adams, shot her first deer weighing in at 115 lbs, on her first hunting trip ever, with her Grandfather Paul Shelmidine on Oct. 12 in the town of Lorraine.

Kalob Ackley, 14, shot his first buck a 6 point during the youth season on Oct. 11 in the town of Rodman.

Brandon Bancroft with his first deer, taken with a Matthew Craze bow on Oct. 1 at town of Watertown.

Dawson Stuckey got his first deer on Oct. 11 while hunting with his uncle Tim Monica during the youth weekend hunt. 

Owen McGuire, 14, with his first deer. Owen shot this during the youth season while hunting with his father Charlie McGuire in Adams on Oct. 12.

John H. Long, 14, Chaumont, with his first deer. The large doe was harvested on Saturday, Oct. 11, in the town of Brownville during the 2014 Youth Firearms Deer Hunt. The special hunt continues through sunset Monday and is part of the NYS DEC Junior Hunter Mentoring Program. 

425 lbs bear taken in town of Diana by Brenton Lawlee Sept. 13, 2014.
With help from Bernie Lawlee and Harry Mosley on retrieval.  Thanks guys!!! Could not have done it with out you !

Chris Jones of Evans Mills, N.Y. 18pt kings fallow buck shot on Sat., Oct. 11, in West Edmeston, NY with T/C impact .50 cal muzzleloader.

Kurt Neibacher, Carthage, had a successful hunt in Newfoundland with an 11-point bull on Sept. 23.

"My seventh guided public land bull elk in Colorado."  -- Alfred Raso

David Becker, Lowville, with first bow-kill bear in Martinsburg. 

Daisy Overton,
Adams, shot this 130-pound spike horn on Nov. 24 in the town of Lorraine. It's her first deer.  

Tammy Rozanski,
Lowville, shot her first deer on Nov. 26 with a rifle, an 8-point with her husband at her side. The deer was shot on her cousin's land. Thank you to him for letting me hunt on his land.

Alex Fuller,
Gouverneur, with his first buck, 8 points 140 lbs.

Aaron Naklick shot this 9-point just outside of Smithville. Aaron was hunting with his cousin Brady McDermott who helped him drag it out over a half mile.

Arletha Moore, Pitcairn, 8 point, shot November 23.

A pair of does shot by Matt Lennox and Earle Widrick November 24th on property owned by Earle's uncle, Neal Tyrrell, in Adams. In Matt's first season of hunting this is his first deer, and Earle's second of the season. As the guys put it:  "Brothers shooting sisters"!

Shane Baxter, 8-pt shot Nov. 21 in the town of Alexandria while hunting with my cousin Don.

Bobby T. Joe Hoover took this old monster just to show his brother Billy up.

19-inch, 8-point taken Nov. 23 at a secret spot on the Tug Hill. Bims and Heather. 




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