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
11 point 197 pounds bow kill, town of Lee Center, killed by Shea
Matt Boudreau shot this buck on Nov. 14 near Tupper Lake.
9-point, 234 pounds after hanging for five days.
8-point, 153lb deer taken by Debbie Snyder on Nov.
20 with in the town of Forestport with a neck shot at 60 yards.
Baxter with an 8pt shot Nov. 21 in the town of Alexandria
while hunting with his cousin, Don.
Flynn, Chaumont, with a nice 8-point. Shot in the town of
Cape Vincent at hunting camp with friends.
Pete Rose, Rodman, harvested his second buck of the
season Nov.16. 150lb, 6 point. Next year Caty will join dad and
her brother on the hunt.
Scott Messier, Black River, harvested this 9 point on
Nov. 20 on Fort Drum with his father's bolt action savage 30-30.
He came in grunting to me to a combination of grunt and bleat
Nelson Bourquin, Chaumont, nice 8-point shot Nov.
23 at the farm dressed out 180 lbs.
Garrett Lavere shot his first buck (7 point) while
hunting in Burrville with his step father. It weighed 160 pounds
shot on Veterans Day.
Steve Finster, Evans Mills, shot this 10 pt in Moravia on
Jake Childers, Carthage, shot this 4 1/2 year old, 141
pounds 7 point with his Mathews ZXT Bow on Fort Drum on Nov. 24.
Marshall Eves, Copenhagen, harvested this 175 lb 8 point
on Nov. 12 in the town of Champion. The big boy escaped from the
drivers but didn't make it past the watchers set up in the
Jarrid Childers, Carthage, shot this nice 8 point on Oct.
3 with his bow on state land in Jefferson County.
Curtis, Saranac Lake, was hunting with is Dad and Grandpa in
Croghan. This is his first deer. 6pt. and 130 lbs.
Adam Collins, Croghan, took this 4-point with his .308 just after sunrise
on opening day in Southern Tier. Difficult tracking despite a
perfect shot made his first buck all the more memorable!
Matt Hanni, Derry, N.H., spent some quality time afield
with his brother and friend near Watkins Glen. This 155 lb. 5
point was his first bow kill, ending the S. Tier bow season.
Kevin Legg got a birthday present one day early on
the afternoon of Nov. 19. It was taken near his home in
Plessis and had 11 points.
Pond shot this 8-point buck at the Ponderosa, with her good
luck charm, her dad, Frank Aubin.
Crick McKenzie, Baldwinsville, shot this 8-point buck
opening day morning on Wellesley Island. Used a grunt call
twice to bring him in from 150 yards and took the shot at 40
yards with a 12 gauge Mossberg 930 semi-auto.
Steve Finster, Evans Mills, shot this 10-pt opening day
southern tier in Auburn.
Dean Merry, town of Watson,
8-point taken at tree stand back in the woods.
Scott Topping, mid evening hunt on Nov. 20 and
harvested this real nice. 8-point buck with his .243 somewhere
in Lewis County.
Peter Lorusso, 26, from Ellisburg, shot his first deer, a
12 point on Nov. 20.
Larry Burch shot this nice 170 lb. field dressed 7 pt.
while hunting with his son Kevin on Tug Hill on Nov. 21.
Bill Hoover harvested this beautiful 9-point after
sitting an exhausting 8 whole minutes in his stand.
Depauville's honey hole.
A nice 160-pounds, 4-point shot by ag in 6k.
Jack Newman Jr., 14, Carthage, made a perfect shot on this 3 year old, 9
point with his Dad looking on from a near by tree stand. This is his second
buck with his bow this year and forth deer with his bow.
Pleskach's 180lb 11-point shot on Nov. 16 on Keener Hill in
the town of Martinsburg.
Robert Derouin II hunting in his back yard in the town of
James R. Wratten, Adams, after 5 years of a dry spell in
the southern tier shot this doe opening day at 40 yards with his
fathers Winchester Model 88 lever action .308.
Andrea Cornell, Hastings, shot her first buck in Canisteo
on Sat Nov 16. 10 point!
Jason Ripley, Harrisville, with 11-point buck shot on
mullen flow hunting club with gramps old 06.
A nice 180-pound, 10-point taken by Russ Carpenter while
hunting with Todd and Missy Townsend on Nov. 16.
Jeff Jones of Webster, N.Y. (formerly
Brownville) took this fine 8-point in the Southern Tier on
the "Hidden Pond" property. Jeff shared the
moment with his father Sam Jones and uncle Larry Whitmire.
Shot by Jim Barber at The Whitehouse Camp in Harrisville.
HAPPY 73 rd BIRTHDAY to his Dad Tom Barber who was present.
Christopher Hobbs, Evans Mills, hunting with his dad on
state land in Henderson, caught this guy at 8 a.m. on Tuesday,
Morgan Moore, Croghan, with her first deer! Shot at her
uncle's in Moravia with her Dad.
Justin Lister shot this 8 pointer in Lorain County, Ohio,
on November 16 at 8:06 a.m.
Dale Wood shot this 9-point, 180-pound deer on Nov. 17 in
Cole Smith, Oswego, 188 Lbs., 7-Point, 18-inch spread;
shot in Pennellville NY in the morning of opening day - Nov. 16
with a custom-made Romano Rifle Co .264 Win. Mag. Rifle at 275
Foster, Baldwinsville, shot his first deer Nov. 17 in Cato
on family property.
Ashley Byer's first buck. Shot Nov 16 at 3:30 .m.
with her trusty .243. Her father said it was extra special to
because he was able to video the hunt for her.
Stephen D. Cornell, Watertown, shot this deer on Saturday
morning in the town of Henderson. She dressed out at 168 lb.
" One shot one kill."
John Duvall, 17, Burville, with an 8 point, 160 lbs.
Don Dowd and this 14 point buck was taken in the Town of
Oswego on Nov. 16 at 9:30 a.m. in the morning. He was so close
to the hot doe in front of him, that her rump hit him in the
chops as he chased her through the cattails.
John Bears first bear. Taken on Fort Drum. Nov. 10.
7-point deer was shot Nov. 13 in the town of Rutland right
before dark by Ronnie Weston of Calcium.
Jackie Pomerville , Felts Mills,
shot her first deer opening weekend from Dad's tree stand up to
grandma and grandpas house in the town of Rutland.
TJ Gore from Gouverneur shot this nice
8 pt. 130 lb. buck on Nov. 12 near Degrasse his first deer.
Mike Watson shot this 10-point on Nov. 13 on Pillar
Curt Christman of Lowville dropped this young 8 pt buck
on Nov. 12 just off the Castorland Swamp. Nothing like hunting
the first snow of the year.
Butch Harris of Rossie shot this 8-point on Nov. 14 in
the picture with him is his grandson Kaleb Stephenson.
Sid Wheeler, Watertown, shot a 220
pound, 10-point buck on Nov. 3 at his camp in Barnes
7 point buck 180 lbs. shot by Brodie Jordan on Nov. 5 in
This 170-pound, 10-point deer was killed Nov. 14 by Jerry
Caron in the town of Pitcairn. Used grunt call to lure
him in to 50 yards for the shot.
200lb, 8-point shot Nov
10 in Dutchess County by Terrence Battle.
Tim Lawler shot this deer on Nov. 13 in Hounsfield.
Jesse Rose, 15, of Rodman, with his
father by his side, put this nice 140 lb 5 point down Nov 9. He
put the stand time in and once again took the deer down with one
well placed shot. Dad couldn't be more proud.
Andrew Tefft, 15, with his first ever deer. It was
shot during youth weekend with his Dad in the town of
Brownville. Thanks to Art for letting him hunt on his
land and MaryAnne for the photo!
Brian Ackerman shot a nice 200 pound 10 point on Nov. 12
in the town of Lacona.
Kylie Hanni, 17, took her first buck, a 170 lb. 10 point
near Lacona with a 20ga she got for her 16th birthday.
S. McNulty shot this 9 point buck behind his
girlfriend's house in Watertown on Nov 10.
Patrick MacKay, Star Lake, harvested
this 170 lbs. 10 point buck while hunting with his son, Paul, in
the town of Russell. Special Thanks to Shawn Grenier for helping
track and drag.
Joshua Van Patten, 15, Mexico, shot his first buck which
was a 6 point, while hunting with his mother on Nov. 10 in the
Justin Vincent with a six point shot at 75 yards dropped
in same spot town of hounsfield shot with 30-6.
John Eves, Copenhagen, harvested this 9 point on Nov 8th
in the town of Rutland. He was headed into the woods to
drive deer to some friends when he observed this monster
scent checking a brush line on the way in.
Adams Center buck hunter Brian Sheley finally got
"the big boy". Harvested with a bow near Auburn. 10-point
Cathy Rivers shot this 189 lbs 6 point with a 16
3/4" spread with the help of her father's 32-special near
her home in Copenhagen.
Tristen Bauer, Lyonsdale, shot this165lb 8pt. shot in
Harrisburg on Nov. 9 with 12-gauge shotgun.
Shot by Dennis W. Sears at his camp on Coyote Ridge,
Popple Knoll in town of Croghan on Nov. 9 at 1015 a.m. with a
1894 Marlin 30-30.
Tony Powell shot this 185-pound, 8-point on Nov. 7 on Pillar
Randy Bump Jr. took this deer on Nov. 8 in
the town of Watertown, off Hunt Street.
Carl Schuck, Carthage, shot this 8 point buck with his good
friend, Winchester 30-06 at about 150 yards. Taken in a place
called the woods (Thatís all ya get). Clean shot through
the trees on a sunny morning of Sunday, Nov. 3.
Cody O'Donnell, New Bremen, took this 8-point deer on
Nov. 4. 180-pounds.
Shot by Joey Avola.
Ryan Lane shot this 8-point, 170-pound buck out back of
his house Nov. 6 in Houseville.
Shot by Gordy Hall in Theresa on Nov. 6. 8-point,
Dan Cobb shot this nice 8-pont after sitting only 10
minutes in the stand. 168 pounds field dressed.
by Ron Albro of Black River 8 point on Nov. 5 in the town
Clayton, shot this beautiful 8 point,175 lb. buck in the town of
Diana in Lewis County.
Mike Dangerfield- 9pt shot in Lewis County.
Hopkins, Adams, shot this 8-point buck on Fort Drum on Nov.
3. Special thanks to his wife & son for helping him
get it out of the swamp
John Scanlon shot this 177 lb 8 pt on the diamond S farm
Flat Rock Road in Martinsburg on Nov. 3 after many close
encounters finally bagged the big boy.
Mikaela Rutter, Mannsville shot her first deer on Nov. 2
Chase VanTassel, Theresa, shot this 10-point Saturday
night following his grandfather's funeral. This was the
best thing that happened following such a sad week!
8 point buck shot by Aaron Capone, Watertown, on Nov. 3.
Shot in the town
of Clayton. Thanks to Scott Clement, Brian Howard, and Conner
for helping drag this 200lb beast out. Special thanks to the
great Leonard Clement who taught me how to hunt.
Pete Rose shot this nice 171 lb buck on muzzle loading Sunday
with his son Jesse Rose 20 minutes after setting their watch.
You can't see the two stickers in the photo making this a 10
August "Auggie" Christman, 21, shot this doe three
minutes after getting in the tree stand with her Dad Curt
Christman! First hunt of the year first deer she's ever shot!
Killed in the Castorland swamp.
Eileen Weaver, Lorraine shot this 8 pt buck in the town
of Houndsfield on opening day of rifle season.
Green Gallegos, daughter of Bill Green, Henderson. got her
first mule deer in Elba, Idaho, on Nov. 1st. A 220-yard shot
This 9-point was taken in Burrville by Andy Jenkins and
his 6-year-old son, Lucas.
Howard Blank, Lyme, got this nice 8 point buck out behind
the house on Oct. 30.
Austin Hinderliter with his first deer shot with a bow in
Brandon Tibbles shot this 3-point opening day of
Muzzleloader 2013 15 yards away and 20 minutes into the hunt.
John MacGregor II shot this 6-point Tuesday
morning, Oct. 29, with his trusty 270 single shot at 145 yards.
Found him in the same spot.
This buck was shot by Kevin Trombley of Three Mile Bay at
the secret spot. Working my way down a high ridge I spotted him
bedded down with a doe on a small nob at the end of the
next ridge. After firing I spotted the doe crawling on her
belly over the nob and out of sight through low thick
Kaleb Eckert,15 ,LaFargeville shot his first buck while
hunting with dad on Oct. 27.
Paul Grove, Carthage, shot this 8 point, 160 pounds on
Fort Drum on opening Day of
Rifle on Oct 26.
Joseph Gilchrist, Watertown, shot this 8 pt last night
Oct. 27 in Black River. "This will probably be my first
Nick and Ray Robinson got this buck in the town of Pamelia on
McIntosh, Dexter, bagged this 6-point buck on the second day
of rifle hunting.
Zachary Marolf of Croghan shot this 8-point during the
start of rifle season.
Michael LaBarge, along with his son Cody LaBarge and nephew
Brady Guyette took this nice 8 point opening day of the regular
season on the second drive of the morning. Special thanks
to Uncle Lynn!
Stephen Byers, Burrville, shot this 8-pt buck in
Black River on Oct 23. "It was my first hunt ever with my
wife Sarah. I think I will take her more often."
Steven Hilton, Pulaski, shot this 11-point, 210-pound
dressed, bruiser, old swamp buck.
Nick Ferguson, 18, New Bremen with a 6
point muzzleloader buck harvested Friday, Oct. 25. The
buck appeared to be trailing two coyotes who had
passed by just minutes before.
Jordan shot this 8 point, 215 lb. Buck on the banks of the
Touchet River in Walla Walla, Washington.
Legendary north country high school basketball coach Lew
Kibling, Mannsville, knocked down this nice 8-point with his
muzzle loader in Pierrepont Manor on Oct. 22.
Maureen McCann, 17, Fulton, shot her first buck with the
bow in the town of Volney on October 23.
(Hill) Burke got this 6pt during muzzle loader season.
Little Buck Club members Sonny Stone, Bruce Stone and John
Scanlon got their bucks opening weekend of muzzle season.
Brian Oatridge, with daughter, Holly, and son, Jayden,
shot this 147 lb doe with muzzleloader on October 21 (on the day
the kids didn't go with daddy).
Jaryn Sheley and Erin Beach, Adams Center, both shot nice deer
while hunting near Hermon on youth weekend. This is Erin's
Meeks, Evans Mills, shot this nice 8-point
buck with his muzzle loader on Oct. 23.
Tayler Juby,14, of Glenfield, got his first deer on the
opening day of muzzleloader while hunting with his grandfather,
Franklin Merry, at camp near Crystal Lake, Watson.
Jacob Melchior got two deer in one night a doe and spike
horn with his CVA muzzleloader October 19 near Lowville.
Tyler Daniels, 16, of Gouverneur, shot his first buck, a
five point, on Oct. 20 behind his house with his dad, Dan
Jim Fralick of Watertown harvested this 8 pt buck in the
Town of Watertown on the opening morning of Muzzle loader
season, Oct. 19. Jim likes to go 'old school' with his 40 yr old
Thompson Center Hawkens 50 cal. sidelock and open sights.
Ed Ellis, Natural Bridge, with an 8 pt taken Oct 20, in
Natural Bridge during muzzleloader season.
This buck was shot on opening day of muzzleloader in the town of
Watertown by Kevin Trombley of Three Mile Bay. The buck
was with two others. After a misfire I was able to pull the bolt
back on my gun and it fired this time.
Adam Stephenson, Theresa, shot this 180 pound 8 point
opening morning of muzzleloader season.
Ian Weller took this seven point opening day of
muzzeloader thanks to his dad. This was his first deer
Donna Martel shot this 5◊7 660 lb bull moose in
Limestone Maine on October 15. Another great wedding anniversary
Jessica Knapp, Watertown, got her first deer taken with a
bow on Oct. 16 with her best hunting partner, Brian. 6 point 120
Meghan Goutremout, 15, of Chaumont shot her first buck, a
six-point on opening day of youth hunt with her Grandpa
Donnieís rifle and her Dad by her side.
Madison Mullikin, 15-years-old, Hammond, shot her first
deer a six point buck out back of her house sitting on watch
with her Dad and Uncle on youth hunting weekend.
Courtney Sartwell bagged this hefty 4-pointer near Barnes
Corners opening day of youth. This is Courtney's first dear
Shaw with his buck taken youth weekend 2013 in the town
Lee Ackerman and his monster 13 point 290 pound buck that he shot
opening day of muzzle loader October 19 in Redfield.
Christopher Hilts with his first deer. A four-pointer,
shot with a rifle on Oct. 14 while hunting with
Lavere got his first deer which weighed 110 pounds in youth
weekend on Sunday while hunting in Burrville.
took his first deer, and first deer with a bow in Henderson.
Noone, Philadelphia, shot a 10 point on Sep. 28 during early bow season.
The 10 point was shot in Philadelphia and the deer weighed 185 lbs dressed out.
Mark Savage, Theresa, harvested this 8pt in the southern
tier in November2012'. He had a 19 1/2 inch inside spread.
Brian Soules took his first deer (6 point) while hunting
in Adams on opening day of youth deer hunt.
McKenzie Marti, age 15, of Lowville, shot her first buck
an 8 point while sitting on watch with her dad in the town of
Lorraine. A great way to kick off a hunting season! Thanks dad
for a great morning hunt and for getting my deer out of the
Hunter Cobb harvested this 8-point buck on opening day of
bow season. Weighed 210 pounds dressed.
Mark Brow Jr. harvested this nice 8 pointer on Nov. 18,
2012, in the town of Orleans.
Darrell Sweitzer from Dexter shot this 8x7 Elk while
muzzleloading in New Mexico on October 5.
Madyson Bennett, 15,
killed her first buck up to Papa and Nanas farm while hunting
with her favorite hunting buddy! (DAD)