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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".

Lawrence Booth, Philadelphia, with a 220lb 13 point, 175 yard shot on 11/14/2017; biggest deer he's ever shot.

Elliot Martin harvested this beautiful 10-point on evening of 11/11/17 in Turin, NY. The buck weighed in at 195lbs dressed and posted a 19" spread. This buck made his presence known when a six point invaded his turf chasing two doe. Overall, an exciting rut hunt.

Brandon Bartholomew with a 7-point shot in Brantingham with a savage axis 270 on Nov. 10. Weighed 160 pounds

Cristy Sobotka from Watertown, shot this 6pt in Dexter with her Marlin 35 on Nov 10. Dressed out at 140lbs. Wasn't even in her stand for 30 mins before he came out.

Silvia Redmore shot this beautiful 8 point buck with her bow on Fort Drum, November 12th. He weighed in a good 180 pounds

Todd Crescenzi shot a 7 point buck while hunting with his father Rocco Crescenzi on Nov
. 16 in town of Houndsfield. 

Troy Pietroski, Sackets Harbor, shot this giant in Kansas on November 7th.

Mackenzie McBride, Gouverneur, shot this nice 8-point hunting at her boyfriends camp in Gouverneur from his tree stand at a 150 yards. One shot with her 243 on the morning of Nov.11th, 2017. We call her "dead eye".

Brian Hull and his 8-point buck on Veterans Day weighing in at 170lbs and 13" inch spread. Thanks to my brother Eric Hoek and having the amazing spot to hunt from out somewhere in Henderson, NY.

Rocco Crescenzi shot this 8-point buck in the town of Hounsfield on November 11.

Cody LaBarge, Copenhagen, shot his first buck on 11/12/17 in the town of Denmark, a 160lb 8pt from 225 yards with a 30.06.

Alyssa O'Connor from Lowville with her 5pt taken at 100yds with a 308.

Richard Pitts, 64, Antwerp, ny shot this beautiful 150lb 5 point buck at 7:05 am Nov 13th  in Jefferson County. Not bad for a 275 yrd shot 

Joe Sparacino, Carthage, shot this beautiful 8-point with his bow while hunting with Top Pin Outdoors on public land in Southern Tier. A true team effort, but an amazing 66-yard shot. Practice makes perfect. 

Scott Topping, Watertown, NY, harvested this nice 8 point 181 pound buck taken in Henderson, NY, on the morning of Nov. 3, 2017, with his 30-06 rifle.

With a little help from the rain, Tony Gianfagna harvested this 9-pount buck in Watertown on Nov. 1 with his Ruger .270. 

"His very first buck. A 10-point shot at 150 yards away with a heart shot in the town of Philadelphia."

Cindy McNitt shot this 10-point in Jefferson County in her secret honey hole on Nov. 2 after only being in her treestand for 10 minutes. 

A monster 6.5 year old 8-point shot by Dakota Browne  on Nov. 4 in the town of Woodville. Well over 240 pounds. 

Eddie Waters shot his first buck on Oct. 22 in Clayton. It was an 8-point, 165-pounds.

Corinne LaPierre, Gouverneur, harvested her first deer on Oct. 28. A 4-point buck weighed 122 pounds dressed out. Corinne was sitting on morning watch hunting in the town of Hermon with her dad Joel LaPierre. She made an impressive 120-yard shot to put the deer down. 

Kurt Widrick shot this 6-point buck on Oct. 28 with his wife, Mallory, on his grandfather's land in Adams Center. 

Bernie Finnegan, Oswego, took this 8-point buck while hunting Oct. 28 in Childwold. The buck weighted 140-pounds. 

Zane Brouty shot this buck on Sunday, Oct. 29, on Tug Hill.  10-point, 193 pounds, 20-inch spread.

Anthony Christian with his first buck taken Oct. 21 off Route 12 in the town of Rutland. 8-point.

Dallas Childers shot her first buck on Oct. 23 in the town of Croghan with her 7mm-08. The 8-point buck weigh 150 pounds.

Skyler Carr shot this 12-point on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 a.m. with his 7mm mag in Three Mile Bay from 200 yards away while hunting with his father. 

Rowen Norfolk, Lake Placid, took his first deer with a bow on his grandparent's property near Adams Center on Oct. 24. A nice 4-point. 

Ryan Purdy took this 7-point at 8 a.m. on state land on opening day in Henderson.

Kanyon Hoek with his first deer on opening day of rifle shot 100 yards with .308, 140-pounds, 4-point. 

Another year, another deer for 90-year-old Ruth Yancey, Copenhagen. She got a seven-pointer on Oct. 21 and her daughter, Deb Der, got a six-pointer. 

Mason Smith, 14, shot this big-bodied 3-pointer at about 75 yards while hunting with his father, step father and stepbrother in Ellisburg.

Brook VanBrocklin shot this 10-point at 100 yards with her muzzleloader on Oct. 16 on her family's land in the town of Watson. 190 pounds, 19.5 inch spread.

Ian Arnold, 14, shot his first deer a 6-point buck during the youth hunt weekend. He was mentored by his grandfather, Don Upcraft, on his property in Hannibal. Also pictured is his younger brother, Asher. 

Damon M. Towles, 15, Adams, got his first deer of the season. 

Miranda Bourgeois, 14, Boonville, took this 4-point on youth weekend with her father while hunting on family land. She shot at over 200 yards and had a perfect shot.

Brady Vosburgh, 15, took his first buck on Oct. 8 with a Winchester 30-30 during the 2017 Youth Hunt weekend in Lewis County County while being mentored by his step father, Charles Kraeger Jr.

Natalie White got her first doe in the town of Rutland. 

Sarah Byers got her first buck on a trip to Ohio with a crossbow. 

Sofia Perkins, 15, Dexter, shot her first buck Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at sunrise in the town of Theresa with her grandfather. 

Alyssa Shatraw, Watertown, shot her first deer during youth hunting weekend while being mentored by her grandfather, Gary Shatraw, on his property on Pillar Point.

Ed Ellis, Natural Bridge, took a 412-pound black bear on Sept. 18, 2017, in Carthage. His first time out this season. 

Tyler Hoch killed this 10-point weighing 172 in the town of Croghan on Nov. 15.

Eric Jewett shot this buck while hunting down in PA with some friends, scored 144 1/2. Biggest buck I've ever taken so far, he's going on the wall.

Scott Soules Jr., 14, Black River, while hunting with his family in Lewis County and his 243 rifle harvested his first ever whitetail. As for huge smile on his face, the whole family couldn't be more happy and proud of this young hunter.

Shawn Gilbert, Adams, shot this 8 point in Rochester on Saturday Dec. 3.

Kyle Briant shot this 11-point with his .308 in the town of Ellisburg on Nov. 27 at 7:28 AM. The buck had split brow tines on both sides and is his biggest buck to date.

Patrick Morse, 9-point, 171-pound, 17-inch spread, town of Webb, on Nov. 24.

Caitlin Lee shot this beauty on her first morning on watch this year. 16 1/4 inch spread 8 point.

Curtis Lehman took this 10-point on Dec. 1 in Lewis County.

This big 8 point was taken by Justin Queary, Carthage, with Nathan Brooks and Nick Nagle in Ohio over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Tommy Baretta got this dandy 4 year old, 225 lb buck in the town of Pinckney while it was running a doe in the Pinckley/Taurus swamp. Special thanks to the Taurus hunt club.

Raymond Bombardier's patience  paid off by letting the  little bucks walk got a nice  8-point.

Kavanagh Oliver, 15, with his Dad Kevin Oliver, Sackets Harbor, shot this large body 4 point deer on their property town of Hounsfield the morning of 11/27/2016. Kavanagh says  "it's always a great time spending time with my best friend. My Dad ! "

Devin Carlisle, 8, LaFargeville, helped track this nice buck in the town of LeRay on Nov. 20. This was his first hunt.

A nice 10 point taken near Watertown by Greg Couch.

Paul Grant, 16, Watertown, with his first deer taken on 11/23 in the town of Rodman.  After passing up two questionable shots at a doe and a large buck he took advantage of the opportunity to take to this fine buck with a clean one shot kill.  

Duane Windover shot this 235 lb black bear in the town of Croghan on Nov. 24.

Dick Howland of Carthage shot this nice 10-pint on November 22.

Doug and Maryann Collins took this 8pt, 197 lb buck in Lorraine on Nov. 17. 

Thanksgiving night near Henderson. -- Jamie Bray

Jonathan Hedges
shot this 8 point  buck on 11-23-16 at 3:40pm, in Watson, he was following two does, the best part, he used his wife's new .243!

Jesse Rose of Rodman was able to harvest this beauty 7 pt. on Nov 23rd in Rutland, thanks to the generosity of his favorite aunt Kelly and uncle Ken. First day back from college on a hunt with dad and his little sister.

Michael Donovan, formerly of Watertown, with a 10 pt bruiser he struck in Pine Valley, NY on November 21st on family land. It is his biggest deer in 45 years of hunting.

Jere Rohr shot an 8 pt which dressed out at 205lbs in Jefferson County on Nov. 25.

142 lb 8 pt shot in St. Lawrence County on 11/19/16. -- Dale F. Barker

Eileen Yulik shot this giant in the town of Rodman while walking to the "infamous" ERDC stand. It was her very first Sunday buck.

Dave Edwards, Evans Mills, shot this 10-point on Nov. 19 in Jefferson County.

AJ Missert from Ogdensburg bagged his biggest buck to date on Nov. 29.

Lukas Williams, Adams, shot this 8 point 150 lb buck in Coldwater, Michigan on Nov. 11 with his Hoyt Ignite bow. This is Luke's first year hunting and his first deer he made a perfect shot from 25 yards.

Ed White shot his 200 lb  5 pt on Nov. 19 in the town of Orleans on his private property.

Leon Carlisle shot this 180lb buck in the town of Evans Mills with his 7mm08 accompanied by his 8 yr old son Devin Carlisle about 9:30 a.m. Nov 19.

After sitting in tree stand for 15 minutes, William Stowell took this 8 pt buck in the town of Lorraine on Nov 19, 2016.  It dressed out at 216.

DJ Hubbard shot his first buck a 7 point 18" spread on Sunday, Nov. 13, in Carthage.

Alex Miller, Forestport, 14, shot his first buck in Rhinebeck. 

First deer I have ever shot. With my 7mm-08  in Redwood, NY. 6 point. At 7:15 in the morning on Thursday, Nov. 17. Still made it to work on time -- Jesse Bearup

Trapper Purvis killed this monster on his way to the stand on Nov. 12.

Ryan Reynolds shot this 8-point on Nov. 13 in Jefferson County. 

Valerie Stephenson, Theresa, shot this 3 point on Nov. 19 in Rossie with her 270 at 200 yards.

Erik Lillie took this 4-point, 150-pound deer in the town of Lorraine. 

Richard Phelan took this 11-point, 190-pound on Nov. 18 in the town of Lorraine. 

This 225-pound black bear was taken by Richard Kaban  in Lowville, NY. 

Wade Tupper, Syracuse, shot 10 point buck weighing 255lbs while hunting in Illinois.

Gerald Der, Lowville, shot this 8 point buck with a 308 rifle when getting into his tripod stand first thing in morning of Nov. 15 while hunting in the town of Lyonsdale in Lewis County.

Peter Van Eenenaam took this nice Adirondack buck on Nov. 11 in the town of Fine.

192lbs 9 point taken in the town of Clayton at 30 yards by Daniel Lowe

Brooke Woodrow snagged this 8 pointer with her dad Robert Woodrow on Nov. 12 in Russell, NY.

Loren Smith, Watertown, (originally Carthage) harvested this amazing 215 lb, 18 inch inside spread 10 pt with a Winchester .30-.30 while hunting on Nov. 6 in Jefferson County.

Grant Sanderson
took this 200 lb 6-point buck 22 inch spread on Nov. 12 in Pulaski, NY.

Maggie Munger shot her 8 point on 11/11 and Andrew Munger shot his 8 point (weighing 194 lbs) on Nov. 12. Both shot on the same land in St. Lawrence County.

Ray Burdick tagged this 200+ 8-point on family land in the town of Henderson on Nov. 14 chasing a doe.

Pat Ritz  11 point 210lb monster buck chasing a doe shot 11/12/16 up at camp near Star Lake, NY. His biggest buck ever taken to date!

Morgan O'Brien, 14, shot this buck (her very first deer!) while hunting with her Dad during Kid's Camp weekend in Lorraine.

Shelly Colburn shot this 130lbs spike for her first buck in Adams, Jefferson County

Eric Brown, Carthage, shot this deer in Deer River while hunting with his father-in-law. 160lbs shot on 11/12/2016 

Keith from Rodman shot this 8-point on Nov. 11 in Taylorville.

Aidan Rogers helped Dad Joshua recover this 8 pointer.

Darren Bush, Gouverneur, shot this 7 pointer with a crossbow while hunting with his buddies in Ohio on 11/10/16.

Rusty Tuttle - 14pt shot with a bow.

A nine point shot near Loraine/Worth by Mike Corwin of Watertown.

Bill Allen took this 182-poind, 8-point just outside Chaumont on Nov. 4.

Scott Topping, Watertown, took this 8-point, 205-pound buck from a tree stand early in the morning on Nov. 4 in Lewis County. 

Rocco Crescenzi shot this buck on Nov. 10 in the town of Hounsfield. It dressed out at 190-pounds.

Zach Augliano took this 10-point on Friday, Nov. 4, in Jefferson County. 

David Johnson, Philadelphia, arrowed this 13-point buck Nov. 4 in Tioga County. The deer responded to a grunt call and was shot at 20 yards. 

Nimue Rimiller got her first deer on Nov. 5 in Lorraine. 3-point, 150-pounds.

Masyn Stephenson spotted this deer for his uncle Adam. Masyn actually found the blood trail and the deer. He's going to make a good hunter when he gets older. 

Kolton Hunter, 7, and his luck hats helped score this 4-pointer on Nov. 5 in the big woods of the Adirondacks near the Boleo camp.

Alec Rowsam shot this 6-point on Nov. 6 on his grandpa's land in Martinsburg. 

Steve Byers, Cape Vincent, took this nice 11-pt buck using his muzzleloader on Nov 3rd.

On Nov. 5, Liane Brown took this 7-point, 18.5 inch spread buck on family land in the town of Rodman with her .243 rifle. 

John Lillie with a 9-point, 190-pound buck shot on Nov. 5 in the town of Lorraine. 

Scott VanRy, Sandy Creek, with an 8-point, 22-inch spread shot Nov. 5 in Orwell.

Kyle Busby shot this 9-point on Oct. 28 in the town of Henderson weighing in at 210.2lbs.

Chloe Kalin, 6, of Rutland with her first assist. She helped her Daddy, Will, by spotting this 145 pound doe at 7:55am on November 1st while hunting with him behind the house. She picked this doe for him to shoot out of the four that walked in front of them. 

Bob Bisig Jr. shot this 11-point buck from his "Blue Jay" stand in Henderson, NY. Shot with his Remington 270 while hunting with his wife, Kim and son, Rob, Nov 2, 2016.

Corwin Christman shot this 8-point opening morning of muzzler hunting with his dad in Castorland.

Debbie Marriot-Briot shot this 8-point buck weighing 200 pounds on Oct. 29 in Barnes Corners.

Patrick Roberts shot this 8-point, 178-pound deer on Oct. 23 in Pamelia. 

Double reds, second of the season. -- Jamie Bray

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

On Nov. 16th at noon, Curt Christman of Lowville downed this six point while walking back to the truck after sitting in the Castorland swamp all morning. Curt figured if this little guy wanted to ride in his truck that bad, why not!

Alex Thomas, Watertown, shot this 8 point on Nov. 14 while hunting on his property in Watertown. Hours later his dad, visiting from Vermont, got a small buck in the same spot.

Jordan McConnell of Theresa shot this nice 8 point buck on Nov. 15 his 16th birthday.

John Astafan III of West Carthage shot this nice 6 point in the town of Denmark.

Jeremy Goodenough of LaFargeville shot this 8pt buck on Nov. 14 outside of Depauville.

Colton Denny took his first buck in the White Swamp, Alexandria Bay, on Nov. 11. It was an 8 point 190lbs dressed.

Kurt Munger of Lowville shot this 205 lb. 8 point in Turin on the morning of Nov. 14.

Dave Edwards, Evans Mills, shot this 9 point 202 lbs buck in Jefferson County on Nov. 8.

11/11/15 was the lucky day for Tom Gray hunting on his deer preserve around the number four area of Lewis county just before dark this 8 point came within shooting distance lucky for him not so much for the deer.

Dakota Browne, 220lb, 8 point buck on Nov. 11, 2015

Chris Rinard. 9 point taken in Dexter with a 300 magnum

Eric Jewett- 8pt buck shot in town of Watertown

Taken by Shawn Susice Nov 5th 7:45 am bear weighed 405 lbs dressed...shot just outside of Natural Bridge

Jaycee Reff shot this big 8 point buck on opening day of youth hunting in Jefferson County, Tennessee. Jaycee used his new 7mm-08 rifle and took this deer from his brother's tree stand. Jaycee still wishes he was hunting back in Adams Center, NY, however.

17 year old Nate Messick took this nice 160 lb 8 pt while hunting with his dad on 11-4-15 just south of Watertown.  Nate used a Winchester Model 70 .308 taking the shot at about 50 yards.  The deer ran about 40 yards and came to rest right on the 4wheeler trail making for an easy recovery.  While headed out to hunt that afternoon, Nate said, “hey Dad, lets switch stands tonight to try and change our luck”  Dad still doesn’t have a deer. 

Pat Phillips shot this 8-point 190-pound buck with a Ruger 270 in Montague with family and friends on Nov. 7.

Jeffrey Soules shot this 8pt, 180lb dressed buck on Nov. 8 near his home in the town of Cape Vincent.

This 172 lbs 10 point was shot by Shaun Miller on 11/09/15.  This rutting buck was shot with a 300 win mag. right after making a scrape.

Cesar Portela, Stone Mills, shot a 9 point on Oct. 30. It weighed 185. Was taken with 270 .

Edward Derby, Rodman, arrowed this buck in East Rodman while sitting in "Brian's mom's stand".  It is his best archery kill to date. Special thanks to Brian's mom for letting him use the stand.

Ashley Byers harvested this great doe on opening day 10/24/2015, in Theresa, NY using her trusty .243. Her father captured it all on video while filming this hunt for the Forever Wild Outdoors television show.

Chantal Briant of Henderson shot her first deer, a 3-point, on a friend’s property in the town of Ellisburg on Halloween night while hunting with her husband and good friends.  The buck was taken with her .243 Savage Axis at about 30 yards and she made a perfect shot.

Gabriel Niles 15, shot this 10-Point, 200+ pound Buck with his dad near Redwood.

Kaylee Goodnough shot her first 8-point on Nov. 2.

Alexis Gravelle, 17, Adams, shot this 7pt 140 lb buck on Monday, Nov. 2, in Belleville while hunting with her boyfriend Andrew Lennox. She is one happy girl with this one.

Kevin O'Brien: 160 lbs 8 point harvested morning of Nov 6 on O'Brien family farm. 1st buck. Shot with Remington Savage .243.

Jim Christopher of Harrisville harvested this black bear while bow hunting with Tony Bova at their camp in the Town of Diana.

Steve Soules, Watertown,rifle used, Cape Vincent Nov.7, 8-point, 170 pounds dressed.

Brian Soules, 16, shot this 8-point on Oct. 31 in Adams with a ruger .270.

Zach Intorcia dropped this 8 point Buck while hunting with his dad in Deer River. The deer weight was 162 lbs. Zac says there is nothing like that sound of his deer dropping.

Kory Pearson took this 8 point Halloween evening with his dad in Worth on family land.

Timothy Filiatrault shot this 8 pt. Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, in LaFargeville. This was his first buck using his new Savage 30-06. His father called and minutes later this buck ran out about 50 Yds away from their stand and Timothy took it down first shot.

Allyson Capone, Watertown, shot a nice doe during youth weekend with her proud father, Aaron Capone, sitting next to her. The doe was taken in town of Clayton. This is her second deer.

Luke Jordan, 14, of Walla Walla, Wa., shot his first ever buck the last day of bow season in the County of Walla Walla. The 8-point buck weighed 150 lbs. with a 20-inch spread was shot with a PSE bow.

Myron Swarts, Whitney Point, on 10/20/15 shot this 9 Pt buck, 175 lbs by bow near St. Lawrence Park on the bank of the St. Lawrence River.

Ken Flint, Sr., Beaver Falls, taken on 10/24/15, 11-point, 15" spread, 170 lbs, shot with a .308 caliber, Mark II Ruger.

This 154 lb 4 point was shot on 10/26/2015 in the town of Watertown by Randy Bump Jr., (originally of Parishville). This was not his first buck, but it was the first time that Randy successfully called a buck in with his grunt call.

Brian Hull shot this nice 6-point buck opening day from my tree stand on his brother-in-law's property. He dressed out at 170.

A 9-point buck taken by Frank Drohan, Dexter, with a muzzleloader on the morning of Oct. 25 in LaFargeville. The deer was just over 200 pounds dressed.

Randy Gould and his grandson Tyler shot this nice 6pt 162lbs near the family residents in the town of Rutland on 10/25/15 at 120 yds. His lucky grandson was very excited.

Caleb Miller, Sandy Creek, shot this 160-pound, 18 1/2 inch wide, 5-point buck with his muzzleloader for his first deer on Oct. 24.

Grant Gardner, 14, Champion, with his first rifle deer. The 190-pound, 8-point was taken during the evening watch while hunting with his dad and cousin Andy Jr.

Grant Gardner, 14, Champion, with his first muzzleloader deer. The 150-pound, 6-point was taken on opening morning while hunting with his dad and cousins Andy and AJ. 

Michael Holbrook, Lowville, shot his first deer on Oct. 12 while hunting with his grandfather during the youth hunt. He used his new 7mm08 Thompson Center rifle. The doe was taken the last few minutes of the hunt.  

Alexis Hill shot her first buck opening day of bow, a 3 point at 115 pounds.

Collin Cring took his first deer during youth weekend with his father, Joseph Cring.  Collin made the impressive 250-yard shot with a 270 short mag near Sackets Harbor, NY.

Former Henderson, NY, resident Gary Shutts with his first mule deer, and son-in-law KJ Karjola. Deer was shot on public lands in the Oquirrh Mountains near Stockton, Utah, where he now resides. Deer was shot with his 30 06 at 375 yards.

Tucker Bovee shot his first buck on opening day of youth rifle. 6 point 147 pounds.

Chelsey Smith, Clayton, shot her first deer, a 4-point, while hunting Oct. 19 with her grandpa William J. Smith.

Keegan Wohnsiedler, 13, Harrisville, harvested his first mule deer buck while hunting with his father near Sheridan, Wyoming.

Mike Comet of Lowville harvested this 4 point buck on the opening morning of muzzleloader season near Glenfield as he was surrounded by a flock of 38 turkeys.

Ashley Froedtert, 14, Dexter, shot her first deer Oct. 11 while hunting with her dad and brother in Tylerville during the youth hunt weekend. Her steady hand and patience allowed her to place the perfect shot at 101 yards with her Ruger .243.

Kaylee Goodnough shot her first deer with a bow on Oct. 5 in Ellisburg. 

A nice doe taken in the town of New Bremen with the help of the Beck girls' tracking skills.

Shot with a bow in Lewis County. 15 point, and 200+ pound class buck. -- Wayne Long

On the third night of the 2015 coyote season... a double near Ellisburg.  - J. Bray

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.




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