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Mackenzie Clement of Watertown, NY, took this 8 point from private land in Jefferson County on Dec. 2, 2022.

Daniel Thomas took this10pt om 12/03/22 in St. Lawrence County.

Jeremy Walton shot this 6.5 year old ten point out of the Fort Drum training areas on Nov 15, 2022.

Allyson Delair took this 8-point on Dec. 1, 2022, in the town of Watertown on private land while 23 weeks pregnant.

Ryan Reynolds tool this 9-point on 11/27/22 in the town of Theresa on private land after chasing it for 4 years.

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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 called “Deer and Bear Hunting Regulations”.

Aden Kloster got this 9-point on family property in the town of Croghan on 11/25/22.

Gabrielle Harland 14, shot this 8 point hunting with her grandpa Gregg Nov. 18, 2022, on their property in the town of Oswegatchie.

Matt Fazio shot this 10-point in the town of Champion on Nov. 14, 2022.

Debby Schrecengast, 60, LaFargeville, took her first buck on Nov. 14 on private property. She managed to bring it down with an unsupported double lung shot. She is a three time stroke survivor and shares her story with all who will listen. She wants people to know that it is never too late to try something new. There is life yet to be lived!

Logan Jackson, 12, shot his first ever deer, an 8-point buck in the town of Watertown on Nov. 17, 2022. He wants to thank Becky and Cody for the opportunity and all the help. Dad is very proud!

Dan O’Connell with his second 8-point in as many years on the family’s hunting land on Pillar Point in the town of Brownville. Dan was hunting with his father, Dan, and his brother Gavin at the time.

Reilly Fargo,17, with his first buck taken on Tug Hill near Montague on Nov 14, 2022, with his brother and grandfather.

Joshua Wood with a deer taken Nov. 15, 2022, in the town of Watertown. First buck in 5 years.

Alexander Flint, 15, shot this 7-point deer on Nov. 11 in the town of Clayton. He was joined by his hunting buddies Grampa Dale, Uncle Bob and his Dad.

Grace Hilborne, Ogdensburg, took this 10-point on Sunday, Nov. 13, in the town of Hammond.

Dakota Jones, 14, shot this 8 point the morning Nov. 11, 2022. First buck ever.

A buck with 20-inch inside spread taken by Dan Young on Nov. 11, 2022, in the town of Rutland.

Kelsey Waite got her first 8 point buck on Nov. 12, 2022, in Carthage.

Scott Goutremout Jr with his 8 point, shot in Three Mile Bay, NY, on Nov. 13, 2022.

Landen Brouty 18, shot this 6-point Saturday morning Nov. 12 in Lewis County.

Spencer Strife shot this beautiful 10 point buck on Nov. 6 while hunting in Jefferson County.

Destiny Zehr shot her first buck Nov. 8, 2022, at her father in-law’s place in Croghan. After a tough season last year she was determined to make it happen this year. After shooting a nice doe during muzzleloader season she sat out all by herself and got it done with this beautiful 7 point. Your boys are so proud of you!!

Zackarey Myers got this 8 point buck on Nov.8, 2022, in Carthage.

Jared Hoard, 19, Pillar Point, got his first 8-point buck on Nov. 8, 2022, on family land.

Aiden Shepard, age 13 of Black River NY harvested his first buck Nov. 5. Aiden used his favored Muzzle Loader and was joined on the hunt by his father Paul Shepard in the town of Diana. Aiden offered a special thank you to Tom Humes for helping find a exceptional area to scout and hunt.

Chad King harvested this eight-point buck grazing acorns Sunday afternoon in Dexter on his 45-acre homestead.

Carolina Burnard harvested this nice 8-point while hunting with her grandfather and uncle in back of her home in Theresa, on Nov. 4, 2022.

Shea Widell with a beautiful 8-point taken during archery season near Rochester, NY.  After countless hours in the stand since Opening Day, it all came together on the morning of October 30.  Patience rewarded!

Teigan Davis with her second buck, a 6 point, near LaFargeville, NY.

Rudy Salisbury got this 8-point buck in Boylston on Oct. 29, 2022

Jay Inampudi was able to go out with Wounded Warrior Outdoor Adventures on Oct. 22, 2022, on a private farm in Massena, NY, to harvest his first ever deer. A 3pt buck.

McKenzie Countryman, 21 years old, first year out shooting, and her first day out shooting, got her first buck on Oct. 30, 2022. A 2 pointer.

Josiah Adams, 14, Philadelphia, shot his second buck with his dad’s .243 on Oct. 29, 2022. His dad Michael Adams grunted him in. The dressed weight was 192#.  The deer was 5 yards away from the same location that he shot his first buck last season.

Aveline M. Hellings got her first deer on Wellesley Island.

Amy Fulmer Getman shot this 9 point buck on Oct. 26 in Depauville, NY.

Joslin Jakubowski, 16, Rodman, shot this 8-point buck while hunting with her father, Jeff Jakubowski on family land on Oct. 27, 2022. She has spent many years in a tree stand along side her father, learning responsible hunting. It paid off!

Jessie Disotell shot this 9 point with her 243 Savage in Clayton NY, on her dads land out of her dads stand.

Ashley Barker, 26, Evans Mills, shot this Big 8-point buck in Boylston, NY, on Oct. 25 while out hunting with her father.

Cassidy Durgan with a doe taken in Rodman at a family hunting camp.

Michelle Green took his deer on Oct. 28 in Utah.

Paige Philips, 12, Pulaski, got her first deer with a muzzleloader on Oct. 19, 2022, with the help of her Dad.

Romanus Pace 14, took his first buck At 7:20 am on opening morning with a single shot using a 243 rifle while hunting for the first time with his grandfather on private land near Potsdam, NY.

Keith Hartle, 14, got his first buck in LaFargeville using a .308 rifle at 180 yards in a prone position. 10pt deer, dressed out at 180 lbs. He was supervised by his father Matthew Hartle.

Jayden Hudson, 16, took her first deer, opening morning at 7:47am, with a Tikka 6.5 Creedmoor. She took the deer with a single, double lung shot at 151 yards from her tree stand on private land in LaFargeville.

Gio Moran and his Dad took down this 8 point on a warm opening weekend.

Hunter VanBrocklin, 13, shot his first buck on opening day of Youth Hunt with his dad’s 270. This deer was harvested on private land in the town of Alexandria under the watchful eye of his dad Timothy VanBrocklin.

Brittnee Davis shot this hefty doe within the first minute of opening day of rifle season with her .243 Savage Axis in the Town of Brownville on her friend’s private land. She also shot a doe on Oct. 19 with her muzzleloader in the town of Brownville. She dedicates this kill to her grandfather, Ken Mallette.

Rylie Reynolds 15 got her very first deer / buck with a muzzelloader on opening morning in Theresa, NY, on private land with her dad.

This 8 point was taken on Oct. 9 by Nathan Watson, 13, Gouverneur. It was taken in Stockbridge, NY, with a little help from his father Granger.

Ashton Sawyer, 14, of Rutland, shot this great buck on Oct. 16, 2022, in Jefferson County.

Collin Robbins, age 12, shot this deer with a muzzleloader, under the guidance of his father Brian, on Oct. 16 near Sackets Harbor. Collin is a fishing, hunting and outdoors enthusiast.

On his first time out being able to carry a rifle, Kyle Reff took this beautiful 7 point, 186 pound buck as his first deer on the opening day of youth season.  Kyle shot the buck just outside of Watertown amongst the pine trees his Grandpa Marty planted. There is no doubt that Grandpa Marty was smiling down on Kyle as the events unfolded.

Alexis Frappier, 18, Lowville, tool this nice 9-point in Lewis County.

Jayden Bauter, 12, Watertown, shot his first 6 point buck, during opening weekend of Youth Hunt, with his Grampy, Dale Bauter.

Bree Smith, 15, of Sandy Creek, shot this great buck on Oct. 8, 2022, in Cayuga County.

Ryan Grossman, age 15, Sauquoit, NY, on opening day of youth weekend shot a 8 pointer at 80 yards with his father Eric by his side.

James Fargo took his first ever buck on Oct. 8, 2022, with the help of his older brother Christopher he bagged this beautiful 180lbs 8 point in Henderson on the first day of youth weekend.

Jonathan Ruetten shot this 8pt with his dad the first day of youth hunting weekend at 120 yards with a .308 in the Town of Brownville.  Jonathan’s second year of deer hunting and first buck.