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Jaylah Bice shot her first deer on Dec. 3, 2021, just days after passing her hunter’s safety course and her first time on watch with her dad.

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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 http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/8305.html called “Deer and Bear Hunting Regulations”.


Jayse Downey 8 with his dad for his first experience of a kill on pillar point


Leland Jordal, 13, Copenhagen, shot his first 8pt deer while hunting in Rutland with his family on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021.


Logan Jordal, 15, Copenhagen, shot his first ever deer, a 5 point on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, in the town of Rutland.


River Costello, 14, with his first buck, taken in the town of Cape Vincent.


Gaige Badour, 13, of Clayton took this 8-point buck (his first!) while hunting with his Grandpa Don Badour, on November 20, 2021, in the Town of Clayton.


Adam Bond, age 14, Clayton, NY, got his first buck Oct. 23, 2021, while hunting with his uncle.


Emmett Cooper, 12, of Copenhagen shot his first buck, a 177 lb 9 point on Nov. 19, 2021. He got his buck with the same Remington Model 76 pump 30-06 that his father and grandfather shot their first bucks with.


Brian Mee Jr. shot this buck Thanksgiving morning, November 25, 2021.


Paul Shepard of Black River, NY, shot his first black bear Nov. 20, 2021, in Coventry, NY. Paul had help from his Father in-law Jim Radley and brother in-law James Farney, dragging the 150lb near out of the woods.


Timmy Greenfield, Jr., shot this 11-point in the town of Henderson


Jesse Farney of Glenfield took this beautiful 9 point Nov 19 on Tug Hill.


Sarah Elizabeth Lovely shot her first deer. Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021.


John Markham took this deer on state land on Jackson Hill on Nov. 18, 2021.


Jakob Dulmage, 12, Clayton, with his first deer, a 5 point taken on family land!

 
Ed Countryman, Chaumont, shot this 12-point beauty on Nov. 17 on Fort Drum.21


Brett Maguire shot this little fella on his family’s land in Adams.


Alexis Frappier, 17, Lowville, got this 7-point on Nov. 14, 2021.


Austin Miller of Sandy Creek took this 8 point buck on his family property in the town of Ellisburg on Nov. 14, 2021.


Jack Clement, 16, shot this awesome 10-point buck on Sunday, Nov. 14, in the town of Lyme.


Courtney Bickelhaupt shot this 11-point in St. Lawrence County on 11/14/21. She was finally able to outhunt her husband!


Josh Moran took this nice 8 pt on Nov. 13 in the town of Clayton on family land.


Phip Phippen shot this 9-pt buck Nov. 13 in the town of Stockholm.


Jordan Freeman took this grunt call special on Nov. 11, 2021, on the Tug Hill.


Deer shot in Philadelphia by Mike Mullins and grandson Miles Mullins


Alan Cobb shot this beautiful 7 point on Nov. 12, 2021. His daughter could not be more proud of him!


On Veterans Day, Terin Rosenbarker, 15, shot his first deer a nice 5 1/2 point ( a half point bigger than his younger sister) buck while hunting with his veteran dad in the town of Alexandria.


Floyd Farr shot this 180 pound 10 point with his bow on Nov. 10, 2021.


Heather Tyo took this 8 point. It’s her first big buck on her second night out hunting this year!  Thanks to her husband for all his support.


Avery Green of Theresa, NY, shot her first deer, an 8 point buck on Nov. 2, 2021, with a rifle.


Matthew Breyette took this nice 8-point in Copenhagen, NY, 10 yards away from his tree tower on 11/4/21. Another mount for Young Guns Taxidermy to work on, then to add it to the collection of trophies on the walls.


Jacob Masuicca age 13 shot his first deer in the town of Richland. Special thanks to some great friends for the opportunity.


Annabelle Gordon, 15, with a dandy buck she harvested in the town of Hounsfield.


David Lillie with a 190 lb, 8pt taken in Lorraine, NY


Gabby Harland harvested her first deer on Nov. 7, 2021, while hunting with her Papa Gregg with her Browning 7mm-08 on their land in the town of Oswegatchie. Her papa Gregg got his deer the day before Gabby. Now these two celebrate their bucks together.


15-year-old Cameron Hathway shot this nice 6 -point on Nov. 7, 2021, on family property near Sandy Creek.


Delaney Coffey shot this bucks on 11/7/21 in St. Lawrence County. First buck!!


Kaylie Parker, 12, along with her dad, shot her first deer, a spike horn, in Ellisburg on November 5th with her 243 rifle.


Nice 9 point shot Nov. 5 by Steven Mccargar with 30-06 while hunting his brother in town of Hounsfield.


Keegan Huff Carthage is having a great season #2


Kaleb Eckert of LaFargevile shot this 10 point on November 4, 2021.


Aiden Shepard, age 12 (right) of Black River, NY, got his first deer in October 2021. Aiden was guided by his Grandpa Jim Radley of Cape Vincent and his Father, Paul Shepard. Aiden’s brother, Brannon, age 10 (left,) helped him find and field dress the deer.


Daniel Storey, 15, shot this spike horn on October 29, 2021.


Shae Rosenbarker, 13, shot her first 5-point  buck on Oct. 21, near Clear Lake.


Kevin Brown Hammond Bull moose Newfoundland October 3 first afternoon out


Kendyl Allen shot this 8-point, 189lb buck while on watch with her father on Oct. 27 in Martinsburg, NY.


Aaron Russell, 13, got his first deer on October 30.


Evan Lyndaker got this 9-pont buck with his bow in Madison County, town of Deruyter.


This 8 pointer taken 10/30/2021 by Clif Snyder with his 30-06.


Kaylee Schantz 18, bagged her second buck a five point on Oct. 28, 2021, on the family farm in the town of New Bremen in Lewis County.

Connor Brown, 14, Watertown, dropped his very first deer on October 24, 2021, while hunting with his father on his grandparents land in Adams Center.

Craig Coffey shot this 8-pount, 186-pound deer on Sunday morning, Oct. 24, 2021, in St. Lawrence County.


Mason DeMarco, 16, Watertown, shot this big doe in Tylerville with his stepdad and little brother on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. First deer of the season for him!


Carin Young, 16, shot an 8-point in her new favorite stand with her Dad recording the hunt.  Buck was shot with a 308 first day of rifle season.


Shae Rosenbarker took her very first deer, a nice 5-point buck on Thursday evening, Oct. 21. She was hunting with her dad and grandfather in the town of Alexandria.

Bernard S. Lawlee shot this 7-point buck at his family camp outside Harrisville, NY. The camp has been in the family for almost 70 years! Proud moment for everyone!


Ashley Barker, Evans Mills, shot this beautiful 6-point buck in Boylston, NY, on October 24, 2021, with her father.


Sam Farnham Jr. shot this 8-point on the family farm behind the barn in the town of Denmark on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 24, 2021.


Billy Maloy, 24, shot his first buck on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, in Oxbow, NY.


Cody Thomas and his son Camden shot this nice 7 pt on Fort drum openening weekend of rile. First time Camden was with his dad when a deer was harvested. Words can’t describe the excitement on his face. “We got one buddy”


Keegan Huff, 15, Carthage, shot his first deer last day of muzzle loader in the town of Hounsfield.


Jocelynn Ackley, 15, shot her first buck, 6 point, on youth weekend in Rodman. She was joined by her dad for this exciting memory.


Codi Carpenter, age 13, harvested her first buck, a spike horn, using her 7mm-08 with her father’s support on her grandfather’s land in Philadelphia, NY.


Alexander Flint. age 14, shot his first deer Oct 18 in the town of Clayton. Joined with his hunting buddies Grampa Dale, Uncle Bob and his Dad.

Photo: Ryan Grossman, 14 years old, New Hartford.
After hunting all weekend for the youth hunt on our property in Sauquoit, NY, with his father Eric, they were almost ready to give up. With 7 mins of legal shooting left on Oct. 10 this big 7 pointer came out of the tall brush and presented a perfect broad side shot at 150 yards. He was using his new Savage 6.5 creedmoor with hand loaded spitzer rounds. Ryan’s family couldn’t be more proud. The smile on Ryan’s face is something we will never forget.

Madison Fargo shot her first ever buck on Jr Weekend. With the help of her big brother, Christopher Shelmidine, she bagged this 9-point, 180-pound beauty!

 

Cadence Booth, 14, shot her first buck Saturday, Oct. 9, in Watson, NY.


Wade Sanford, LaFargeville, arrowed this black bear Oct. 13, 2021, in Plessis, NY.

Mark Daye, LaFargeville, bagged this bull moose Saturday, Sept 25. He was hunting at Domaine Du Lac Bryson in Quebec, Canada.  Mark has hunted there for the past 7 years with three of his friends. He shot this the first afternoon of the week long trip.