Big Game Hunting Season

October 01, 2018

Find out about hunting in the Pine Bush this fall.

By Joel Hecht, Stewardship Director

Fall is a season of cooler weather, trees changing colors and cider donuts.  It is also when big game hunting seasons open across New York State. New York State is divided up into Wildlife Management Units (WMU’s) and the Albany Pine Bush Preserve is part of WMU 4J. The big game season in the pine bush starts on October 1, 2018 and continues thru December 18, 2018. Big game in the preserve include the common white-tailed deer and the rarely seen black bear. Hunting big game is only legal with a long, compound or recurve bow.  Crossbows and firearms are not permitted. The preserve has specific rules and regulations in addition to NYSDEC hunting regulations. These details can be found by clicking here or by stopping by the front desk at the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center.

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