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Steuben County Hunting

Hunting Deer in Fall
Hunting Deer in Fall …
Photo By: Charlie Alsheimer

Steuben County - Ranked #1 for Deer Hunting

Steuben County, located in the Southern Tier of New York is a premier hunting destination for sportsmen. With more deer per square mile in Steuben than any other county in New York State, some of the best hunting for big and small game alike can be found throughout the Finger Lakes Region.

New York Game & Fish Magazine has named Steuben County the "perennial chart-topper," for its abundant big game habitats, including white-tailed deer and black bear. Each year, more hunters harvest a trophy buck in Steuben County than anywhere else in NY.

Professional and recreational hunters enjoy access to the region's 28,000 acres of state-owned and managed lands, from the remote corners of Steuben County to privately owned hunting preserves. For a more in-depth sportsman experience, professional licensed hunting guides' services offer overnight accommodations and semi-guided and guided hunting expeditions.

Open Season in Steuben County

Big game season in the Southern Tier starts late in the fall. Archers can begin bow-hunting October 1, and the season lasts through November 16. Regular hunting season for deer opens on November 17 and for the next three weeks, hunters can search for a trophy buck or bear in Steuben County's vast forests. Muzzloader season spans eight days at the end of the year, kicking off December 10.

Small game season for turkey and fowl opens May 1, 2015 for the entire month. On April 25 and 26, the Youth Hunt for Wild Turkey Weekend offers young hunters ages 12-15 to experience a hunt with a licensed, veteran adult hunter. Pre-teens and teens can gain the opportunity and skills needed to hunt safely and responsibly. A junior hunting license is required before a young hunter is eligible.

This year, take the hunting trip of a lifetime close to home and experience New York's best hunting in Steuben County's wild forests.

2015 Steuben County Hunting Season

Bowhunting: October 1 - November 20 | December 14 - 22
Crossbow: November 7 - 20
Regular: November 21 - December 13
Muzzleloading: December 14 - 22

Black Bear
Bowhunting: October 1 - November 20 | December 14 - 22
Crossbow: November 7 - 20
Regular: November 21 - December 13
Muzzleloading: December 14 - 22

October 17 - 30

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Best Deer hunting in NYS. Enjoy 2000 acres of private land. 2 cabins. Also available for Turkey Hunts.
Hornell, NY
Birdseye Hollow County Park is a rural park featuring picnic facilities: a pavilion, tables and grills, playground equipment and a basketball court. The park is surrounded by State Forest land that...
Bradford, NY
Offering access to private property for hunting/fishing through our outdoor lease management program.
Big Flats, NY

NYS Sportsman Education Program
Statewide lists of classes, Learn about hunting online for FREE, Hunting tips and much more! Sportsmen Education Office for Region 8 for Orleans, Monroe, Wayne, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Yates, Seneca, Steuben, Schuyler and Chemung counties.
Phone: 585 226-2466 (then dial "1", and then "4")

Public Hunting Lands in Steuben County
To receive a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation State Forests & Wildlife Management Areas booklet, which includes an overall reference map, individual maps for the 53 sections of Region 8 and rules and regulations regarding the land, please contact:

6274 E. Avon-Lima Rd.
Avon, NY 14414
Phone: (585) 226-2466
7291 Coon Rd.
Bath, NY 14810
Phone: (607) 776-2165 ex. 10

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