What can you hunt in NY right now?

Hunting SeasonsDeer Seasons. Hunters can pursue white-tailed deer during regular and archery seasons as well as the muzzleloader season. Black Bear Seasons. Wild Turkey Seasons. Waterfowl Seasons. Migratory Game Bird Seasons. Small Game Seasons. Furbearer Seasons.

What size crossbow do I need?

Use Enough Draw Weight With little exception any crossbow in that range should be adequate to kill a whitetail at moderate ranges. Most quality hunting crossbows are in the range of 150 to 175 pounds with a few exceeding 200 pounds. Generally bigger is better—or in this case faster. You can go too heavy though.06-Sept-2012

How late can you hunt deer in NY?

NEW: Big game hunting hours are now 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset. Sunday hunting is allowed in all areas of New York. Check the area that you hunt carefully. For hunting on state parks confirm regulations with the park before hunting.

Do you need a permit to own a crossbow in NY?

License Requirements: A hunting license is needed to use a crossbow to hunt small game species. A turkey permit is also required to hunt turkeys. All crossbow specifications remain in effect. Crossbows may be used to take the following small game species during their respective open seasons.

Did NYS crossbow pass bill?

New York Senate Bill 7747 (S7747) would allow youth hunters ages 12-16 and senior hunters ages 55+ to hunt with a crossbow during special archery seasons. The bill also removes current minimum limb width and maximum draw weight restrictions.21-Feb-2022

Is Ravin crossbow legal in NY?

New Mission Sub-1 and the Ravin crossbows are ILLEGAL to use hunting in NY.03-Oct-2017

Can you shoot a deer in the head with a crossbow?

Don’t Choose a Head Shot with Your Crossbow The spot on a deer’s head that you must hit with your crossbow bolt is extremely small and the chance that you will miss this spot even by an inch is extremely high and can result in the bolt piercing the deer’s head and remaining there without causing death.31-Aug-2021

Can you rabbit hunt with a crossbow?

Crossbow hunting rabbits is great sport but it involves sharpened technique and shot capability. If you’re up to challenge the outcome can be extremely rewarding.

Can you hunt squirrels with a crossbow?

Can I own a bow and arrow in NJ?

All bows must have a minimum draw weight of 35 pounds at the archer’s draw length except com- pounds which must have a minimum peak draw weight of 35 pounds and crossbows which must have a minimum draw weight of 75 pounds. Crossbows must have a minimum stock length of 25 inches. See crossbow safety tips below.