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#1 Plinkster88

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Posted January 29 2017 - 10:29 PM

Hey new to the form was looking to get into small game hunting such as squirrel and rabbit. Was wondering how to obtain a license and what you can use to hunt couldn't find much information on it. Thanx guys.

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#2 boosti

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Posted January 29 2017 - 11:11 PM

You need to take a DEC Hunter Safety course. If you have an interest in hunting deer take the bow hunter safety course.
Suffolk County still has quality deer. The season opens in November for small game in Suffolk. No rifles or handguns can be used on Long Island during the hunting season.
This forum has many avid hunters who can give you advice on where to hunt once you have a hunting license. Best of luck!

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Posted January 30 2017 - 08:57 AM

http://www.dec.ny.go...or/hunting.html will have all the information you need.



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Posted January 30 2017 - 10:13 AM

Its a shotgun/bow/blackpowder only hunting on long Island. You will need to take the hunter safety class hen you can buy a license.
Here a link for a online part then you need to take a classroom sectoin


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Posted January 30 2017 - 10:29 AM

You can also qualify for a NY license by taking an out of state course on-line.   My own gut feeling, and experience taking both the hunter and bow safety courses here on Long Island, both in the spring, is to stay in contact with the DEC, some local gunshops and ranges that often host the volunteer safety instructors, and take the whole course in person.  The instructors are dedicated, personable and the course will answer questions about hunting in NY that just might be a bit different than Texas.  (Ya think ?)


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#6 grifhunter

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Posted January 30 2017 - 10:50 AM

Before you get your license, you can hunt until March 31st without a license at local hunting preserves for Pheasant or Chuker.   These facilities will for a fee provide you if you desire a guide and dog for bird-shooting.  It is a quick way to learn and see if hunting is really for you.  You are going to see birds and get shots. 

 

Here's a preserve that is fairly easy to get to  http://www.birdsunli...birds_about.htm



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Posted January 30 2017 - 11:14 AM

Before you get your license, you can hunt until March 31st without a license at local hunting preserves for Pheasant or Chuker.   These facilities will for a fee provide you if you desire a guide and dog for bird-shooting.  It is a quick way to learn and see if hunting is really for you.  You are going to see birds and get shots. 
 
Here's a preserve that is fairly easy to get to  http://www.birdsunli...birds_about.htm

I hunted pheasant run retired NYPD operated a place in Eastport.

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Posted January 30 2017 - 09:17 PM

Before you get your license, you can hunt until March 31st without a license at local hunting preserves for Pheasant or Chuker.   These facilities will for a fee provide you if you desire a guide and dog for bird-shooting.  It is a quick way to learn and see if hunting is really for you.  You are going to see birds and get shots. 

 

Here's a preserve that is fairly easy to get to  http://www.birdsunli...birds_about.htm

But keep in mind that once you get your hunting license, that strolling around the DEC (public) woods of Rocky Point, Manorville, etc gets you exercise but usually not a lot of sightings of wild pheasant.   Squirrels, rabbits, yes.



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Posted January 31 2017 - 11:41 AM

But keep in mind that once you get your hunting license, that strolling around the DEC (public) woods of Rocky Point, Manorville, etc gets you exercise but usually not a lot of sightings of wild pheasant.   Squirrels, rabbits, yes.

The east end has quail. A few farms allow small game hunting.

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Posted January 31 2017 - 12:48 PM

We eat what I kill.  Bluefish, whitetail does, etc.  Don't waterfowl as I have never really liked the taste of duck. Trophies mean little to me.   (The ten pointer avatar may just as well have been a doe or a spike.)   Out of curiosity, how many quail equals dinner for four ?






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