Hunting in Chautauqua, New York

Deer and Bear season open in Chautauqua County New York, November 19

With the passing of the Rifle Bill for Chautauqua County, big game hunters will be given the opportunity to hunt with a rifle in Chautauqua County, beginning with the 2011 season.

Chautauqua County has traditionally ranked in the top five total deer harvest counties in New York. The County offers over 20,000 acres of State owned prime deer hunting habitat. The family farms that dot the country side in Chautauqua County are rich with whitetail deer. Of course, hunters must be careful to seek landowner permission before hunting their land.

Saturday November 19th till December 11th gives deer hunters a great chance to hunt during the annual whitetail rut. With over 4.9 bucks per square mile harvested during the 2010 season, hunters will have no problem seeing deer and hopefully filling their tags.

November 19th till December 11th runs black bear season in Chautauqua County. While the County traditionally hasn’t been know for its bear population, recent increases in denning activity has increased the number of bear sites.

So whether its whitetail deer or black bear, Chautauqua County is a must stop for the big game hunter in New York State. Remember, now you can bring your rifle.

Visit for more information on hunting

in Chautauqua County or call the hotline at 800-242-4569.

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