New York Furbearer Hunting and Trapping Seasons 2023-2024

Furbearer Hunting Season (October 25 - February 15)

Fox

  • Season Dates:
    • Nov. 1, 2023 - Feb. 25, 2024
    • Oct. 25, 2023 - Feb. 15, 2024
  • No Bag Limit

Bobcat

  • Season Dates:
    • Oct. 25, 2023 - Feb. 15, 2024
    • Oct. 25, 2023 - Nov. 18, 2023 (Select units)
  • No Bag Limit (Select units)

Coyote

  • Season Dates: Oct. 1, 2023 - Mar. 26, 2024 (Statewide)
  • No Bag Limit

Raccoon

  • Season Dates:
    • Nov. 1, 2023 - Feb. 25, 2024
    • Oct. 25, 2023 - Feb. 15, 2024
  • No Bag Limit

Skunk

  • Season Dates:
    • Nov. 1, 2023 - Feb. 25, 2024
    • Oct. 25, 2023 - Feb. 15, 2024
  • No Bag Limit

Opossum & Weasel

  • Season Dates:
    • Nov. 1, 2023 - Feb. 25, 2024
    • Oct. 25, 2023 - Feb. 15, 2024
  • No Bag Limit

Furbearer Trapping Season

Raccoon, Red Fox, Gray Fox, Skunk, Coyote, Opossum & Weasel

  • Season Dates:
    • Oct. 25, 2023 - Feb. 15, 2024
    • Oct. 25, 2023 - Feb. 15, 2024
    • Nov. 1, 2023 - Feb. 25, 2024
  • No Bag Limit

Mink & Muskrat

  • Season Dates:
    • Nov. 1, 2023 - Apr. 15, 2024
    • Nov. 10, 2023 - Feb. 15, 2024
    • Nov. 10, 2023 - Apr. 7, 2024
    • Dec. 15, 2023 - Feb. 25, 2024
  • No Bag Limit

Fisher & Marten

  • Season Dates:
    • Nov. 1, 2023 - Nov. 30, 2023 (Marten: Bag limit of 6, Fisher: No bag limit)
    • Oct. 25, 2023 - Oct. 30, 2023 (Fisher only, no bag limits)
    • Oct. 25, 2023 - Dec. 10, 2023 (Fisher only, no bag limits)
  • No Bag Limit (Fisher and Marten)

Bobcat

  • Season Dates:
    • Oct. 25, 2023 - Feb. 15, 2024
    • Oct. 25, 2023 - Nov. 18, 2023 (Select units)
  • No Bag Limit (Select units)

Beaver

  • Season Dates:
    • Nov. 1, 2023 - Apr. 7, 2024
    • Nov. 10, 2023 - Apr. 7, 2024
  • No Bag Limit

River Otter

  • Season Dates:
    • Nov. 10, 2023 - Apr. 7, 2024
    • Nov. 10, 2023 - Feb. 28, 2024
  • No Bag Limit

These hunting and trapping seasons provide opportunities for furbearer hunters and trappers in New York State. It's important to be aware of specific unit restrictions and bag limits for certain species, as well as season start and end dates. Hunters and trappers are encouraged to follow all regulations for ethical and sustainable practices.

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