Hunting season begins Sept. 1 with changes
Larry DiDonato reports in Porcupine Soup that hunting season begins Sept. 1, with squirrel and early goose seasons. There are several changes to hunting rules this year: the addition of Veteran Waterfowl Hunting Days, the Holiday Deer Hunt, allowing 12 - and 13-year-old hunters to hunt deer with a gun or crossbow, and changes to trapping season dates for beaver, mink, and muskrat. Albany County took awhile, but now The all area counties have ‘opted-in’ to the state junior hunting law. There are seven extra days for the late bow and muzzleloader season from December 26 through January 1 that's being called Tthe Holiday Deer Hunt. Other changes are still "pending" including pending regulation changes that would allow deer and bear hunters to start thirty minutes before sunrise and thirty minutes after sunset, and another requiring a minimum of 250 square inches of fluorescent/hunter orange or fluorescent pink on hunters. Read more about this story in Porcupine Soup.