5 Nuisance Animals You Can Hunt All Year in New York

Help keep these problem populations down during the off-season.

In New York, nearly all species of wildlife are protected, except for a select few that can be hunted year-round due to both their huge numbers and their detrimental impact on the land.

The Empire State's few unprotected species include porcupine, red squirrel, woodchuck, English sparrow, starling, rock pigeon, and monk parakeet. Unprotected species may be taken at any time without limit. A hunting license is required to hunt unprotected wildlife with a bow, crossbow, or firearm.

Always check legal requirements from the New York Department of Environmental Conservation before pursuing these or any animals.

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