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Falconry in Suffolk County Parks

NOVEMBER 1st 2017 – FEBRUARY 28th 2018

Falconry is the art and sport of hunting with raptors. In this modern age it is a highly regulated sport that demands time and serious commitment. The Suffolk County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation offers opportunities for falconry for Suffolk County residents only.

PARKS AVAILABLE: Pine Meadow County Park, Eastport, Laurel Lake Grassland County Park, Southold, Manorville Prairie County Park, Manorville

REQUIREMENTS:

All falconers must possess and carry on their person while in the park the following:

  • Valid Suffolk County Green Key Card
  • Valid 2017-2018 Suffolk County Parks Falconry permit
  • Valid NY State Falconry license
  • Valid NY State Small Game license
  • If waterfowl hunting - Valid Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (“duck stamp”)

SUFFOLK PARKS FALCONRY SEASON:

Small Game Hunting Season: November 1, 2017 through February 28, 2018

Regular Waterfowl Hunting Season: November 23 through 26, 2017 and December 4, 2017 through January 28, 2018

Falconry Extended Waterfowl Hunting Season (ducks, coots & mergansers only): November 1, 2017 through February 13, 2018

Suffolk County Parks Falconry Permit $38.00 (valid for 11/01/17 – 02/28/18 only)

LOCATION TO PURCHASE PERMIT AND OBTAIN ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Suffolk County Parks Administration Office 854-4949 (8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. Mon. – Fri.) West Sayville Golf Course, Montauk Highway, West Sayville

RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR FALCONRY HUNTING IN SUFFOLK COUNTY PARKS:

All New York State Department of Environmental Conservation regulations governing falconry hunting apply. Suffolk County Parks falconry hunters must also comply with the following:

  1. All falconers must park in designated parking area only (check with park personnel for clarification).
  2. Parking permits must be displayed and fully visible on vehicle dashboard.
  3. Falconers must carry on their person and show to proper park authorities if requested, all necessary permits and licenses described under “REQUIREMENTS”.
  4. Permits to use this area for falconry in no way gives exclusive use to permit holders. Please be aware hikers or other patrons may be in the area.
  5. All New York State small game and Federal waterfowl season hunting hours and regulations apply.
  6. No overnight parking permitted.
  7. The Suffolk County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Conservation reserves the right to change areas, add or subtract areas, and close or modify areas and rules and regulations as needed for the best management of its lands and natural resources.
Contact Us

Address:
P.O. Box 144
West Sayville, NY 11796

Email:
scparks@suffolkcountyny.gov

Phone:
(631) 854-4949

Fax:
(631) 854-4969

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