You should look it up in the hunting regulations for NY. There is a special hunt with a lot of restrictions. Only certain days of the week, hunting impliments, ect... If you are to hunt in a place with so many people you should get the info from the lawmakers themselve instead of secondhand. There is a section in the downloadable NY hunting regs http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dfwmr/wildlife/guide/legalimp.html
Because Suffolk County is a densely populated, highly developed piece of suburban real estate, its deer hunting is tightly regulated. Skip to another region if you're not prepared to jump through some bureaucratic hoops in order to acquire your venison supply. But before you give up, consider that some of New York's highest-scoring trophy bucks each season are taken on Long Island.
Except for a written-permission-only shotgun season in January, all deer hunting on Long Island is done with bow and arrow. The archery-only regular season runs from Nov. 1 through Dec. 31. In 2003, Suffolk County hunters bagged 2,456 deer, including 759 bucks.
The county has about 20,000 acres of public-hunting lands, including the 5,800-acre Rocky Point Natural Resources Management Area, the 4,000-acre East Hampton Cooperative Hunting Area and the 4,000-acre Otis G. Pike Preserve.
All of these areas are subject to daily sign-in requirements or reservation procedures or both.
At the Rocky Point Natural Resources Management Area, for example, hunters must sign in at a Department of Environmental Conservation check station. A limited number of daily permits are issued on a first-come, first-served basis, although spots may also be reserved by telephone. Weekend passes, even in December, are by reservation only.
Rocky Point is near Riverhead. To find it, take Route 495 to Exit 67 north and then go north on Route 21 for about six miles. Turn right on Whiskey Road and proceed to the main entrance of the management area.
A brochure detailing Long Island's public access opportunities can be obtained by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Deer Information, NYSDEC, SUNY Bldg. 40, Room 226, Stony Brook, NY 11790-2356. For more details, call the Region 1 office at (631) 444-0310.
I have done everything possible to get my kids involved in hunting. Every time out whether it be scouting, camping or during the actual hunt, I will challenge them to find their way back without using any electronics (GPS). Also without a compass. They know by now that I am going to challenge one of them, so right off the bat when leaving our vehicle or camp they will start picking out land marks to help them out. Makes me and them feel confident that if we were to somehow separate that they...