Archery Hunting Season 2023-2024

The Suffolk County Department of Parks will be offering deer hunting access to Suffolk residents during the 2023-2024 NYSDEC Long Island Archery Hunting Season. The Department of Parks has additional requirements beyond current NYSDEC law. Review all information closely and if you have any questions check with any of the parks listed below.



Hunters must possess and carry afield the following:

  1. Valid New York State Big Game License and Tag
  2. Valid Suffolk County Parks Green Key Card
  3. Valid Suffolk County Parks Archery Permit
FEES: Green Key Card Resident (18 & Up) $30.00
  Resident Sr./Jr./Handicap/Volunteer/Aux. Police $15.00
  Resident Disabled Veteran FREE
Archery Permit Resident/Sr./Jr./Handicap/Volunteer/Aux. Pol./Veteran $38.00
  Resident Disabled Veteran (with Green Key) FREE


PARK OFFICES: (Call Park prior to your arrival to ensure staff availability.)

Administration Office, West Sayville Golf Course 854-4949 (9:00 AM-4:00 PM, Mon – Fri)
Blydenburgh County Park, Smithtown 854-3712 (8:00 AM-4:00 PM, 7 days/week)
Cathedral Pines County Park, Yaphank 852-5502 (8:00 AM-4:00 PM, Weekends only 2023)
Sears Bellows County Park, Hampton Bays 852-8290 (8:00 AM-4:00 PM, Wed – Sun)
Cedar Point County Park, East Hampton 852-7620 (8:00 AM-4:00 PM, Wed – Sun)
Indian Island County Park, Riverhead 852-3232 (8:00 AM-4:00 PM, 7 days/week)
Smith Point County Park, Shirley 852-1315 (8:30 AM-4:30 PM, 7 days/week)

RULES AND REGULATIONS: All NYSDEC Regulations Apply. In addition, Suffolk County Parks Archery Hunters must comply with the following:

  1. Hunters must park in designated parking areas only.
  2. No overnight parking.
  3. Parking permits must be displayed on the vehicle dashboard and be fully visible. One permit is issued per hunter. If two (2) hunters utilize one vehicle, both parking permits must be displayed in the vehicle and the parking area is then considered full.
  4. Temporary tree stands are permitted but must be removed by the conclusion of the hunting season. Be advised that your tree stand may be subject to use by others if left in place. Parks Dept. is not responsible for damaged, lost, or stolen property.
  5. SHARE THE WOODS: Hikers are permitted in these areas throughout the archery season.
  6. Respect private property postings. When hunting unfamiliar areas, check with local park personnel for boundaries of parkland.
  7. Failure to comply with any of the above may result in the forfeiture of all hunting privileges.


  1. Arshamomaque Preserve & County Park - Greenport, Southold *
  2. Beagle Club County Park - Calverton, Riverhead
  3. Brushes Creek - Laurel, Southold *
  4. Buckskill County Park - Wainscott, East Hampton **
  5. Calverton Wetlands County Park - Calverton, Riverhead
  6. Corey Creek Park - Southold, Southold *
  7. Cranberry Bog Nature Preserve - Riverside, Southampton
  8. Dwarf Pine Plains County Park - Westhampton Beach, Southampton
  9. East Moriches County Park - East Moriches, Brookhaven
  10. Edward V. Ecker, Sr. County Park - Montauk, East Hampton
  11. Flanders County Park - Flanders, Southampton
  12. Forge River Watershed County Park - Mastic, Brookhaven
  13. Gordon Heights County Park - Gordon Heights, Brookhaven
  14. Hog Creek Woodland - Springs, East Hampton **
  15. AHubbard County Park (Areas 13 through 17 only) - Flanders/Hampton Bays, Southampton
  16. Inlet Pond County Park - Greenport, Southold
  17. Jacob’s Farm - Springs, East Hampton **
  18. John T. Donohue Preserve - East Quogue, Southampton
  19. Laurel Lake County Park (Aldrich Lane) - Laurel, Southold
  20. Laurel Lake County Park (Sound Avenue) - Mattituck, Southold
  21. Laurel Valley County Park - Noyac, Southampton
  22. Long Springs County Park - North Sea, Southampton
  23. Longwood County Park - Ridge, Brookhaven
  24. Manorville Hills County Park - Manorville, Brookhaven
  25. Manorville Prairie County Park - Manorville, Brookhaven
  26. Manorville Woods - Manorville, Brookhaven
  27. Mattituck Woods - Mattituck, Southold
  28. Middle Island County Park - Middle Island, Brookhaven
  29. Miller Place Yaphank Road County Park - Miller Place, Brookhaven
  30. North Fork County Park - Northville, Riverhead
  31. North Neck County Park - Montauk, East Hampton
  32. Northville Bluff County Park - Riverhead, Riverhead
  33. Northwest Harbor County Park - Northwest Harbor, East Hampton (Includes Northwest Creek County Park **)
  34. Overton Woods - Coram, Brookhaven
  35. Peconic Headwaters County Park - Ridge, Brookhaven
  36. Pine Meadow County Park - Eastport, Southampton
  37. Robinson Duck Farm County Park - Brookhaven, Brookhaven
  38. Rock Hill County Park - Manorville, Brookhaven
  39. Ruth Oliva Preserve at Dam Pond - East Marion, Southold *
  40. Saw Mill Creek County Park - Riverhead, Riverhead
  41. Saw Mill Creek Headwaters County Park - Riverhead, Riverhead
  42. Seatuck Creek County Park - Eastport, Southampton
  43. Six Pole Woodland - Wainscott, East Hampton **
  44. Sound View Dunes - Peconic, Southold *
  45. South Manorville County Park - South Manorville, Brookhaven
  46. Stony Hill Woods County Park - Amagansett, East Hampton
  47. Suffolk Hills County Park (North and South) - Northampton, Brookhaven/Southampton
  48. Three Mile Harbor (Boys & Girls Harbor) - Northwest Harbor, East Hampton **
  49. Warbler Woods County Park - Yaphank, Brookhaven


  1. BHubbard County Park (Areas 1 through 12 only) - Flanders/Hampton Bays, Southampton


  1. Cackle Hill – Shelter Island ***
  2. Cedar Point County Park – East Hampton
  3. Crab Creek – Shelter Island ***
  4. Dering Woods – Shelter Island ***
  5. St. Gabriel’s Meadow- Shelter Island ***
  6. Turkem’s Rest – Shelter Island ***

INFORMATION AND SITE MAPS ARE AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE: http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/Parks/Things-To-Do/Hunting

* NOTE: These properties are co-owned with the Town of Southold. Town residents may also hunt these parks with a town permit. Hunters must shoot within designated zones. In addition to NYS DEC and County reporting requirements, please report success to Southold Town at (631) 765-1283.

** NOTE: These properties are co-owned with the Town of East Hampton. Town residents may also hunt these parks with a town permit.

*** NOTE: RESERVATION REQUIRED. These properties are co-owned with the Town of Shelter Island. You must contact ACO Beau Payne at bpayne@shelterislandtown.us to make a reservation to hunt these properties or you will be subject to a fine. Town residents may also hunt these parks with a town permit.

Contact the New York State D.E.C. Check Station at (631) 924-3156 for information on hunting Suffolk County Parklands managed under the New York State Cooperative Agreement Program.

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