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Falconry in Suffolk County Parks
November 1st 2020 – February 28th, 2021

The Suffolk County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation offers opportunities for falconry for Suffolk County RESIDENTS ONLY.


Pine Meadow County Park

Eastport Laurel Lake Grassland County Park

Southold Manorville Prairie County Park



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

  • Valid Suffolk County Green Key Card
  • Valid 2020-2021 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, 2020 through February 28, 2021

Regular Waterfowl Hunting Season:
November 21 through November 29, 2020 and December 12, 2020 through January 31, 2021

Falconry Extended Waterfowl Hunting Season (ducks, coots & mergansers only):
November 1, 2020 through February 13, 2021

County Parks Fees:

1) Resident Suffolk County Green Key Card
$30.00 (valid for 3 Years from date of purchase)
-or- Resident Senior/Junior/Handicapped/Veteran/Volunteer Fire/Aux. Pol./CERT $15.00 (valid for 3 Years from date of purchase)
2) Suffolk County Parks Falconry Permit $38.00 (valid for 11/01/2020 - 02/28/2021 ONLY)

Location To Purchase Permit and Obtain Additional Information:

Suffolk County Parks Admin. Office,
West Sayville Golf Course,
Montauk Hwy, West Sayville
Phone: 631-854-4949
(8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. Mon. – Fri.)

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.