The New York Department of Environmental Conservation is responsible for some 85 Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) in nine districts throughout the state, all of which allow waterfowl hunting during the appropriate season(s). Black Duck, American Coot, Pintails, Mallards, Mergansers, Redheads, Brant, Wood Duck, Scoters, Eiders, Canada Geese, Snow Geese, Blue Geese, Scaup, and Long-tailed Ducks may be hunted during season and within specified limits.
For detailed information on WMAs, including a listing of WMAs and detailed maps, as well as hunting seasons, bag limits, and licensing requirements please contact the New York Department of Environmental Conservation or visit their web site at www.dec.ny.gov.
In addition, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service operates eight National Wildlife Refuges (NWRs) in New York that are open to the public -- Iroquois, Montezuma, Shawangunk Grasslands, Elizabeth A. Morton, Amagansett, Target Rock, Wertheim, and Oyster Bay -- two of which (Iroquois and Montezuma) allow waterfowl hunting in season. Please contact the refuge for specifics or visit their web site through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services' refuge system web site at www.fws.gov/refuges.