Lawmakers have signed a bill into law, allowing Orleans County to have a big game hunting season between November 15 and December 7.
This also authorizes pistols, rifles, crossbows, longbows and shotguns to be used during this season and puts Orleans County on the same playing field as every other hunting county in New York.
“I am proud to announce that big game rifle hunting has once again been legalized in Orleans County,” Assemblyman Steve Hawley said. “Hunting is such an important staple of our culture here in Western New York and my bill will include rifles, pistols, shotguns, crossbows and longbows in the group of authorized hunting equipment. Keeping our passion and traditions alive is immensely important for me and I will always stand by our right to hunt and protect the second amendment. I wish all hunters a safe and productive season this year, happy hunting.”