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September 27, 1999

Contact: Geoff Ryan (718/595-5371)

New York City To Issue Hunting Permits For Newly Accessible Water Supply Lands

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) plans to open several parcels of water supply lands to deer hunting this season. New parcels being opened for hunting include 2,200 acres in Delaware County, over 500 acres in Ulster County, and some 600 acres in Putnam County. Details about the actual properties will be announced in early October. Additionally, DEP will continue to make over 10,000 acres at the Cannonsville Reservoir available to hunters, as it has for the last 23 years. For the first time ever, deer season on City lands will be extended an additional week to include the "muzzle loading" season.

Hunters interested in hunting on the newly opened lands must apply for a DEP permit, have a valid New York State Hunting License, and agree to adhere to conditions and rules for hunting on water supply lands. Maps of properties open for hunting will be sent to applicants with their permits. Permits will not be required at the Cannonsville Reservoir area in 1999, but will be in 2000. Hunting permits are free of charge.

Applications for DEP's hunting permits will be mailed when to hunters who write or phone:

Hunting Permit Manager
NYCDEP Stewardship Program
71 Smith Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401

Applications will also be available by mid-October at:

  • DEP's website (
  • Town Halls in Andes, Colchester, Olive, Kent and Putnam Valley, and
  • DEP's Permit Offices in New York City, which are open during normal business hours, Monday through Friday:
Customer & Conservation Services
1250 Broadway (8th Floor)
New York, NY 10001
One-Stop Center (First Floor)
96-05 Horace Harding Expressway
Corona, NY 11368


More Information

NYC Department of Environmental Protection
Public Affairs

59-17 Junction Boulevard
19th Floor
Flushing, NY 11373

(718) 595-6600