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For the hunters who are also Mil/Vet

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    For the hunters who are also Mil/Vet

    Just a friendly FYI for you hunty types. I’ll have addl info and will post as it becomes available. This applies only to Suffolk County, I cant speak for any other jurisdictions.
    Also, awaiting clarification that a VA enrollment card will satisfy the ID requirements. I’d advise calling 631-853-8387 (VETS) and arrange to get a (free) Suffolk County Resident Veteran ID Card regardless.

    Military Hunt Days
    Late last summer, the federal government approved the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act. The legislation allowed states to establish special two-day military days in each waterfowl zone for qualifying members of the active duty armed forces or military veterans to hunt migratory game birds (including ducks, geese, and brant). Standard licensing requirements apply (i.e., hunters are required to have a valid hunting license, migratory bird hunting and conservation stamp, and current Harvest Information Program registration). Based on input from New York waterfowl hunters last fall, the Waterfowl Hunter Task Forces in each zone selected the following season dates for this special opportunity:
    Waterfowl Hunting Military Days
    · Long Island Zone: November 14 and 15, 2020

    Locations For Hunting Military Days
    Southaven County Park (631) 852-1391
    Hubbard County Park (Check-in at Sears-Bellows, morning draw only) (631) 852-8290
    Montauk County Park (morning draw only) (631) 852-7878
    Cedar Point County Park (morning draw only) (631) 852-7620
    During this new special season, licensed military veterans (as defined in section 101 of title 38, United States Code) or members of the Armed Forces on active duty, including members of the National Guard and Reserves on active duty (other than for training), may take ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules during the dates in each zone listed above. Veterans and active-military hunters must carry at least one of the following forms of identification while participating in the Veteran and Active Military Waterfowl hunt days:
    1. Active duty identification card
    2. Actively participating Guard or Reservist identification card
    3. Retired military identification card
    4. New York State Driver’s License with Veteran Status
    5. Form DD214, Certificate of Discharge
    6. Form DD215, Corrected Certificate of Discharge
    7. Suffolk County Veteran or Active Duty Green Key Cards
    Similar to youth waterfowl hunting days, daily bag limits for all species are the same as those allowed during the regular season for all species (excludes September Canada goose bag limits).