The Town of Riverhead Wildlife Management Advisory Committee is now accepting applications for the 2020 bow-hunting lottery.
The lottery is open to licensed and otherwise eligible hunters. To be eligible, the hunters must possess a current and valid NYS hunter’s license, NYS big game tag and bow-hunter education certificate and must be Town of Riverhead residents (at least 30 days before the lottery date) or Town of Riverhead real property owners.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, applicants cannot attend the lottery. Licensed and otherwise eligible hunters may only participate in the bow-hunting lottery by completion and submission of a 2020 Riverhead bow-hunting lottery application.
Each year, the town grants permission to state-licensed bow-hunters to hunt on certain town-owned properties during deer season on Long Island, which this year begins Oct. 1 and runs through Jan. 31, 2021.
For more information or to obtain a bow hunting lottery application, please contact Carol Sclafani, town board coordinator at (631) 727-3200 ext. 253, or email: [email protected] or Daniel McCormick, town attorney’s office at (631) 727-3200 x 605, or email: [email protected]
A completed lottery application must be submitted on or before Thursday, Sept. 17, at 4 p.m., delivered in person, or by email to either of the above parties or via fax to (631) 369-3990, attention: Carol.
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