Deer and Bear Hunting Seasons

REMINDER: New Deer and Bear Hunting Opportunities and Requirements Continue for 2022
1. Antlerless-only deer season in mid-September (9/10 - 9/18/2022) using firearms, crossbows, and vertical bows in WMUs 3M, 3R, 8A, 8F, 8G, 8J, 8N, 9A, and 9F, and using only vertical bows in WMUs 1C, 3S, 4J, and 8C. DMPs and DMAP tags only.
2. Daily hunting hours for deer and bear extended to 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset.
3. Hunters must wear a fluorescent orange or fluorescent pink hat or vest when hunting deer or bear with a firearm.
4. Antlerless harvest allowed again during the early muzzleloader season in Northern Zone WMUs 6A, 6F, 6J.
5. Bear season in the Adirondacks is simplified by extending the regular season to cover the full hunting period.
6. 12- and 13-year old hunters may hunt deer with a firearm or crossbow in counties that passed a local law to participate in the opportunity. See Junior Big Game Hunting for a map of participating counties.
7. Holiday Deer Hunt is an extension of the late bow and muzzleloader season from December 26 - January 1 in the Southern Zone. Hunters and other recreationists are encouraged to Share the Snow.
Important Links

Upcoming Events 

Ionia Methodist Church - 2120 Elton Road
  • 24th Annual Fall Festival & Tractor Parade - Saturday - September 17th - All Day - Parade at 1:00pm
  • Annual Holliday Fair Craft Show - Saturday - November 19th - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Town Hall - 9097 Daylight Drive
  • Open House - October 15th - 9:00am - 11:00am

Town Hall Hours - Closings 2022

  • Monday thru Thursday 9:00am to 4:30pm (closed Noon to 1:00pm)
  • Friday - 9:00-Noon
President’s Day – February 21
Good Friday – April 15
Memorial Day – May 27 &  May 30
Juneteenth – June 20
Independence Day – July 1 & July 4
Labor Day – September 2 & September 5
Columbus Day – October 10
Veterans Day – November 11
Thanksgiving – November 23,  24 ,  25
Christmas   – December 26 thru December 30   
New Year - January 2, 2023 

Town Meetings - Cancellations 

West Bloomfield Town Hall - 9097 Daylight Drive
  • Planning Board - as of July 2022 -One Meeting Per Month - 1st Wednesday of the Month Only, 3rd Wednesday meetings have been cancelled.  
  • Town Board - September 28th Meeting

Town Meetings

West Bloomfield Town Hall - 9097 Daylight Drive
  • Town Board: Second Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm 
  • Planning Board: First & Third Wednesday of the month at 7:30pm
  • Zoning Board of Appeals: Third Tuesday as needed at 7:00pm
  • Town Court: First 3 Mondays of the Month at 4:00pm - Held at East Bloomfield Town Court at 99 Main St. East Bloomfield, NY 14469

Transfer Station

Regular Monthly/Semi-Monthly/Weekly Community Events & Meetings

  • Ionia Methodist Church worship service -Sunday 9:00am
  • West Bloomfield Congregational Church worship service -Sunday 10:00am
  • West Bloomfield Fire Department- Monday 7:00pm
  • Ionia Fire Department - Monday 7:00pm
  • Senior Citizens meeting at the Town Hall - Third Monday of each month
  • Ionia Women's Club meetings. 657-6228 - Third Wednesday of each month, 7:00pm
  • West Bloomfield Historical Society - First Tuesday of each month through October, 7:00pm