Mike Mayhood, owner of Mayhood’s Sporting Goods in Norwich, stands with his bow, and Mat Thall. In the Southern Tier, early bowhunting for deer began Oct. 1 and continues through Nov. 20. Crossbow season began Nov. 7 and is open until Nov. 20. Regular season is Nov. 21-Dec. 13. Late bowhunting is Dec. 14-Dec. 22. Muzzleloading season is from Dec. 14-Dec. 22. Hunting hours are from sunrise until sunset.