I think a key will be to contact your respective county legislator to make sure it is on their radar, the more noise the better chances of the county passing it. Unfortunately I could see some counties not opting in, for no particular reason.
As reported by DEC, will be up to each county to pass legislation to allow youth deer hunting with a firearm: DEC Announces New Opportunity for Youth Hunters - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Be sure to read the fine print
Took a ride down this AM, fair number of pike and suckers in the stream, but nothing huge size wise. Water is low, like everywhere else, just barely a trickle coming over the dam. Imagine several days or a week before the eyes start moving, but they are going to need some rain to get to the dam.
In case you didn't see this yet, bow and muzzleloader will be open Dec 26, 2021- Jan 1st 2022, Southern Zone only : DEC Announces Southern Zone 'Holiday Deer Hunt' for December 2021 - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation