We're neighbors, but your interpretation of the law is not correct. They're talking about the registration of rifles that they consider to be their definition of assault weapons. NYC registers everything, but this isn't the case here. Also, I can't imagine upstate hunters registering their rifles, cause if the little Napolean in Albany tried to do that the state would be lucky to issue 3 hunting licenses a year and lose a ton of money in revenue. Money talks where politicians are concerned.
Not all long guns, just those that appear like military ones. Guns NOT like these: