Adirondack Hunting: Some of the Best Hunting Anywhere in the US
Most hunters will agree, for the variety of
game and the beauty of the setting, nothing beats hunting in the
Created about five million years ago (they are relatively young mountains in
geologic time) by the uplift and carving left by glaciers, the
Adirondacks are among the loveliest ranges in
the United States. What's more, even though the mountains themselves are
young as mountains go, the rocks that form them are believed to be some of
the oldest on Earth.
New York State's Adirondack Park is comprised
of the Adirondack Mountains, as well as 3,000 lakes and 2,000 miles of
hiking trails. There are woodlands, mountains (more than 2,000 peaks),
rivers (50,000 miles), lakes (7,500), streams and waterfalls.
Oh, and did we mention the game?
foxes, all abound. If you prefer trapping, beavers, otters, muskrats, and
fishes also are plentiful.
Sportsmen have been hunting in Upstate
New York for more than 100 years, yet you'll still be able to find great
hunting areas seemingly untouched by man.
If it's been a dream of yours to bag the allusive eight-point
whitetail deer buck, hunting in the
Adirondacks is the place to go! Much of the
Adirondack Park has strict rules and regulations regarding where and when
hunting may take place. But this has meant that even though the Adirondacks
are some of the most visited mountains in the country, the area hasn't been
over-fished or over-hunt.
Which means great hunting for you!
The whitetail deer ruts in November, which
means it's a great time to hunt them. They are at their largest and most
magnificent at this time; some bucks taken in November have been in excess
of 200 pounds.
Black bears are plentiful and some hunters
are able to shoot and bag bears of 500 pounds or more.
If you decide to go hunting in the Adirondacks,
you'll be outdoors in relatively rough
conditions. You should be prepared to wear most of you warm clothes and
carry a heavy backpack.
Regulations are strict regarding hunting in the Adirondacks.
than 16 must have a large game license. Trappers also must be licensed and
if this if your first time hunting, you'll have to take the New York State
Trapping Training program. In addition, any first-time hunter will have to
complete a 10-hour hunter safety course. These must be conducted by
certified volunteers; your hunting outfitter will be able to give you more
information about hunting regulations.
3 Day Bow or Gun Hunt
(3 day minimum, additional days are $200 per hunter): $650
Hunting Herkimer and Otsego Counties
Privately Owned & Managed Land
Muzzleloader ~ Bow ~ Shotgun