Well the Alcove is a Reservoir that feeds Albany ! And naturally there is No Hunting allowed anywhere near the water . This year the Albany Water Board decided they need to " Cull the Herd " around the Alcove due to the amount of Deer eating too much Vegetation around it . It was announced about one month ago and you had to sign up to be selected . You had to be a Resident of either Westerlo or Coeymans and if they had more that 100 hunters apply then it would go to a lottery . Well lo and behold I made it and now I have to attend a short session on the If's and But's and get my Permit .... they want only Does taken ! Which is fine by me , an extra area to hunt with a Doe Tag is great !