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  1. Hunting cabin for sale...... Here's a great opportunity to get a hunting lease on Cotton-Hanlon land in Steuben Co. with a cabin already built and waiting for you. The current lessee had to move and now they want to sell the cabin they built on the lease ground. The 48 acre woodlot is surrounded by State Forest land so there is all kinds of room to wander. Great cabin in a perfect quiet spot. Check out all the info. at our website Look down the list for C-H # 158 in Steuben Co. to see pictures and more details. There are also many other woodlots available for lease that do NOT have cabins. If you think you might want to build a cabin we can discuss the details. Bob
  2. Looking for a place to hunt in NY? Cotton-Hanlon is a timber management company that owns land here in NY and have been in the hunting lease business since 1970. We will be coming out with our list of available woodlots for the year on March 1st at 7:30 AM on our website............ The available lease range in size from 20 acres to over 600 acres. It's first come first served so make sure to check the website at 7:30 AM on Friday March 1, 2013. Bob
  3. The 2012 Bow Season has begun and members are already posting up some of their success stories. Some important links for this hunting season: Live From The Stand 2012 - 2012 Bow Harvest / Success Thread - There are a few really nice does and bucks taken so far. Check out this 200+ pounder here: page__st__60#entry150961 and this 10 pointer here: As always be safe out there and let us know how your season is going! This post has been promoted to an article
  4. Last weekend i got my very first bird thanks to you guys from my previous topic i posted and i need help filling the other tag. While scrolling through the thread i seen a couple of guys say how they got birds with the RUN and GUN method. I have looked up the run and gun method and did find some things on the topic, but i still have some confusiuon about it. The first off what is excatly, is it like still walking for deer and what calls should i do if any?
  5. I would like to know where in NYS, and which counties, can I hunt for wild boar/swine, and coyotes? I understand that the only license I need is my small game. Do I need special D.E.C. permission also, and do I catalog them with the D.E.C.? I prefer to hunt with a rifle (30/30), if that helps you to answer my question.
  7. Debating about hunting today. only day off and its going to rain and going to be gusty. Should i even bother? i haven't seen nothing this season. Do you hunting in rain and windy weather?
  8. Columbus Day weekend, October 6-8, marked the state’s first youth firearms deer hunt and reports from the field indicate the youth deer hunt was a success for many junior hunters as they learned about New York’s rich deer hunting tradition under the watchful eyes of experienced mentors, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens announced today. “The youth deer hunt is a great opportunity for the next generation of New York hunters and is an important step in preserving our hunting heritage while maintaining our ability to manage deer through hunting in the future,” said Commissioner Martens. “We received enthusiastic feedback from parents and excited young hunters who took part of the Columbus Day weekend. These experiences demonstrate the great value of providing this unique opportunity for junior hunters.” During the youth deer hunt, junior hunters (ages 14-15) with a big game hunting license were eligible to take one deer of either sex with a firearm when properly accompanied by a licensed and experienced adult. The number of Junior Hunting license holders who were eligible to participate at least one day of the youth hunt was 12,753. To date, junior hunters have reported taking 486 deer, though hunters have 7 days to report their kill. DEC anticipates the final harvest estimate for the youth deer hunt will be higher after all reports are in and the harvest is calculated. DEC Environmental Conservation Officers and wildlife staff were afield throughout the weekend, monitoring hunter activity and talking with bowhunters, small game and turkey hunters, and junior hunters about their experience during the youth deer hunt. Reports from the junior hunters were overwhelmingly positive, and other hunters reported their hunting was not affected by the ongoing youth deer hunt. Some hunters indicated that while they did not support the youth hunt when it was first proposed, their actual observations over the weekend and seeing what a positive experience it was for so many kids, has changed their minds. Additionally, New York’s junior hunters demonstrated why mentored youth have the greatest safety record of all hunters across the nation; no hunting related shooting incidents were reported during the youth deer hunt. To showcase the success of junior hunters, DEC encourages parents to submit a picture to DEC’s Big Game Hunting Photo Gallery ( This post has been promoted to an article
  9. Hey guys, going out monday and just wondering if anyone has been out near Fairfield or Anderson Hill State lands in Newark Valley. i have only been to Fairfield once last year and never been to Anderson HIll. both look like promising land for squirrel but curious if anyone has seen anything at either this year so far. Im taking a guy out with me new to hunting and would like to get a few to keep him interested in the sport. Thanks for any help or info.
  10. Hey guys, i recently got rid of an old 16 ga, i have some shells left over from hunting with it and need to find a home for them. dont know if it would be worth it to anyone but i have about half a box(approx 15-20) shells, Slugs, and shot shells. if anyone near me has a 16 ga and would like them let me know. Hate to throw them away when a fellow hunter could use them. im in Newark Valley area just give a hollar if you could use them.
  11. i was wondering i could get some help my decision on getting a tree stand. I will not be getting the Guido web this year, most likely next year. I am deciding over to get a hang on or a climber tree stand. My hunting takes place on state land.(i do both gun and bow) I was wondering what would be better suited for me a hang on or a climber. Also what are the advantages and disadvantages that come with them. My price limit will be 200 if that helps to.
  12. I've always wander how fast deer reflexes realy are and how to overcome them. Since last year is when i started wondering. The old man took a shot at a spiker at roughly 20 to 30 yards out. With in a second or two the deer duck the shot and ran off. My question to all the bow hunters out there is how to over come the reflexes? When do the deer begin to "jump the string"(i think thats what its called when the deer ducks). Do they do it at 5, 10, 15 and so on. Is it increased when the deers alert and the speed of the bow a factor(I shoot a diamond outlaw if that helps)?
  13. 140 Acres of remote hunting land for lease in lewis County NY. 20 acres in hay fields, pasture land and abondoned farm fields. Balance is forested and diverse. Alder thickets, old apple trees, small creeks, thornapples. Access Trails. Area of dairy farms. North of Constableville, on Highmarket road. No structures on the land. Owner reserves grouse hunting priveleges. $1,600.00 per year. 2-4 Hunters Paul (973) 948-7200
  14. I am new to the capital region and I had been hunting on the same land for the past 6 years, but will not have rights this year because the property was sold. I am trying to find some ideas for places to hunt in, or close to, Saratoga County. I have played around on the DEC website for public land, but it can be a bit confusing. From what I have heard, the public land around here is very crowded during the hunting season. I am open to hunting on public land (mainly during bow season), but i'd prefer to have something private for gun for my own safety. I can really only get out there 2-3 weekends during the season. I even thought of dropping off flyers to some local farmers near my house but I was sure if that would tick people off! I was going to pay, barter labor, or even or meat for rights to hunt occasionally. I'd be open for any suggestions! Thanks!
  15. Great litter of puppies, 5 male ($100) 3 female($150). Mom and dad both hunt hard.
  16. I'm soooooooooooo excited!!!!!! The call of the bow might be greater than the call of the boat. Good Luck to all this season.
  17. Approximately 30,000 adult pheasants will be released on lands open to public hunting for the upcoming fall pheasant hunting season, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today. The pheasant hunting season begins on October 1 in northern and eastern portions of New York, October 20 in central and western portions, and November 1 on Long Island. For the sixth consecutive year, junior hunters (12-15 years old) have the opportunity to hunt pheasants the weekend prior to the regular pheasant hunting season. In western New York, the youth pheasant hunt weekend is October 13-14. In northern and eastern New York, the youth pheasant hunt weekend is September 29-30, and on Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk counties) it is October 27-28. Pheasants will be released on a number of select sites across the state to provide ample youth hunting opportunities (see table attached). All current pheasant rules and regulations remain in effect during the youth hunt. Please note that a 2011-12 hunting license is required to hunt during September, and a 2012-13 license is required starting October 1. The majority of birds will be released on state-owned wildlife management areas and cooperative hunting areas prior to and during the fall hunting season. All release sites for pheasants provided by state-funded programs are open to public hunting. A list of statewide adult pheasant release sites and sites receiving birds for the youth pheasant hunt weekends can be found on DEC's website. The Day-old Pheasant Chick Program provides additional opportunities for pheasant hunters. This program was developed in the early 1900s to provide day-old pheasant chicks to cooperating 4-H groups and sportsmen and sportswomen. The chicks are distributed to program participants in May and June, and cooperators incur all costs associated with rearing the birds, including feed, water, utilities and facility construction. The birds are raised to adulthood and released on lands open to public hunting before the season opens. This year, over 42,000 pheasant chicks were distributed statewide as part of this program. Anyone interested in raising and releasing pheasants to expand next year's hunting opportunities should contact DEC’s Reynolds Game Farm at (607) 273-2768. Boundaries for pheasant hunting zones conform to Wildlife Management Units used for management of other upland wildlife. Wildlife Management Unit boundary descriptions can be found on the DEC website. In addition to knowing these unit boundary descriptions, hunters should review the 2012-2013 New York Hunting & Trapping Guide for complete regulations and other important information before going afield. Hunters who plan to use private lands should ask permission from the landowner. Pheasant Release Sites: Click here to view the article
  18. I am not exactly sure what first sparked my interest in hunting, possibly my first BB/Pelet gun? Possibly the outdoor trips upstate with friend contributed. The summer and winter trips to Maine or Penn for the week long vacations with family might have sparked the intrest. No other family members hunted or fished as a passion. In 1987/88 one of my best friends spoke to me about doing a hunting trip for deer and the rest is history. Deer and big game was something that fascinated me as a child/adult. The fact that big game animals roamed wild woods fighting for survival sent my mind racing. While I did not become successful untile 2000 the passion for hunting never stopped. My main point is this: I am sure many hunters had mentors that helped them get into hunting. Having no mentor or person to lead me into hunting, I would state the fact that: Hunting is in my blood... Question 1: If you did not have a mentor, what factors lead you into hunting? Question 2: If you had a mentor to get you into hunting, do you think with out that person guilding you, you still would have been into hunting? Why or why not. IMO you are born with the itch or not. I use to crave watching deer as a kid, guese I am still a kid at heart as my passion has only deepened with every passing year. The pic is of my first deer in 2000. Pictured from L-R Shawn, myself, Chris and Greg. The millenium buck. 8pt w/broken brow tine 165 dressed Est. 2.5.
  20. The 2012-13 hunting, fishing and trapping licenses and Deer Management Permits (DMPs) may be purchased beginning Monday, August 13, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens today announced. “Hunting, trapping and fishing opportunities in New York are fantastic and DEC is committed to helping provide outdoor enthusiasts with numerous recreational opportunities to enjoy the beauty of our state throughout the year,” Commissioner Martens said. “DEC continually works to make improvements to better serve the public and protect our natural resources. Recently, we adopted a new deer management plan, we are developing statewide management plans for black bear and furbearers, and we continue our effort to build and upgrade boat launches.” Licenses and permits can be purchased at one of DEC’s 1,500 license sales outlets statewide. Sporting licenses can also be ordered by telephone or by visiting the DEC website at The 2012-13 sporting licenses are valid beginning October 1, 2012. The new Hunting & Trapping and Freshwater Fishing regulation guides are available at all license issuing outlets as well as from the DEC website at DEC’s Automated Licensing System (DECALS) is New York State’s computerized system for issuing sporting licenses and tracking license sales and revenues. DECALS may also be used for donations to the Habitat Access Stamp Program, Venison Donation Coalition, Conservation Fund and the Trail Maintenance Program. DEC continues to improve and enhance DECALS to better meet the needs of sportsmen and women. For questions regarding license purchases, please call DECALS Call Center at (1-866-933-2257). Hours of operation for the Call Center are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday from August 13 to October 13, 2012. Regular weekday hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. will resume on October 15, 2012. License buyers should have the following items ready when applying: complete name and address information, customer ID number if you have it, proof of residency information (driver's license number or non-driver's ID number with a valid NYS address to qualify for a resident license), and, if purchasing by phone or internet, credit card and card expiration date. Hunting license purchases require individuals to provide proof of hunting education certification or a copy of a previous license, or this information must already be contained in their DECALS file. Sales of all sporting licenses are deposited into the Conservation Fund which is used for the management of New York's fish and wildlife populations and for protection and management of wildlife habitat. New Regulations for 2012-2013 Hunters should be aware of several new laws and regulations in effect for 2012-13: · The Southern Zone bowhunting season and the regular season in Westchester County (bowhunting only) begin on October 1. · A late bowhunting season will run concurrent with the late muzzleloader season in the Northern Zone. · The Northern Zone regular season will now begin on the 2nd Saturday after Columbus Day each year (October 20, 2012 this season). Deer Management Permits (DMPs, “doe tags”) may be used in all seasons in the Northern Zone. DMPs may only be used in the Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) for which they are issued. Mandatory antler restrictions (3 points on one side minimum) are now in effect in WMUs 3A, 4G, 4O, 4P, 4R, 4S, and 4W during all seasons for all hunters 17 years and older. All of Suffolk County will be open for the special January firearms season, subject to local discharge ordinances. A Deer Management Focus Area in central Tompkins County will intensify use of hunting to assist communities in the Ithaca area with the burden of overabundant deer populations. Bear hunting seasons will run concurrently with the newly adjusted deer seasons. New legislation now allows use of rifles for big game hunting in Cayuga County. Deer Management Permits Deer Management Permits (DMPs) will be available at all license issuing outlets and by phone, internet or mail, from August 13, 2012 through close of business October 1, 2012. DMPs are issued through a random selection process at the point of sale, and customers who are selected for DMPs will receive their permits immediately. Chances of selection ( in each WMU are available at License Issuing Agent locations, or on the DMP Hotline at 1-866-472-4332. Chances of getting a DMP remain the same throughout the application period - hunters do not need to rush to apply for a DMP on the first day of sale. If a significant number of DMPs are still available in a WMU after October 1, leftover DMP sales will commence on November 1, 2012 and will continue on a first-come/first-serve basis until the end of the hunting season or until all DMPs have been issued in the WMU. Additionally, Bonus DMPs will be available in the bowhunting-only WMUs 3S, 4J, and 8C and in WMUs 1C, 9A and possible others. For information about Bonus DMPs see The target DMP allocation for 2012 varies by unit depending on the management objective, but overall DEC intends to issue about 10 to12 percent more DMPs than in 2011. In addition to the Adirondack and Tug Hill units where DMPs are not authorized, WMUs 3A, 4L, 4U, 4Z and 6A will have no DMPs in 2012. Hunters are reminded that DMPs are only valid for antlerless deer in the WMU specified on the permit. Be a Mentor to a New Hunter or Trapper Adult hunters and trappers are encouraged to pass along their traditions and become a mentor for a junior hunter or trapper. The junior hunter and trapper mentoring program allows 14 and 15 year olds to hunt big game with a firearm and 12 to 15 year olds to hunt big game with a bow while accompanied and supervised by an experienced adult hunter. Unlicensed youth less than 12 years of age may also accompany and assist a licensed and experienced adult trapper. More details about these opportunities are available in this year's Hunting and Trapping Laws and Regulations Guide or Junior Hunter Mentoring Program webpage at Due to pending legislation, it is unknown if the youth hunt (firearms) for deer, tentatively scheduled over Columbus Day weekend, will occur. If legislation is passed for the youth hunt, DEC will publicize this via news release and on the website. Anglers are encouraged to "Take the Pledge" and help grow the sport of fishing in New York State by taking someone new fishing this year. More than 11,000 New York anglers have participated in this joint program of the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation and the Department since its inception in 2006. Anglers interested in Taking the Pledge can do so on DEC’s fishing page at The I FISH NY Guide to Freshwater Fishing in New York State features a map/brochure and provides information on over 320 lakes and ponds and 110 rivers and streams recommended by DEC Fisheries staff across the state. The map can be requested by contacting (NY FISHING MAP in the subject line). New for 2012 are the interactive maps of public fishing waters and boat launch sites which can be found at Additional fishing information can be found at Contribute Via Habitat Stamps, Trail Supporter Patch, or Donation Directly to Support the Conservation Fund or the Venison Donation Program DEC encourages all outdoor enthusiasts to consider purchasing a Habitat/Access Stamp and/or a Trail Supporter Patch. These stamps and patches help support DEC's efforts to conserve habitat and increase public access for fish and wildlife-related recreation and maintain non-motorized trails. Buying a $5 stamp or patch or donating directly to the Conservation Fund is a way to help conserve New York's fabulous wildlife heritage and enhance outdoor recreation in New York State. Additionally, anyone - not just hunters and anglers - can help feed the hungry by contributing to the Venison Donation Program at all license issuing outlets. Individuals should inform the license sales agent that they want to make a donation of $1 or more to support the program. Since 1999, the Venison Donation Coalition has paid for the processing of more than 330 tons of highly nutritious venison, the equivalent of 2.8 million meals served. For more information about the program, go to This post has been promoted to an article
  21. this bear was taken last year in the southern zone. it is one of four bears taken on our 75 acres. those for bears were the four out of the 5 bears taken in our county in 2 years. for some reason they like our land. it borderds 200 acres of state land. I had just came out from lunch around one o'clock, been settled in for about an hour and in the corner of my eye i see a black furball. it dissapeared for a few minuets then reapperead. 20 yrds away perfect broadside shot my parker inferno and 3 blade spitfire broadheads did the job and passed through both lungs and sliced the heart. she didnt run more than 10 yrds. i was scared out of my mind so i waited in my stand for TWO HOURS just to make sure the deal was sealed. sure enought it was. P.S: this was posted now because i just joined the site. looking forward to having another one in just a couple of weeks.
  22. Just a reminder that the NY DEC has posted their 2012 DMP availibility chart located here: There also have been reports of those with Lifetime Hunting Licenses receiving theirs in the mail already. Regular license sales start Monday, August 13, 2012, this is the same day you can apply for your DMP's. This post has been promoted to an article
  23. For the past couple of days I have been looking at many different bolt action rifles. Everyone i came to seem to be some what the same, but there were some difference. I lloked at the Sako A7, Winchester 70, remington 700, savage 110, ruger m77 and browning X-bolt and i was wondering which one is the better gun to go with?
  24. Hey everybody, Just stuck at school till graduation, and have yet to bag a turkey. I will have roughly the last 10 days of May to get some time in the woods looking for a tom. Just wondering if the tactics stay the same throughout May. Should I just set up early morn. and call? Or are the toms generally done collecting flocks by that point? Thanks in advance for any advice, much appreciated, Muthers
  25. I have been living in Dutchess County 10 years now. Have been Bow-hunting Deer & turkey since the 80's in Westchester County. I am tired of driving 40-60 mins to hunt. I know theres great Turkey hunting here in Dutchess county. Lots of gun clubs and they have stakes on all the land that seems any good. Anyone know of any Good Public land? I know there is a MUA off the Taconic Between the Poughkeepsie & 44 exits. Tried it last year it was awful. Any areas anyone can recommend I would be greatly appreciative. Oh By the way, I hunt alone & on weekends so I won’t be bringing trucks full of guys in the woods. LOL