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  1. I am looking for land for a spring turkey hunt. Coming from Guilderland NY area, near Albany so not looking for too far from there. Any farmers or land owners that want to control the birds in property I can help. Respect the land, the sport, and will leave it as if no one was ever there.
  2. Dear Hunters, It is time to apply for the 2021 youth turkey hunt weekend at Wertheim National Wildlife (Shirley, NY)! We are thrilled to announce an expanded Refuge Hunt Program offering a new youth turkey hunt spring 2021. Please check the Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge website or use the links below for all hunt plans and application packets. Please read all forms carefully. We look forward to a safe and productive hunt season. Applications due February 19, 2021. WERTHEIM Deer and Turkey Hunt Plan: https://www.fws.gov/uploadedFiles/WRT%20Final%20Hunt%20Plan%20ALL%20DOCS.pdf NEW! Wertheim Youth Spring Turkey Hunt Youth Turkey Hunt information will be available January 2021 on our website: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/wertheim/. Thank you. Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge 340 Smith Road Shirley, NY 11967 teleworking cell phone 631-245-5016
  3. Anyone here a memember of a green island or any other rod and gun club in the capitalist district with access to private hunting grounds they can recommend? it doesn’t have to be a large area.. I’ve been hunting about 6 seasons now, and am looking to get more involved in the hunting community. (It’s never been a tradition in my family I had to teach myself a lot the hard way,) more importantly I’d like to teach my son what I’ve learned in the field and save him some mistakes later but I worry about other public land hunters in the area. The amounts of bullet holes and shells in areas paint a pretty clear picture about who frequents them. I have land 2.5 hours away in smithville, it doesn’t work for a day trip with my son but we visit about 2 times a year. Any recommendations folks?
  4. Here's a New York turkey hunt that should get your blood flowing! Hope ya'll enjoy my newest episode! If you like what you see, please subscribe to my YouTube Channel! Cross Over the River Outdoors! #ItsHuntingTimeOlBuck #Ozonics #DeadRinger #Tactacam #NewYorkTurkeyHunt #huntingvideo
  5. Hey everyone. With everyone in lock down mode, i'm sure most of you are spending your time watching hunting videos, or thinking about this upcoming spring turkey season. To get you pumped up for the upcoming spring season, I've attached 1 of my YouTube videos from last spring! Now this hunt isn't in NY. This hunt was on the opening morning of the Pennsylvania season. The exciting thing about this hunt is this was the first turkey that i've ever shot with a bow! Something that i've always wanted to do! This is also a two part episode to my PA season, so be sure to watch them both!. Hope ya'll like the video, and that ya'll watch the rest of the videos on my channel! There's also some great whitetail hunting videos as well! After you watch the videos, if you like what you see, would you please subscribe to my YouTube channel and share it with your hunting buddies!? I'm trying to build this channel up and actually make something of it! It would be greatly appreciated! Leave a comment and let me know what you think! God bless and stay healthy!
  6. We will be publishing the new list of available hunting leases on Monday, March 2, 2020 at 7:30 AM on our website www.cottonhanlon.com Cotton-Hanlon is a private timber company that owns land in NY and PA (sorry all our land in PA is currently leased). We have been leasing land since the fall of 1970. You will be dealing directly with the us, no third parties. Still working on the list but it looks like we'll have woodlots available in the following counties in NY: Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Oswego, Schuyler, Tioga and Tompkins. Make sure to check it out first thing that morning for the best choices. Thanks, Bob
  7. We're happy to offer a hunting parcel of 72+ acres on our 169.35 acre farm for you to hunt our many whitetail deer, turkeys, grouse and small game. The farm is a paradise for deer with over 300 wild apple trees throughout the property, open meadows, hay fields, deep timber and water in multiple places. We're only a ~3 hour drive from NYC making us a great weekend hunting getaway in a beautiful & serene setting. This is the eastern half of our farm. We're located 8 miles from Norwich and 18 miles from Oneonta where you can seek lodging, restaurants and shopping. Our 4 bedroom, 4 bath house, nice post and beam barn and 169.35 acres are available for sportsman interested in purchasing property. You can book your hunt on our property through our LandTrust profile here: https://www.landtrust.com/l/grassmere-farm-east/5d92408a-f38c-4f64-98c3-97251a8b626f
  8. Cotton-Hanlon, Inc. is a timber management company that owns over 33,000 acres. To help off set our property tax bills we lease the exclusive hunting rights out to groups or individuals. We've been in the leasing business since 1970. Our goal is to find the 'perfect' woodlot for you and your group. Many of our groups have been leasing from us for over 25 years, so as you can see we value building long term relationships. If this is something that interests you please check out our website for further details. The new list of available hunting leases will be published on our website on Friday March 1, 2019 at 7:30 AM https://www.cottonhanlon.com/ We are working on the list right now so I can't give any specific details but it looks like we'll have leases ranging in size from 20 to over 600 acres in the following NY counties: Chemung Cortland Oswego Schuyler Tioga Tompkins Again check out our website this Friday March 1, 2019 at 7:30 AM as things go fast. All our contact info. can be found on the website. Thanks, Bob
  9. Hello All, Just thought I would drop a message saying 'thank you' for the add and hoping that you all have great luck and stay safe this (and all) seasons. I enjoy the outdoors and decided to get licensed last year. I'm new to the game but always looking to learn and try things. If anyone ever feels like they want to teach a thing or two, I'm open to invites to outings. I've got 4 kids to feed and I'm hoping to put some food on the table and enjoy some relaxation out of the office. I welcome all tips and tricks! First question is opinion - your preferred caliber for hunting deer and black bear (and why)... one rifle & caliber to cover both animals... and... go! Thanks!
  10. Hey everyone I'm knew to the sport and looking to learn as much as I can. I was suppost to go up to sterling with a friend of a friend but the guy had been dodging me. So I've decided that I will head to sterling or Stewart forest by my self this Monday 10/09/17 and wing it. Maybe walk around with my bow and see if get lucky. Worst case scenario I get good excerside out of it. If anyone could help out either teaming up or letting me know where to go I would greatly appreciate it. Also if anybody knows of a butcher and the prices so I can take my deer when I harvest one. I live in NYC even tho I would love to see my neighbors faces as I carry a deer from my car to the 5th fl of my building I don't think it will work out. thanks in advance for any help and for taking the time to read my post
  11. Hey guys, I'm looking for a decent priced hunting land lease for 3 hunters. One of the hunter's teaches hunters safety with the DEC. He is our mentor, so he teaches us about being ethical, polite, and safe during out hunts. We are looking for land 2-3 hours away from NYC. I'm also in the market of buying a small parcel of similar distance. Maybe around 5-20 acers, nothing to big. You can reply here or at [email protected] for serious offers. Any questions please do the same, many thanks in advance!
  12. Just a quick post to say we have added some new woodlots to the list of available hunting leases. Hunting season isn’t that far away and maybe you haven’t found your perfect spot yet. Well it’s not to late to get your group together and lease some land from Cotton-Hanlon. Here’s a quick summary of the woodlots I just added to the list (all in NY): # 204B Broome Co., Lisle 44.65 ac #448 Cayuga Co., Sempronius 26.1 ac #263 Tioga Co., Barton 50 ac #007 Tioga Co., Candor 216 ac #031,155,210 Tioga Co., Spencer 98.6 ac #090,421 Tompkins Co., Caroline 168 ac Check out the complete list on our website https://www.cottonhanlon.com/hunting-leases If you have any questions or you want to check out one any of the woodlots send me an email and I’ll get the maps sent right out. Bob
  13. Hello, I just discovered this forum. I have never hunted before. I just recently got my hunting license and took my hunting and bowhunter courses. We are in the midst of spring turkey season and I was really looking for a mentor/partner to guide me so I don't miss the season. I live in rensselaer county in rensselaer but am willing to travel to you for the sake of public/private land. I am very much a subsistence hunter right now (I would like to use the meat/animal I kill) but may eventually go for trophies (still want to use the animal though). I am very willing to learn everything there is about each of the seasons and animals and about field dressing. I was hoping I could get someone to go out with before the spring turkey season ends. I am mainly available weekend mornings but can move my weekdays around a little if needed.
  14. We've got some great hunting leases here in New York that you can pick up immediately. The snow is melting fast and turkey season is just around the corner so get your group together and lease your very own hunting ground. The complete list of available woodlots can be found on our website www.cottonhanlon.com Here's a just a few examples from the list: C-H # 323, Chemung Co., Town of Erin, 205 acres C-H # 033,417e&w, Chemung Co., Town of Van Etten, 512 acres C-H # 048,135, Schuyler Co., Town of Cayuta, 150 acres C-H # 389,453, Tioga Co., Town of Berkshire, 42 acres So no matter if you group is big or small we have just the right size woodlot for your group. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email me at [email protected] Bob
  15. It's that time of year again, we will soon be publishing the list of woodlots that will be open for hunting leases. On Wednesday, March 1st at 7:30 AM the list of Cotton-Hanlon woodlots at are open for lease will published on our website https://www.cottonhanlon.com/hunting-leases I'm working on the list right now so it's still a little up in the air but it looks like we'll have woodlots available in the following NY counties: Chemung, Cortland, Oswego, Schuyler, Tioga and Tompkins. These woodlots range in size from 16 acres to over 500 ac. Make sure to mark it on your calendar and check our website first thing in the morning on the 1st! Bob
  16. All right, so I'm new to hunting Turkey. I've spent the last 2 weekends up in the Adirondacks looking for them. I see these things all along Rte 28 during my numerous drives up to the Adirondacks, but I've never seen them on hikes and certainly never during any of my hunts up there. So what I am missing here? As I understand it (someone please correct me if I'm wrong), the general idea behind fall turkey hunting is to find a big group of them, break them and then hide out and ambush them as they regroup. I've heard bringing a dog along to help with the break up is sometimes helpful. I've heard calls are sometimes used as well, but they seem to be more relied upon in the spring season, when they aren't as grouped up. 1) So where do I look for Turkeys, especially in an area as big as the ADK's? I've spent some time going down old (no longer active) logging/hunting roads and trails. Sometimes I head off the trail to move through some brush in an attempt to flush anything out of hiding. 2) Is the weather and foliage optimal for fall turkey hunting? I've noticed that the weather this time of year is a bit warmer than usual. As well the foliage has only just now started to turn. In fact, when I was moving through the woods today, a lot of the foliage was not only still on the trees but still very green, making it very hard to see very far in any direction. With all the racket I make stepping on dead leaves, I feel like I'm bumping and scaring away any potential game well before I see them. 3) Should I be using a Turkey call, even for the fall season? 4) Do Turkey like moving in the rain? It's been fairly wet this weekend so far, almost a constant drizzle. Is hunting for Turkey in the rain worth it? I know some game species prefer to say put in rainy weather. 5) Is ambush or calling pretty much the only way to hunt Turkey? I've heard that Turkey have amazing eyesight as well as hearing. So head-to-toe camo and stealth seem to be essential. I just have a hard time sitting still in some place like the ADK's. It's a big area, and wildlife isn't nearly as abundant here as some people think it is. If I don't pick the right spot, I could be doing a whole lot of sitting without seeing a single animal (I know from experience). Anyways, those are just a few questions/issues I was trying to work through. I figure if some more experience Turkey hunters on this site offered some feedback, we might be able to get a helpful dialogue going for myself and other hunters new to Turkey.
  17. Available for lease: 330 acres of fantastic white tail and turkey hunting in Van Ettan, NY. An excellent property with good road and trail system through-out. Perfect mix of open and wooded land, with a stream and a pond. Also a great recreational property. Easily accessible to all parts. Other properties available for lease include: 71 acres in Van Ettan NY, 60 acres with cabin in Tioga NY, 50 acres on Richford NY, 124 acres in Candor, NY. Several other properties available for sale as well. Contact John at Susquehanna Land Company at (607) 687 1919 Thanks!
  18. Its that time of year, turkey season is rapidly approaching and here is a short video clip to help set the mood. Turkey Hunting Video>> https://youtu.be/Q3tZ1dB4pe4
  19. Are you looking for a hunting lease? Somewhere you and your group can 'call your own'? Cotton-Hanlon is going to be publishing the list of available hunting leases on March 1, 2016 at 7:30 AM. We will have leases ranging in size from 20 acres to over 600 acres. Check out our website http://www.cottonhanlon.com/#!hunting-leases/c16gkto see the complete list and details on March 1st. Make sure to check first thing in the morning as they go fast. Bob
  20. I am new to the Saratoga region and I am looking for a guide service or private land to turkey hunt this May. Any suggestions?
  21. First Time Offered To The Public! After 8 Years Of Intense Management On Our Farm, We Are Offering Quality Deer And Turkey Hunts To The Public In 2015. We Concentrate On The Hunt! With Over 50 Years Of Combined Hunting Experience, Established Food Plots, Comfortable Shooting Houses And Proven Stand Locations, We Will Strive Give You The Hunt Of A Lifetime. We Are Not Your Average Outfitter And Are Not Interested In Simply Running Large Numbers Of Hunters On Our Farm For Profit. Our Goal Is To Keep The Pressure Low, The Cost Affordable And The Experience Great To Assure You An Opportunity At A Trophy Of A Lifetime. Don't Pay High Prices For Things You Are Not Interested In. While our website is under construction you can see pictures here.You may have to copy and paste the link. http://s100.photobucket.com/user/huntr467/slideshow/Hill%20Bluff%20Farms%202014 We Are Located In Crittenden County, One Of The Most Consistent, And Top Producing Counties In The State. For A Quality Hunting Experience Give Us A Call. Hurry Space Is Limited. Contact Greg @ 270-969-8256 or email [email protected] For More Info.
  22. Fortress Hunting Blinds, Luxury Blinds for the Serious Hunter. Fortress Hunting Blinds are handmade quality blinds built to fit your needs. Our blinds can be constructed out of either ply wood or the rustic looking barn wood you see in the picture(depending on if we have barn wood in stock). They can be ground blinds or hoisted in the air and used as a tower stand. They are a must have for gun and bow hunters alike. Carpet is installed to reduce the sound as you rotate to squeeze the trigger on that buck of a lifetime or big tom turkey. On those windy, cold, or rainy days when all other hunters are forced out of the woods, you will be out of the elements and enjoying the hunt in your Fortress Hunting Blind! And remember they are custom blinds, So if you have an idea or want something special on your Fortress Blind we will do our best to make it happen! If interested feel free to call or text us for more information at (315)-759-0504 or email us at [email protected] We'd love to build you your new favorite spot in the woods or answer any questions you may have!
  23. If you are looking for a hunting lease you are in luck. Cotton-Hanlon will be posting our list of available woodlots on March 2, 2015 (next Monday) at 7:30 AM. It's first come first served so make sure to check out our website www.cottonhanlon.com that morning. Looks like we are going to have two to three dozen woodlots open for lease on the list this year. All of the parcels will be in NY in the following counties: Chemung, Cortland, Oswego, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga and Tompkins. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to shoot me an email. [email protected] Bob Chief Forester Cotton-Hanlon, Inc
  24. Hey guys I had a quick question that I cant find a clear answer out on the DEC website. My little sister is finally getting her hunting license this year. She will be doing a combo course for Hunting and Bow in March. Now my question, is she allowed to sit in a blind with me for spring turkey? She would obviously not be hunting, nor even holding a bow, just to sit and accompany me while getting used to sitting in a blind for hours. I know she obviously doesn't have 2014/2015 tags so I just want to make sure its okay for her to sit with me. I thought it would be a good way to break her into sitting quietly in the spring rather than in the fall when she will be purchasing a 2015/2016 license. If you could help me out I would really appreciate it.
  25. I am looking for a recommendation for a one-day turkey hunt from a reputable guide. My fiance and I moved out here a few years ago and have gotten into hunting. We have not be really successful. For Christmas I'd love to purchase a guided hunt for the spring Turkey season. We are located in Erie county but have no issue driving an hour or two. This would just be for him. Thank you!!
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