blackbeltbill Posted August 3, 2018 Share Posted August 3, 2018 Just picked up my free copy of the NY Hunting and Trapping regs at Walmart. Town Clerk never has any this early. You know, Pheasant Hunting is what, I started with back in 1974 at 14. I guess, I have taken well over 600 Pheasants by now. Anyway, plenty of those Pheasants were taken at Stewart State Forest. Every September 30th, I either take a bike ride there or a long Hike. By around 2pm in years past, there would be a good 30 trucks and cars parked on Weed Road with the 1st one parked where the DEC building used to be. It was taken down some years back.. Alot of those Pheasant hunters come up from NYC and Long Island,etc to hunt for the Pheasant opener on Oct 1st. Some stay 2 days in a row. Problem is there are not alot of hunter parking areas. My map shows 78. There used to be 2 areas off of Clark St. But only 1 spot there now as new townhouses were built not too long ago. Anyway, I have been in that Truck line before in early Oct for Fall Turkey before the new date change. You get there after 4.00am and you are sometimes 40 or more cars and trucks back! Now with Bow deer on Oct 1st as well , that line probably will have 50 or more cars and trucks by 5pm on Sept 30th! My Father told me decades ago that no one is allowed to start to park there before 5pm on the day before a hunt. And 1 hour before Sunrise -- The NASCAR race begins!! Hunters are allowed to drive on in. I have done this many times myself and sometimes, I would be only 8 or so back from the lead parked truck. Anyway, now that Bow deer is on Oct 1st-- that line fills up quick on Sept 30th. Plenty of pro.e pheasant areas--- with released pheasants there are also prime Bow areas. I truck to a parking area. This Sept 30th,---Sunday-- I will probably be hiking in there and will upload some pics of that car and truck line. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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