2019-2020 Hunting Seasons in the Adirondacks

There’s a reason why hunters love living in the Adirondack Mountains: there’s a vast array of wildlife you can see right from your Adirondack property! As avid hunters ourselves, we know the thrill of the hunt–but you must make sure you’re following New York State law to help conserve Adirondack wildlife for future generations to enjoy. Below, we’ve recapped the NYS Hunting Seasons in the Adirondacks for 2019-2020.

Hunting Seasons in the Adirondack Mountains

Hunting seasons and restrictions in New York State are governed by region. The following are hunting seasons by species for The Adirondack Park only.

Deer

Early Bowhunting (All WMUs): September 27, 2019 – October 25, 2019, sunrise to sunset
Crossbow: October 16, 2019 – October 25, 2019, sunrise to sunset
Regular: October 26, 2019 – December 8, 2019, sunrise to sunset
Late Bowhunting (Only WMUs 5A, 5G, 5J, 6A, 6C, 6G, and 6H): December 9, 2019 – December 15, 2019, sunrise to sunset

Black Bear

Bowhunting: September 14, 2019 – October 25, 2019, sunrise to sunset
Crossbow: October 16, 2019 – October 25, 2019, sunrise to sunset
Muzzleloading: October 19, 2019 – October 25, 2019, sunrise to sunset
Regular: October 26 – December 8, 2019, sunrise to sunset

Turkey

Fall 2019
October 1-14 from sunrise to sunset
Seasonal Bag Limit: 1 bird of either sex

Spring 2020
May 1-31 from one half-hour before sunrise to noon
Seasonal Bag Limit: Two bearded turkeys (one bird per day)

Bobcat

Oct 25, 2019 – Feb 15, 2020, any hour except on opening day must be after sunrise only
Daily Bag Limit: None

Rabbit

October 1, 2019 – March 15, 2020 from sunrise to sunset
Daily Bag Limit: 6

Fox

October 25, 2019 – February 15th, 2020, any hour
Daily Bag Limit: None

Pheasant

October 1st, 2019 – February 29, 2020, sunrise to sunset
Cocks and hens allowed
Daily Bag Limit: 2

Hunt from Your Backyard in Your Own Adirondack Hunting Property!

As hunters ourselves, we know just what features make Adirondack land great for a hunting cabin. We have a handful of properties that would make great hunting land in sought after locations throughout the Adirondacks. Browse our available Adirondack hunting properties today!

Reference: https://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/wildlife_pdf/huntseason19.pdf

Important Features of an Adirondack Hunting Cabin

It can take years to complete your ideal piece of Adirondack hunting land with a solid, comfortable hunting cabin, so why not purchase land with a cabin already on site? Whether you’re looking to get away for a weekend hunting expedition, or to escape city-life all together and live off the grid, we offer several parcels of land already equipped with beautifully crafted and newly built Adirondack hunting cabins. Our cabins are in the authentic Adirondack log cabin design and combine the rustic style of log pole porch railings and exposed beams with modern amenities, such as wood stoves and electric wiring. Newly built and of reliable construction, our hunting cabins are the perfect escape from busy city life, but not all hunting cabins are created equal. Here are some important features you should consider when purchasing a hunting cabin:

Location
Location, location, location. An ideal hunting cabin is dependent upon location. Whether you’re looking to for a lakeside getaway, a hunter’s paradise with a large wildlife clearing, or to be in a wooded area, secluded without a neighbor in sight, there are a variety of locations in the Adirondacks to choose from depending on your likes and interests. All of our Adirondack cabins are situated on the most sought-after land, private, yet close to hiking and snowmobile trails, as well as ski centers and modern conveniences.

View
One of the perks of owning a cabin in the Adirondacks is waking up to the majestic view of the mountains and wildlife. Just like your location, a view is an important feature to consider when selecting your ideal hunting cabin, and thankfully, the Adirondacks have a variety to choose from: will you choose to look out over a serene lake, the rugged wilderness, or a panorama of famous mountain ranges? Here’s a tip: Make sure your cabin has plenty of windows so you can enjoy the natural beauty of the Adirondacks from the inside.

Porch
In addition to adding decorative value and that rustic log-pole and railing log cabin look, cabin porches are functional elements to any hunting cabin. These simple additions provide an escape from the rain during outside activities, additional storage, and simply a spot to sit out and enjoy the view while having your morning coffee.

Wood Stove
If you’re considering using your hunting cabin year-round, a simple wood stove is a necessity for staying warm and cozy during those chilly Fall/Winter days and evenings. Wood stoves should be placed on a non-flammable surface like ceramic tile or a sheet of metal and at least a foot from the cabin’s walls for safety.

Electricity
For those not looking to “rough it” too much, consider purchasing a cabin that is wired for electric (off-grid). This option is perfect for homeowners looking for modern conveniences in rustic style living, providing a comfortable and contemporary shelter from which to explore the beauty of this vast wild region.

We have a limited supply of move-in ready, turn-key hunting cabins for sale, so contact us today!

Adirondack Deer Hunting Property

Adirondack Deer Hunting Property

For generations, hunters and woodsmen, young and old, have headed for the woods and deer camps of the Adirondacks to experience the thrill of the hunt and camaraderie with fellow hunters. Such has been the case with my family since the 1920’s, when my grandfather and his brothers, as young men, established a hunting camp west of Tupper Lake. The old camp is gone, but to this day our small group of family and friends still enjoy the tradition of deer camp in the same area.

I’m often asked, when showing property, what hunting is like in the Adirondacks. The answer isn’t always what folks expect to hear. I tell them wherever they come from, there is sure to be more deer; by a lot. However, if you are looking for solitude and a wilderness experience, coupled with the chance to kill a trophy of a lifetime, the Adirondacks are the place. The hunting is difficult and requires some skill and woodsmanship, but the rewards can be unforgettable. Hundreds of thousands of acres of state land assure that for the most part you will see few, if any, other hunters. The bucks, because of light hunting pressure and vast areas to roam, live to maturity and are likely to support a trophy set of antlers. A good example is the incredible trophy in the photo at the top of the page. My son shot this buck a few years back near Ampersand Mt., west of Saranac Lake, in the High Peaks Wilderness Area. My son and I tracked this buck on snow for about an hour before catching up to him. A trophy of a lifetime by any standards.

As I’ve aged, it’s the intangibles that seem to matter as much as the hunt itself. Dinner and fellowship with friends at camp, including tall tales and hopefully fresh venison, is a priceless experience. The gorgeous scenery of the Adirondacks has it’s own rewards. Nothing quite touches me like coming upon a meadow or river in wild country with a snow capped mountain in the background. You might catch a rare look at a pine marten or bobcat. The Adirondacks are a unique and beautiful region that offers a wilderness hunting experience like no other.

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