Places to Hunt in NY
Public land hunting is divided into 3 categories: NYS DEC (State) Land, Suffolk County Parklands & Co-op lands. State land is available for all NYS residents and non-residents. Suffolk County Parkland is only available to Suffolk County residents, with an exception for guests. Co-op land can be either county or town land that is managed by NY State DEC and is available for all NYS residents and non-residents. This land allows for big game, small game, waterfowl hunting and other activities . Please observe state and local laws.
NYS DEC STATE LAND & COOPERATIVE (CO-OP)
Information on locations, maps, seasonal access permits, daily access permits, Long Island January firearms season lottery, etc. can be found on the NYS DEC website or at the following link. http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/40399.html
Ridge Check Station: questions can be answered by calling
484 Randall Road Ridge, NY 11961
David A. Sarnoff Pine Barrens Preserve http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/regions_pdf/sarnoffhunt.pdf
East Hampton Cooperative Area http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/29838.html
Otis Pike Preserve http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/regions_pdf/otispikehunt.pdf
Rocky Point Natural Resources Management Area http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/regions_pdf/rockypthunt.pdf
Tidal Wetland Areas
Westhampton Management Area: http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/regions_pdf/westhamp.pdf
West Tiana Cooperative Hunting Area: http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/29831.html
Barcelona Neck http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/regions_pdf/barcelona.pdf
SUFFOLK COUNTY PARKLANDS
Places to Hunt Upstate NY
Wildlife Management Areas in DEC Region 3: (Lower Hudson Valley) Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester counties).
The Mongaup Valley Wildlife Management Area: Located in Sullivan and Orange counties and consisting of 11,855 acres of land; 6,313 acres of land owned by the State of New York and 5,542 acres of land on which the State owns conservation easements.
Wildlife Management Areas in DEC Region 4: - includes Albany, Columbia, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Delaware, Otsego, Schenectady and Schoharie Counties.
Bear Spring Mountain: Bear Spring Mountain Wildlife Management Area (WMA) consists of over 7,000 acres of upland habitat in Delaware County acquired by the State in 1961. It is located in the Towns of Colchester and Walton along Route 206. East Trout Brook Rd and West Trout Brook Rd run through the heart of the property from Rt 206 and join at the southern end of the property.