Hunting

Hunting in the Adirondacks

Big game, long season

White-tailed deer, black bears, grouse, turkeys, ducks, coyotes, and small game are just a few of the Adirondack wildlife found on one-million acres of public land here. The deep woods and isolated waters have challenged and rewarded skillful Northern Zone hunters for centuries.

Public lands are plentiful in the Adirondacks and make for great hunting. The almost 80,000-acre Moose River Plains Complex, with seasonal roads and over 100 primitive campsites, is just one example. Here, drive-up campsites along Limekiln Lake-Cedar River Road (a.k.a. the Moose River Plains Road) provide easy-access base camp locations for extended hunting trips. The Siamese Ponds Wilderness offers some of the finest hunting for those with a passion for a true backcountry wilderness hunt. Licensed guides can also enhance your experience.

Hunting seasons, as well as licensing and reporting requirements, are administered by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. If you have purchased a New York state hunting license before, you may order one on-line. Qualified hunters may also purchase licenses from town clerks and at many sporting goods stores.

Learn more about obtaining your hunting license.

Experience hunting away from the crowd — visit us in Hamilton County!

Leave No Trace and Love Your ADK

The magic of the Adirondacks is the result of previous generations taking a long view and protecting the mountains, lakes, and rivers within the Blue Line. That tradition continues today as we support and encourage everyone to practice Leave No Trace ethics, which help protect the lands and waters of the Adirondacks.

Leave No Trace 7 Principles

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We are your local Ace Hardware/department store, open year round, seven days a week.

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Indian Lake, NY 12842
A true Adirondack Country Store, Pines has nearly everything you might need. Adirondack gifts, t-shirts, candles, camping gear, fishing gear, household supplies and more!
Moose River Plains Wild Forest
Inlet, NY 13360
Located in the Moose River Plains Wild Forest off of Rock Dam Road, this access offers good, low-country hunting around the backside of Mount Tom. It's a narrow, little-used path, but it's worth the effort.
Chain Lakes Road South
Indian Lake, NY 12842
Chain Lakes Road South allows access to a network of dirt roads and trails in parts of the Blue Mountain Wild Forest, Pine Lake Primitive Area, and Hudson Gorge Wilderness.
Many lovely pond views along the hiking trails.
Pedals & Petals

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Inlet, NY 13360
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Frank's Gun & Tackle Shop

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Amsterdam, NY 12010
Adirondack Mountain & Stream Guide Service

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Olmstedville, NY 12857
Frisky Otter Tours

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Inlet, NY 13360
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Inlet, NY 13360
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