Hunting in the Adirondacks’ Hamilton County
New York’s Northern Zone features deep woods and isolated waters that have rewarded hunters for centuries. White-tailed deer, black bears, grouse, turkeys, coyotes, and small game are just a few of the Adirondack wildlife found on one-million acres of public land here. Hamilton county is also home to hundreds of lakes and ponds, so waterfowl hunters routinely flock here to attempt to meet their bag limits for ducks, mergansers, geese, and brant. If hunting or trapping furbearers is the next hunting experience on your bucket list, this part of the Adirondacks also has eastern coyotes, bobcats, foxes, and more to take. For a comprehensive list of all the game animals along with their seasons, visit NYS DEC’s current hunting year’s schedule.
Where to hunt
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. 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. Whether you’re waiting for a trophy buck in a treestand in Indian Lake or taking ducks from your blind outside of Inlet, this is the hunt you’ve been searching for.
Adirondack Hunting Guides
Before you rely on Google searches for “How to find a good hunting spot on one-million acres of public land”, consider hiring one of the hunting guides in Hamilton County. Besides having a vast knowledge of the land they offer their services on, some offer lodging and dining options as well. In addition to hiring a guide, it’s recommended that you familiarize yourself with New York’s hunting regulations along with any relevant information below provided by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
Game harvest reporting
Current New York hunting season dates
Future New York state deer and bear hunting seasons
Eastern Adirondacks State Recreation Land locations
Buying hunting licenses in New York
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.