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I was wondering if anyone could tell me about some good state land in new york where i could find some small game. I was planning to go hunting this year for some small game but by thanksgiving and other plans it got delayed i think it is too late:(. I just wanted to gather some info for next season to be ready and maybe get a few rabbits or squirrels.

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It’s been a while since I lived there and you didn’t specify what area of the state you want to hunt, but 3 areas that have a lot of public land are:

Allegany County, the southern half of Cattaraugus County and the southwest quarter of Steuben County. Rabbit, Turkey, Pheasant, Deer & Bear.

The Adirondack Park - a few million acres. Snowshoes, Rabbit, Grouse, Deer & Bear.

Draw a line SW from Penn Yan through Naples to Wayland, then SE over to Hammondsport, then back to Penn Yan. A lot of public land in that triangle. Pheasant, Turkey, Rabbit, Deer.

I don’t know how good the DEC is anymore, but they might be a source for pinpointing the exact location of public lands for you. They used to be real helpful. Another source of information can be the county courthouse. The auditor’s office has a record of land ownership and, if you find someone helpful, can be a real good source.

One more suggestion - log on to www.nydeer.com, go to their talk forums and ask the same question in their open forum. They seem to be mostly deer & waterfowl hunters, but might give you a lead or two. Most of them are situated in an area east of Rochester, or at least the real talky ones are. Almost zero public land there, but they got to get out of the area once in a while.

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thanks for the info i needed somewhere to hunt since my uncle had sold his farm and that is where i usually hunt so i needed some place to go
thnks a lot
brendan:)
 
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