Make your New York deer hunting fun and
Know where you are deer hunting - where the boundary lines
are. The penalty in New York for deer hunting on private land without permission is
up to a $250.00 fine
and/or jail for up to 15 days. Be careful not to "wander off
accidentally." Landowners are aware of this game and some have had
their patience worn thin by other "accidental wanderers" and
are no longer very forgiving of the intrusion.
High-tension lines or other public utility lines appear to be a great
places to hunt, however check to see who owns the land. Usually the utility company
doesn't own the land. You will most likely find that a private individual
owns it and has given the utility company a 'right of way' through the
property for their utility lines and for the maintenance of those lines. Note: the right of way is for
the utility company and is not a public right of way. You need
permission to hunt here.
If you wound a deer and it goes onto someone else's
property ask the landowner for permission to pursue the deer. This is the only right thing to do
and it's the law. Trailing a wounded deer is not an excuse for trespassing.
Besides, someone may be deer hunting there and you do not want to ruin their
avoid the situation see Dave's New York deer hunting tip #1 and #2.
Be gracious to the landowner. Hunting on his/her
property is a privilege. Don't only tell him/her how thankful you are
but show how thankful you are. The New York hunter safety education
course suggests offering to share some of the venison with the
landowner. Even if he doesn't accept the offer it 's the thought that
counts. Stop and visit the owner, when possible, several times through
out the year. Send a letter of thanks, a Christmas card, or a small
present to show your appreciation.
Anne and I really enjoy our deer hunting experiences in upper
state New York near Lake Ontario. It's not only nice to have a great New
York deer hunting
spot, it is equally nice to be in an area where there are so many people that
share in the enjoyment of the sport. No matter where you
are - a restaurant, grocery store, or local watering hole - just ask, "How
is your deer hunting going?" You will never be short of conversation.