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Note: Closures vary form year to year. Please check this site before visiting our natural areas each year between November and January.

Archery and Firearm Hunting

The following sites allow archery hunting (October 1- December 22) and firearm hunting (November 21 – December 22).

Public access is permitted until the start of firearm season on November 21

  • Allen Tract (Cayuta Lake)
  • Bald Hill and Caroline Pinnacles
  • Carter Creek
  • Eames Bog*
  • Fischer
  • McDaniels
  • McLean Bogs*
  • Salt Road Fen*
  • Slaterville 600
  • Tarr Young

*Access by permission only

Archery and Extended Firearm Hunting

The following sites allow archery hunting (October 1- December 22) and firearm hunting (November 21 – December 22 and January 9 – 31).

Public access is permitted until the start of firearm season on November 21.

  • Edwards Lake Cliffs
  • Coy Glen*
  • Dunlop Meadow
  • Frost Ravine
  • Lick Brook
  • Ringwood Ponds
  • Polson

*Access by permission only

Extended Archery Hunting

The following sites allow archery hunting (October 1- December 22, 2020 and January 9 – 31, 2021.

Public Access is permitted.

  • South Hill Swamp*
  • Monkey Run

*Access by permission only

Nuisance Deer Management

The following sites will be closed February 1 – April 30.

  • McLean Bogs*
  • Edward Lake Cliffs
  • Bandler Famlily Forest (south portion of Fischer Old-growth Forest)
  • Coy Glen
  • Ringwood Ponds

*Access by permission only

The following site will be closed from 4pm to dawn, February 10 – April 30.

  • Ringwood Ponds

Download a printable version of these lists.

Why We Manage Deer

Managing the deer population is essential to maintaining or improving forest health.

Resources for Approved Hunters

Deer hunting areas, locator maps, and more.

Deer Management Program

We protect and restore our natural areas through ongoing deer management.