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Old 07-31-2004, 05:54 PM   #1
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Default Bear Hunting in the southernTier?

Does anyone know where there is a good place to hunt bear in the southerntier of NY, Stuben, Chemung, Schuyler counties, I have taken Bear in the adirondacks but I am getting tired of the long drive, would love to hunt bear closer to home. Can anyone help?
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Old 08-01-2004, 12:05 PM   #2
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I'd try one county west of Steuben... Allegany. I've hunted Steuben all my life and have seen a grand total of 1 bear. FYI, it was in the Erwin Wildlife Mgt. area.
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Old 08-01-2004, 05:37 PM   #3
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I was woundering about that. Can you hunt in the state park? I cant seem to find anything in the DEC about! Thanks for the help.
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Old 08-02-2004, 03:20 PM   #4
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I'm not sure about hunting the state parks. I think Letchworth S.P. has bowhunting only areas. Perhaps somebody living up there can be of more assistance. Sorry.
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Old 08-03-2004, 07:50 AM   #5
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I don't think there is a bear seaon in most of the southern tier of NY

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Cattaraugus, Allegheny, Stueben are all good counties to check out - make sure your in the region where there is an open season - see map above from Charlie P.

[link]http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dfwmr/wildlife/wildgame/beartake.htm[/link]


You can't hunt Allegheny St. park - there is other state land , not all of it is listed on the DEC Websites so I'd make some calls to some biologists and DEC officers in the area. Maybe the NY Forest Rangers - some good chunks of state forest land down there open too hunting.

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Old 08-03-2004, 04:26 PM   #7
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Hey thanks guys for the info. I hunt in 8w, 8y, 8t and 8x, looks like I will try some bear hunting this year. should be fun. I hope!
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