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Does anybody hunt Allegany County NY?

Old 12-26-2004, 11:18 PM
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I am brand new to this message board. I have read many of the posts and can tell that the contributors to this board are very dedicated, knowledgeable and hardcore.
I have a question that I'm hoping some of you New York hunters can help me out with. I am currently considering buying a parcel of land in Alleganey County. It is about 100+/- acres that are 2/3 wooded and 1/3 open meadow. The property looks very appealing but I have no experience hunting in that region of New york state. Are there many (any?) mature bucks in this county? Is the county overhunted? I know from the stats that this county produces a high number of deer but also there is quite a large "army" of hunters who pound the woods there shooting many, many 1-1/2 year old bucks. Does anybody know of any QDM efforts being looked at for this region of NY (similar to what PA is doing)? Any replies would be helpful........Thanks
Where in VT are you from? I spend a lot of time hunting Vermont......I took 2 deer and 2 turkeys there this year.
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Old 12-27-2004, 06:32 AM
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Old 12-27-2004, 11:28 AM
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This part of Andover is in 9Y. I'm also looking at a couple of parcels in Steuben County. They are comparable in price per acre. I've attached two links. One is to the property in Andover and the other is in Avoca (in Steuben).

http://www.realtor.com/FindHome/Home...9&lnksrc=00002

http://www.realtor.com/FindHome/Home...7&lnksrc=00002

Any input you might have would be appreciated. I have never hunted down that way.
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Old 12-27-2004, 11:36 AM
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Hey Rick james (Superfreak?)

I live in Rutland, VT which is in the central part of the state. I hunt mostly in Rutland County but also hunt in Addison County as well. I've had pretty good luck over the past 10 or so years. This past season I did not tag a buck in Vermont (2nd time in last 12 years). The hunting in this state has deteriorated in the last 2-3 years. It's a combination of factors; back to back harsh winters, a coyote problem the state does not know how to deal with, an exploding turkey population and decreased winter habitat to name a few.
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Old 12-28-2004, 07:11 AM
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This part of Andover is in 9Y. I'm also looking at a couple of parcels in Steuben County. They are comparable in price per acre. I've attached two links. One is to the property in Andover and the other is in Avoca (in Steuben).

http://www.realtor.com/FindHome/Home...9&lnksrc=00002

http://www.realtor.com/FindHome/Home...7&lnksrc=00002

Any input you might have would be appreciated. I have never hunted down that way.

Good hunting around that area it is heavy hunted though.
Do not know of any big bucks taken in that area though.
Most of the bucks taken around the Wellsville & Andover area are 1 1/2
to 2 & maybe 2 1/2 years old.
There have been some nice bucks taken in the 8x unit though.
If you do buy this I say just one thing Be a good neibior & you should be able to hunt alot more ground around you.
This area does not like the city additude ( to much trouble few years back) but are quick to welcome a good neibior & make friends fast.
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Old 12-29-2004, 05:53 AM
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fastfire is right please don't take a city hunters attitude . stop at a few bars over the summer and introduce yourself i'm sure that you will find us a likeable bunch . most people around here will let you hunt there land as long as they can hunt yours .
good luck to you
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Old 12-29-2004, 09:41 AM
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MV,

I'm located 2 miles north of the Allgehany Co. line in Wyoming Co. The hunting seems to get better the futher south you go from here, but I had to stay within the county due to my old job (Sheriff).
Never the less, the reason why I chose So. Wyoming Co. was for the hunting. Excellent !

Retiring as a cop, I had seen many squabbles between the city folks
(City-ot's as we used to call them) who had bought a postage sized piece of land out here, just to post the snot out of it and then go over and hunt the neighbors. We had a lot of problems with them over the years as they really had no idea of good hunter/landowner ettiquette.
That was some not all......you have to understand that I got called to handle "the complaints" or property diputes.

I just got to see the bad side of most city hunters, not necessarily an even point of view regarding fairness, but it was frequent enough to show a pattern.
Even though I hunt surrounding properties that are owned by various farmers, I have permission from them to hunt it. Even though they say I don't have to, I still ask them every year....and they appreciate it.

Getting off track..................I second the vote.....100acres in Allegheny Co. is a good choice.....don't sweat the other hunters.....Post it and let them ask...if they're decent, they will.


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Old 12-29-2004, 07:11 PM
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handgunr congratulations on your retirement hope it's a long and enjoyable one !! My father is a retired police chief from Olean and loving the easy life
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Old 12-29-2004, 10:00 PM
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I live about 25 miles south from Avoca. Small town, farmland. Lots of does. Its good hunting. Bow season like everyone said is prime. During gun season at least for the first week the woods are shell-shocked. If you sit and let all the un-educated hunters push deer off there property around yours, the deer will wonder on to yours, you'll see deer will find a safe spot (sanctuary) on your property. Don’t hunt the safe spot. Hunt on the side of it or near it, or where the deer come out of it, deer need sanctuary’s in this area. As the season go's on it picks up. If you do it right, as in not driving deer, walking to your tree stand where you wont spook deer; always sitting. QDM, you’ll see more deer pick up. As for bucks, I gotta 121 this year during muzzle, that’s a little more than avg around here. maybe you should try coming out and looking at what habitat the deer have. That’s vary important. We really dont have to much of a problem with city slickers
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Old 12-30-2004, 06:05 AM
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Hey Rick james (Superfreak?)

I live in Rutland, VT which is in the central part of the state. I hunt mostly in Rutland County but also hunt in Addison County as well. I've had pretty good luck over the past 10 or so years. This past season I did not tag a buck in Vermont (2nd time in last 12 years). The hunting in this state has deteriorated in the last 2-3 years. It's a combination of factors; back to back harsh winters, a coyote problem the state does not know how to deal with, an exploding turkey population and decreased winter habitat to name a few.
We should get together sometime, I am in Rutland almost every weekend and I grew up in Clarendon and Shrewsbury. I live in Clifton Park, NY during the week but return to Rutland area for all of my hunting/fishing almost every weekend, most of my family lives in Chittendon, Rutland, and Middlebury now. This last year was my first back in the area after spending 8 years in central, PA......what a difference in deer hunting up here compared to PA. Those PA boys wouldn't complain so much about AR if they had to hunt mid and southern VT. As you said, the deer hunting seems to be mediocre at best however I still managed to fill 2 tags this year between bow season and rifle and saw quite a few deer and 5 bucks. The turkey hunting however is incredible, I tagged 2 birds in 3 days of hunting last spring one of which weighed in at 18lbs in the third week with a 10 1/2" beard.

I have a few good spots that you probably already know of, but I know them like the back of my hand, I would be glad to share if you would be willing to do the same. Do you do any yote hunting? I will be going out in the next few weeks calling for foxes and yotes, your more than welcome to come if you wish. I don't really know anyone in the area anymore that is as passionate about hunting as I am, and would love to meet a few others. Mayben we could meet up for a beer sometime?
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