Adirondack black bear populations have increased and our bear hunt is done through stalls and blinds. Adirondack black bear weights can reach more than 500 lbs of live weight. We do not use bait or dogs. Our kiosks are spread over an area of 32 square miles. Most of our trips from camp to stands for your bear hunting adventure are by boat. We hunt active tracks and forage areas as well as natural funnels. Our successful black bear hunters can be proud that their trophy was taken without the use of bait or dogs. If you are a bear hunter, you might also be interested in our guided turkey hunting tours. Get a glimpse into the mysterious world of black bears and learn some secrets to sharing the landscape with bears. This video will explore the history of black bears, the challenges facing New York City`s black bear biologists, and how landowners can share their neighborhood responsibly and safely with bears. Bear gall bubbles and bile can only be possessed or sold if a valid bear stamp (original or copy of the bear carcass stamp) is attached. New York State law requires taxidermists to keep records of all bear bile bulbs and bile received or sold. NEW YORK (WETM) – The New York DEC has announced rule changes for deer and bear hunting in the state, including extending hours of operation and changing dress codes.
Hunters harvesting a bear in New York must report their harvest to www.dec.ny.gov via the DECALS phone system at 1-866-426-3778 (1-866-GAMERPT), via the mobile app or the new online harvest declaration system. Selected bear hunters will receive a tooth collection kit with instructions for removing and submitting premolars. Hunters can be contacted by a dec wildlife biologist to examine your bear and extract a premolar tooth for aging. In 2021, CED and the NYS Legislature made several changes that increase and improve deer and bear hunting opportunities: Report your bear and turn over a bear tooth to get a commemorative patch for 2022 NYS Black Bear Cooperator. The samples will age in the summer of 2023. In early fall 2023, cooperating hunters will receive badges and letters indicating the age of their bear. “New York has a long and proud tradition of deer and bear hunting, and with these new rules, CED is building on this tradition by expanding opportunities for hunters, increasing the antlerless harvest as needed and improving the safety of hunters,” said CED Commissioner Basil Seggos. “I am confident that the rule changes announced today will provide hunters with a better overall experience while keeping them safe.” Hamilton County has a long history of making some of the best white-tailed deer trophies in the state. Some of the dollars taken from our area weighed 300 pounds and had trophy holders to match. Our camp is located several kilometers from the nearest road and is only accessible by boat. Our population of white-tailed deer and black bears has increased due to mild winters and limited hunting pressure.
Our region is still intact. Athletes have been chasing our site for over 100 years. We take our guests 6 miles from your vehicle to our camp. The Bureau of Wildlife is asking for the support of successful black bear hunters in New York State. Our black bear and white-tailed deer hunts are located in the Adirondack Mountains in Hamilton County, New York. We are about a 5 hour drive from N.Y. City. Hunters harvesting bears in New York are asked to submit a premolar tooth or part of the bear`s lower jaw for CED to determine the bear`s age and record the bear`s dressed weight (see www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/45598.html for more information). A pickup package with instructions and a stamped envelope will be sent to any hunter who claims to have taken a bear. There are many cooperating taxidermists in New York who can extract the requested premolar teeth, weigh the bears, and submit the data to CED on your behalf, so check with your gum. In general, taxidermists do not use teeth or the underside of the back when preparing supports or carpets.
All successful hunters are still required to declare their bear harvest online, via the mobile app or via the automated phone system. At the time of going to press, a bill was pending to establish a spring turkey hunting season in Suffolk County. The proposed season would run from May 1 to 31, filming hours would last from 1/2 hour before sunrise at noon, and the limit for the season bag would be a bearded bird. If the season is adopted as proposed, it will come into effect in May 2023. Consult the CED website before taking to the streets. Trappers who follow fishermen no longer need to obtain a special permit, complete a catch register or submit the skull or jaw of the harvested fisherman. A fishing licence is still required, and trappers must have harvested the fisherman`s skins sealed by CED staff within 10 days of the end of the season. Please note that a special permit is still required for marten fishing (see Training to become a trapper). New York State recently passed a law regulating the purchase or transfer of ownership of semi-automatic rifles. Consult the questions and answers of the “Environmental Conservation Police” and visit www.dec.ny.gov or safeact.ny.gov/resources-hunters for more information. Available for consultation or borrowing from your local library or regional wildlife office.