Rensselaer Plateau Alliance, Inc.

Conservation Through Community

(518) 712-9211 |

Postal: PO Box 790, Averill Park, NY 12018

Office: 17 Old Route 66, Averill Park, NY 12018

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Hunting on RPA Lands


Thanks for your interest. Hunting registration for 2019 is closed. Registration for Fall 2020 will begin around mid-August.

Hunting is allowed on RPA lands as follows:


Albert Family Community Forest and Poestenkill Community Forest


Hunting is permitted at both of these locations with pre-registration on a first come first served basis. We restrict the maximum number of hunters on any one day. Follow the steps below to apply for hunting privileges.Hunting is permitted for Big Game (Deer / Bear) only.

Hunting applications for 2019 will be open from August 15 until October 15. Request will be accepted beginning August 15 on a 1st come, 1st serve basis in advance of the specific season / dates requested.


Grafton Forest (Gundrum land)


All activities that are allowed on the New York State owned Pittstown State Forest are allowed on the Grafton Forest. Open public hunting is allowed on this land.


Chestnut Hill


Hunting at Chestnut Hill is allowed by special arrangement only as per the wishes of the donor Ken James. Public hunting on this land is not permitted.



Steps to Hunt on RPA Lands:


  1. Read the RPA Procedure for Hunting Privileges

  2. Read the RPA Hunting Regulations

  3. Submit a Hunting Privilege Application Form

  4. Text, or call, to request a day or days that you wish to hunt