Hunting on RPA Lands

Thanks for your interest. Hunting registration for 2019 is closed. Registration for Fall 2020 will begin in mid-August. Fill out our Hunting Interest Form to stay in the loop.

Please first review Steps to Hunt on RPA Lands, then read the following information.

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 2020 will be open from August 15 until October 15. Request will be accepted beginning August 15 on a first come, first served 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:

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Click the button to fill out our quick Hunting Interest Form.

We'll keep you posted with  RPA news and updates about hunting on RPA lands. You'll also get reminders about registration, which begins every year in mid-August.


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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