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Hunting on RPA Lands

The 2022 Hunting Application Form is now closed. It will re-open on August 15, 2023 for the Fall 2023 season.

To apply for hunting privileges: 
 

  • Read RPA Procedure for Hunting Privileges (PDF)
     

  • Read RPA Hunting Regulations (PDF)
     

  • Submit a Hunting Application Form (Closed for 2022 - will reopen August 15, 2023)

  • After you have submitted an application form, a member of the Hunting Committee will contact you to verify details and discuss hunting dates  


To learn more about hunting on RPA lands, please read the information below.

 

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​Hunting is allowed on RPA lands as follows:

Albert Family Community Forest

Hunting is permitted at Albert Family Community Forest with pre-registration on a first come, first served basis. We restrict the maximum number of hunters on any one day. Hunting at Albert Family Community Forest is permitted for Big Game (Deer / Bear) only.

Follow the steps at the bottom of this page to apply for hunting privileges at Albert Family Community Forest.

Barberville Falls Preserve

Hunting is not permitted at Barberville Falls.

Chestnut Hill Preserve

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.

 

Grafton Forest

(Gundrum land)

Grafton Forest is now owned by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Please contact NYSDEC for more information about hunting policies for Grafton Forest.

 

Poesten Kill Bends Preserve

(Co-owned by Rensselaer Plateau Alliance and Rensselaer Land Trust)

Hunting is not permitted at Poesten Kill Bends.


Poestenkill Community Forest

Hunting is permitted at Poestenkill Community Forest with pre-registration on a first come first served basis. We restrict the maximum number of hunters on any one day. Hunting at Poestenkill Community Forest is permitted for Big Game (Deer / Bear) only.

Follow the steps at the bottom of this page to apply for hunting privileges at Poestenkill Community Forest.


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Hunting applications for 2023 will be open from August 15 until October 15. Requests will be accepted beginning August 15 on a first come, first served basis in advance of the specific season / dates requested.

How to Apply to Hunt on RPA Lands:


 

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