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Old 03-18-2015, 08:28 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Old 03-18-2015, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Jamestown, NY
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Be very careful trying to hunt private land. Many States require you have written permission or you can be busted.
That's not an issue in NYS where the OP is located. You can hunt on private land that's not posted except within restrictions based on being close to roads and dwellings/buildings. If the landowner asks you to leave, however, you have to depart whether the land is posted or not.

It's always a good idea, though, to ask permission first.

A bigger problem in NYS is that a great deal of hunting land is posted. Again, try getting permission.
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Old 03-18-2015, 10:03 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Posting Information for Landowners, Boaters, Fishermen and Hunters - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation

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Q. Must I post to keep people off my property?

A. No. Trespassing is illegal even on unposted property, unless it is unimproved, apparently unused and unfenced (or not otherwise enclosed to exclude intruders.) Even on vacant land, a written notice delivered in person (or by certified mail with a signed receipt, etc.) to any person, in the name of the landowner or authorized party, containing a description of the premises and a warning of restrictions which apply has the same effect, for that person, as if the land were posted with those restrictions. Likewise, anyone asked to leave the premises, posted or not, by the landowner, occupant or other authorized person, must do so immediately.
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Old 04-16-2015, 06:26 AM
 
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You can hunt on public lands in NYS unless they are designated as "no hunting areas", which would primarily be park lands. County and state forests are generally open to hunting. You can also hunt in some designated areas of state parks.

A lot of private lands are posted to control who/how many hunters use the land. Even if the land is not posted, you should always ask permission. You can look up the owner on the county GIS map, and write a letter to the owner requesting permission to hunt if you can't find a phone number (owners have to sign posted signs, and many include a phone #).

Whether on private or public land, always be safe and considerate hunter. Always leave gates and/or other structures exactly the way you find them unless there's an obvious problem -- like a fence down and cattle wandering in a field where they probably shouldn't be. Carry out whatever you carry in. Don't build semi-permanent deer stands unless you have permission. Scout out the land you're going to be hunting so that you know if there's a house or a road just over that ridge. Park your vehicle in where the landowner says to park it ... and don't block field/logging roads. Stop and chat with the landowner. Be friendly.
Can you hunt in county parks if they are not posted?
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Old 04-16-2015, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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Can you hunt in county parks if they are not posted?
This is a general/nationwide forum. You may get lucky and have someone answer who is familiar with your local laws. Or someone may answer who heard from his sister who dated a cop. Risking financial loss and actual jail time by using a firearm in an off-limits area just because some random person on the interweb said it was OK isn't the best course of action. Especially in the extremely anti-gun state of New York.

Here's a guy from NY you shouldn't be listening to: First-ever NYC deer poacher hit with $3K in fines | New York Post

The first thing you should do is call your state hunting agency and ask directly. Most likely it will vary by county, though, so your next step would be to call whichever agency manages your local parks. You might get a different answer for Franklin County upstate than you will in Monroe County near Rochester.
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