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Southren NY Hunters- don't  forget to get your 2023/24 Sterling Forest State Park  Hunting Permit. Still no September  Hunting in this area- but October  is fast approaching!

  Over 22,000 Acres now.Plenty of Big ol Black Bears. Come thin them out. Too many Coyotes  as well. Great area for Coyote Hunters and,I might just give some info out. Plenty of Deer- but no Wild Turkeys. Forget about that picture on the Hunting Guide cover-lol. Some Pheasants  get released- but the bulk goes to Crowded Stewart State Forest.

  It can get crowded down here as well. Half of New Jersey Hunters use the area it seems.  At least you can Park where you want. Sterling forest is my favorite Hiking area as well. It is the only time,I carry because of the number of Black Bears Ambling around the Forest.

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19 minutes ago, steve bubas said:

 -i was told no carry while hiking 

No Firearms allowed on the Appalachian Trail or the 1/4mile zone on each side of it.

  I have both the Hunting Map + the Official Hiking Map with extensive  Regulations on each.

  No Regulation as you describe TG.

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1 hour ago, blackbeltbill said:

No Firearms allowed on the Appalachian Trail or the 1/4mile zone on each side of it.

  I have both the Hunting Map + the Official Hiking Map with extensive  Regulations on each.

  No Regulation as you describe TG.

is that place a state park-i have been there and hunted and  scouted there over the last 25 years  but never really knew what it was and not sure whats the carry rule on ny state parks 

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1 hour ago, steve bubas said:

is that place a state park-i have been there and hunted and  scouted there over the last 25 years  but never really knew what it was and not sure whats the carry rule on ny state parks 

  I have been checked years back while Carrying in Sterling Forest. No problem at all.

  Stewart State Forest however does not allow Handguns to be carried.  No Rifles are allowed either for Deer Hunting.

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27 minutes ago, blackbeltbill said:

  I have been checked years back while Carrying in Sterling Forest. No problem at all.

  Stewart State Forest however does not allow Handguns to be carried.  No Rifles are allowed either for Deer Hunting.

great to hear,  was told  by the sterling office  to "carry only while hunting and absolutely not while hiking "

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36 minutes ago, Buckmaster7600 said:

That’s an easy get around, red squirrel and porcupine is open year round…

yea, its not something im in for anyway but get your point -never thought about carrying there because state parks were always a no go i thought -biggest pain is when you are fishing like a river and wade for miles and go over all kinds of boundaries 

plus sterling has special timetable you can hunt  there 

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what legal justification do they have to not allow concealed carry? It's not a bank, school etc. For an outdoors wilderness area with remote trails (thinking of lone female hikers), bears etc. It would be where you'd want to carry the most. Does anyone know? NYC influence?

"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you"

Luke 6:31 and Matthew 7:12

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13 hours ago, Versatile Hunter said:

Is that a new rule for Stewart? I vaguely recall there being a rifle season. 

Stewart has always been shotgun only and still is -but surrounding area is rifle,years past when there was a check station there and there were few dec officers assigned to the area and also some state troopers  most people knew better now even the ones in charge dont care and people often use rifles pretending not to kmow while the one in charge are hoping to catch them for a ticket, tickets are the only goal now it seems and years past was totally oposite and was a great lans as a resul 

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