New York Deer Hunting

Prime Tree Stand or Ground Blind Deer Hunting with Frontenac Fowlers

The Finger Lakes region of upstate New York boasts some of the area’s finest wine country whitetails, and Frontenac Fowlers offers New York deer hunting in the 125 to 150 Class range.

What does this mean for hunting enthusiasts in search of an adventure they won’t soon forget?

Knowing that the thrill of the chase is just the beginning of an excitement-fueled time in Finger Lakes’ wine country is enough to get any red-blooded hunter’s adrenaline pumping, and our itinerary – which includes hunting for $350 a day with lodging – encompasses everything you could want from a hunting guide service provider.

Frontenac Fowlers is located in the southern hunting zone of New York State, a prime location immediately recognized by hunting enthusiasts across the entire Northeast.

General Deer Hunting Information

Aside from archery season, New York offers a host of other ways to harvest whitetail deer. This includes rifles, shotguns (slugs), handguns and muzzleloaders. As one of the most popular outdoor sporting activities in the state, New York deer hunting – when controlled – is a vital tactic when it comes to managing, at times, overwhelming deer populations, contributing to striking an ecological balance in habitat and wildlife resources.

The legal non-archery hunting implements for big game in New York State (according to New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation) are described in the following:

  • Rifle Any centerfire rifle.
  • Shotgun Must be 20 gauge or larger and be capable of firing a single projectile; rifling in the choke or barrel is permitted.
  • Handgun Any centerfire pistol or revolver; maximum barrel length of 16 inches. (Note: Possession of handguns in New York State requires a New York State Pistol Permit, and hunters should know that New York does not recognize permits issued by other states.)
  • Muzzleloader This describes a firearm loaded through the muzzle with a minimum bore of .44 inches that’s capable of shooting a single projectile; fiber-optic sights or scopes may be implemented at any time. (Hunters must possess a New York State Pistol Permit to hunt with a muzzleloading pistol.)

The 2019 General Gun season runs from November 16 to December 8.
Click to view the 2019 General Gun Season Map
The 2019 Muzzleloading season (deer of either sex) runs from December 9 to December 17.
Click to view the 2019 Muzzleloading Season Map

New York Deer Hunting - Archery Style

At Frontenac Fowlers, hunting and fishing is in our blood, and our services are a reflection of the way in which we serve our specific clientele. Case in point: Our guided deer hunts include the option of archery hunts, available with weaponry running the gamut from long-bows and compound bows to crossbows – or any type of archery approach you prefer.

What’s more, free range and fair chase hunting are both part of the Frontenac experience, another testament to the diversity of our services.

The legal archery-related hunting implements for big game in New York State (according to New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation) are described in the following:

  • Bow– A long stick, recurve or compound bow boasting a draw weight over 35 pounds; a legal arrowhead is described as non-barbed, with two or more cutting edges and which is at least 7/8 inches wide.
  • Crossbow– Describes a bow, string and either compound or recurve limbs with a minimum width of 17 inches (to the tips of limbs, uncocked), mounted on a stock. The stock will exhibit a trigger with a working safety that holds the limbs and string under tension until released, and will exude a minimum overall length from the butt to the front of the limbs of 24 inches while being able to launch, at a minimum, a 14 inch arrow/bolt (not including the legal arrowhead). Additionally, it will boast a draw weight of 100 to 200 pounds.

The 2019 early archery season runs from October 1 to November 15.
The 2019 crossbow season runs from November 2 to November 15.
Click to view the 2019 Archery & Crossbow Season Map

The Finest Hardwoods and Open Farm Country Central New York Has to Offer

For seasoned hunters, the environment makes all the difference, and when you choose Frontenac Fowlers for your adventure, that sentiment doesn’t go by the wayside. For New Yorkers, farming isn’t just about fresh produce; it’s about sustainable food and community culture, with the Finger Lakes region boasting some of the finest open farm country central New York has to offer.

To say this creates a sensational backdrop for our hunts and our famous lodge is something of an understatement.

Lodge Life at The Fowler’s Roost

What would a hunt in the great outdoors of central New York be without a classic and charming lodge backdrop? If you love the American outdoors, The Fowler’s Roost lodge delivers it in spades…by way of a cozy lodge built in the likeness of a two-story pole barn.

Standing like a shining beacon in the lakeside village of Union Springs, The Fowler’s Roost lodge enables you to experience the absolute best the Finger Lakes region has to offer. Some 1750 square-feet of a sprawling open floor plan includes 10 beds, an upstairs Guides room and nightly lodge life that encompasses:

  • Flat-Screen TVs
  • Pool Table
  • Card Table
  • Two-Stage Bar
  • Full-Service Kitchen
  • Full Bath
  • Half-Bath with Laundry Room

Meals at the lodge are provided upon request. Additionally, customers are responsible for purchasing their licenses for resident or non-resident hunting during whitetail deer season.

Purchase New York Resident/Non-Resident Hunting Licenses Now

Call today and book your New York deer hunting trip with Captain Jay Barnes, (315) 406-4763.


3-day Deer Camp Special: $350 per person per day - Lodging included (three-day minimum, meals and licenses are NOT included)