- Opening Day Rifle Hunting Lottery
Conducted annually on the first Thursday in November. The Hunt Lottery for area reservations for Opening Day of the Regular Big Game Season will be conducted via a virtual lottery system instead of in-person, as in prior years, due to Covid-19.
DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION FORM HERE! (Coming soon: Fall 2021)
LOTTERY DRAWING – THURSDAY NOVEMBER 4TH, 202
Lottery drawing will be conducted on Thursday November 4th, 2021 (In house). Hunters will be notified on Friday, November 5th, 2021 of their winning areas. Eligibility priority in the lottery will be:
Priority I - Active duty military personnel
Priority II - Retired military personnel, Drilling Reserve and Guard personnel, and West Point Civilian Personnel.
Groups are limited to one (1) chance per one entry. List all names of hunters in group. Be sure area chosen can fit ENTIRE group. If group contains a Priority II individual then group is Priority II.
DAYS AFTER LOTTERY
Monday, November 8th, 2021 – hunters who were not in lottery may select open areas and hunters who were may now change areas. Visit Round Pond with military ID.
Friday, November 19th, 2021 – the day before Opening Day - hunters may Pre-Check-In for Opening Day via at Hunt Control (Bldg 1670 on Mine Torn Rd.)
OPENING DAY – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH, 2021
Hunters who Pre-Checked-In on Friday may head directly to areas. Hunters who did not Pre-Check-In on Friday must first check-in in-person at Hunt Control.
Reserved areas unclaimed by 0900 on Opening Day are then made available to anyone. All hunters must check out in person at Hunt Control when done hunting. The iSportsman website will show all areas as CLOSED, all website check-in/out functions will be offline, and all check in/out procedures are in person at Hunt Control on Opening Day.
Big Game Harvest Check: All big game (deer and bear) harvests must be brought in for Harvest Check by NRB. Harvests will be added to accounts by NRB staff.
REST OF REGULAR BIG GAME SEASON
After Opening Day, all check in/out for the rest of the season and indeed the year is via the iSportsman website. General Public checks in/out at Hunt Control for first week. Big Game Harvest Check: All big game (deer and bear) harvests must be brought in for Harvest Check by NRB. Hunters will then report given info upon check out.
NOTE: Guests & General Public may not hunt Opening Day nor participate in Hunt Lottery.
- Hunter & Bow Hunter Education Courses
The statewide regular spring turkey hunting season is set from May 1-31, and youth (age 12-15) turkey hunting weekend on April 24 & 25.
The online course will be offered and can be taken by anyone ages 11 and older and can be completed from a computer, tablet, or smart phone at any time. A hunter must be at least 12yrs, though, to buy a license. Students who complete the online course and virtual field day and pass the final exam, will receive their hunter education certificate and can purchase a hunting license.
Hunter Education Course $19.95
Bow Hunter Education Course $30.00
Here is an opportunity for our Military, DOD and local patrons to get educated!
- Points of Contact
NATURAL RESOURCES BRANCH DPW:
Wildlife management operations, game species population status on the reservation, questions on New York hunting and trapping regulations. +1 (845)938-3857
OUTDOOR RECREATION DIVISION, MWR:
West Point hunting and guest passes, NY hunting licenses, area maps, West Point hunting regulations (West Point Regulation 215-5). +1 (845)938-2503
Access to reservation for hunting, fishing, and trapping. +1 (845)938-3930
Law enforcement. +1 (845)938-3333
New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation Regional Office, New Paltz, NY
Natural Resources is taking over all hunting and fishing sales and MWR is only assisting with registering new accounts on the ISportman webpage itself and relaying general information to our customers. We are no longer issuing permits.