I have been there
Have done a little deer hunting in happy valley (very little). It is close enough to Syracuse that when the Northern Tier (whitch happy valley is in) seasons open it gets a lot of hunting pressure.
I am sure that the NYSDEC web page has info on HV.
We all take every precaution when we are hunting and harvesting our animal. Well, what about after the animal is down? Do we know what has happened to that animal over it's lifetime? The following is an example of why we should be careful when we cut.
2 years ago, my father shot a nice 8 point on opening morning of the rifle season in Vermont. It was a beautiful, 2 1/2 year old deer, looked really healthy and moved normally. When my father went to skin it for...