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.
Don’t let it fool you, late season food plots do work. Many people believe that the only time to plant a food plot is during spring but this is not true!! This spring and summer like many people I worked all the time leaving little time for the outdoors. That time was spent scouting areas and hanging tree stands. I didn’t think that I would be able to plant a successful food plot for the 2010 hunting season. But boy was I wrong. I had never planted a fall foot plot before fall 2010, and I...