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Has anybody hunted in Franklin County in the very northern part of the state of New York (close to malone)? If so, what is the deer population like? Terrain type?

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The Deer population is very high right now. Most of the county is in the StLawrence river plane and over the last 10 years that area has seen a large growth in the deer population. The area is a mix of flat to hilly overgrown ag, land swamp, working farms and some forest tossed in. As you move South in the county you start into the Adk's where you have more hill and forest land.
The main proub you will run into (in the Northern parts) is that as the deer population has increased so have the hunters with deep pockets. What you suddenly have is lots of posted land that you pay buy the day/week/season to hunt. This new trend in land owner actions seems to be moving East along the river with the deer. So I would look to the Eastern part of the area you are intending to hunt. Or (myself) I would hunt a little South. Lots of State land in the Adk's
Hope this helps, Eric

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I heard its hard to find the deer in the Aderondacks because of the low densities. Are there more deer in the northern part of the aderondacks? How about bears?

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The densities on the fringes of the adk's are up. It is in the central adk's that low deer densities occure due to NY States forever wild regs (no logging). Bear pop is good got one myself up there this year.

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Do you target bears or do you hunt for deer and take bear by chance?

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I target bears during the early bear season. Mid sept. untill Oct 1st. After that deer season starts and I chase both.

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ADKBEAR, during early season bear can you hunt with a rifle or is it strictly bow?

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Early bear in NY I hunt with a rifle. I do not bait the bears so I find still hunting to be the most effective way to hunt them in the central adk's. Still hunting does not lend itself well to bow hunting.

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Can you bait there?

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Nope

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deer in these adirondack mountains are plentiful
ADKBEAR wrote:
The Deer population is very high right now. Most of the county is in the StLawrence river plane and over the last 10 years that area has seen a large growth in the deer population. The area is a mix of flat to hilly overgrown ag, land swamp, working farms and some forest tossed in. As you move South in the county you start into the Adk's where you have more hill and forest land.
The main proub you will run into (in the Northern parts) is that as the deer population has increased so have the hunters with deep pockets. What you suddenly have is lots of posted land that you pay buy the day/week/season to hunt. This new trend in land owner actions seems to be moving East along the river with the deer. So I would look to the Eastern part of the area you are intending to hunt. Or (myself) I would hunt a little South. Lots of State land in the Adk's
Hope this helps, Eric

beleive me, i live here, inside the vast thousands of forever wild wilderness area, our road is a main sled route cooridor.

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