Hunting, Fishing and Shooting Sports


Hunting, Fishing and Shooting Sports in the Hudson Valley

Fishing in Dutchess County and the Hudson River

Throughout Dutchess County, there are numerous spots along lakes and streams for catching trout, bass, pickerel and perch, as well as places for dip-netting smelt, alewives and blueback herring. For the trout fisherman, there are miles of public access available to stocked streams and lakes, ideal for fly-fishing.

Miles of river front along the Hudson provide access for catching largemouth and smallmouth bass, striped bass, brown bullhead, carp, white catfish and American shad.

Hunting in the Hudson River Valley

Hunters and waterfowlers can challenge themselves at one of the many multiple use areas. Deer hunting season includes an archery season and gun-hunting season. You can also find pheasant, grouse, woodcock, squirrel, cotton-tail rabbit, raccoon and waterfowl in designated areas.

Contact the regional headquarters of the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation in New Paltz for specific fishing and hunting regulations, license fees, seasons, limits, sites and other relevant information before your planned visit to Dutchess County.

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Anglers' Den

Full-service Orvis dealer. Fly fishing and apparel, fly trying materials. Guide services and trips. Special events and demonstrations with guest speakers.

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Dutchess County Pistol Association

Three handgun only ranges one air rifle range.

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Federation of DC Fish & Game Clubs

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Millbrook Rod & Gun Club

Skeet & 5-stand shooting

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NY State Department of Environmental Conservation

Fishing Info: 845/256-3161 DC Lakes & Ponds: DC Creeks & Streams: Wildlife Info: (845) 256-3098

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Orvis Sandanona Company

Oldest licensed shooting grounds in the nation. Sporting clays, shooting and fly fishing schools, private shooting lessons, pro shop.

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TMT Hunting Preserve & Sporting Clays

Sporting clays and trap range, instruction, hunting preserve, lodge.

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Trout Unlimited - Mid-Hudson Chapter

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Whortlekill Rod & Gun Club

Trap shooting every Wed, end of Jan.-mid. Oct. 4-9pm. Indoor pistol range, 3-D archery shooting events, indoor archery range. ATA Registered Trap Events. Activities vary; call for information.

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