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.
Dutchess County Pistol Association
Three handgun only ranges one air rifle range. Read More
Federation of Dutchess County Fish and Game Clubs
Millbrook Rod & Gun Club
Skeet & 5-stand shooting Read More
NY State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fishing Info: 845/256-3161
DC Lakes & Ponds: www.DEC.NY.gov/outdoor/7940.html
DC Creeks & Streams: www.DEC.NY.gov/outdoor/44848.html
Wildlife Info: (845) 256-3098
Orvis Sandanona Shooting Grounds
Oldest licensed shooting grounds in the nation. Sporting clays, shooting and fly fishing schools, private shooting lessons, pro shop. Read More
The Angler's Den
Full-service Orvis dealer. Fly fishing and apparel, fly trying materials. Guide services and trips. Special events and demonstrations with guest speakers.
TMT Hunting Preserve & Sporting Clays
Sporting clays and trap range, instruction, hunting preserve, lodge. Read More
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. Read More