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.
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.
Full-service Orvis dealer. Fly fishing and apparel, fly trying materials. Guide services and trips. Special events and demonstrations with guest speakers. Read More
Three handgun only ranges one air rifle range. Read More
Skeet & 5-stand shooting Read More
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 Read More
Oldest licensed shooting grounds in the nation. Sporting clays, shooting and fly fishing schools, private shooting lessons, pro shop. Read More
Sporting clays and trap range, instruction, hunting preserve, lodge. Read More
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