NEWS


2021

 

11/21 - 2021 HUNTER ACCESS NOTICE - In 2021, hunting access at West Point will be a little more restricted than usual due to timber harvest taking place in Areas I, L, N, and Q and the replacement of two bridges - one in Area T1 and one in Area Z1. The timber harvest will be taking place during the weekdays and may close Areas I, L, N, and Q during as well as Range Roads 20 and 22 (road barriers are in place). The bridge replacement will likewise close Areas T1 and Z1. See notice and map for more. 

 

09/28 -  LOTTERY CANCELLATION NOTICE - West Point has cancelled the annual Opening Day Hunt Lottery beginning in 2021 and in years to come. The lottery was incompatible with the iSportsman check in/out system and mandated in-person check in on Opening Day. The Opening Day Hunt Lottery required unnecessary time and effort from hunters and hunting program managers and according to results from a recent survey was unpopular. Now, Opening Day will proceed via the iSportsman check in/out system. See notice. 

 

09/22 - 2021 PERSONALLY OWNED FIREARMS (POF) RANGE DAY NOTICE West Point FWMR's Outdoor Recreation Division and West Point Range Control will be hosting their annual Personally Owned Firearm (POF) Range Days this fall, allowing eligible individuals owning firearms to shoot on range at West Point. Firing will be done on Saturday October 2nd and, Saturday November 6th, 2021 from 0900 - 1530 on Range 5. Please see notice for info on individual eligibility, weapons restrictions, and contact information.

 

09/21 - 2021 WEST POINT GENERAL PUBLIC HUNTING NOTICE Hunters otherwise ineligible to hunt at West Point have the option of signing up for accounts to compete for one of thirty-five General Public Hunter permits in 2021. New accounts will be accepted from October 1st through November 30th.  Permits will go on-sale on a first come, first served basis on November 1st. General Public hunters have severe restrictions in terms of time and area accessibility as well as harvest capability. See notice for more.

 

09/10 - BOW HUNTER EDUCATION COURSE NOTICE West Point FWMR's Outdoor Recreation Division announces Bow Hunter Education Course being offered on Sunday September 16 from 0900 - 1530 at the Bonneville Cabin at Round Pond. Course is free, good for life. Register online HERE. Complete the required homework. This class is required to purchase NY State Bow Hunting License. Visit Round Pond or call 845-938-2503 for more information.

 

09/06 - 2021 PHEASANT STOCKING NOTICE (UPDATED 09/30) - The West Point Natural Resources Branch will be carrying out its annual stocking of ring-necked pheasant in September and October 2020. On Thursday Sept. 30th, Friday Oct. 8th, and Friday Oct. 22nd a planned 350 total pheasants will be stocked at a total nine sites. Due to a lack of success in harvesting stocked chukar patridge in 2018, chukar partridge stocking has been indefinitely discontinued. Natural Resources is accepting a limited number of volunteers.

 

08/16 - EHD & THE 2021 DEER SEASON NOTICE - In late summer and early fall of 2020 the Lower Hudson Valley, including West Point has experienced an outbreak of a serious deer disease called Epizootic Hemmorhagic Disease (EHD). This disease, spread by midges, is very serious to deer but does not infect people or pets. This notice discusses developments in the EHD outbreak at the state and local level so far this year and recommendations and requests NRB is making to West Point hunters in response to EHD. See notice for more

 

08/02 - PERMIT FEE INCREASE NOTICE - Effective 01 September 2021, all West Point hunting, trapping and fishing permits will be increased fifty percent. This permit fee increase - the first of its kind at West Point in about ten years - is to help program managers meet operation costs including maintaining the West Point iSportsman website and other program services such as pheasant and trout stocking. Please see the link for the full notice and attached updated fee schedule for convenience. For any inquiries please call (845) 938-2314. 

 

03/05 - 2021 TROUT STOCKING NOTICE - The West Point Natural Resource Branch will carry its annual trout stocking this spring. Brook trout, brown trout, and rainbow trout - over 6200 fish in all - will be stocked at ten locations over three nonconsecutive stocking days in late March and April. The notice contains information on stocked fish by size, species, date, and water body. Due to Covid we are not taking volunteers this year. Memorandum will be updated promptly regarding changes. Check back as stocking dates approach.

 

2021 NEWS ARCHIVES

 

  • 11/22/2021 - 2021 HUNTER LOTTERY ACCESS POSTED. Timber harvest, bridge repair will affect access. See notice.
  • 11/20/2021 - REGULAR RIFLE BIG GAME SEASON BEGINS. HUNT CHECK STATION ON MINE TORNE RD OPENS
  • 10/22/2021 - PHEASANT STOCKING DAY 3 OF 3 - 115 birds stocked at nine sites across installation.
  • 10/08/2021 - PHEASANT STOCKING DAY 2 OF 3 - 115 birds stocked at nine sites across installation.
  • 09/30/2021 - PHEASANT STOCKING DAY 1 OF 3 - 120 birds stocked at nine sites across installation.
  • 09/28/2021 - 2021 LOTTERY CANCELLATION NOTICE POSTED. In lieu of lottery, check in via iSportsman as always.
  • 09/22/2021 - 2021 PERSONALLY OWNED FIREARM (POF) DAY NOTICE POSTED. 
  • 09/21/2021 - 2021 GENERAL PUBLIC HUNTER POSTED. General Public Hunters see notice. 
  • 09/10/2021 - 2021 BOW HUNTER EDUCATION COURSE NOTICE POSTED.
  • 09/06/2021 - 2021 PHEASANT STOCKING NOTICE POSTED.
  • 08/16/2021 - EHD & THE 2021 DEER SEASON NOTICE POSTED. For recommendations, response. 
  • 08/02/2021 - 2021 PERMIT FEE INCREASE NOTICED POSTED - Fee increase on all permits, effective 09/01/2021. 
  • 08/01/2021 - 2020-21 WEST POINT HUNTING NOTICE POSTED. Season Dates, Bag Limits. 
  • 05/03/2021 - CATFISH STOCKING - 900+ fish stocked at 3 sites throughout the installation.
  • 04/16/2021 - TROUT STOCKING DAY #3 - 600+ fish stocked at 3 sites throughout the installation.
  • 04/09/2021 - TROUT STOCKIGN DAY #2 - 3100+ fish stocked at 10 sites throughout the installation
  • 03/29/2021 - TROUT STOCKING DAY #1 - 1600+ fish stocked at 9 sites throughout the installation.
  • 03/05/2021 - 2021 TROUT STOCKING NOTICE POSTED. For trout stocking dates, numbers, See News Page.
  • 03/04/2021 - 2021-22 WEST POINT FISHING NOTICE POSTED. Season dates, bag limits, special rulesSee Regulations page.
  • 02/20/2021 - HARVEST REPORT FORMS UPDATED, ADDED. Hunting forms updated, Fishing, Trapping forms added.
  • 02/15/2021 - CHECK-IN SCREENS UPDATED: Hunting Pursuit screen added, improving harvest report upon check-out.
  • 02/10/2021 - CHECK-IN SCREENS UPDATED: Participant Check-In Page removed, Guest Check-In Page updated. 
  • 02/01/2021 - FAQ PAGE ADDED. See Frequently Asked Questions Page for common issues before calling. 
  • 01/25/2021 - SAFETY & REGULATORY BRIEF UPDATED. Newer, more comprehensive brief replaces original 2017 brief.
  • 01/15/2021 - WEBSITE HOMEPAGES UPDATED. Newer, scaled back, less busy look for Home Page.
  • 01/10/2021 - WEBSITE ACTIVITY PAGES UPDATED. New look and content for Hunting, Fishing, Trapping, & Cutting pages. 

 

 

 

2020

 

(The links to most older notices and announcements have been deactivated, but the schedule below showing the dates past announcements were posted has been left up to let users know roughly when to expect similar announcements this year)

 

11/18 - 2020 REGULAR SEASON NOTICE - Early Check-In Day for Opening Day of the Regular Big Game Season is Friday, November 20th, 2020 at Hunt Control from 07:45-18:00. Opening Day of Regular Big Game Season is Saturday, November 21st, 2020. On that day, the iSportsman system will be down and all check in/out is through Hunt Control. The iSportsman system will be back up on Sunday, November 22nd, 2020. All big game (deer and bear) harvests must be processed via Harvest Check at Hunt Control. See link for more.

 

09/29 - 2020 OPENING DAY HUNTING LOTTERY NOTICE & APPLICATION - The West Point Outdoor Recreation Staff at Round Pond will hold the annual Opening Day Hunting Lottery digitally this year on Thursday, Nov. 5th . The lottery will determine hunting slots for the opening day of Big Game Regular (Rifle) Hunting Season. Download the Notice & Application Form by clicking on the link and follow the instructions in the notice for completing and submitting the form NLT 05:00 pm on Monday, Nov 2nd, in order to enter the lottery. 

 

09/21 - 2020 WEST POINT GENERAL PUBLIC HUNTING NOTICE - Hunters otherwise ineligible to hunt at West Point have the option of signing up for accounts to compete for one of thirty-five General Public Hunter permits in 2020. New accounts will be accepted from October 1st through November 30th.  Permits will go on-sale on a first come, first served basis on November 1st. General Public hunters have severe restrictions in terms of time and area accessibility as well as harvest capability. See notice for more.

 

09/25 - EHD & THE 2020 DEER SEASON NOTICE - In late summer and early fall of 2020 the Lower Hudson Valley, including West Point has experienced an outbreak of a serious deer disease called Epizootic Hemmorhagic Disease (EHD). This disease, spread by midges, is very serious to deer but does not infect people or pets. This notice discusses developments in the EHD outbreak at the state and local level so far this year and recommendations and requests NRB is making to West Point hunters in response to EHD. See notice for more. 

 

09/10 - 2020 PHEASANT STOCKING NOTICE - The West Point Natural Resources Branch will be carrying out its annual stocking of ring-necked pheasant in September and October 2020. On Wednesday Sept. 30th, Friday Oct. 9th, Friday Oct. 23rd and Friday October 30th, a planned 420 total pheasants will be stocked at eight sites. Due to a lack of success in harvesting stocked chukar patridge in 2018, chukar partridge stocking has been indefinitely discontinued.  Natural Resources is accepting a limited number of volunteers.

 

09/02 - BOW HUNTER EDUCATION COURSE NOTICE West Point FWMR's Outdoor Recreation Division announces Bow Hunter Education Course being offered on Sunday September 13, 2020 from 0900 - 1530 at the Bonneville Cabin at Round Pond. Course is free, good for life. Register online HERE. Complete the required homework. This class is required to purchase NY State Bow Hunting License. Visit Round Pond or call 845-938-2503 for more information.

 

09/02 - PERSONALLY OWNED FIREARMS (POF) RANGE DAY NOTICE - West Point FWMR's Outdoor Recreation Division and West Point Range Control will be hosting their annual Personally Owned Firearm (POF) Range Days this fall, allowing eligible individuals owning firearms to shoot on range at West Point. Firing will be done on Saturday September 26, Saturday October 17, & Saturday November 14 from 0900 - 1530 on Range 5. Please see notice for info on individual eligibility, weapons restrictions, and contact information.

 

03/14 - 2020 TROUT STOCKING NOTICE - The West Point Natural Resource Branch will carry its annual trout stocking this spring. Brook trout, brown trout, and rainbow trout - over 5400 fish in all - will be stocked at ten locations over three nonconsecutive stocking days in late March and April. The notice contains information on stocked fish by size, species, date, and water body. Due to Covid we are not taking volunteers this year. This notice will be updated promptly regarding changes. Check back as stocking dates approach.

 

02/28 - HUNTER EDUCATION COURSE NOTICE West Point FWMR's Outdoor Recreation Division announces Hunter Education Course being offered on Sunday, April 26th from 0800 - 1700 at the Bonneville Cabin at Round Pond. Course is free, good for life. Registration is now open. To register, go online HERE. Complete the required homework, avilable HERE. This class is required to purchase NY State Hunting License, Visit Round Pond or call 845-938-2503 for more information.

 

2020 NEWS ARCHIVES

 

  • WEBSITE UPDATES - Content and functions are being regularly added to this site. Check back regularly for updates.
  • 12/30/2020 - 2020 DEER HARVEST REPORT & BIG GAME PHOTOS POSTED. See Reports, Photos pages. 
  • 12/13/2020 - REGULAR RIFLE BIG GAME SEASON ENDS. HUNT CHECK STATION ON MINE TORNE RD CLOSES.
  • 11/21/2020 - REGULAR RIFLE BIG GAME SEASON BEGINS. HUNT CHECK STATION ON MINE TORNE RD OPENS.
  • 11/18/2020 - 2020 REGULAR SEASON NOTICE POSTED - reminder of Regular Season procedures. 
  • 11/05/2020 - OPENING DAY LOTTERY HELD - Opening Day Regular Big Game hunting area spots selected.
  • 10/31/2020 - PHEASANT STOCKING DAY 4 OF 4 - 100 birds stocked over 7 sites across installation.
  • 10/23/2020 - PHEASANT STOCKING DAY 3 OF 4 - 100 birds stocked over 8 sites across installation.
  • 10/09/2020 - PHEASANT STOCKING DAY 2 OF 4 - 100 birds stocked over 8 sites across installation
  • 10/01/2020 - FIREWOOD COLLECTION PERMITS GO LIVE. To include portions of the Reservation. 
  • 10/01/2020 - FIREWOOD COLLECTION PERMITS ARE LIVE. To include portions of the Reservation. 
  • 09/29/2020 - 2020 OPENING DAY LOTTERY NOTICE & APPLICATION POSTED. 
  • 09/25/2020 - 2020 EHD & THE 2020 DEER SEASON NOTICE POSTED. For recommendations, response. 
  • 09/21/2020 - 2020 GENERAL PUBLIC HUNTER POSTED. General Public Hunters see notice. 
  • 09/10/2020 - 2020 PHEASANT STOCKING NOTICE POSTED. For dates, numbers, areas, see notice. 
  • 09/08/2020 - 2020 TIGER MUSKY STOCKING - 800+ hybrid tiger muskellunge stocked in Popolopen Lake
  • 09/02/2020 - 2019 BOW HUNTER EDUCATION COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT POSTED. 
  • 09/02/2020 - 2019 PERSONALLY OWNED FIREARM (POF) DAY NOTICE POSTED. 
  • 08/28/2020 - 2020 GENERAL PUBLIC HUNTER NOTICE POSTED. Info, instructions for 2020 season. 
  • 08/18/2020 - 2020-21 WEST POINT TRAPPING NOTICE POSTED. Season Dates, Bag Limits. 
  • 08/18/2020 - 2020-21 WEST POINT HUNTING NOTICE POSTED. Season Dates, Bag Limits. 
  • 04/14/2020 - TROUT STOCKING DAY 3 - 2000+ trout stocked over 10 sites across installation.
  • 04/10/2020 - TROUT STOCKING DAY 2 -  trout stocked at 3 lake/pond sites across installation.
  • 03/30/2020 - TROUT STOCKING DAY 1 - almost 2000 trout stocked over 10 sites across installation.
  • 03/14/2020 - 2020 TROUT STOCKING NOTICE POSTED. For trout stocking dates, numbers, 
  • 02/28/2020 - 2020 HUNTER EDUCATION COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT POSTED. 
  • 02/20/2020 - NYS TROUT, ZEBRA MUSSEL ANNOUNCEMENT POSTED. WP State trout stocking to be affected.  

 

2019

 

(The links to most older notices and announcements have been deactivated, but the schedule below showing the dates past announcements were posted has been left up to let users know roughly when to expect similar announcements this year)

 

11/07 - ANTLER POINT RESTRICTION (APR) NOTICE - West Point is implementing an antler point restriction (APR) deer hunting regulation to affect all deer hunting seasons beginning Saturday, November 16 -  the 2019 Regular Rifle Big Game Season Opening Day. This regulation will limit buck take to all hunters in selected areas to bucks having antlers of no less than three one inch points on one side. For hunters uninterested in antler point restrictions, some hunting areas will be exempt from this regulation. See notice for more information. 

 

11/01 - 2019 OPENING DAY HUNT LOTTERY NOTICE - The West Point Outdoor Recreation Staff at Round Pond will hold the annual Opening Day Hunting Lottery on Thursday, Nov. 7 at Victor Constant Ski Lodge at 06:00 pm. The lottery will determine hunting slots for the opening day of Big Game Regular (Rifle) Hunting Season. Natural Resources Staff will also be on hand to discuss iSportsman system, opening day hunting procedures, new antler point restriction (APR), changes to the hunting map and other questions. 

 

09/18 - WEST POINT GENERAL PUBLIC HUNTING NOTICE - Hunters otherwise ineligible to hunt at West Point have the option of signing up for accounts to compete for one of thirty-five General Public Hunter permits in 2019. New accounts will be accepted from October 1st through October 25th.  Permits will go on-sale on a first come, first served basis on November 01. General Public hunters have severe restrictions in terms of time and area accessibility as well as harvest capability. See notice for more information.

 

09/17 - ANTLER POINT RESTRICTION PROPOSAL MEETING & VOTE NOTICE - USAG West Point is considering the implementation of an antler point restriction for deer harvested at West Point. There will be two meetings, tentatively scheduled for Monday, September 30th at 18:00 and Thursday October 03rd at 18:00 where interested stakeholders may come to get more information and where registered iSportsman users (see notice) may vote.

 

09/10 - LAKE POPOLOPEN & STILWELL LAKE DEPTH CHARTS - Earlier this year, West Point's Natural Resources Branch contracted for a side sonar scanning bathymetric mapping of Popolopen Lake and Stilwell Lake. Using the data retrieved from that project, that Natural Resource Branch has created depth maps for Lake Popolopen & Stilwell Lake. Anglers and boaters interested in this information can find schematic and aerial photo map charts on the Maps Page. 

 

09/09 - HUNTING MAP CHANGES NOTICE - In consultation with West Point DES Range Control and FMWR's Outdoor Recreation, West Point Natural Resources Branch has made several changes to the previous hunting map. Changes include the combining of Areas D1 and D4 into a new Area D1 (there is no more hunting Area D4) and hunting areas J1, J3, and K are now strictly Bow Only Areas (J1 Bow, J3 Bow, and K Bow). See the notice for more information.

 

09/05 - BOW HUNTER EDUCATION COURSE NOTICE West Point FWMR's Outdoor Recreation Division announces Bow Hunter Education Course being offered on Sunday September 15 from 0900 - 1530 at the Bonneville Cabin at Round Pond. Course is free, good for life. Register online HERE. Complete the required homework. This class is required to purchase NY State Bow Hunting License. Visit Round Pond or call 845-938-2503 for more information.

 

09/05 - HUNTER EDUCATION COURSE NOTICE West Point FWMR's Outdoor Recreation Division announces Hunter Education Course being offered on Saturday, September 15th from 0800 - 1700 at the Stone Cabin at Round Pond. Course is free, good for life. Registration is now open. To register, visit the Round Pond Recreation Area or register online HERE. Complete the required homework. This class is required to purchase NY State Hunting License, Visit Round Pond or call 845-938-2503 for more information.

 

09/05 - NATIONAL HUNTING & FISHING DAY NOTICE - West Point FWMR's Outdoor Recreation Division announces West Point's participation is National Hunting & Fishing Day. On Saturday September 28, 2019 ONLY, individuals may fish at West Point without a West Point Fishing Permit for free ONLY at the following lakes: Round Pond, Lake Frederick, Bull Pond, and Wilkins Pond. New York State Fishing License is still required. Hunting exemptions do not apply. Visit Round Pond or call 845-938-2503 for more information.

 

09/03 - PERSONALLY OWNED FIREARMS (POF) RANGE NOTICE - West Point FWMR's Outdoor Recreation Division and West Point Range Control will be hosting their annual Personally Owned Firearm (POF) Range Days this fall, allowing eligible individuals owning firearms to shoot on range at West Point. Firing will be done on Saturday September 28 & Saturday November 02 from 0900 - 1530 on Range 5. Please see announcement for information on individual eligibility, weapons restrictions, and contact information.

 

09/03 - 2019 PHEASANT STOCKING NOTICE (As of 09/23/2018) - The West Point Natural Resources Branch will be carrying out its annual stocking of ring-necked pheasant in September, October, and November 2018. On Monday, Sept. 30th, Friday Oct. 11th, Friday Oct. 25th and Friday November 1st, a planned roughly 420 total pheasant will be stocked between eight sites. Due to a lack of success in harvesting stocked chukar patridge in 2018, chukar partridge stocking has been indefinitely discontinued.  Volunteers Welcome.

09/23 REVISIONS - Meeting time for the first Pheasant Stocking Date is 11:45 p.m. Meetings time for remaining dates to be added at a later date. 

 

2019 NEWS ARCHIVES

 

  • 12/20/2019 - 2019 DEER HARVEST REPORT POSTED. See data on all deer harvested in 2019. 
  • 12/08/2019 - REGULAR RIFLE BIG GAME SEASON ENDS. HUNT CHECK STATIONS ON MINE TORNE RD CLOSES.
  • 11/16/2019 - REGULAR RIFLE BIG GAME SEASON BEGINS. HUNT CHECK STATION ON MINE TORNE RD OPENS.
  • 11/07/2019 - 2019 REGULAR SEASON OPENING DAY LOTTERY HELD AT VICTOR CONSTANT. 
  • 11/07/2019 - ANTLER POINT RESTRICTION REGULATION NOTICE POSTEDDeer hunters, see News, Regulations page. 
  • 11/01/2019 - 2019 REGULAR SEASON OPENING DAY LOTTERY NOTICE POSTED. See News Page.
  • 11/01/2019 PHEASANT STOCKING DAY 4 OF 4. 100 pheasants stocked over 7 sites. Final 2019 stocking.
  • 11/01/2019 - GENERAL PUBLIC PERMITS GO ON SALE - First come, first served basis.
  • 10/27/2019 - GENERAL PUBLIC ACCOUNT REGISTRATION PERIOD ENDS. No more new GP accounts until 2020.
  • 10/25/2019 - PHEASANT STOCKING DAY 3 OF 4 - 100 pheasants stocked over 7 sites.
  • 10/11/2019 - PHEASANT STOCKING DAY 2 OF 4 - 100 pheasants stocked over 7 sites. 
  • 10/08/2019 - 2019 GENERAL PUBLIC HUNTING ANNOUNCEMENT POSTED. 
  • 10/04/2019 - 2nd DEER APR MEETING - informative meeting, vote on proposed hunting regulation.
  • 10/01/2019 - GENERAL PUBLIC ACCOUNT REGISTRATION PERIOD STARTS. New GP account sign-up. 
  • 09/30/2019 - 1ST DEER APR MEETING - informative meeting, vote on proposed hunting regulation. 
  • 09/30/2019 - PHEASANT STOCKING DAY 1 OF 4 - 120 pheasants stocked at eight sites across installation.
  • 09/18/2019 - 2019 WEST POINT GENERAL PUBLIC HUNTER NOTICE POSTEDPublic hunters, see notice.
  • 09/17/2019 - DEER MEETINGS & VOTE NOTICE POSTED. Hunting proposal, votes this fall. 
  • 09/12/2019 - 2019 TIGER MUSKY STOCKING - 300+ hybrid tiger muskellunge stocked in Popolopen Lake. 
  • 09/10/2019 - POPOLOPEN & STILWELL BATHYMETRIC CHARTS POSTED. 
  • 09/09/2019 - HUNTING MAP CHANGES NOTICE POSTED. 
  • 09/05/2019 - 2019 NATIONAL HUNT & FISH DAY NOTICE POSTED. 
  • 09/05/2019 - 2019 BOW HUNTER EDUCATION COURSE NOTICE POSTED. 
  • 09/05/2019 - 2019 HUNTER EDUCATION COURSE NOTICE POSTED. 
  • 09/03/2019 - 2019 PERSONALLY OWNED FIREARM (POF) DAY NOTICE POSTED. 
  • 09/03/2019 - 2019 PHEASANT STOCKING NOTICE POSTED. For dates, numbers, areas, see notice. 
  • 09/01/2019 - NEW WEST POINT HUNTING MAP POSTED. Changes made to previous hunting map.
  • 07/16/2019 - 2019-20 WEST POINT HUNTING NOTICE POSTED. Hunting Season Dates, bag limits. .
  • 05/16/2019 - NEW WILKINS POND DOCK OPENS - 80 foot dock /w benches, canopy, outreach boards opens. 
  • 04/16/2019 - 3RD TROUT STOCKING DAY - 4500 trout stocked at ten sites across the installation.
  • 04/12/2019 - 2ND TROUT STOCKING DAY - 400 trout stocked at three sites across the installation. 
  • 03/29/2019 - 1ST TROUT STOCKING DAY - 2000 trout stocked at ten sites across the installation. 
  • 03/06/2019 - 2019-20 FISHING SEASONS NOTICE POSTED. Season dates, bag limits, special rules
  • 03/04/2019 - 2019 TROUT STOCKING NOTICE POSTED. (Updated 03/06/2019). See News page.

 

2018

(The links to most older notices and announcements have been deactivated, but the schedule below showing the dates past announcements were posted has been left up to let users know roughly when to expect similar announcements this year)

 

10/01 - WEST POINT GENERAL PUBLIC HUNTING NOTICE Hunters otherwise ineligible to hunt at West Point have the option of signing up for accounts to compete for one of thirty-five General Public Hunter permits in 2018. New accounts will be accepted from October 1st through October 26th.  Permits will go on-sale on a first come, first served basis on November 01st. General Public hunters have severe restrictions in terms of time and area accessibility as well as harvest capability. See notice for info on restrictions and account registration.

 

09/28 - 2018 OPENING DAY HUNTING LOTTERY NOTICE - The West Point Outdoor Recreation Staff at Round Pond will hold the annual Opening Day Hunting Lottery on Thursday, Nov. 1 at Victor Constant Ski Lodge at 06:00 pm. The lottery will determine hunting slots for the opening day of Big Game Regular (Rifle) Hunting Season. Natural Resources Staff will also be on hand to discuss iSportsman system, opening day hunting procedures, and other questions. 

 

09/12 - BOW HUNTER EDUCATION COURSE NOTICE West Point FWMR's Outdoor Recreation Division announces Bow Hunter Education Course being offered on Sunday September 16 from 0900 - 1530 at the Bonneville Cabin at Round Pond. Course is free, good for life. Register online at: register-ed/programs/new_york/166. Complete the required homework. This class is required to purchase NY State Bow Hunting License. Visit Round Pond or call 845-938-2503 for more information.

 

09/12 - HUNTER EDUCATION COURSE NOTICE West Point FWMR's Outdoor Recreation Division announces Hunter Education Course being offered on Saturday, October 27 from 0800 - 1700 at the Bonneville Cabin at Round Pond. Course is free, good for life. Registration starts September 16. To register e-mail instructor Rodney Krinke at eileen@frontiernet.net. Complete the required homework. This class is required to purchase NY State Hunting License, Visit Round Pond or call 845-938-2503 for more information.

 

09/12 - NATIONAL HUNTING & FISHING DAY NOTICE - West Point FWMR's Outdoor Recreation Division announces West Point's participation is National Hunting & Fishing Day. On Saturday September 22, 2018 ONLY, individuals may fish at West Point without a West Point Fishing Permit for free ONLY at the following lakes: Round Pond, Lake Frederick, Bull Pond, and Wilkins Pond. New York State Fishing License is still required. Hunting exemptions do not apply. Visit Round Pond or call 845-938-2503 for more information.

 

09/11 - PERSONALLY OWNED FIREARMS (POF) RANGE NOTICE - West Point FWMR's Outdoor Recreation Division and West Point Range Control will be hosting their annual Personally Owned Firearm (POF) Range Days this fall, allowing eligible individuals owning firearms to shoot on range at West Point. Firing will be done on Saturday September 29 & Saturday October 6 from 0900 - 1530 on Range 5. Please see announcement for information on individual eligibility, weapons restrictions, and contact information.

 

08/29 - 2018 PHEASANT STOCKING NOTICE - The West Point Natural Resources Branch will be carrying out its annual stocking of ring-necked pheasant in September, October, and November 2018. On Saturday Sept. 30th, Friday Oct. 5th, Friday Oct. 19th and Friday November 2nd, a planned 350 total pheasant will be stocked at six sites. Additionally, pending NYSDEC approval, another 100 total chukar partridge will be stocked at three additional sites on Sunday Sept. 30th.  Volunteers Welcome.

 

03/13 - 2018 PRE SEASON FISHING & iSPORTSMAN NOTICE - The West Point Natural Resource Branch Office and MWR's Outdoor Recreation Division have jointly sent out an announcement letting people know about the general fishing rules and the iSportsman system. Included in this announcement are general overview of the site, information permit types that will be offered, and brief step-by-step instructions on how to create an account, purchase a permit, check area status, check in/out.

 

03/01 - 2018 TROUT STOCKING NOTICE - The West Point Natural Resource Branch will carry its annual trout stocking this spring. Brook trout, brown trout, and rainbow trout - over 6500 fish in all - will be stocked at ten locations over three nonconsecutive stocking days in late March and April. The memo contains information on stocked fish by size, species, date, and water body. Volunteers welcome (see memo). Memorandum will be updated promptly regarding changes. Check back as stocking dates approach.

 

01/08 - 2017 DEER HARVEST SUMMARY REPORT - The West Point Natural Resource Branch has published its annual 2017 Deer Harvest Summary Report. Report features data on harvested deer including total number of deer taken during each season during each season and containing information of sex, age*, weight* buck antler point, buck antler beam diameters*, area harvested in, and type of hunter harvested by for deer harvested in 2017. (* denotes information only taken during Regular "Firearms" Season).

 

2018 NEWS ARCHIVES

 

  • 12/20/2018 - 2018 DEER HARVEST REPORT POSTED. See data on all deer harvested in 2018. 
  • 11/02/2018 - PHEASANT STOCKING DAY 4 of 4 - 75 pheasant stocked over 6 sites. 
  • 11/01/2018 - OPENING DAY HUNTING LOTTERY held at Victor Constant Ski Slope. 
  • 10/19/2018 - PHEASANT STOCKING DAY 3 of 4 - 75 pheasant stocked over 6 sites. 
  • 10/05/2018 - PHEASANT STOCKING DAY 2 of 4 - 100 pheasant stocked over 6 sites. 
  • 10/01/2018 - 2018 GENERAL PUBLIC HUNTING NOTICE POSTED. 
  • 09/28/2018 - PHEASANT STOCKING DAY 1 of 4 - 100 pheasant stocked over 6 sites, 100 chukkar stocked btw 3 sites.
  • 09/28/2018 - 2018 OPENING DAY HUNTING LOTTERY NOTICE POSTED.
  • 09/12/2018 - 2018 NATIONAL HUNTING & FISHING DAY NOTICE POSTED. 
  • 09/12/2018 - 2018 BOW HUNTER ED COURSE, HUNTER ED COURSE NOTICES POSTED.
  • 09/11/2018 - 2018 POF RANGE DAY NOTICE POSTED. 
  • 09/10/2018 - 2018 TIGER MUSKY STOCKING - 300 state-raised hybrid tiger musky were released in Lake Popolopen.
  • 08/29/2018 - 2018 PHEASANT STOCKING NOTICE POSTED - see stocking dates, locations, amounts. 
  • 07/20/2018 - 2018-2019 WEST POINT HUNTING NOTICE POSTED - season dates, bag limits. 
  • 04/20/2018 - 2018 WEST POINT AERIAL DEER SURVEY REPORT POSTED. 
  • 04/17/2018 - 2018 TROUT STOCKING Day #3 - Some 4200+ fish stocked at West Point today. Thank you, volunteers.
  • 04/13/2018 - 2018 TROUT STOCKING Day #2 - Some 300 fish stocked at West Point lakes today. Thank you, volunteers.
  • 03/26/2018 - 2018 TROUT STOCKING Day #1 - Some 1900+ fish stocked at West Point today. Thank you, volunteers.
  • 03/13/2018 - 2018 PRE FISHING SEASON & iSPORTSMAN NOTICE POSTED - fishing, iSportsman info. 
  • 03/01/2018 - 2018 TROUT STOCKING NOTICE POSTED - see trout stocking plans, info to volunteer. 
  • 02/22/2018 - WEST POINT DEPTH CHARTS POSTED - see West Point lakes, pond, and Lusk depths. 
  • 01/08/2018 - 2017 DEER HARVEST REPORT POSTED - see data on all deer harvested in 2017. 

 

2017

(The links to most older notices and announcements have been deactivated, but the schedule below showing the dates past announcements were posted has been left up to let users know roughly when to expect similar announcements this year)

 

10/30 - 2017 OPENING DAY HUNTING LOTTERY NOTICE - The West Point Outdoor Recreation Staff at Round Pond will hold the annual Opening Day Hunting Lottery on Thursday, Nov. 2nd at Victor Constant Ski Lodge at 06:00 pm. The lottery will determine hunting slots for the opening day of rifle season. Natural Resources Staff will be also be on hand to discuss iSportsman system, opening day hunting procedures, and the new hunt control location at new Game Warden Office.

 

09/14 - 2017 PHEASANT STOCKING NOTICE (REVISED 09/29 & 10/17) - The West Point Natural Resources Branch will be carrying out its annual stocking of ring-necked pheasant at six selected sites across the installation over three stocking days. On Saturday Sept. 30th, Friday Oct. 6th, and Friday Oct. 20th, a planned 267 birds will be released at the following sites: The Bleachers (Z2), Old Bridge (L), NBC Site (R), Burke Mountain (N), Block House (T2), and Sweeney's Pit (E2). Volunteers Welcome.

09/29  & 10/17 REVISIONS - due to scheduled range activity and resulting closure of some hunting areas, stocking numbers have been revised for first two stocking dates - Saturday, Sept. 30 and Friday, Oct. 6th - to make birds more available.

 

09/12 - PERSONALLY OWNED FIREARMS (POF) RANGE NOTICE - West Point FWMR's Outdoor Recreation Division and West Point Range Control will be hosting their annual personally owned firearm (POF) Range Days this fall, allowing eligible individuals owning firearms to shoot on range at West Point. Firing will be done on Oct. 7, Oct. 28, and Nov. 4 from 0900 - 1530 on Range 5. Please see announcement for information on individual eligibility, weapons restrictions, and contact information.

 

09/01 - iSPORTSMAN-IS-ONLINE NOTICE #02 - The West Point Natural Resources Branch Office sent out an announcement letting people know that the iSportsman system is fully up and running. Users can now create an account for themselves, purchase a permit online using the iSportsman permit purchase system, and check in/check out of areas now to go hunting and fishing. Also included in this e-mail were step-by-step instructions on how to: 1. take mandatory safety brief, 2. purchase permits online, 3. Check in, out.

 

08/18 - iSPORTSMAN-IS-ONLINE NOTICE #01 - The West Point Natural Resource Branch Office sent out an announcement letting people know about the iSportsman system and that it has gone live. The permit purchase system was not fully up and running at this time but would be shortly. The announcement informed people about some of the features of the site, permit types that will be offered, and included an attachment informing users how to create a new account. 

 

2017 NEWS ARCHIVES

 

  • 11/08/2017: HARVEST PAGE POSTED - hunting harvests, available under Resources tab, added to site
  • 11/02/2017: OPENING DAY LOTTERY HELD - hunters reserved their spots for Big Game Regular Season Opening Day.
  • 10/30/2017: OPENING DAY LOTTERY NOTICE POSTED - Big Game Regular Season Opening Day Lottery.
  • 10/20/2017: PHEASANT STOCKING DAY #3 - 80 pheasant were successfully stocked at 5 sites across installation. 
  • 10/06/2017: PHEASANT STOCKING DAY #2 - 100 pheasant were successfully stocked at 6 sites across installation.
  • 10/05/2017: PUBLIC HUNTER POST-LOTTERY NOTICE POSTED - General Public Hunter lottery winner directions. 
  • 10/02/2017: PUBLIC HUNTER LOTTERY HELD - General Public Hunter applications were processed at Round Pond.
  • 09/30/2017: PHEASANT STOCKING DAY #1 - 95 pheasant were successfully stocked at 6 sites across installation. 
  • 09/14/2017: PHEASANT STOCKING NOTICE POSTED - dates, areas, and numbers. (Revised 09/29 & 10/17) 
  • 09/12/2017: POF RANGE DAYS NOTICE POSTED - eligible individuals may shoot POF on range on select days. 
  • 09/07/2017: TIGER MUSKY STOCKING - 300 hybrid tiger muskellunge (08-12 in) were successfully stocked in Popolopen Lake.
  • 09/07/2017: BOW QUALIFICATION SUSPENDED - In 2017-18, one may bow hunt on post w/o USMA certification. 
  • 09/01/2017: PERMIT PURCHASE SYSTEM IS LIVE - approved users may now log on and purchase permits, check in/out.
  • 09/01/2017: iSPORTSMAN-IS-ONLINE NOTICE #2 SENT OUT - log on and purchase your own permits now. 
  • 08/28/2017: NEW UPDATED HUNTING MAPS AVAILABLE - waterproof, 18"x24" paper maps available for $2/map at Round Pond.
  • 08/21/2017: PUBLIC HUNTER LOTTERY NOTICE POSTED - lottery system process, application posted. 
  • 08/16/2017: UXO AWARENESS SAFETY BRIEF POSTED - sign in, complete brief. Required before buying permit, checking in/out.
  • 08/14/2017: 2017-18 FISHING SEASONS NOTICE POSTED - for season dates, bag limits.
  • 08/10/2017: iSPORTSMAN-IS-ONLINE NOTICE #1 SENT OUT - sign up for your iSportsman account now.
  • 08/08/2017: 2017-18 TRAPPING SEASONS MEMO POSTED - for season dates, bag limits.
  • 08/06/2017: 2017 WEST POINT AERIAL DEER SURVEY REPORT POSTED - see West Point deer population survey.
  • 07/31/2017: 2017-18 HUNTING SEASONS NOTICE POSTED.