NEWS


 

2018

 

09/28 - 2018 OPENING DAY HUNTING LOTTERY ANNOUNCEMENT - 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 ANNOUNCEMENT 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 ANNOUNCEMENT 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 ANNOUNCEMENT - 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 ANNOUNCEMENT - 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 ANNOUNCEMENT (As of 08/29/2018) - The West Point Natural Resources Branch will be carrying out its annual stocking of ring-necked pheasant in September, October, and November 2018. On 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 MEMO - 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 MEMO - 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. See News pageReports page
  • 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 STOCKINGDAY 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 ANNOUNCEMENT POSTED. See News page.
  • 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 ANNOUNCEMENT POSTED.See News page.
  • 09/12/2018 - 2018 NATIONAL HUNTING & FISHING DAY ANNOUNCEMENT POSTED. See News page.
  • 09/12/2018 - 2018 BOW HUNTER ED COURSE, HUNTER ED COURSE ANNOUNCEMENTS POSTED. See News page.
  • 09/11/2018 - 2018 POF RANGE DAY ANNOUNCEMENTED POSTED. See News page.
  • 09/10/2018 - 2018 TIGER MUSKY STOCKING - 300 state-raised hybrid tiger musky were released in Lake Popolopen.
  • 08/29/2018 - 2018 PHEASANT STOCKING MEMO POSTED - see stocking dates, locations, amounts. See News page.
  • 07/20/2018 - 2018-2019 WEST POINT HUNTING MEMO POSTED - season dates, bag limits. See Home, Regulations page.
  • 04/20/2018 - 2018 WEST POINT AERIAL DEER SURVEY REPORT POSTED. See News pageReports page.
  • 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 MEMO POSTED - fishing, iSportsman info. See News page.
  • 03/01/2018 - 2018 TROUT STOCKING MEMO POSTED - see trout stocking plans, info to volunteer. See News page.
  • 02/22/2018 - WEST POINT DEPTH CHARTS POSTED - see West Point lakes, pond, and Lusk depths. See Maps page.
  • 01/08/2018 - 2017 DEER HARVEST REPORT POSTED - see data on all deer harvested in 2017. See News pageReports page.

 

2017

 

10/30 - 2017 OPENING DAY HUNTING LOTTERY ANNOUNCEMENT - 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 ANNOUNCEMENT (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 ANNOUNCEMENT - 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.


09/07 - ARCHERY QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT SUSPENSION ANNOUNCEMENT - The West Point Conservation Law Enforcement Office has decided to suspend the Archery Qualification Requirement for on-post bow hunting for the 2017-2018 Hunting Year as USMA Regulation 215-5 is being revised. From September 2017 through August 2018, no qualification trial will be held and bow hunters may hunt the cantonment bow-only hunting areas - Area G2 Bow, Area J2 Bow, Area J3, Area J4 Bow, and Area J5 Bow w/o qualification.


09/01 - iSPORTSMAN ANNOUNCEMENT 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 ANNOUNCEMENT 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 siteSee Harvest Page.
  • 11/02/2017: OPENING DAY LOTTERY HELD - hunters reserved their spots for Big Game Regular Season Opening Day.
  • 10/30/2017: OPENING DAY LOTTERY MEMO POSTED - Big Game Regular Season Opening Day Lottery. See News page
  • 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 MEMO POSTED - General Public Hunter lottery winner directions. See News page
  • 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 MEMO POSTED - dates, areas, and numbers. (Revised 09/29 & 10/17) See News page
  • 09/12/2017: POF RANGE DAYS MEMO POSTED - eligible individuals may shoot POF on range on select days. See News page.
  • 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. See News page.
  • 09/01/2017: PERMIT PURCHASE SYSTEM IS LIVE - approved users may now log on and purchase permits, check in/out.
  • 09/01/2017: iSPORTSMAN ANNOUNCEMENT #2 SENT OUT - log on and purchase your own permits now. See News page.
  • 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 MEMO POSTED - lottery system process, application posted. See Hunting page.
  • 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 MEMO POSTED - for season dates, bag limits scroll down or see Fishing page.
  • 08/10/2017: iSPORTSMAN ANNOUNCEMENT SENT OUT - sign up for your Westpoint.iSportsman account now. See News Page.
  • 08/08/2017: 2017-18 TRAPPING SEASONS MEMO POSTED - for season dates, bag limits scroll down or see Trapping page
  • 08/06/2017: 2017 WEST POINT AERIAL DEER SURVEY REPORT POSTED - see West Point deer population survey.
  • 07/31/2017: 2017-18 HUNTING SEASONS MEMO POSTED.