Hunting for predators/furbearers is permitted at night beginning the day after the late muzzleloading deer season ends. Hunters engaged in nighttime hunting activities must check in and check out at Range Branch (315-772-7152), Bldg. P-4855 to obtain a Fort Drum Nighttime Recreation Pass. Hunters are required to check-in and check-out telephonically (315-772-7152) or in-person at Range Branch, Bldg. P-4855. No running of dogs is allowed for night hunting.
Hunting with Dogs
Dogs may be used to hunt all small game except wild turkey during the spring season. Dogs may be trained on small game on Fort Drum from August 15 - April 15, except for training on raccoon, fox, coyote and bobcat which is allowed from July 1 - April 15.
The use of dogs on Fort Drum is the sole responsibility of the owner/handler; Fort Drum is not responsible for any injuries sustained by the dog while on Fort Drum.
Disabled Access Hunting Opportunities
See the following page for disabled access opportunities.
Wounded Big Game
Hunters must make every effort to trail and recover wounded deer/bear. Hunters may not, however, violate the 90 minutes after sunset restriction because of wounded game. Hunters should mark the spot they last saw sign and request assistance from the Range Branch (315-772-7152) and/or the Military Police (315-772-5156 or 772-5157). The tracking of wounded game into closed hunting areas requires the hunter to contact Range Branch and/or the Military Police. If wounded game goes off of Fort Drum, it is your responsibility to obtain permission from the private landowner.
Reporting Harvested Game
Follow New York State regulations for tagging and reporting harvested game. You are required by law to report your take via the toll free DECALS game reporting system within 48 hours, by calling 1-866-GAME-RPT (1-866-426-3778). Only archers harvesting deer and bear within the Cantonment Area are required to bring their harvest to the Check Station at Bldg. T-4848.
Deer Management in the Training Area