Adirondack Rustic Lodge at Sperry Pond Preserve provides 1,750
acres of private hunting ground. And, the adjoining lands
are also private, with no public access. When you rent,
you rent a 3 bedroom cabin and exclusive hunting rights to the
entire 1,750 acres.
Black bear and trophy whitetail deer by rifle, bow,
and muzzleloader, predatory calling and hunting, wild turkeys, ruffed grouse, woodcock, snowshoe hare, wood
ducks, mallards, blacks and Canada geese. Four wheeling in makes the carry
out easier. We have always had a large feeding program, food plots for
deer and turkey, as well as practiced buck management… nothing under 6 points
being taken. Hunting is limited to our guests, so the population is not
over-hunted. Hunts can be either self guided or we can offer top notch
guides for any hunt at an additional fee.
RATES (all rates per person) 3 DAY HUNT (4 nights) - $650 Archery Season, $850 Muzzleloader Season, $750 Rifle Season.
Early Bear: Opens September 15th, 2012 Archery: September 27th to
October 23rd Black Powder: October
13th to the 20th Regular Big Game: October
20th to December 2nd Turkey: Spring May 1st to May 31st - Youth April 21st to 22ns\d
DEER HUNTING - The
last week of rifle is still available at Sperry for the 2009
season. As of Nov.24th, it looks like the rut is full blown up
here. The rut is later in the higher elevations north
country. It's nature's way of ensuring the spring fawns are
not born too early.
Sperry Pond has mature bucks and is definitely not overhunted.
Hunting is limited exclusively to our guests. The 2 mounts
below were taken from Sperry and we've seen their genetics passed
BLACK POWDER HUNTING:
We've seen a couple of real trophies this year out in the woods and what a great week
to hunt - weather is still warm and undisturbed woods.
Typically, the big bucks get taken by the first in or after the rut
is full blown
GROUSE HUNTING - This really seems to be the year of the grouse, especially at Sperry.
Walking the trails, it is easy to flush out 4 birds at one time. If you hunt
with dogs, no problem. We gladly allow dogs in the cabins. The season for
ruffed grouse is September 20th - February 29th.
RABBIT HUNTING - Very abundant
this year. You are welcome to bring your dogs to hunt with or we can
provide a guide with dogs. The season on rabbits is October 1st - March 18th, 2012.
BLACK BEAR HUNTING -
offers 1,750 acres of prime black bearhabitat with known,
active bear dens on the property. According to confirmed statistics of the
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Hamilton County (where
we are) typically has the highest number of bear kills and the fewest number of bear hunters.
We do have restrictions on deer and we do have
restrictions on the taking of bear. We do not allow sows with first year's
cubs to be taken. We do have a large sow this year with 2 cubs and we
would ask that you know what you shooting at and make sure you do not take any
sow with this years cubs. While DEC allows a sow with first year cubs to
be taken, we do not believe that they would make it through the winter. We
are about quality hunting and ensuring quality hunts in the future.
HUNTING - You
are allowed to call, bait and hunt at night for coyotes with a
light. When the pond freezes over, we've got the perfect
situation for calling and baiting with such a wide open area to call
them into. Coyote season is Oct. 1st to March 18th, 2012
forget about the
FISHING at Sperry. Take a little time to fish for the trophy sized brook trout
(23 inches...yes, brook trout, caught at Sperry).
Pond is a great piece of property that is very diverse and has great
habitat. We've established food plots and fruit trees and
continue to add more each year. The terrain is quite varied
from hard woods and slight elevation to soft woods, cedars and
swamps. The property is logged on a 5 to 7 year rotation and
all limbs are left for wintering wildlife. Sperry Pond, with
it's diversity is a natural wintering ground for wildlife and
especially deer, but given the extra effort we've put into the
property, Sperry Pond is a real sportsman's paradise and not
overhunted by any means.
the Adirondacks can be tricky, especially during hunting season. If you come to
hunt, be prepared. Weather changes very suddenly in this region, and the area
can be immersed in inclement weather in no time at all. Preparation is the key
to your safety, and the quality of your hunt.
uncommon for early season weather to be warm. Our regular deer hunting seasons
starts in late October, and often there is still plenty of fall foliage and
leaves in the underbrush. Hunters wait for killing frosts and rain showers to
bring down the leaves, and open up the woods, but here in the Adirondacks,
leaves fall early. However, we do encourage hunters to come in the spring
before the leaves come on to scout at a discount.