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Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks

The Adirondack Mountains are home to many species of fish and animals. Popular outdoor sports in the region include hunting and fishing for a wide variety of game. If you're a sportsman (or sportswoman) you'll find millions of acres to track, stalk and attempt to take your prey.

If you're not familiar with typical hunting and fishing techniques or the Adirondack Mountains in general, we suggest you head to an outfitter and find some additional information, or even hire a guide. Check out the links below for information on what species you may find, and when you're allowed to take them.

AuSable Forks Sign

Species of Game

From big game to small game to waterfowl, there are plenty of options throughout the Adirondacks for various types of hunting.

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Dining in Saranac Lake

Species of Fish

Trout and Bass are the main fish species that are sought in the Adirondack Mountains, but anglers also hook Perch, Pike, Walleye and others!

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Resort overlooking the lake

Hunting Seasons

Take a duck, turkey or deer depending on the time of year. Find out what is in season, what is not, and what never will be in the Adirondacks.

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Town of Lake Placid NY in the heart of the of the Adirondacks

Fishing Seasons

Stream fishing, boat fishing, ice fishing - the Adirondacks has it all! Depending on what species you're after, you can fish year-round!

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Resort overlooking the lake

Hunting Gallery

Want to see what the Adirondacks has to offer? Take a look at this gallery of successful hunts!

Town of Lake Placid NY in the heart of the of the Adirondacks

Fishing Gallery

Check out these great photos of some awesome fish caught in the Adirondacks!

best fishing spots in the Adirondacks

Top 8 Fishing Spots

See the 8 spots our experts have identified as being the best fishing spots in the Adirondacks!

Town of Lake Placid NY in the heart of the of the Adirondacks

More Fishing Spots

Find out where else in the Adirondacks to go looking for the type of fish you're after!