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Finger Lakes Land Trust Nature Preserves Free of Hunting in 2023

Read our complete list of publicly accessible Finger Lakes Land Trust nature preserves where hunting is not allowed during the fall and winter hunting season, October 1 through December 19, 2023.

Bahar Nature Preserve (Niles, NY)

Bishop Nature Preserve (Fayette, NY)

Ellis Hollow Nature Preserve (Dryden, NY)

Etna Nature Preserve (Dryden, NY)

Otisco Nature Preserve (Spafford, NY)

Owasco Bluffs Nature Preserve (Niles, NY)

Steege Hill Nature Preserve (Big Flats, NY)

Parker Nature Preserve (Bath, NY)

Roy H. Park Preserve (Dryden, NY)

Thayer Nature Preserve (Ithaca, NY)
*Note, the Thayer Preserve entrance is to the left of the parking area on Townline Rd. The Sweedler Preserve, which allows hunting, is to the right of the parking area.

Each year, the Finger Lakes Land Trust issues a limited number of deer hunting permits on select nature preserves. These preserves are well-marked with signs alerting visitors to trail closures and safety guidelines. For more information, visit the specific web page for each nature preserve. Public use policies will be listed at the bottom of each page.

Please be advised that hunting may be occurring on nearby properties not owned by FLLT.  We encourage every outdoor enthusiast to wear blaze orange, pink, or another bright color, especially during fall and winter. Doing so will allow you to be seen more easily and from greater distances. Learn more about hiker safety during hunting season.