Hunt in the Wilderness of the Catskill Mountains!


Frost Valley offers more than 5,500 acres of forested land to seek your ideal hunting experience.  Explore our land or access the vast New York State Forest Preserve.  Much of Frost Valley adjoins this vast wilderness offering a connection to these hunting grounds.  Our forests are home to healthy populations of wild turkey, white-tailed deer, and black bear.

The Outdoor Sportsmanship Program allows young hunters to learn from their parents, reconnect as a family, disconnect from electronics, and learn respect for nature.  Youth hunters also benefit from the skill and concentration of using their respective hunting tools and learn respect for gun safety as well as confidence.

We foster a safe hunting ethic and require that blaze orange be worn during big game season. The program includes access to the following hunting seasons: Spring and Fall Turkey, Big Game Bow Hunting, Big Game Rifle Season, and Big Game Muzzleloader Season.

Participants are required to possess a valid New York State Hunting License. New hunters are required to take the NYS hunter safety course, offered at Frost Valley in the spring and fall. Hunters are also required to demonstrate proficiency in firearms safety and use, complete an orientation, and pass a criminal background check.

Hunting Camp is offered during the opening five days of Big Game Rifle Season. This experience is not to be missed. Experienced and young hunters alike stay at the East Valley Ranch for this all-inclusive event. Hearty meals are prepared in the cozy lodge before dawn and after sunset. Bag lunches allow you to stay out all day and not have to worry about preparing your own food. Bring all your gear and prepare for an amazing Catskill hunting experience.

Interested in a yearly membership and hunting camp? Contact the Department of Natural Resources for details: or call (845) 985-2291 ext. 397.

Get the rates and application packet

For more information on hunting season dates and hunting licenses, please visit the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s website.