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View Poll Results: Are hunting clubs becoming a thing of the past in the Adirondack?
yes 82 43.62%
no 106 56.38%
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Old 02-15-2011, 06:46 AM   #41
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I am a member of the Blue Mt Lake Club and we have the same problem. getting members is hard
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:02 PM   #42
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I have hunted Blue Mt. area on State land and let me tell you, there are great deer in the area. Rugged tough country and well worth the efforts. Thumbs up for Blue Mt.. To each his own, we need to stick together in this world we live in.
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:17 PM   #43
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I have hunted Blue Mt. area on State land and let me tell you, there are great deer in the area. Rugged tough country and well worth the efforts. Thumbs up for Blue Mt.. To each his own, we need to stick together in this world we live in.
I know thayer187 is pretty busy right about now so I'll chime in and invite any and all to the Blue Mtn Lake Club open house this Saturday, Sept. 10th.
Come see what it's all about!
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Old 09-09-2011, 01:30 PM   #44
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Just curious-which club has rights/leases to Boreas Ponds tract that TNC bought?
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Old 12-06-2011, 04:26 PM   #45
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Someone asked if hunting camps have other purposes. I must be the exception. I spend most of my time at my camp in the summer. I usually have the lease land to myself and you will find me relaxing in a chair on my porch in the afternoons after spending the morning either hiking, biking or canoeing. I do hunt but it is damm hard hunting in the Dacks. I have 145 acres in the southern tier and prefer to do most of my deer hunting there. I only have to wait 3-4 hours to see a deer rather than 3-4 days. The bodies are smaller but the racks are just as big.
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:57 PM   #46
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I agree with cityboy... other than deer season our lease near Long Lake is void of anyone most of the time,except for a few diehards doing road work...
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:59 PM   #47
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Just curious-which club has rights/leases to Boreas Ponds tract that TNC bought?
Check with Finch Pryrun in Glens Falls.
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Old 12-07-2011, 12:10 PM   #48
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As a followup on the membership issue - we had the opprotunity to obtain another lease nearly adjacent to our origional hunting club. One of the issues with the origional club is that I have a number of co-workers and friends in the late 20's to early 50's that were looking to joing a club but didn't know how to set one up financially, coordinate work weekends, not to mention getting the club building in shape, and acquiring the furnishings needed. The existing club already had a good membership and wasn't necesarily looking for new members. After checking around with the people that expressed interest, 18 guys committed to it in a week's time. So ended we ended up jumping on the opprotunity and spending a long weekend over the summer putting the club together. It took a bit of leg work to work everything out and a lot of sweat to get it in good shape, but certainly wasn't difficult.

Although the camp location is not very remote, it does consist of a decent chunk of acreage; however, probably only 1/3 of the members are strictly there to hunt, the remainder are more interested in fishing, hiking, canoing, etc. The way we look at it, the dues are cheaper than a couple of nights in a hotel and you don't have to worry about reservations, etc.

I guess the bottom line is that there a still a large number of respectible people willing to join clubs, although you do have to look for them and screen them properly. Also, to have as much as a relaxation and recreation club certainly opens the doors for additional members. Likewise there are opprotunities out there to form a club, or acquire a camp - it just requires asking a lot of questions.
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Old 12-07-2011, 04:42 PM   #49
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If you are having a hard time getting members it's because you are looking in the wrong places. My camp is just across from the Kempshall club in Long Lake. They have a sign out front looking for members. They should be advertising in the New York papers. As a former urbanite (I'm really from the City circa 1975) I can tell you there are many people such as myself that yearn for seclusion. They might not want to hunt but the Adirondacks are great and many people cannot afford to own but they certainly can lease. Its a very cheap way to get away from the crowds. I don't know why more people don't do it it seemsw a no brainer.
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:10 PM   #50
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citiboy, your probably right regarding looking in all the wrong places. We (Robinwood Park Club) advertise for members in The NewYork Sportsman newspaper mag. with some success. Our club is pretty unique in that we (members) own 4100ac. and lease the remainder,about 3400ac. I believe our dues are reasonable. We have excellent rainbow and bass fishing and some catch brookies. We currently have several moose taking up residence that quite a few members have seen. The canoeing is fantastic as you can go all the way into Lows Lake. The deer hunting is typical Adk. Mtn hunting , challenging, but fun. If interested check out our web-site (robinwoodpark.com) , then send me a PM.
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:27 PM   #51
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citiboy, your probably right regarding looking in all the wrong places. We (Robinwood Park Club)
I happened to run into a member when I was crossing the road near Clear Pond on my way to Bog Lake. Nice guy, had a good little chat, but I don't remember his name. He was telling me about the club and future plans, sounded good if I was into that kind of thing. But I just don't go for the motorized transport community that goes along with it.
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:55 PM   #52
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It very well could have been me . I have talked to several canoer's doing the loop. It would give you a good home base, just a thought. Happy canoeing.
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:01 AM   #53
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Looking for a Hunting Club to Join

I am interested in joining a hunting club in the adirondacks that has a decent size land lease as I would be using it year round for hunting, fishing, camping, ATV's and hiking. Any suggestions.

I would prefer a club that is around the Forestport, Old Forge, Blue Mountain areas.
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Old 10-30-2013, 07:17 AM   #54
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Just curious-which club has rights/leases to Boreas Ponds tract that TNC bought?
I did hear that the Boreas Ponds tract is being leased by a group of hunters. I don't think they are taking members. I've been in there, it's real nice country. The lodge lease is a different story. Big bucks, and I'm not talking about deer.
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Old 10-30-2013, 02:17 PM   #55
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:57 PM   #56
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Check out deervalleyclubny.com !!! I'm a member and camp owner. We are a large lease of former Finch land located in Indian Lake, NY. We are currently seeking new members. Feel free to pm any questions.
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Old 10-31-2013, 07:47 AM   #57
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Check out deervalleyclubny.com !!! I'm a member and camp owner. We are a large lease of former Finch land located in Indian Lake, NY. We are currently seeking new members. Feel free to pm any questions.
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Old 10-31-2013, 07:29 PM   #58
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http://deervalleyclubny.com/index.htm

works for me.
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Old 10-31-2013, 07:56 PM   #59
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I've been a member of the Deer Valley Club in IL since '97. Its a great club that still has very reasonable dues as compared to other ADK clubs. Stocked pond, good road system and some really caring members I think sets us apart. Also an easy walk or drive to state land/ponds/lakes. Anyone interested should check out the website.
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Old 11-01-2013, 09:56 PM   #60
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You hit the nail on the head about caring members. Top notch group of people!!!
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