Adirondack bird hunting at its finest. During your guided grouse and woodcock hunts in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, you will hunt some of the truly storied coverts of modern day grouse hunting. We offer hunts October through November. You will be led by our head guide Matt Delorenzo, or any one of our other professional guides. We hunt primarily over the French Brittany, a dog perfectly suited for grouse hunting in New York and the cover that goes with it. You are likely to spend time with several other breeds depending on which guide you are paired with.
HUNGRY TROUT BIRD HUNTING PACKAGE
Just as Browns, Rainbows and Brook Trout fill our rivers and ponds, Grouse and Woodcock thrive in the Adirondacks! The Hungry Trout Resort leases 20,000 acres of regenerated forest land just minutes away including a parcel just down the road that is reserved entirely for the use of our guests enjoying our hunting packages.
Loaded with Aspen, Birch and conifers, and dotted with beaver dams throughout, our leased coverts contains ideal habitat for large numbers of grouse and woodcock. Flush counts taken for the past 12 years suggest comparative numbers with western lodges charging twice the price of our packages!
At the Hungry Trout we offer a 3 night, 2 day Adirondack bird hunting package. This package includes three nights lodging, two full days of guided hunting and all of your meals. We have found this to be the perfect amount of time in our area to experience everything we have to offer.
We of course can extend your visit if you would like to add additional nights or hunts. We can also add any of the wonderful options we have here at the Hungry Trout such as fishing, biking, hiking or anything else we offer.
2 Person Package
3 Person Package
Prices are per person
ALL OF OUR DOGS ARE CLOSE WORKING, AN ABSOLUTE PREREQUISITE FOR GUIDES AT THE HUNGRY TROUT. YOUR HUNT WILL BE VERY VISUAL, YOU WILL SEE EVERYTHING UNFOLD. THERE WON’T BE ANY SEARCHING FOR DOGS USING GPS DEVICES. WE HUNT WITH OUR DOGS AND OUR EYES, NOT ELECTRONIC DEVICES. THIS MAKES YOUR ADIRONDACK BIRD HUNTING ADVENTURE A MUCH MORE MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE
SEPTEMBER 20TH – FEBRUARY 28TH
The grouse season dates are set in stone each year. They haven’t changed in ages and it’s safe to assume that they won’t be changing anytime soon. With that said, it’s best to check back from time to time in order to make sure there have not been any adjustments.
WOODCOCK SEASON – OCTOBER 1ST – NOVEMBER 14TH
Woodcock season is subject to change as these birds are managed federally. Generally it seems like the dates stay the same but as always its safe to check. You can view and print a summary of the state’s hunting seasons here.
Due to the amount of variables involved in a hunting trip such as dogs, guides, weather, historical conditions etc, we require guest to call us to make reservations. New York grouse and woodcock hunting is a dynamic experience and our staff will make sure that your trip is booked with properly with all of your questions asked and answered. We can also be reached by email HERE.
In the state of New York, in order to participate in grouse hunting or woodcock hunting, an annual hunting license is required. For your trip you will need to purchase a resident or non-resident annual hunting license. This license is currently $100 for all people aged 16+ or $5 for people aged 12-15 years old. We strongly recommend that you get your license well in advance of your trip. Your New York grouse and woodcock small game license can be purchased at the link below.
In addition, if you intend or pursuing or harvesting Woodcock, you are required to obtain a Harvest Information Program (HIP) number for all New York Woodcock hunting excursions. After you purchase a hunting license, you can obtain a HIP number for free by using the link below. You can also add the HIP number during your license purchase.
At the Hungry Trout we recommend booking your New York Grouse or New York Woodcock hunting trips well in advance. Availability is limited so its always advantageous to get your dates locked in early. As a result, we require a $400 per person non-refundable deposit on all bookings. In the event you have to cancel, if we are able to re-book your reservation, we will refund your deposit minus a $100 cancellation fee. All reservations require a deposit by check or credit card.
THE BEST KEPT SECRET IN GROUSE AND WOODCOCK HUNTING
Notwithstanding the storied history of New York grouse and woodcock hunting in the Adirondacks, it is an area forgotten by grouse hunters. Much to the delight of local grouse hunters might I add. The Adirondacks altogether suffered heavily logged and deforested during the glory days of the grouse hunting revolution. As a result grouse hunting in the Adirondacks fell from the wayside regardless of the stories of finding 40 grouse in a single tree, the hunters have never returned.
THANKS TO MODERN DAY LOGGING AND FORESTRY MANAGEMENT PRACTICES THE GROUSE AND WOODCOCK HUNTING IN THE ADIRONDACKS HAS SEEN A MAJOR RESURGENCE.
To clarify, the landscape was stripped bare and as a result grew into beautiful second growth forest. In the long run as those forests mature they are harvested and sooner or later this creates prime second growth on a rotating basis.
Hunting logs in past years have shown flush counts that rival those of any premier well known grouse and woodcock hunting destination. To that point, in many cases our numbers exceed them. Our New York grouse and woodcock hunting team has had the opportunity to hunt grouse all over New York, Michigan, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. They collectively have hunted Arizona, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Washington, Mexico and Quebec, yet they choose to live and hunt here. We take that as high accolades for our New York grouse hunting coverts here in the Adirondacks.
WE HAVE INCREDIBLE FLIGHTS OF WOODCOCK THAT COME TO THE AREA IN THE FALL AND WE HAVE EXCELLENT RECRUITMENT OF LOCAL BIRDS.
In good years we can have premium New York woodcock hunting solely over our resident birds. Coupled with flight birds from Quebec in the middle of October, there’s a huge number of birds.