Finger Lakes Land Trust
SPECIAL BOWHUNTING PERMITS
EXPANDED TO ALL WMUs
*SEPTEMBER 1st APPLICATION DEADLINE*
The Finger Lakes Land Trust was founded in 1989 to protect those lands that define the character of the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. To date, the Land Trust has protected more than 16,000 acres of the region’s wetlands, forests, farmland, shorelines, and gorges. This has been accomplished through the establishment of nature preserves that are open to the public for quiet recreation, the use of conservation easements (voluntary agreements on private lands), and the provision of technical assistance and educational programs to local governments, landowners, and the public.
Finger Lakes Land Trust operates a controlled-access, permit-based, Deer Hunting Program on selected preserves for the purpose of controlling deer numbers to prevent or reduce excessive deer herbivory, thereby favoring native plant communities and tree regeneration in forests. Sportsmen and women who participate in this program are critical partners to helping the land trust to protect and maintain ecological communities that are important to our region. The Land Trust will have several properties in the Finger Lakes region that will be open specifically for bow hunting, and approximately half of the hunters selected to receive a permit to hunt these properties will be members of the NY Bowhunters (NYB) organization. FLLT will select hunters that are committed to safety and good sportsmanship, and who will put in the effort to help achieve deer management objectives.