Leatherstocking Guide Service is based in Central New York and the town of Milford which is about 10 miles south of the Baseball Hall of Fame and Cooperstown. We lease private land and have over 6000 acres available to hunt.
The country here is a mix of farms, hardwood ridges and stands of hemlocks. We have lots of deer and big flocks of turkeys. Our DMP unit (4F) is open to rifle hunting and hunters are usually able to receive doe tags if you apply in the summer.
We have over 100 treestands and ground blinds, and our guide service involves getting you to a pre-selected area and stand which is yours to hunt through the day. The guide does not stay with you, but we have aerial photos of each farm which we share with you.
Lodging is provided in private homes on all hunts, as is breakfast. You are on your own for lunch and dinner and Cooperstown is only 15 minutes up the road!
RIFLE DEER HUNTS: $650 to $850 depending on the season.
YOUTH HUNT- RIFLE DEER: $450 per person for the three day weekend hunt held on Columbus Day weekend in October.
ARCHERY DEER HUNTS: $550 per person, semi-guided, any four days of the season. All hunts are semi-guided and include lodging and a big breakfast
MUZZLELOADER DEER HUNTS: $575 per person, semi-guided, any four days of the season. All hunts are semi-guided and include lodging, a big breakfast and a big lunch. (we'll provide a box lunch if you want to stay out all day)
COMBINATION ARCHERY DEER AND SHOTGUN TURKEY HUNTS: $725 per person, semi-guided. All hunts are semi-guided and include lodging and a big breakfast.
YOUTH SPRING HUNT: $450 per youth hunter . Age 12-15, 1 bird limit, 1X1 guide service
SPRING TURKEY: Season open May 1 to 31, $650-$850 per hunter
FALL TURKEY HUNTS: $475 Season open October 1 to November 14
We require a $200 deposit for all hunts