With a robust population of whitetail deer, and over 10,000 acres of public hunting grounds, Wayne County offers the perfect ingredients for the hunting enthusiast. And our deer are the trophy sized bucks. A recent study using New York State Big Buck Club’s trophy records rated Wayne the seventh county in the state for producing “wall hanging” deer.

Hunting for wild turkey has become a very popular addition for outdoor sporting enthusiasts, and Wayne County’s rural habitat has seen this magnificent game bird thrive, as the populations remain healthy year after year.

The majority of the public hunting acres or New York State Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) are located along the Lake Ontario shoreline, which lies within the Atlantic Flyway. Waterfowlers have the opportunity to hunt migratory species as they make their annual flights. The open waters of Lake Ontario flourish with mergansers, buffleheads, and goldeneyes. The calmer waters of Wayne County bays have abundant populations of teals, mallards, black ducks, and pintails.

Within the borders of Wayne County, hunters will find great opportunities for their sport. The habitat is here and we become the perfect host, with our selection of accommodations, restaurants, gun shops, and professional taxidermists who can make your hunting experiences last forever.

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