Forestry and Outdoor Recreation
Hunting is permitted except in areas designated for high public use; parks, picnic areas and the County Forest Building complex.
Firearms, bows, and crossbows used for the purpose of participating in a State hunting season with a valid State hunting license are authorized at boat landings and public access areas, special use areas, and ski trail facilities, and other County forest lands.
Portable hunting stands are allowed; however, they must be labeled with owner’s name/contact information and shall be removed at the end of the hunting season. Failure to do so may result in confiscation by the Oneida County Forestry Department.
Portable ground blinds shall be removed at the end of each day’s hunt. Constructed ground blinds shall be removed no later than one week after the closing date of last deer season. Failure to do so may result in confiscation by the Oneida County Forestry Department.
The cutting of trees, seedlings or saplings to create shooting lanes is prohibited.
No permanent structures are permitted.
No nails, screws, or other damaging devices shall be attached to trees.
Oneida County allows individuals to remote camp within the County Forest. A permit is required and can be obtained from the Oneida County Forestry Office.
The cost of the permit is $10.00 and is limited to 14 consecutive days of camping. Please refer to the Dispersed Camping Permit for additional regulations regarding remote camping within Oneida County.
Grouse habitat maps, updated in October 2022, show tag alder swamps & young aspen stands.