Wolf Hollow Wildlife Management Area
Wolf Hollow Wildlife Management Area (WMA) consists of 52 acres of upland habitat in Delaware County Acquired by the State in 1905. It is located in the Town of Andes on Jennie Archer Rd. One small parking area allows for access to this parcel.This parcel allows for public use for hiking, hunting, trapping, photography and bird watching. But its small size can pose conflicts if more than a few people are utilizing it at the same time.
Habitat / Ecological Communities
The topography of Wolf Hollow WMA consists of moderate to steep sloping hillside and is dominated by upland forested communities. Tree species include red oak, red and sugar maple, beech, birch, ash and black cherry.
An assortment of wildlife inhabit the WMA including white-tailed deer, black bear, gray squirrel, fox, raccoon, wild turkey, ruffed grouse and other songbird species.
While the property is open to various recreational activities, including hunting, trapping, hiking, wildlife observation, and nature photography, its small size limits the scope of such pursuits. A small parking area has been developed to provide access to the area but space is limited to prevent overuse. Also, Jennie Archer Rd is shared by a private landowner. A safety zone has been posted on the WMA which prohibits the discharge of firearms in that area of the property. This further reduces its use as a hunting area.
There is currently no active management occurring on Wolf Hollow WMA, though forestry practices may be considered in the future.
Rules and Regulations
Public use of Wolf Hollow WMA is governed by 6 NYCRR §51 (Statutory authority: Environmental Conservation Law, §§ 11-2101).
The following acts are prohibited:
- Use of motor vehicles except in designated parking areas.
- Parking of motor vehicles beyond the limits of a posted quota or outside the designated parking areas.
- Construction of structures, blinds, platforms or stands.
- Discharge of firearms in a safety zone.
- Cutting, plucking, severing, damaging or removing trees or other vegetation.
- Camping, littering, kindling fires, damaging or removing gates, fences, signs or other property.
All visitors to the WMA must comply with all regulatory signs posted by the Department of Environmental Conservation.