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Wolf Hollow Wildlife Management Area


Wolf Hollow WMA Locator Map

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Wolf Hollow Wildlife Management Area (WMA) The primary purposes of the Wolf Hollow WMA is for wildlife management, wildlife habitat management, and wildlife-dependent recreation. This WMA consists of 52 acres of upland habitat acquired by the State in 1905. 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. 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. While the property is open to various recreational activities, its small size limits the scope of such pursuits.

Featured Activities

Hunting and Trapping
Wolf Hollow Wildlife Management Area is located in Wildlife Management Unit 4R. 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. (View hunting seasons and trapping seasons)

Wildlife Viewing
Deer, turkeys, black bears, squirrels, and a host of songbirds frequent the area. Use the Wildlife Management Area Mammal Checklist (PDF 453 KB) and the Wildlife Management Area Bird Checklist (PDF 240 KB)) as a wildlife viewing guides.

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Jeannie Arch Road, Town of Andes. 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.

Rules, Regulations and Outdoor Safety

Activity Rules & Regulations

The following activities are not permitted in Capital District WMA:

A forest in Wolf Hollow Wildlife Management Area
  • Using motorized vehicles, including:
    • all-terrain vehicles
    • snowmobiles
  • Camping
  • Using metal detectors, searching for or removing historic or cultural artifacts without a permit
  • Damaging or removing gates, fences, signs or other property
  • Cutting, removing or damaging living vegetation
  • Construction of permanent blinds or other structures such as tree stands
  • Littering
  • Storage of personal property
  • Parking of motor vehicles in excess of the posted limit or outside the designated parking areas.
  • Discharge of firearms in a safety zone.

Outdoor Safety Tips

NOTE: Ticks are active whenever temperatures are above freezing but especially so in the late spring and early fall. Deer ticks can transmit Lyme and several other diseases. More information on deer ticks and Lyme disease can be obtained from the NYS Department of Health (Leaves DEC Website). Also, practice Leave No Trace (Leaves DEC website) principles when recreating on state land to enjoy the outdoors responsibly; minimize impact on the natural resources and avoid conflicts.

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How We Manage

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Like most of the state's Wildlife Management Areas, Wolf Hollow WMA is managed by DEC's Division of Fish and Wildlife for wildlife conservation and wildlife-associated recreation (hunting, trapping, wildlife viewing/photography). Funding to maintain and manage this site is provided by the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration or "Pittman-Robertson" Act, which is acquired through excise taxes on sporting arms, ammunition and archery equipment.

There is currently no active management occurring on Wolf Hollow WMA, though forestry practices may be considered in the future.

Tourism Information for Nearby Attractions, Amenities & Activities

Numerous guide books and maps are available with information on the lands, waters, trails and other recreational facilities in this area. These can be purchased at most outdoor equipment retailers, bookstores, and on-line booksellers.

Web links below can provide information about other recreation, attractions and amenities in this area.