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Wolf Hollow Wildlife Management Area

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Wolf Hollow WMA Locator Map

The primary purposes of Wolf Hollow Wildlife Management Area (WMA) are 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. However, 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 a 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

Hiking

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General information on hiking includes how-to and safety tips and links to rules and regulations.

Please stay on the designated trails to protect the diversity and richness of the plant communities found within this area.

Hunting and Trapping

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Wildlife Management Unit: 4R

General information on hunting and general information on trapping include how-to and safety tips with links to seasons, rules, and regulations.

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. Please be sure to abide by all game laws (view hunting seasons and trapping seasons).

Wildlife

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General information on animals includes links to information about birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians. and insects that inhabit or migrate through the state.

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 wildlife viewing guides.

Wolf Hollow Brown Sign

Directions

The WMA is located on Jeannie Arch Road in the town of Andes. A small parking area has been developed to provide access to the area, but space is limited to prevent overuse. Note that Jennie Archer Road is shared by a private landowner.

All coordinates provided are in decimal degrees using NAD83/WGS84 datum.

Rules, Regulations and Outdoor Safety

Practice Leave No Trace Principles (leaves DEC website) when recreating on state land to enjoy the outdoors responsibly; minimize impact on the natural resources and avoid conflicts with other users.

All users of Wolf Hollow Wildlife Management Area must follow all State Land Use Regulations and should follow all Outdoor Safety Practices for the safety of the user and protection of the resource.

Activity Rules & Regulations

The following activities are not permitted in Wolf Hollow WMA:

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Forested area on 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).

How We Manage Wolf Hollow Wildlife Management Area

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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, and 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.

Nearby State Lands, Facilities, Amenities & Other Information

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

State Lands and Facilities

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.

Additional information, outdoor equipment, trip suggestions, and guided or self-guided tours may be obtained from outdoor guide and outfitting businesses. Check area chambers of commerce, telephone directories, or search the internet for listings.

Consider hiring an outdoor guide if you have little experience or woodland skills. See the NYS Outdoor Guides Association (leaves DEC website) for information on outdoor guides.