View Full Version : Hoyt Rd, NY To Morgan Stewart Shelter - Blaze Orange?

Raul Perez
10-28-2011, 11:13
Hey guys looking for some info.

Heading out from Hoyt Rd NY to Morgan Stewart Shelter early November and I know I go through some farm land (hiked it late June this year). I also know its comming into hunting season for various game. Those who have hiked this area around this time... is Blaze Orange recommended?

10-28-2011, 11:30
If you're hiking in hunting season, then yes, wear blaze orange.

10-28-2011, 13:15
If I recall correctly you might even pass through a hunting club area. Fresh deer drags and spent shot gun shells were located on the trail too when I went that way a couple of years ago. Yeah, I would wear orange!!

Raul Perez
10-28-2011, 13:39
OK thanks! I wasn't sure if I was hiking in any hunting areas over there. I know Bear Mtn to Fingerboard was basically no hunting in that area.

I'll head off to Sports Authority to get me some orange.



10-28-2011, 14:25
That's more or less the area where this happened:

Yes, blaze orange, lots of it.

10-28-2011, 16:14
I'd get a blaze orange pack cover in addition to a jacket and hat. The more the merrier.

10-28-2011, 21:24
I think you'll find THIS (http://www.nynjtc.org/news/deer-hunting-dates-new-york-and-new-jersey-2011) page informative.

10-29-2011, 16:51
I think you'll find THIS (http://www.nynjtc.org/news/deer-hunting-dates-new-york-and-new-jersey-2011) page informative.

Yeah I was going to say rifle season doesn't start until November 19th.

Raul Perez
10-29-2011, 18:40
LI Hiker thanks for the link.

Trainhopper - I understand that but it's been bow season since Oct 15th and I dont want to catch an arrow in my ass either. I was unaware of active hunting in that area and based on the responses it seems there are hunters that frequent that area.

10-29-2011, 20:03
The only place on the AT I don't feel the need to wear it is Shenandoah (maybe also the Smokies)