Information and Rules
Located on Route 28N on the north side of the road, from the Essex-Hamilton county line towards Long Lake, NY. The property can be accessed through any one of the club’s four gated roads.
See Property Map.
Land and Water:
The club leases 4,859 acres from ATP Company, Inc. Most of the spread is in Hamilton County on the north side of Route 28N between Long Lake and Newcomb, New York; accessible through four gates on Route 28N. The tract includes three private lakes and about ten miles of trout streams and brooks. Hunting, fishing and trapping privileges under New York State laws are extended to members, their families and their authorized guests. Regardless of State regulations, does (female deer) must NOT be taken on club land.
There is ONE approved area for target practice on the property. The specified area is located on Long Pond road in the large sand pit. During the big game season, recreational shooting is allowed on an emergency basis ONLY and is limited again, to the Long Pond sand pit. An emergency is defined as the need to sight in a hunting firearm and will be limited to a few rounds.
Motorized Vehicles and Boats:
ATVs/UTVs may be used only on existing roads which ATP Company, Inc. classifies as winter/summer roads; passable with a 2-wheel or 4-wheel drive vehicle. ATVs/UTVs may also be used on existing, approved trails. Snowmobiles must remain on trails created for their use or on roads indicated on the club map. Snowmobiles are prohibited anywhere on club land during the big game seasons. The use of personal motorized recreational watercraft is forbidden on any of the club’s ponds and waterways. The only exception to the use of motorized boats on these ponds, are boats powered by battery powered trolling motors.
Club land may not be entered with motorized vehicles of any type during mud season, with the exception of ATVs/UTVs. Members are expected to respect the mud locks on club gates to prevent damage from vehicle traffic. Club members, family and guests may walk and/or use ATVs/UTVs to access the land during mud season.
ATVs/UTVs may ONLY leave the main roads during Big Game Season to retrieve shot deer or bear.
Motor Homes and Campers:
Camping trailers are only allowed on the property by permission. They may remain for 2 weeks at a time (removed after 2 weeks) during the non-hunting season for a fee of $50 per 2-week period, you must contact F&W Forestry and pay the fees directly to them before placing a camper on the property. Camping trailers can stay continuously during the entire big game season each fall for a fee of $125 per big game season.
Camping trailers are limited to 4 designated camper areas. These areas are: the logging header at the end of the County Line Flow Rd; the second is the clearing on Pickwacket Pond Road, just beyond the yellow state gate, located .1 miles on the right-hand side of the road. This site can hold multiple campers. The 3rd camper area is on the right-hand side driving in, just before Pickwacket Pond overflow crosses the road. The 4th camper area is the small clearing on the left, just after the left turn at the “T intersection” on Pickwacket Pond Rd, heading toward the 6-Mile club. **The ONLY site available for campers during the big game season is the multi-camper site just past the state gate on Pickwacket Pond Road, for Safety Reasons**** (May 2017 BOD meeting discussion and decision regarding camping trailers)
The DEC will and has been checking camping permits and placements. Please make every attempt to plan accordingly for camper placement in the approved sites and obtain the proper permission and fee submissions before placing a camper at the club.
For questions or concerns regarding rules and/or regulations, please contact one of the following club members:
Officers and Directors
President:Jody Thieme, 3919 Fancett Road, Vernon Center, NY 13477 Ph: 315-723-7667
Vice President: Melissa Holmes 104 Mountain Way, Hebron, NY 12832
Secretary: Cody Thieme, 4623 Dean’s Highway, Vernon Center, NY 13476 Ph: 315-723-7667
Treasurer: Bill Carey, 40 Fox Hollow Lane, Queensbury, NY 12804
Cellular – 518-338-8669
Fred Bitterly 1187 County Route 31, Granville, NY 12832 ph: 518-642-2271
Don Valentine 735 County Route 46, Fort Edward, NY 12828 Ph: 518-362-1608
Andy McNally 203 West Road, Olmsteadville, NY 12857 Ph: 518-251-5652
Terry Fisher, 72 Brothers Rd., Wappinger Falls, NY 12590 ph: 845-297-4711
Richard Entwistle 138 Kilmer Rd., Argyle, NY 12809 ph: 518-638-8031
Jody Thieme, 3919 Francett Road, Vernon Center, NY 13477.
Mike Tracy PO Box 497, Newcomb, NY 12852 ph: 518-582-4851