Please join us on August 27, 2016 at the Livingston Manor Covered Bridge Park for a NY-BHA members picnic and organizational meeting. The picnic and meeting are open to all NY-BHA members and their families.
NY-BHA members have recently come out of the woodwork, exuding enthusiasm for wildland conservation and protection of our outdoor heritage. Our reasons—wild organic food, hunting access, quality trout waters—are varied, but our commitment to the common goal is cogent. NY-BHA, and New York State as a whole, are rich with talent and passion. By tapping into those traits, we are becoming a respected and effective leader in protecting hunting, angling, and wild places to pursue them. Our tide is rising, but to keep it that way we need better organization, increased leadership, and additional members.
The goal of our picnic and organizational meeting is to bring together members of NY-BHA for a day of socializing and productive brainstorming on how to grow the capacity and effectiveness of our chapter. We would love to hear your thoughts and get to know each of you.
Please RSVP to John Armistead (JKArmistead@armistead-nj.com) by August 20 to let us know if you are able to join us.
Below are some additional details about the meeting site, food, logistics, and recreational activities. We’ll soon be sending additional information about meals and a full agenda.
We look forward to meeting you and hope you can join us for what will be a fun and productive day focused on our shared passions of hunting, angling, and conservation.
Ron Rohrbaugh, Chair New York Backcountry Hunters & Anglers
Dave Colavito, Secretary/Treasurer, New York Backcountry Hunters & Anglers
John Armistead, picnic/meeting coordinator and member, New York Backcountry Hunters & Anglers
When: August 26-28, 2016. Primary meeting will be held 9:30-5:00 on Saturday, August 27. You are welcome to camp on the nights of August 26 and 27.
Where: If you are traveling on either 17E or 17W, you get off exit 96, make a right hand turn off the ramp. At the stop sign, make another right onto old route 17. Take that for about 2 or 3 miles and make a left hand turn onto Covered Bridge Road (not Conklin Hill Rd.) Once you go over the bridge, you will see the pavilion on the left. MAP
Food: Dinner will be provided on Saturday evening. Please plan for your own breakfast and lunch on Saturday.
For camping options you can pay to stay at:
Roscoe campsites – 7 miles away - http://roscoecampsite.com/
Beaverkill covered bridge campground – 8 miles away - http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/24455.html#Directions
Mongaup pond campground – 9 miles away - http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/24484.html
Covered Bridge campsites – 9 miles away - http://www.coveredbridgecampsite.com/page18.php
For free camping:
Multiple options within the catskill mountains, 10 – 20 miles from the pavilion.
Balsam lake mountain wilderness - http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/9152.html
Slide Mountain wilderness - http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/9150.html
Willowemoc wild forest - http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/9146.html
Nearby Recreational Activities:
Miles of public fishing access on all the major rivers in the area
Willowemoc creek at the pavilion
Beaverkill river is 3 miles downstream
East and west branch of the Delaware river are within 30 minutes from the pavilion and have fishing tubing and rafting
Catskill fly fishing center and museum
Fly shops: Catskill flies, beaverkill angler, fin feather fur
Plenty of nearby hiking trails in the wilderness areas listed above
Roscoe farm markets on the weekends