Fort Drum Natural Resources

Fort Drum Natural Resources Fort Drum provides one of the largest tracts of land in the northeast region for outdoor recreation which includes hunting, fishing, trapping and more!
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Fort Drum provides one of the largest tracts of land in the northeast region available to Soldiers, their families, military retirees, DoD civilians and the general public for recreational use with approximately 70,000 acres available for hunting, fishing, trapping, bird watching, primitive camping, hiking, and berry-picking and much more! Fort Drum's Fish & Wildlife Management Program is responsible for all fish and wildlife resources on the installation. Our primary focus is to support and sustain the military mission, which takes many forms. We ensure compliance with state and federal regulations; review proposed actions for potential impacts to fish, wildlifeand their habitats; monitor various environmental parameters to maintain healthy ecosystems; promote and manage outdoor recreation; and ensure good stewardship of lands for military training and the public in perpetuity.

Mission: Please visit us at www.FortDrum.isportsman.net for more detailed information!

12/12/2019
Fort Drum Cultural Resources Program

Do miss out on the opportunity to see LeRay Mansion all decked out for the holidays!

Join us Friday December 13th from 9am until 4pm at the historic LeRay Mansion. Tour this beautiful North Country treasure while enjoying a few treats. Hope to see you. Happy Holidays from the Fort Drum Cultural Resources team.

Fort Drum FMWR
12/12/2019

Fort Drum FMWR

* * * The Day 3 giveaway is now closed and the winner has been notified. Thank you all for playing along. There only two days of prizes left, and you definitely want to see these. Come back later this morning for the next contest to be announced! * * *

12 Days of Giveaways continues, and today we're talking breakfast. What is the best thing to add to pancakes? Comment below and be sure to tag the friend you want to share pancakes with for your chance to win a breakfast gift pack complete with three $25 gift cards to the Fort Drum Commissary, three bottles of Fort Drum Natural Resources maple syrup, and three packages of pancake mix. A winner will be selected tomorrow morning around 9 am. 🥞🥞🥞

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12/05/2019

Fort Drum Natural Resources's cover photo

Just a friendly reminder that Monday, November 11, VETERAN’S DAY, is the last statewide free fishing day of the year. Ge...
11/06/2019

Just a friendly reminder that Monday, November 11, VETERAN’S DAY, is the last statewide free fishing day of the year. Get your Fort Drum Recreation pass and fish one of our 24 angling sites or try your luck fishing off-post for Perch on one of the Indian River Lakes or for Salmon on a Lake Ontario tributary. Fort Drum fishing brochures which detail fishing sites both on and off post are available in the shed near building 2507. Remember to follow all state fishing regulations including fishing gear and water body restrictions which are in place on some area waters this time of year. (Photo: Dock at Conservation Pond, Angling Site 12. Photo credit: Laura Cowger, Fort Drum Fish Biologist)

It is National Bat Week!  See the attached info to learn a little bit about the bats in our area and what Fort Drum is d...
10/28/2019

It is National Bat Week! See the attached info to learn a little bit about the bats in our area and what Fort Drum is doing to help conserve all of our bat species.

10/24/2019
Your Hometown Special: Haunted LeRay Mansion

Your Hometown Special: Haunted LeRay Mansion

TV News Reporter Oniqua Higgins takes us behind the scenes on a haunted house tour of the LeRay Mansion. This Special Edition news package. You can watch the...

Don't forget to come to the LeRay Mansion this Friday evening for the Haunted History Tour!
10/23/2019

Don't forget to come to the LeRay Mansion this Friday evening for the Haunted History Tour!

Here is another opportunity to explore the historic LeRay Mansion and grounds. The Haunted History Tour is on Friday October 26th form 4-6pm. Learn more about the history, mysteries and maybe some ghost stories associated with mansion and it's earliest residents!

Here is another opportunity to explore the historic LeRay Mansion and grounds.  The Haunted History Tour is on Friday Oc...
10/10/2019

Here is another opportunity to explore the historic LeRay Mansion and grounds. The Haunted History Tour is on Friday October 26th form 4-6pm. Learn more about the history, mysteries and maybe some ghost stories associated with mansion and it's earliest residents!

This juvenile Peregrine Falcon allowed one of our wildlife biologists to approach it closely on the Antwerp Tank Trail y...
10/09/2019

This juvenile Peregrine Falcon allowed one of our wildlife biologists to approach it closely on the Antwerp Tank Trail yesterday morning. It appeared rather sluggish and presumably had just eaten a bird; you can see some feathers in its bill. Formerly an infrequently-seen migrant through Fort Drum, Peregrine Falcons now occur periodically throughout the year, although most observation are of migrants during May, September, or October.

We had a great day cleaning up the mansion grounds on Saturday during Beautify LeRay Day!
10/08/2019

We had a great day cleaning up the mansion grounds on Saturday during Beautify LeRay Day!

Many thanks to everyone who came out!

Celebrate National Public Lands Day by joining the Natural Resources and Cultural Resources Teams at the 2nd Annual Beau...
09/30/2019

Celebrate National Public Lands Day by joining the Natural Resources and Cultural Resources Teams at the 2nd Annual Beautify LeRay Day this Saturday, October 5th. Volunteers of all ages are welcome! This is a great opportunity to explore this unique historic area of Fort Drum.

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09/26/2019

Fort Drum Natural Resources's cover photo

Fort Drum Natural Resources
09/26/2019

Fort Drum Natural Resources

This coming Saturday, September 28th, 2019, is the final state-wide free fishing day of trout season. The next free fish...
09/24/2019

This coming Saturday, September 28th, 2019, is the final state-wide free fishing day of trout season. The next free fishing day is Veteran's Day which falls on Monday, November 11. You do not need a state fishing license to fish on Fort Drum or the surrounding waters on state-wide free fishing days. However, you will still need a Fort Drum Recreation Permit to fish in Fort Drum's training area. Happy Fishing!

Photo of brown trout courtesy of Laura Cowger

Fort Drum Natural Resources's cover photo
09/05/2019

Fort Drum Natural Resources's cover photo

On Earth Day we began planting trees at a riparian area restoration site. Over 5000 trees were planted and 78 lbs. of se...
08/21/2019

On Earth Day we began planting trees at a riparian area restoration site. Over 5000 trees were planted and 78 lbs. of seed were sown. Check out the results!

Trapping and skinning at Station 14
08/17/2019

Trapping and skinning at Station 14

Come on out and see us at outdoor adventure days today. So much to see and do.

Mine for diamonds at Station 24 #outdooradventure2019
08/17/2019

Mine for diamonds at Station 24 #outdooradventure2019

Agriculture station #23 #outdooradventure2019
08/17/2019

Agriculture station #23 #outdooradventure2019

Pending clear skies and despite the bright moon, there is still time to catch the annual Perseid Meteor Shower! The mete...
08/14/2019
Perseid meteors 2019: All you need to know | EarthSky.org

Pending clear skies and despite the bright moon, there is still time to catch the annual Perseid Meteor Shower! The meteors are best viewed in a dark sky with little light pollution. The Perseid Meteor Shower will last until the end of August but is peaking about now.
https://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/everything-you-need-to-know-perseid-meteor-shower

In 2019, the peak mornings for the Perseid meteor shower - around August 11, 12 and 13 - will be troubled by moonlight. Plan to watch for Perseid meteors the weekend of Friday, August 9, to Sunday, August 11.

Outdoor Adventure Day 2019 is right around the corner and many preparations are underway!  Be sure to join us this Satur...
08/14/2019

Outdoor Adventure Day 2019 is right around the corner and many preparations are underway! Be sure to join us this Saturday August 17th from 10-4 for some hands-on, outdoor fun! This is a free event for all! Here are some photos from past events.

The new hunting regulations for Fort Drum have been posted on https://fortdrum.isportsman.net/ There have been more chan...
08/13/2019

The new hunting regulations for Fort Drum have been posted on https://fortdrum.isportsman.net/
There have been more changes to Cantonment area hunting this year, so it is important that hunters become familiar with the regs. One big change is that hunters are no longer required to qualify with a bow to hunt in Cantonment. Instead, there will be mandatory information sessions that hunters will need to attend, as outlined in the attached flyer.(Note: this post has been updated to make a correction on the time for one of the sessions!)

More photos from the Mudder!
08/13/2019

More photos from the Mudder!

Mountain Mudder 2019
08/13/2019

Mountain Mudder 2019

Mountain Mudder 2019 -
08/13/2019

Mountain Mudder 2019 -

08/09/2019

The mud pit and wall....

08/09/2019

The swamp...

Another fun Mountain Mudder with the obstacles built by the Natural Resources team!
08/09/2019

Another fun Mountain Mudder with the obstacles built by the Natural Resources team!

Fort Drum Natural Resources's cover photo
07/17/2019

Fort Drum Natural Resources's cover photo

07/02/2019

It has come to our attention that the road down into Quarry Pond has multiple washouts due to recent rain events. Currently the road is blocked to vehicular traffic. If you would like to get to the pond you will have to park at the barricade and walk in. We will let you know as soon as possible when the road has been repaired.

Corporal Cody Farris, a soldier intern with the Natural Resources Program, holds 2 spotted turtles while assisting Wildl...
06/27/2019

Corporal Cody Farris, a soldier intern with the Natural Resources Program, holds 2 spotted turtles while assisting Wildlife Biologist Fred Ossman with turtle surveys in the training areas. Cody joined the Natural Resources Program this spring as an intern through the Army Career Skills Program (CSP) The CSP program aims to help soldiers, who are in the process of transitioning out of the Army and into the civilian workforce, gain real world work experience in a variety of career fields.

Sheldon Broedel and his daughter Mary recently spent a great day fishing at Angling Site 5!  Here they are with a couple...
06/24/2019

Sheldon Broedel and his daughter Mary recently spent a great day fishing at Angling Site 5! Here they are with a couple of nice brook trout. Thank you for sharing your photos!

Wildflowers growing along Rte. 26 across from the entrance to Wheeler Sack Airfield.Photo by Amy Stiefel
06/24/2019

Wildflowers growing along Rte. 26 across from the entrance to Wheeler Sack Airfield.
Photo by Amy Stiefel

🐝It is National Pollinator Week!   A time to celebrate pollinators and the important role they play in our ecosystem.  H...
06/18/2019

🐝It is National Pollinator Week! A time to celebrate pollinators and the important role they play in our ecosystem. Here are some pollinator facts. You can find out more about the importance of pollinators by visiting www.pollinator.org
🌻🐝🦇🦋🐦🐜🌻

Pipevine Swallowtail ButterflyThis beautiful picture was taken by Wafaa Becker.  Thank you for sharing with us!
06/18/2019

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly
This beautiful picture was taken by Wafaa Becker. Thank you for sharing with us!

Fort Drum Natural Resources's cover photo
06/18/2019

Fort Drum Natural Resources's cover photo

Fort Drum Natural Resources's cover photo
06/18/2019

Fort Drum Natural Resources's cover photo

Sorry we are a little late posting this!  Here are the results and photos form this year's Youth Fishing Derby.
06/12/2019

Sorry we are a little late posting this! Here are the results and photos form this year's Youth Fishing Derby.

SGT Amber Nephew caught this beauty of a brown trout at Angling Site 14.  Thank you for sharing your photo!
06/06/2019

SGT Amber Nephew caught this beauty of a brown trout at Angling Site 14. Thank you for sharing your photo!

U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division
06/03/2019

U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division

Please be aware that due to the forecast, tomorrow's 10th Mountain Division Band concert at LeRay Mansion has been rescheduled for June 11 at 7 pm. Help us spread the word so no one misses out on this great event!

Don't forget to come join us for our 23rd Annual Youth Fishing Derby at Remington Park tomorrow from 12AM-4PM!
05/17/2019

Don't forget to come join us for our 23rd Annual Youth Fishing Derby at Remington Park tomorrow from 12AM-4PM!

Thank you Wafaa Becker, for sharing some of your spring photos with us!
05/15/2019

Thank you Wafaa Becker, for sharing some of your spring photos with us!

Join us for our 23rd Annual Youth Fishing Derby at Remington Park!  The event is free and open for anyone up to 18 years...
05/14/2019

Join us for our 23rd Annual Youth Fishing Derby at Remington Park! The event is free and open for anyone up to 18 years old. Registration begins this Saturday, May 18 at 11:45 at Remington Park's Cranberry Lake Pavillion. See our events page for more details.

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