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His first turkey!

Cattaraugus County  is one of the top outdoor locations in the region for all your hunting needs.  The lush and thick landscapes of the Enchanted Mountains gives opportunitiy for some of the largest bucks in the area. 

Each year, Cattaraugus ranks in the top three counties for harvesting of deer and turkeys.

Not a hunter? Try fishing in Cattaraugus County.  Cattaraugus Creek, which runs directly through the county, is rated as one of the top 10 places for fishing steelhead, according to InFisherman magazine.

Hunting Supplies and Equipment

There's plenty of places to find any hunting supply you could possibly be looking for.  Check out the listings in our Enchanted Mountains Travel Guide or on our website to find the best outlet near you.

Hunting in Allegany State Park

Crossbow hunting is allowed in Allegany State Park in accordance with the Department of Environmental Conservation's regulations as of October 1.  All hunters must obtain an Allegany State Park hunting permit at the Park Police station located in the Administration Building in the Red House area.  The Allegany State Park hunting permit outlines additional restrictions for hunting in Allegany State Park such as:  no Sunday Hunting, no bear hunting, and prohibiting the discharge of any firearm (including crosbows) within 200 yards (600 feet) of any highway, building or man-made structure.  For a complete list of the state DEC rules and regulations, visit www.DEC.NY.GOV.   The Allegany State Park Hunting Permit can be found at on the Allegany State Park page by clicking on the Hunting tab.

Interactive Outdoor Map

Take the places to hunt & fish with you using the Cattaraugus County Outdoor Map website.

Most Residents are Amish in the Town of Leon

There are approximately 1,380 residents in Leon with the Amish Community comprising about 76% of that number. The Old Order Amish settled in Leon in 1949. They do not believe in the modern conveniences. They have no electricity in their homes + travel by horse and buggy. 

If you are looking for someplace interesting to go, try the Leon area. It is right in the heart of Amish Country.

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