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Has anyone heard of Saratoga County issuing a permit with a sportsman restriction instead of the typical hunting and target? I heard of this while at the LGS.
 

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I have heard of this in other counties but after talking to a friend who met with the current judge in Saratoga, the judge said he would grant him any restriction possible, he just still has t have restrictions. this is after he has taken several in depth tactical training courses and has had his permit for 9+ years
 

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I have heard of this in other counties but after talking to a friend who met with the current judge in Saratoga, the judge said he would grant him any restriction possible, he just still has t have restrictions. this is after he has taken several in depth tactical training courses and has had his permit for 9+ years
Are you saying that if I want to carry during hiking and camping in addition to hunting and target that the judge would add the hiking and camping restrictions? I have only had my permit since 2012 and haven't taken any training classes, hopefully that won't be held against me.

I would like an unrestricted permit, but since this is saratoga county I know that won't happen. I'll take what I can get though.
 

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Restrictions suck (if observed) but Sportsman has a lot of latitude.
Edit- Yes, it allows for carry while hiking and camping.
 

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Are you saying that if I want to carry during hiking and camping in addition to hunting and target that the judge would add the hiking and camping restrictions? I have only had my permit since 2012 and haven't taken any training classes, hopefully that won't be held against me.

I would like an unrestricted permit, but since this is saratoga county I know that won't happen. I'll take what I can get though.
what I saw the judge said he would grant hunting, target, hiking, business...etc but will no grant unrestricted
 

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In Saratoga County this restriction is called "Woodlands". You have to write a letter to Judge Chauvin and give it to the Sheriff. He will write back with his decision usually within a couple of weeks. If he grants you this restriction you then go back to the Sheriff and get your new permit.
 

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Saratoga county is very frustrating for an upstate county. I wonder if it's because of the populations of saratoga springs and clifton park. It's my understanding that Chauvin is a republican, but so is traitor skelos.

So the process is, write a letter to Judge Chauvin, beg to be allowed the woodlands restriction, hope he graciously grants you some additional rights, and if so, send that letter to the sheriff?

Is there anything that defines what a woodlands restriction allows? I assume you can still carry for hunting and target?

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Saratoga county is very frustrating for an upstate county. I wonder if it's because of the populations of saratoga springs and clifton park. It's my understanding that Chauvin is a republican, but so is traitor skelos.

So the process is, write a letter to Judge Chauvin, beg to be allowed the woodlands restriction, hope he graciously grants you some additional rights, and if so, send that letter to the sheriff?

Is there anything that defines what a woodlands restriction allows? I assume you can still carry for hunting and target?

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You keep your Hunting and Target restriction and they add Woodlands. It is defined as Camping, Hiking, Fishing and any other activity in the woods. The letter is sent to your house and you bring it to the Sheriff. I would guess that you'll need to show proper cause by means of your recreational activities. Mine was easy because I trout fish in the deep Adirondacks for days. I included a picture of my pack canoe to prove that I do backpack and fish.

It wasn't bad all in all. Just make sure that you understand the local carry laws where you are going. For example you're not allowed to carry in most state parks unless they have special areas for hunting like Moreau does. There are a lot of gun laws in NYS and it can get confusing between the penal code and DEC.
 
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