Ranch Manager (or Couple) needed at Hunting Ranch in Dover Plains, New York

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LWF North

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Dover Plains, NY
Job Type
Full Time
Competitive Salary with benefits
Date Posted
January 7, 2024
Housing Offered
2-5 yrs

LWF North is a 1,200-acre property striving for the best outdoor experience possible. We maintain a robust white-tailed and red deer herd, and the property is managed accordingly. The manager would have the opportunity to participate in and oversee all work activities involving LWF’s on-going management program.


Overseeing all day-to-day ranch activities which may include, but are not limited to:

  • Keeping a detailed log of white-tailed and red deer on the property
  • Performing an annual camera survey to get counts of animals and estimates of recruitment
  • Maintaining harvest logs of animals harvested
  • Maintaining harvest logs of predators harvested
  • Using tractors to maintain the fields, plant food plots, and clear brush
  • Planting spring and fall food plots
  • Coordinating the cutting of hay on food plots to store for winter browse for deer
  • Managing the property for healthy populations of white-tailed deer, red deer, turkey, bear, and other wildlife
  • Setting proper property specific limits to ensure healthy buck to doe ratio of native and exotic species on the property
  • Predator management
  • Keeping feeders full and operational year round
  • Checking and maintaining perimeter fence in all conditions
  • Overseeing and managing small breeding pen
  • Maintaining game cameras
  • Keeping tree stands clean and in good condition
  • Maintaining equipment in good working order
  • Working with any sub-contractors as necessary
  • Building and maintaining relationships with local vendors
  • Invasive species control
  • Guiding hunting guests
  • Maintaining the lodge and main guest house
  • Maintaining the grounds
  • Researching and engaging in projects to better property (i.e., habitat, landscape aesthetics, disease and parasite management, etc.)
  • Maintaining the privacy of both Ranch owners and guests
  • Willing to fulfill special requests as needed
  • Identifying problems and proactively coming up with solutions
  • Filing yearly herd reports with the NY state and working with state official
  • Plan, coordinate, and supervise CWD (Chronic Wasting Disease) testing requirements
  • Manage employees/interns and other staff as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife & Fisheries, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Biology, or a similar field.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs minimum
  • Must be a self-starter and hard worker
  • Experience operating heavy equipment
  • Detail oriented
  • Familiar with dewormers, vaccinations, animals handling, etc.


Private housing is provided with full kitchen facilities, utilities, and internet. Medical, Vision, Dental Insurance. 401K+match


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