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

LWF North

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


Forward cover letter & resume to our email address.

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