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Seneca River being in flood stage still leaves part of Montezuma closed to hunters

The state Department of Environmental Conservation says a portion of the Montezuma Wildlife Management Area between Wayne and Cayuga counties has been closed.

The closure is the result of high water. It’s only temporary, but an exceptionally wet fall has resulted in the Howland Island area to be unattainable for deer hunters.


Due to the Seneca River being over flood stage Carncross Road is not accessible.

This is the road that provides vehicle access to the area. Non-vehicle access to the Howland Island portion of the area is available by Howland Island Road in Port Byron or by crossing the Seneca River.



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