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New York vacant land with woods and agriultural lands, stream and mountain views for sale. The Hoosick Buck and Bird property is 70 acres of mixed meadows and woods in the rural farm country of Rensselaer County. From an open meadow at 1,100 feet in elevation, the property offers panoramic views of the Catskill Mountains, the Helderbergs in western Albany County, and the Green Mountains in Vermont. This property has ~1,200 feet of frontage on Fords Road, an unmaintained, seasonal woods road. There is also an unimproved deeded Right-of-Way from the west, by Mitchell Rd, which presents another option for future accessibility. This Right of Way also serves other, adjacent properties. The property is zoned agricultural and is in an agricultural district. Electric is at Wilson Hill Road and Mitchell Road. The varied terrain and cover include mature farm woodlot, groves of aspen and field pine, brush and scrubland, and open, meadows. This diversity, in combination with a year-round stream and low-lying wet areas, provides superb wildlife habitat for turkey, deer, bear, and grouse. Tours on the property have flushed woodcock and white-tailed deer. Surrounding properties are similar, with vast acreages of farms and woods, so this region is very favorable for hunting and other recreational activities. The Hoosick Buck and Bird property is located within DEC Wildlife Management Unit 4C, which is in the "southern zone" for the big game hunting season. The property is a short drive from the Pittstown, Tibbits, and Taconic Ridge State Forests, Grafton Lakes State Park, the Tomhannock Reservoir, and the Green Mountain National Forest. The Hoosick River is not far from the property, with public access in Eagle Bridge and Buskirk, and not much farther is the Hudson River, with multiple access points. This property presents great opportunities for agriculture and agroforestry, as many of the underlying soils are classified as Prime Farmland or Farmland of Statewide Importance. Given the existing open land and favorable soils, food plots for deer hunting could easily be created with little preparation. The Hoosick Buck and Bird property is ~3 miles from the Village of Hoosick Falls, where all the necessities can be had. It is only 20 minutes from Bennington, Vermont, 45 minutes from Albany, under an hour from Saratoga Springs, and a little over 3 hours from NYC.