Welcome to ABC Ranch in Canisteo, NY

We rent our camps from Friday-Wednesday. The camp will be ready to move into by 3 p.m and the following Thursday, you must have your gear and things out of the camp by 11 a.m. This is necessary so we can get the camp ready for the next incoming group of hunters.

We’re considered the southern zone of New York State, deer management unit 8T. Bow season opens October 1st and runs until gun season, which is the 3rd Saturday in November. There are 3 weeks of gun season, followed by muzzleloader. Shotgun season follows (hand guns permitted,) opening the 3rd week in November and runs for 3 weeks, followed by 8 days of muzzleloader season.

Our Story

ABC Ranch is located in Canisteo, NY – the south central part of New York State. We raise Hereford & Black Baldy cattle and own 2500 acres of land, which is all posted. In 1996 we started our own Quality Deer Management Program. We fill all our Doe Permits with mature does, and harvest only 8 points or better bucks.  We do not have any game fences and all hunting is fair chase.

We have three camps, which have all the conveniences of home. Propane heat, a bunk room which sleeps six, a kitchen, a living room, a bathroom with shower and Dish TV.  Each camp has exclusive property, so you never have to worry about other hunters from other camps interfering with your hunt.

The Experience

Steuben County is known for some of the best turkey hunting in the state.  Fall turkey season coincides with Bow Season and as an added bonus we invite our Bow hunters to bring their shotguns and do some turkey hunting.

You can enjoy hunting, stalking, and seeing lots of game in prime Whitetail Country and still have all the comforts of home. We will take you around the land you’ll be hunting, show you the boundaries, show you where to put your stands and make sure that you’re familiar with our property.

We can be reached at any time at 607-301-3244. References are available on request.

OUR TEAM

Kevin Collins

Hunting Operations Manager

I took over running this outfitter a few years back after my brother, Chip Collins, unexpectedly passed away. My brother started ABC Ranch Trophy Whitetail & Turkey Outfitters over 20 years ago. Our farm is owned by our Father, Dr. A. Byron Collins. He has owned this property for over 50 years now. ABC Ranch is a working cattle farm home to over 300 head of Herefords & Black Baldy cattle. To say I have a love for hunting, fishing, guiding, & everything outdoors is a gross understatement. I also own and operate a world class and highly awarded cidery called Cider Creek Hard Cider, which is onsite here at ABC Ranch. I have a beautiful, loving, wife and a handsome, healthy young son. Family means everything to me and while you’re here hunting with us, you will be treated as family! My goal is to provide the best overall hunting/guiding experience during your stay.

Clede Spooner

Head Guide, Marketing Manager

Hunting, fishing, guiding, filming and photography are my greatest passions.  I’ve been fortunate enough to pursue a career path that affords me the ability to tie all of those together.  Working to improve our hunters experience and success will be my number one goal at ABC Ranch as we increase the quality of the herd through habitat improvements, selective hunting, and a strategic food plot strategy.