Stewart has a lot of places but there are usually alot of people also. But remember .most people are lazy, get away from the road and walk a bit and you can sometimes find great places. I have found that it gets shot up quick though. Look at the DEC web site for places near you. I have a buddy who hunts opening week on some public land near you and he always does well, I think its called the great swamp. But no matter what public land u hunt there always seems to be issues. Lone goose hit the nail on the head, scout. Google earth is great to find swamps then shake hands and make friends. It seems harder and harder to get access to good hunting land but it is still possible.