The 3,686-acre Vernooy Kill State Forest is located immediately outside the Catskill Park "Blue Line" boundary which directly abuts the Sundown Wild Forest. Hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are allowed on the property but there are no designated trails or maintained areas for these activities. Over many years NYSDEC allowed people to target practice at a big field on Cutler Road in Vernooy Kill State Forest. The Department has completed a draft Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the Sundown Wild Forest and Vernooy Kill State Forest. A mountain bike club 433 members went to NYSDEC Region 3 and asked them to end the shooting at Vernooy Kill State Forest and turn Vernooy Kill State Forest into a mountain bike park and this trail will go through the field where firearms owners go to target practice. NYSDEC will allow this mountain bike club members to build the trail and parking lot. This place will become a another Peekamoose Blue Hole. Many gun owners are very upset with NYSDEC for getting rid of the target practice. I have created a petition at change.org and many firearm owners have signed it. https://www.change.org/p/say-no-to-...ntain-bike-trail-at-vernooy-kill-state-forest Once you sign the petition go back to the page and you can add your comment on the bottom of the petition website. Once you click the sign button NYSDEC will get a email that someone signed it. Please join me and Protect Vernooy Kill State Forest and protect firearms owners rights.