I have hunted down in Allegany County and the forest land there. A lot of deer. I was impressed. I have also hunted around the southwest part part of the finger lakes as well. Schuyler, Yates and Stueben counties. Had fun here as well.
I grew up hunting in the big woods of VT. Find a set of big tracks in the snow and follow them. Go a couple of miles without hitting any roads. It is an amazing way to hunt, but the drag can be a bit much at times. Deer around these parts aren't as abundant as they are down around you though. I have a friend who has a camp in the Adirondacks and it is nothing short of amazing over there if you want big woods hunting.
The Benoits are good people, but Maine has some big deer and they have made a couple of land owners mad around these parts. They are good hunters though and it would be an adventure to hunt with them.