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Some big fish can be found in little lakes

Looking for a little lake to launch a boat, canoe, kayak or rowboat with/without a motor?

Racing season brings Pletcher family back to area fishing holes

Last week, I took out some regular visitors to Saratoga Springs during the thoroughbred racing season to the upper Hudson River between Schuylerville and Stillwater, and it was four hours of action.

Sometimes, hunters need to take a stand

Once again, many New York State hunters (not all of us) are only thinking about what they hunt, ignoring other hunters dealing with anti-hunter pressure.

Lake George has some good salmon

Lake George has some good salmon

One of the best kept fishing secrets — the Atlantic landlocked salmon in Lake George — is probably less than an hour from your doorstep.

Record turnout for Great Sacandaga fishing competition

The winner list shows the fish were definitely biting.

Auriemmas' annual youth turkey contest draws 42 hunters

Eight years ago, Amsterdam turkey hunters Mike and Michele Auriemma and Dick Andrews held their first free spring youth turkey hunting contest, which included a barbeque at their house that afternoon.

Rain doesn't damper fishing fun for Make-A-Wish kids

Several weeks ago, 70 young anglers and their parents braved a rainy Sunday morning to participate in Ryan’s Farmers Market Kids 18th Annual Fishing Contest for the benefit of Make-A-Wish kids in our area.

Having an understanding wife helps makes hunting fun

Having an understanding wife helps makes hunting fun

In today’s column, I’d like to talk about the outdoorsman’s wife. For an example, I’m very proud to use my wife, Rosemary, when it comes to “understanding” the importance of my many fishing/hunting trips.

Turkey season wasn't all bad

Turkey season has ended and from the number of “Turkey Tales” I have received, apparently it has been a difficult season.

Bowfishing for carp a good way to sharpen skills

Bowhunters! How often do you shoot your bow between the close and opening of the deer season?

Frustrating turkey hunt better than no hunt at all

I never took a shot during a two-day turkey hunt, but that doesn't mean I didn't enjoy myself.

Gamo air rifle is a perfect present

Over the years, I’ve had a habit of giving myself a birthday present, and since today IS my birthday, I’m going to reveal this year’s choice.

Auriemma's turkey hunt a big success

Here’s a tale I like — the results of Mike Auriemma’s kids’ hunt.

A new area to hunt turkeys in Saratoga County

Whenever I mention a .410 bore shotgun for turkey hunting, I get a considerable amount of, “Not enough gun.”

Youths have chance to compete in turkey hunt

Anyone taking a youngster on this weekend’s youth hunt should register for the Eighth Annual No Fee Turkey Hunting Contest and Barbecue ,sponsored by Mike Auriemma and Dick Andrews on Saturday.

New gun storage law raises many questions

When Saratoga Springs passed its gun storage law April 6, I received a number of emails asking my opinion.

Fund raiser planned for 4-H Shooting Sports

New York State 4-H Shooting Sports will host its 17th Annual Banquet and Auction April 23 at the Fort William Henry Resort in Lake George.

Osceola turkey hunts aren't always successful

As a snowbird for the past 10 years, I’ve managed to hunt Florida’s spring Osceola turkey season.

DEC will stock area trout waters on April 1

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has more than one million reasons fishermen and women should be on the bank or standing in the water of a favorite trout stream, river, lake or pond on April 1.

Immunocontraception stops deer pregnancy

Several years ago, in an effort to control the continued growth of the deer population in the village of Hastings-On-The-Hudson, the Humane Society team began an immunocontraception program, the first in the nation.

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