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It's time to get that Christmas list together

With all the TV, radio and printed advertisment featuring the Black Friday sales, I thought I might get a jump on some of the outdoors equipment sales I found in the Bass Pro Shop inserts in my mailbox.

African hunt was a real adventure for Saratoga hunter

At the 4-H Shooting Sports annual banquet and auction last April, I sat at a table with my friend Steve LaBarron of Saratoga Springs when he won the bidding on an African big game hunt with Kuvhima (Run and Hunt) Outfitters.

Ruger .380 is columnist's choice for carry pistol

I recently received an email from a reader asking me, “Do you carry and if you do, what do you carry.”

Dyer-Kail team takes top prize in fishing tournament

Last Sunday, the Saratoga Rowing Association, Lee’s Camp Ground and Saratoga Tackle hosted a “Fish, Fun and Food” end-of-the-season bass tournament on Saratoga Lake.

Outdoors conference, and a good day of fishing

Last weekend, I attended the 49th annual New York State Outdoor Writers Association’s annual conference in Clymer in Chautauqua County, with the headquarters at the Peek ‘N Peek resort.

For good bass fishing, head to Ballston Lake

This past weekend, the Mohawk Valley Anglers Club attracted 15 teams to Ballston Lake and they caught some very good fish.

The lady is a champ

For the first time this year in the local bass tournament contests, a woman has won.

Plenty of big bass in Lake Champlain

Lake Champlain continues to yield five-bass tournament catches of 20-plus pounds.

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.

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