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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.

Mild winter has hurt ice fishing

I’m sure most will agree it’s been a crazy winter, and the entire ice fishing crowd has been cheated.

DEC seeking feedback on new regulations

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation recently put out two press releases that anglers and deer hunters should review.

A successful day of hunting wild hogs

As a part-time snow bird, in addition to my daily fishing in the Intercoastal Waterway, I spend one day chasing wild hogs.

Small-game hunting has been excellent

Is anyone ice fishing?

Frozen scrimp proves to be excellent bait

For the past seven years, my wife and I have spent February and March in the little town of Flagler Beach, Fla. We rent a condo on a small bay on the Intercoastal waterway, just 10 steps out the back door, and the Atlantic Ocean less than 200 yards out the front door.

Fishermen are getting bites out on the ice

The reports I’ve received and a few of my lake drive-bys, tell me anglers have begun to walk on the water — and the fish are biting!

Shooting Sports show packs 'em in in Vegas

Last week, more than 60,000 attended the 38th National Shooting Sports Foundation’s show at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas.

Sportsman Education Workshop is Jan. 30

This year, the Sportsman Education Workshop will celebrate its 29th year on Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Saratoga County Offices of the Cornell Cooperative Extension located at 50 West High St. in Ballston Spa.

Amsterdam trio nabs nearly 21-pound pike

Several things tell me we are nearing the ice fishing season. On a recent drive on Union Avenue, I saw four trucks parked off the road right next to the woods leading to little Lake Lonely.

Competing in a New Year’s Bowl

While many of you were home recuperating last Friday from your New Year’s Eve celebration or watching football, I was one of nine adults, eight young hunters and five welled-trained beagles who were hunting cottontail rabbits in Bunny Bowl XVIII.

Year’s first goose hunt doesn’t start with bang

Last week I made my first visit to the goose field this year; no snow or ice; just a soggy field and a comfortable 40 degrees.

New rifle offers world of possibilities

Those of you who have read my columns over the last 28 years know that when it comes to hunting, I am always looking for something new and challenging to shoot.

Some Christmas items for the avid hunter

How’s your Christmas shopping going? Have you made your list for Santa and taped it on the refrigerator where the family can see it?

New Saratoga County pistol permit lifts restrictions

As a recent recipient of a Saratoga County-issued unrestricted pistol permit, I can legally carry a concealed handgun.

Scotia hunter Roddy bags first bow deer on opening day

Bowhunter Lisa Roddy of Scotia was hunting with her boyfriend in Schenectady County on opening day in the Southern Zone.

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