Waterfowl Hunter Task Forces have helped agency establish season dates that provide equitable hunting opportunities for the various interests in each zone. continue reading ›
A short while ago a friend called and said there was plenty of safe ice and asked if I’d like to go with him to a farm pond he knew to catch some perch and crappie. He said he was on his way to the local bait store to get some mousies and mealworms. continue reading ›
State law requires removal of blinds before deadlines to protect natural areas and to prevent boating accidents after ice melts continue reading ›
Catching ice walleyes, pike, and panfish demands even more attention to sensory stimuli than you expend during the open-water fishing period continue reading ›
Bear hunting currently illegal in the state, but with about 6,700 black bear sightings in 2016 — a 49 percent increase over the previous year, and compared to only about 450 sightings in 2000 — population control may be needed someday continue reading ›
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I start thinking about spring gobbler season right after the holiday season, although my friends – as well as Paula – claim I think about it all year round. continue reading ›
Beginning this month, researchers with the Fish & Wildlife Department will start placing radio-collars on up to 60 wild moose to follow their movements and determine causes of mortality. continue reading ›
Lake trout season opened up in the lower Niagara River and Lake Ontario on Jan. 1. The actual season runs for nine months, through Sept. 30. Then it’s shut down for three months, closed because of spawning considerations. Therein lies the problem. Fish with a closed season cannot be targeted to catch. It’s also a gray area for holding up one of these fish for a quick picture before its release. continue reading ›
Kicks off with the winter bow season opener Jan. 1 continue reading ›
Whether the storm will impact ice conditions remains to be seen, but agencies such as the Iowa Department of Natural Resources continued to preach ice safety. continue reading ›
New York Outdoor News Top 10 stories of 2016 offer a mixed bag continue reading ›
New York DEC's independent analysis finds EPA's Hudson River cleanup fails to protect human health and the environment. continue reading ›
Preferred proposal would seek expanded authority to acquire up to more than 197,000 acres for the refuge. continue reading ›
Tracking wildlife can be a great way for people to understand the importance of habitat conservation. continue reading ›
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NEW YORK POLL - December 23rd
With the deer seasons virtually over, what are your outdoor activities now?
- Small Game (39%, 9 Votes)
- Other (39%, 9 Votes)
- Predator Hunting (13%, 3 Votes)
- Ice Fishing (9%, 2 Votes)
Total Voters: 23