Ornithologists tell us birds only get about 20 percent of their food needs from backyard feeders, but these feeders can be very important during periods of extreme cold or when ice covers food sources.
Effort a half-century ago was a labor of love.
Like it or not, crossbows are here to stay, and more New York hunters are hunting with them every year. We talked to several archery pro shop owners about what new-to-the-sport crossbow buyers are looking for and just about all of them said price. It seems customers looking to buy their first crossbow don’t know very much about the type…
When the end of September nears, it’s a good feeling knowing where everything for the upcoming season is located and that I can get ready without forgetting anything.
In New York, it’s management of mute swans that’s causing a stir.
Remember, deer meat doesn’t taste “gamey.” Heat and improper field dressing of the animal will only make it taste that way.
A few years ago, a friend asked me whether I shoot standing up or sitting down while bowhunting. “Standing,” I replied. “Why don’t you sit; it’s a lot more comfortable,” he said. Actually, I never thought about it. Truth be known, I’ve never really stood while perched in a tree; I leaned. Years ago, a friend made me a small…
The number of deer I’ve seen so far has been minimal and I’ve yet to see a good buck, but November is almost here, and I’m counting on that to change.
In the deer woods, the trail camera doesn’t lie.
Resorting to catching crabs in traps – and with turkey necks.
Setting a trap to deal with a nuisance wildlife problem is the easy part; dealing with what happens after the trap door closes can be more than what most homeowners bargain for. When faced with having to deal with nuisance wildlife, it may be better to let a professional handle it.
Ethical hunting is defined as abiding by the rules, taking only appropriate shots, respect for the game being hunted and respect for the rights of fellow sportsmen. These are the values we should be teaching any youngster in our tutelage. Sadly, this isn’t always the case.
Numerous products now available to aid in both keeping ticks away and tick removal.
No luck with either for the author in 2017 seasons.
Today, fishermen have a choice of many high-quality braided or fluorocarbon fishing lines that are stronger, more durable and don’t abrade as easily as mono.
Sometime in the late 1970s or ’80s the weeds began to get thicker and the rocky shoals where we found walleyes were now engulfed in thick weeds. This had to impact the walleyes spawning in the lake and it began to show. However, more than weeds, it seemed crappies began to proliferate at an astounding rate.
I’ve encountered them before, but not often. A few years back, after an evening archery hunt, I found one slowly making its way along the ground, and because porcupines walk flat-footed and slow, I had an excellent opportunity for a close-up look at the animal.
Falling through thin ice can and does happen, but it doesn’t have to happen to you if proper precautions are taken.
If I asked 10 sportsmen I know to identify Dan Ashe I doubt any could. Since 2011 and until Jan. 30 of this year, Ashe has been director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service…
There are dozen if not hundreds of ways to cook prime cuts of venison, but what do you do with the tougher cuts like the neck and shanks besides grinding them for hamburger?
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.
Regulations, elimination work showing progress
Deer hunters deal with wind and snow after warm opener
Food sources can vary from one season to the next
Full-body harness a must for bowhunters
New hunting implement, but in what seasons, and what states?