Erie Canal Fishing Derby ambassador Harrington dies

When I ran into Steve Harrington of Gasport a few weeks ago, he went out of his way to come over and say thank you once again for some of the promotion he received through my writing and broadcast efforts.…

DEC improving communications with outdoor media [video]

Communications with this state’s outdoor press has been a difficult proposition to say the least the last couple of years for the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Press folks, when we needed information, had to contact Albany to arrange for…

Outdoor writers celebrate 50 years, by George

Fifty years ago, the New York State Outdoor Writers Association (NYSOWA) was formed. The official inaugural meeting was held in Lake George, an effort spearheaded by the late Hans Paller of Massena and William R. Hilts of Sanborn. And when…

Take a seat and make the shot: A bowhunting option

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…

Planning, preparation key for major hunting, fishing trips

When it comes to any trip involving considerable effort – and expense – Paula and I tend to research and plan thoroughly. That said, when the time finally arrives for a memorable excursion, we enter it with the mentality that chances…

A beech bonanza may make for tough hunting

I hunted fall turkeys one day last week in Tioga County, visiting Pete Clare at his storied Turkey Trot Acres hunting lodge, where fall turkey hunting with dogs has emerged as an autumn tradition, albeit a shortened one given New York…

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