Wednesday, March 29th, 2023
Wednesday, March 29th, 2023

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Sportsmen Since 1967

June 3, 2005

‘Right to Hunt’ bill faces long haul

By Paula Piatt Associate Editor Albany – Sure, it’s an uphill battle. But Francine DelMonte’s move to amend the New York State Constitution isn’t just about amending the constitution. “I think the sportsmen are losing clout in Albany and I don’t want to see that happen,” said Francine DelMonte, (D-Lewiston) assemblywoman from the Niagara region

Turkey harvest down more than 800 birds

By Joe Albert Staff Writer St. Paul – For the first time in 10 years, turkey hunters in the state didn’t set a harvest record during the spring season, which ended May 26. Minnesota hunters killed 7,611 turkeys this spring, though that number will rise a bit because there are paper registrations that haven’t been

Taxidermy-rehab link is likely CWD source

By Steve Piatt Editor Westmoreland, N.Y. – A state Department of Agriculture & Markets officials says it’s likely Chronic Wasting Disease made its way into New York via infected taxidermy materials. Those materials, from the shop of John Palmer of Westmoreland, probably exposed fawns that were being rehabilitated and were housed in the same area

Angler’s first salmon nets a $10,000 prize

Rochester, N.Y. – Josh Houghtaling of Windsor, N.Y., was trolling for the first time ever on Lake Ontario on May 12 when a fish of large proportions grabbed hold and headed the opposite way from the boat. By the time the battle was over, Houghtaling was looking at his first salmon ever – a fish

Orange Hat Brigade monitors Capitol

By Joe Albert Staff Writer St. Paul – Five days before the Legislative session ended, more than 20 sportsmen and women, each wearing a blaze orange hat, stood atop the steps of the state Capitol. They planned to attend a conference committee hearing regarding Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s proposal to overhaul the state’s Legislative Commission on


June 11, 18: Hunter Education Class, Islip Outdoor Range, Freeman Avenue; 10:15 – 4 p.m. Must attend both classes; pre-register call 631-224-5479. June 24, 27: Bowhunter Education Class, Archery Form Pro Shop, Route 25, 202 Middle Country Road, Middle Island; 6:30-11 p.m. each night; call Chuck, 631-345-3779 or Bob, 631-924-2204 or Philip Profeta, 631-281-5112. July

N.Y.’s CWD battle is just beginning

By Steve Piatt Editor Verona, N.Y. – A widened containment area, emergency regulations and maintaining a lower density of deer are among the chief tools used to control the spread of – or perhaps even eliminate – Chronic Wasting Disease in the wild deer herd of Oneida County. While two positive CWD findings have been

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