Friday, March 31st, 2023
Friday, March 31st, 2023

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December 27, 2007

Southeastern New York

Ice anglers were watching conditions closely at Muscoot Reservoir and could actually be on by now if the weather holds, according to John Miller at Bob’s Sport and Tackle (914-232-4085) in Katonah. Anglers were already on White Pond in Putnam County earlier this month. But, Miller adds, “you gotta be careful.”

Deer harvest reports up this season

Albany – An increase in whitetail harvest reports to DEC likely means more deer were killed by hunters this year than in 2006. But, DEC officials caution, the percentage increase in harvest reports won’t likely show a corresponding increase in the overall deer take. That’s largely because DEC officials this season made a concerted effort


Lake Champlain fishing is slow – or maybe nonexistent now until safe ice, which generally comes sometime in late December or early January. First ice generally occurs up north in Kings and Kelly bays or in the Bulwagga Bay area of Port Henry further down the lake. Around the Adirondacks, however, some waters have buttoned

State loses dedicated conservationist, Dan Trainer

Stevens Point, Wis. – Wisconsin lost a dedicated conservationist Dec. 8, when Dan Trainer Jr. passed away. The 81-year-old retired dean of the College of Natural Resources at UW-Stevens Point had helped to begin wildlife disease studies at UW-Madison, and then moved north in 1971 to establish the Natural Resources College at UW-Stevens Point. Christine

Western New York

Lake Erie and tributaries: Tributaries are still holding many trout, with steelhead leading the way. Cattaraugus Creek was leading the way, but it may not be fishable following the snowstorm. Your best bet might be some of the small to midsized creeks like Silver, Canadaway, Chautauqua, Eighteen Mile, Cayuga and Buffalo. Dunkirk Harbor was still

Solid salmon-trout fishing this year on Lake Ontario

Cape Vincent, N.Y. – Anglers flocked to Lake Ontario in search of salmon and trout this year despite media reports of VHS and other invasive species. DEC’s annual creel census, conducted throughout the lake by DEC’s Lake Ontario Unit, showed the number of fishing trips, fish harvest and harvest rates for salmon and trout were

Find time for the outdoors in the New Year

The dawn of the New Year is a time when we pause to ponder the year previous and resolve to do better in the 12 months ahead. My resolution is to find more time where I have nothing to do. Sound crazy? Well hear me out. I’m a busy guy with lots of responsibilities –

DNR to add more COs

Camp Ripley, Minn. – Earlier this year, the DNR had a nearly full complement of conservation officers. Retirements thinned the ranks, but officials say a plan to hire as many as 18 officers next year should mean an officer in nearly every station in the state. That’s a “tremendous benefit for the state,” according to

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