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August 8, 2023

Parties await New York governor’s decision on coyote contest ban

The contests have names such as Predator Slam, Squirrel Scramble and Final Fling for Fox, sometimes challenging hunters to bag the heaviest coyote or the heftiest bunch of squirrels to win a cash prize.
While participants seek prey in the name of fundraising, animal rights advocates are training their sights on contests they see as senseless slaughters. With bans in eight states, activists are now looking to New York, where Gov. Kathy Hochul is considering a proposal recently approved by the Legislature.

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Study: Economic growth showing in recreational boating industry

The National Marine Manufacturers Association, which represents North American recreational boat, marine engine and accessory manufacturers, recently reported the growing economic impact of the recreational boating industry across the United States.

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Nature Smart: A look at the cuckoos of the New World

Every now and then, I see a bird that piques my interest. The other day, I was intently watching a pair of rose-breasted grosbeaks. I saw the male carrying some nesting material high up into an oak tree, but then I lost him in the thick tangle of leaves. Shortly after that, I saw the female grosbeak doing the same thing. Again, I lost sight of her in the leaves. I vowed to find the nest, not just the general location.

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From the Backyard: Photos of summer wildlife

When a very young Cooper’s hawk tumbled from its stick nest in early July, Justin Price was nearby and caught photos of the unlucky youngster. “I was hoping no cat or coyote would come along while it was on the ground,” he wrote, noting that a parent bird came in with food as he watched from a distance.

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Camping with Leo Maloney: New York’s Cayuga Lake State Park

Picture gently rolling hills covered with vineyards. A deep blue lake with fishing boats trolling. These bring back memories of camping in the “grape lakes.”
Cayuga Lake State Park has nearly 300 sites, both tent and trailer, nicely spaced. It has become a favorite campground for several reasons, including nicely spaced sites at the northwest corner of Cayuga Lake, only three miles from Seneca Falls.

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