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May 14, 2024

Mohawk River, Erie Canal angler creel surveys begin in New York

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation recently announced the start of an angler creel survey of the Mohawk River and adjoining Erie (Barge) Canal from Rome to Waterford.
The program began May 1 and will run through the end of October, and will only be conducted in 2024. The Mohawk River and the adjoining Erie (Barge) Canal east of Rome includes five permanent dams, nine seasonal/moveable dams, and five active hydropower plants. The river provides a warmwater fishery that contains smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, walleye, northern pike, tiger muskellunge, and a variety of panfish.

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Heading into serious bear country? Attacks are rare, but you better be prepared

I’ve had many encounters with bears over the years. Some have been close-contact meetings where you connect with a bruin on a trail or a shoreline. Most have fortunately been more distant sightings while kayaking or portaging or hiking on a trail.
In every instance where I came into close proximity to a bear I was always ready with my hand on the trigger of a can of bear spray. I’ve never had to pull the trigger, but there have been a couple of close calls.

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