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Sportsmen Since 1967

Sunday, April 21st, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Dan Ladd

Dan Ladd: The many rewards of being a hunting mentor

One of my favorite photos, and one that I’ve gotten a lot of mileage from in terms of it being published, is a shot I staged and took exactly 20 years ago this spring. It was the first morning of New York’s inaugural youth turkey hunt in 2004 and simply shows myself and my then 12-year-old nephew, Larry, walking in a field.

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Dan Ladd: Turkey talking time has finally come in New York

While working the New York Outdoor News booth at the CNY Sportsman’s Show in Verona last month I was approached by a 20-something turkey hunter who questioned if New York’s spring turkey season should be held two weeks sooner than its current May 1-31 duration. I braced for the old “that’s when they’re easier to kill” routine when I asked him on what grounds he was offering his suggestion. But what I got – and much to my pleasant surprise – was some well thought out answers.

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Dan Ladd: Great results for sporting interests come by working together

Earlier this winter at a meeting of my local county sportsmen’s federation – a group comprised of sporting clubs within the county – the discussion turned to participation and monthly meeting attendance.
A member of one particular club who often attends meetings on his own said his club wasn’t sure if they wanted to rejoin the group as they questioned what would be in it for them.

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Dan Ladd: Tough to control out-of-state ammunition sales, despite the efforts of a New York bill

My aunt and uncle, who I grew up next door to, were both heavy smokers. About once a month they’d hop in the car and make the 30-minute drive over to Vermont to stock up on cigarettes, which New York, as any smoker knows, has taxed into oblivion.

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New York DEC holds black bass meeting, preliminary talks focus on St. Lawrence, east Ontario

On March 14, the fisheries staff of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation held a public meeting in Alexandria Bay to discuss the status of Lake Ontario’s Eastern Basin and the St. Lawrence River black bass population.
Approximately 60 people attended the meeting where fisheries biologists provided an update on the black bass population.

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New York’s 2023 bear harvest increased slightly from 2022

Black bear hunters in New York harvested an estimated 1,356 black bears during the 2023 hunting season, according to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. This was a slight increase over the 2022 harvest of 1,318 bears, but below the five-year average of 1,450.

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Halfway Brook: historic, maybe confusing, good fishing in New York

April 1 is still the day when brook trout season opens in New York. And when it does, especially in the northern part of the state, anglers are ready.
This year things may happen even earlier in terms of stocking for all trout species. Ice-out, for obvious reasons related to a warm weather pattern, should also occur earlier.

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