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Monday, April 15th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Monday, April 15th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

David Figura

Carp World Championship not coming to New York’s Onondaga Lake in 2027

A proposal to hold the 2027 Carp World Championship on Onondaga Lake in Syracuse has been scrapped.
“I’ll be careful with my words. All in all, it just didn’t work out,” said Mike McNett, treasurer and freshwater sports director for the U.S. Angling Confederation.
The competition, pegged as “the Olympics of Carp Fishing,” would have featured some 150 anglers from more than two dozen countries. It would have been the first time the event would have been held in this country.

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New York’s Middletown air rifle team wins American Legion title, continues dominant stretch

American Legion Post 151 in Middletown, N.Y., has a storied history of teenage shooters and state championships.
For the 32nd year in a row, the shooting team affiliated with the Legion post from Orange County finished first in the Sporter Air Rifle division of the New York State American Legion 3-P (three position) Air Rifle Championships.

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Leashed tracking dog comes home after being lost four days in the New York woods

Just before midnight on Nov. 2, Brenda Dixon heard something on her front porch. She quickly opened the door and there was Dachs, their small dog that had been missing in the woods for a little more than four days. She and her husband both burst into tears.

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New York Bowhunters founding member, Walt Dixon, reflects on accomplishments, and use of crossbows

Walt Dixon has been a long-time champion of bowhunting and hunting in general in New York State.
Dixon, 75, of Tully, in Onondaga County, is a charter member of the New York Bowhunters Inc. He played a key role in its original formation in 1991, was the group’s second president and did administrative work for the association for close to 20 years.

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New York hunters have venison donation options

Want to donate that deer you arrow or shoot this fall to a worthy cause?
Two organizations – Feeding New York State with its 10 regional food banks, along with the Venison Donation Coalition – are working separately with meat processors across the state to ensure donated venison is distributed to needy individuals.

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Illegally-introduced walleyes threaten salmon, trout fishery in New York’s Skaneateles Lake

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s war on walleyes in Skaneateles Lake had its start in 2016 when anglers first began reporting catches of the tasty and popular game fish in the Finger Lake.
DEC verified their presence in the lake the following year with a fisheries survey using gill nets, said Emily Zollweg-Horan, senior aquatic biologist at the DEC’s Region 7 office in Cortland.
“It is still unknown who illegally introduced walleye and DEC never authorized a stocking permit,” she said.
Skaneateles Lake, a deep, cold-water lake, has historically been one of the best rainbow trout and Atlantic salmon fisheries in the Finger Lakes.

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Veteran New York beaver trapper, Les Wedge, reflects on another trapping season

Beaver activity really picks up during the early spring, Wedge added, because the adult females kick out the 2-year-olds to make room for the new litter coming.
Wedge is a member of the Cortland County Trappers Association. He teaches the DEC’s trapper certification course, is mentoring several young trappers and periodically gives talks to various groups about trapping. The following are excerpts from a recent interview with him.

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Charges dropped in 2022 spearing incident as New York DEC meets with members of tribal nations

State Department of Environmental Conservation officials met recently with representatives from several Indian Nations to try and hammer out an agreement concerning the controversial issue of fishing, hunting, trapping and gathering rights for Indians on lands off their reservations.

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