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Saturday, June 22nd, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Saturday, June 22nd, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Glenn Sapir

Glenn Sapir: June is the month to target black bass in New York

June is a month to celebrate, and each day of the month has been set aside for several different celebrations. The honors begin on June 1 with Oscar the Grouch Day and Global Running Day, among others, and go right through the month to June 30, which is National Handshake Day and National Corvette Day. I kid you not.
To me, June, however, is Black Bass Month. One thing special about June is that it contains the longest days of the year. That means fishing for hours after an early dinner.

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Glenn Sapir: Learn from my mistakes in the turkey woods

Some people might consider me an expert turkey hunter. I’ve hunted them for some 45 years. I’ve shared the woods with some of the greatest turkey hunters of our time. I’ve hunted turkeys in 11 states. I achieved the Grand Slam in one spring. I even wrote a very popular book about turkey hunting called Secrets of the Turkey Pros.
All of those credentials might seem impressive, but they haven’t shielded me from making mistakes as a turkey hunter. Perhaps, by my sharing some of my regrettable moments in the turkey woods, you will avoid making the same mistakes.

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New York managers ask avid hunters their concerns, perceptions about turkeys in the state

An editor contacted me in late January, asking if I would write an article for his publication. It had a spring publication date, so he asked if I would write an article on turkey hunting. I had carte blanche on the specific topic, but as an aside, he asked me, “Have you been seeing less turkeys while you have been deer hunting?”

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Glenn Sapir: Fish long enough, and you’ll experience some unexpected catches

It was Mother’s Day, perhaps 1987, when my good friend John Miller brought his wife Theresa to a restaurant on Greenwood Lake in Orange County, N.Y., to celebrate. They were told they had at least a half-hour wait, so to kill the time John went back to his car and took out his spinning outfit.
“I had helped stock trout in the lake just weeks before,” John said, “and I knew that they would likely orient to a concrete wall along the shore, because they were used to concrete in the hatchery.”

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Glenn Sapir: The use of a shooting stick pays off this past deer season

Every season, whether it is when fishing for bass in open water, fishing through the ice, hunting for deer or turkey, I learn something that makes me better at what I do.
What have I learned in recent years? Well, I learned to make life easier for myself by modifying the rowboat from which I do most of my bass fishing. I added a winch device called an AnchorMate, which had been sent to me tens of years ago for field testing. I wasn’t a boat owner then.

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Glenn Sapir: Your greatest day outdoors can come right out your back door

If you are busy in the outdoors during the early days of the new year, good for you. For many, however, January begins a slow period, with much of their leisure time spent indoors. It is a time to look forward to upcoming months and activities and a chance to look back on the year that just passed.
In those moments of contemplation, here is something to toss around in your head: What was the best hunting day and the best fishing day you ever experienced?

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When it comes to empty stringers and unfilled tags, there’s always an excuse; here are some of the best

How was the autumn foliage in your area this year? If it was spectacular, no excuses are needed. If it wasn’t, the “experts,” that is, everyone and anyone on the street with whom you might discuss the disappointing, monochromatic leaves, has an opinion.
One might proffer that the temperatures had been too warm. Another might say it had been too cold. I’ve noticed that fishermen and hunters use similar excuses for lack of success. In fact, I might be guilty of going that route once or twice.

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Logging your outdoor adventures is worth the effort

When I was an editor at Field & Stream Magazine, I would often travel on assignment to somewhat exotic fishing and hunting destinations.
At the end of each day afield or on the water I would retreat to my tent, cabin or wherever else I was lodging and write down copious notes of the day’s activities. From those notes I could later write articles that captured the details of the trip. Furthermore, from time to time I would later read those notes, allowing me the joy of reliving those special experiences. Unfortunately, I didn’t take the same notes for my much more plentiful local outings. Oh, how I wish I did!

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Nobody Asked Me, But…: Quick-hit thoughts on New York’s outdoor issues

…From personal observations, the effects of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) in my part of the state really took a toll on the whitetail population two years ago, and the deer herd does not seem to be recovering quickly. I hope the DEC has not over-allotted Deer Management Permits for the affected Wildlife Management Units.

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