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Friday, March 1st, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Friday, March 1st, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Glenn Sapir

A wacky way of bass fishing that works wonders

On the occasion of fishing with Virgil, we rigged his purple 6-inch worms Texas style, with the hook point embedded in the worm. Throwing his bait into inviting shoreline cover, Virgil came out with a 9-pound Florida largemouth.
“Throw in there and catch his grandpa,” Virgil encouraged me, and with the same worm setup as his, I made a perfect cast toward the blowdown lying in the water. In seconds I was bringing in a 7-pound hawg.

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Don’t let an accident happen in the turkey woods

No matter what your definition of a successful hunt is, it can never be applied to an outing when an accident occurs. In turkey hunting, where hunters try to conceal themselves with camouflage from head to foot, the scenario for a hunting accident might seem particularly apt to unfold. It is your job to make sure that it doesn’t.

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Turkey hunters: would you shoot a jake?

If you are a sportsman who believes bigger is better, I can’t fault you. I feel the same way, but I learned a valuable lesson during the New York spring turkey hunting season 20 years ago that showed me that a bird shouldn’t be memorable simply by the length of its spurs or beard. When I think of the turkeys with which I reached my two-tom limit that spring, I measure them by the excitement they provided me on those hunts. As you prepare for the upcoming turkey season, you might be interested in my experiences 20 years ago.

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Fish deep and slow for New York’s early-season trout

As a kid and young adult, the month of March produced nightly dreams of the upcoming trout opener on April 1. I’d relive casts, retrieves and strikes at my favorite stream from previous seasons as I tossed and turned under the covers. Dreams, however, don’t necessarily forecast what actually transpires later in our waking hours.

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