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Saturday, June 15th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Saturday, June 15th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Jeff Murray

Friends remember New York State Big Buck Club founder Bob Estes

To say Bob Estes enjoyed deer hunting would be the ultimate understatement.

People who knew him will tell you he lived deer hunting.
Estes, who lived in Caledonia, N.Y. (Livingston County), was not only an avid deer hunter, but he was also an official scorer for the Boone and Crockett Club. But he was best known as the founder of the New York State Big Buck Club.

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Unlawful black bear kill in New York leads to charge

Every spring, the state Department of Environmental Conservation cautions residents about the increased chances of encountering black bears as they emerge from their winter dens looking for food.
John Foley, of Cazenovia, N.Y., (Madison County), apparently didn’t get the memo. Foley was charged recently with illegally killing a nuisance bear on his property, and DEC officials say it’s a good example of what to do and what not to do when dealing with hungry spring bruins.

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New York hunter reflects on rare opportunity to take massive Pennsylvania bull elk

Name your child “Hunter” and it’s almost inevitable the kid will grow up to be a sportsman.
So it is with Hunter Beiler, of Rexville, N.Y., (Steuben County), who said he’s been involved in hunting most of his life, along with the rest of his family.
Thus it was only natural the entire close-knit family would take part in Beiler’s greatest hunting triumph to date – putting an arrow through a massive Pennsylvania bull elk in September 2023.

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New York Department of Environmental Conservation working to reestablish cisco in Keuka Lake

If you’re a New York angler and you don’t know anything about cisco, you aren’t alone.
In some states, cisco, which are classified as salmonids, are an important game fish. But they aren’t a major target for most anglers in New York, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation. They are, however, an important forage fish for other sport fish that New York anglers do pursue, and that’s why DEC plans to reestablish the species into the Finger Lakes, specifically Keuka Lake.

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Application deadline is April 1 as New York’s day-old-chick program returns a year after pheasant farm HPAI outbreak

If you’ve taken part in New York’s day-old pheasant chick program in the past, the good news is, after being threatened by a disease outbreak in 2023, the program is back this year.
But you don’t have much time to apply.

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Remington’s 200-year run in Ilion, N.Y., facility concludes

Go to the official Village of Ilion (Herkimer County) website, and one of the first things you will see is the village motto, “Where tradition is preserved, while progress is achieved.”
For this village of 7,600 people, preserving that tradition will be a big challenge now that a huge chunk of Ilion’s identity is gone. Remington Arms, America’s oldest gun maker, has spent most of its 208-year existence headquartered in Ilion, but as of March 4, the iconic company’s local facility has gone dark.

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New York DEC guarding against Avian Influenza as pheasant farm, stocking rebound

Almost a year ago, New York’s popular pheasant propagation and stocking program, which annually provides more than 30,000 adult ringnecks for upland hunting enthusiasts statewide, was in jeopardy after a disease outbreak at the state’s lone game farm.
This year, the state Department of Environmental Conservation is taking steps to try and ensure that near crisis doesn’t happen again.

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Beetles being used to help battle hemlock woolly adelgid in New York

It’s a tiny insect, only about 1.5 millimeters, or about 0.04 inches long.
But the impact of the hemlock woolly adelgid, an invasive species native to Asia, on hemlock trees in New York and elsewhere has been devastating. The state Department of Environmental Conservation, in partnership with Cornell University’s NYS Hemlock Initiative and other agencies, is using nature to fight back against the voracious bug.

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New York landowners sought for grassland preservation to help state birds

Several grassland-dwelling songbirds in New York state face a threat to their survival as the habitat they rely on has been in decline.
State wildlife managers have worked to improve that habitat on state land, but say the vast majority of grasslands in the state are on private property. The Department of Environmental Conservation and other state and federal agencies collaborated to launch a program in 2008 designed to encourage landowners in specific target areas to convert more of their properties to grasslands, and now program managers are pushing for more participation.

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