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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Megan Plete Postal

Second youth turkey hunt honoring lost mentor grows in New York

The sudden passing of Oneida County, N.Y., outdoorsman Ryan Rector from a work accident in 2022 left the community of Naples devastated.
The 27-year-old hunter, mentor, fire chief, and business owner was well-known and well-liked, and his untimely passing created a gaping hole in his absence. To honor Rector’s passion for turkey hunting and penchant for mentorship, his loved ones organized the Ryan Rector Revival Youth Turkey Hunt, which has now completed its second year.

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Stream safari program educates kids on fish culture in New York

Youth ages 8 to 13 experienced hands-on learning April 25 during a collaborative learning workshop that focused on the importance of maintaining and protecting water resources, native species and stream life, and healthy watersheds.
The first portion of the program, which was held on-site at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County, N.Y., was presented by Tim Wimmer and Jessica Armstrong from Oneida County Soil and Water was based on the Pond and Stream Safari curriculum. The second half of the program was led by Jordan Ross from Trout Unlimited.

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New York’s day-old pheasant chick program back after 2023 flu outbreak

After last year’s outbreak of avian flu devastated the New York State Department of Conservation’s Day-Old Pheasant Chick Program, the program is back in action.

The program returned this year after operations were temporarily paused when the program’s flock at the Richard E. Reynolds Game Farm, located in Ithaca, was wiped out due to the highly pathogenic illness. This year, chicks were imported from out of state and the program was able to continue. Day-old pheasant chicks are supplied free of charge from the agency to approved applicants who provide an appropriate rearing space and public release site, the DEC said.

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Curriculum in New York would get kids outside to interact with trout stream ecosystems

While paying attention to the way his kids learn, Jordan Ross noticed something that started his gears turning. They lacked enthusiasm for learning about the outdoors, watersheds, and conservation through the traditional avenues. The way these subjects were taught in the classroom didn’t excite or engage them.
“From observing them, the inquisitive side of learning, and curiosity element wasn’t there,” Ross said.
That wasn’t the case when he took them to a local stream with a kick net to turn up rocks and investigate what was crawling underneath.

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Ice Fishing 101 event a learning experience for beginners on Mariaville Lake in New York

In what turned out to be the coldest day of the New York winter so far, 13 new ice anglers recently braved the cold and wind for Ice Fishing 101 on Mariaville Lake, in Pattersonville. These folks faced wind chills well below zero to learn a new skill set.
Despite the cold, it was a day full of smiles, laughs, and fish. This new event was a collaboration between Artemis Sportswomen, WildHERness, and Backcountry Hunters & Anglers.

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Holiday Reading List: Gift ideas from the New York outdoor enthusiast’s bookshelf

What’s better than winding down after a long hunting season, nestled under a cozy blanket in your favorite armchair with a good book? Not a whole lot in my humble opinion, except maybe gifting this experience to someone else.
With that in mind, here are our New York Outdoor News curated book selections for gift-giving this holiday season. Most are from authors who reside or have worked right here in New York.

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Ohio-based sporting group files intent to sue USFWS on wolves

The Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation recently filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This comes after the USFWS did not respond to dual petitions filed by the Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation within the legal deadline of 90 days from filing. 

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New York programs help vets get out, enjoy the outdoors

Anyone who has spent time in a trout stream knows how meditative that experience can be. The stream swirls around your shins as you read the water. What insects are hatching? Where are currents meeting? Where are the fish hiding? The mind is fully focused on the task at hand. 

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Day on the Salmon River in Pulaski, N.Y., does not disappoint

The moon was high and the morning still dark blue as I left my house to drive an hour-and-a-half toward the Salmon River, in Pulaski. There I met my fishing guide for the day, Eric Henderson, of Combat Fishing. We shimmied into waders and donned headlamps before walking a short distance to the rocky shore stretch of the town pool, located under and near the bridge within the village. 
When we arrived most of the riverbank had already been claimed by fishermen quicker than us. We exchanged morning greetings with other anglers as we waited for timers to go off, letting us know it was time to cast a line.

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