Paula Piatt

Michigan team medals at national hunter education challenge

Michigan Junior Leadslingers Team member Adam Cohoon competes in the Wildlife Identification competition. It was Adam’s first year at the national competition. (Photo by Paula Piatt )Mansfield, Pa. — A soggy week in northcentral Pennsylvania didn’t dampen the spirit or the competitiveness of a determined Michigan Youth Hunter Education Challenge team, as it brought home a bronze medal from the…

Ohioan at the helm of successful college fishing team

At first, you might think it’s just about fishing. In some sense, it is. In many ways, however, it’s about a lot more. Sure, as the Adrian College bass fishing team rolls through a monstrously successful season, these student-athletes are boating hefty limits of smallmouth and largemouth bass. But they’re also gaining valuable life experiences their coach says they couldn’t…

In New York, cooperative project benefits Wylie’s brook trout

Coventry, N.Y. — For us, it’s as simple as driving over them; zipping along at 55 mph, we don’t even notice. But if you’re a brook trout, it’s an impassable barrier – the end of the road. And it doesn’t matter that miles of prime spawning and nursery habitat is on the other side. Thanks, however, to a cooperative effort…

Survey of New York’s Chemung River shows solid fishing

Elmira, N.Y. — If you’re fishing the Southern Tier’s Chemung River, you’re likely not picky about what you catch. You’re fishing from shore and, on average, you’ll catch something about every half hour. And you’ll have better luck, overall, between Corning and Elmira than you will from Elmira to the Pennsylvania state line. But even then, you were on the…