Just when you’re ready to relegate one to a stash of calls in your camo bag, you connect with the right striker and you’re ready to put it in your vest for future action.
I don’t know much about centerpin fishing but I’m ready and willing to learn, especially after seeing all the Facebook photos from friends who seem to consistently – and I mean consistently – score on fine steelhead and hefty, colorful brown trout. It’s something I’ve been considering for a while, even though the traditional Great Lakes tributary hotspots – Oak Orchard Creek,…
Looking at the season to this point, the writer is beginning to see that they’re getting out of it what they put into it.
Make the memories while you can, while your legs still allow you to hunt hard, and before something comes along that prevents you from doing what you love. You never know when your hunting time is up.
You don’t have to be a biologist with a degree in forestry, but some basic knowledge can go a long way in the deer woods.
Waddington, N.Y. — Jamie Hartman’s bad back might not hurt nearly as much as does having to miss the Bassmaster Elite Series event when it returns to the St. Lawrence River here Aug. 23-26. Hartman, of Newport, N.Y., has been sidelined by a ruptured disc in his back, and that means he’ll miss the tourney that will be conducted on…
Make it hurt now and it will hurt a little less when it’s time for that future hunt of a lifetime.
Paula put three of four shots into a six-inch square last week from 200 yards, and the lone miss wasn’t off by much. That kind of shooting easily puts her in the kill zone of a moose, although she wants to tighten things up even more before we head to The Rock.It’s been a bit of an unusual spring and…
Still, the excitement surrounding turkey hunting is the very reason we arise in the middle of the night and head out into the turkey woods.
And other simple things to remember as we begin another season in the turkey woods.
Expect to encounter Japanese knotweed along riverbanks.I’m already looking ahead to spring and, obviously, turkey hunting, but also to the open-water fishing season. Paula and I didn’t get a lot of fishing in last year and I can’t remember why, but I know some of it was due to high water conditions on the nearby Susquehanna River. That eliminated our typical…
I’m never sorry to see deer season come to an end because, by early December, I’ve had plenty of time in a tree, usually have enough venison in the freezer, and have made enough memories in the field that I’m ready to move on to the next big thing. And that next big thing is pheasant hunting. Our 2-year-old Lab Finn…
When it comes to any trip involving considerable effort – and expense – Paula and I tend to research and plan thoroughly. That said, when the time finally arrives for a memorable excursion, we enter it with the mentality that chances are it won’t go as smoothly as designed on paper. You have to roll with the punches during a hunting…
A little positivity will go a long way toward becoming a dedicated hunter.
Getting out to trap, skeet, sporting clays, and the rifle and pistol ranges are just plain fun. But the shooting sessions will also almost assuredly pay dividends in the fall when you’re hunting small or big game.
N.Y. trappers head into season with little optimism
Certainly multiple-arrow sessions have their place in developing your shooting form, building your muscles and tightening your groups. But don’t ignore a one-shot practice regimen.
Dry weather may set the stage for high bear harvest
Trail camera efforts can make or break your hunt