New York – Mike Raykovicz

Getting even

It’s been just over a week since deer season ended here in the Southern Tier and I’m still bummed out. Archery season was good but I still like getting out and being able to spend all day in the woods with a rifle in my hands. My lunch menu for these all day hunts hasn’t changed in over 50 years,…

CWD remains ticking time bomb

The first case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Pennsylvania was confirmed a few weeks ago in a three-year-old doe raised on a game farm in New Oxford, Adams County. The disease may have links to another game farm near Williamsport, near the middle of the state and another in the southern part in Dover, York County. The infected doe…

Wild entertainment from the treestand

Although rifle season has opened here in the Southern Tier, friends often ask me if I get bored waiting in a treestand during archery season. I always reply with an emphatic “no.” Admittedly, while standing in a tree doesn’t give me much to do, blending with the surroundings provides me with so much more to see. From my vantage position…