NRB strikes holiday hunt in two counties, reduces antlerless deer quotas in 11 northern counties.
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The thundering gobble echoed through the trees at 5:22 a.m. We had already been sitting in the woods for an hour and it was surprisingly comfortable. It was the middle of May and temperatures were in the 50’s with no pesky insects to speak of. I honestly did not know what to expect and had my trusty ThermaCell wafting up…
Instead returns to 10 permits, as in each of the previous two seasons.
The owner’s accounts showed that a total of 570 rabbits were harvested off of this exceptional rabbit dog.
How about expanding deer harvest opportunities for those who can’t afford beef during the pandemic?
What has been and up-and-down turkey season continues to be just that. Following the snow and cold of the second weekend in May, as well as that of the season, things warmed up and turkey season entered yet another phase. Suddenly, it seemed like hens wanted to talk. Now I hadn’t seen a hen since opening day, but when mid-May…
To say the first two weeks of turkey season were unusual would be preaching to the choir. Anyone who went out or who still goes out every morning can attest to the crazy weather that drove most of us to break out our deer hunting cloths rather than our turkey hunting togs. It wasn’t supposed to snow, but it did,…
Girl takes bear, buck and a gobbler in a year.
Through three weeks in south zone, numbers are discouraging.
Biggest question now should be how to pull off a 2020 season in light of COVID-19 concerns.
When I saw the weather forecast for the approaching weekend calling for snow, I actually got excited. I don’t mind it a little on cool side when I’m turkey hunting. In fact what I dislike the most about the late season is the hot weather and insects. None of that was a factor for New Yorkers on Mother’s Day…
It made for difficult first week of spring gobbler hunting in Pennsylvania.
Turkey hunter recounts his experiences chasing spring gobblers.
Turkey season has finally arrived, and for this hunter, it hasn’t come soon enough. Because of shoulder surgery in February, I was doubting whether I would even been able to go. Three years ago, I missed the entire spring season because of a bilateral knee replacement and the thought of possibly missing yet another season was more than I could…
A day of late-season turkey hunting can include a lot more activities than just trying to bag a gobbler.
The hunt ended much like it always does, with smiles and gratitude, sunlight warming our faces and the wild things carrying on as if nothing had happened. The only thing missing in the congratulatory ritual was the usual high-five or handshake – just an elbow bump, this year.
Tag sales are up from last year, despite the COVID-19 crisis.
Let wild turkeys settle into the decoys before taking your shot.
As a mentor, Ladd has witnessed some interesting youth hunts.As New York’s youth turkey hunting weekend fast approaches, I have almost a sick feeling in my gut over it. For the first time in I don’t know how many years, I’ll have to sit this one out. Mentoring new hunters is something I believe strongly in, and whenever possible, I’m…
Adult counterparts fare a bit worse on opening day.
Take along own flies, food and turkey calls, too.
Successful hunting seasons make for a freezer full of venison, pheasants and geese to last through these troubling months under lockdown.
Heading afield in coming days and weeks for spring longbeards? First invest some time in understanding where your gobbler loads are going to land.
Produces a ‘what the heck’ moment for the author.
Most turkey hunting still allowed on state property.