New York

New York Outdoor News Calendar – July 1, 2022

Season Dates July 1: Black bear tracking dog training season begins. Sept. 1: Squirrel hunting season begins; Early Canada goose hunting season begins in most of New York. Education/Seminars To register for a DEC Sportsman Education Class, visit: dec.ny.gov/outdoor/92267.html July 16, AUG. 10: Hunter Education Course, Peterboro Conservation Club, Cazenovia, N.Y. Info: 315-243-0997 JUne 25: New York Forest Owners Forestry…

Boating safety

When my son and his friend Dan were young boys, my friend and I took them canoeing on the Delaware River. The boys knew how to swim and we all wore a personal floatation device. In the unlikely event that we would capsize, the boys were instructed to hold on to the side of the canoe until they were told…

New York Outdoor News Calendar – June 17, 2022

Season Dates JUNE 15: Black Bass season opens statewide; muskellunge and tiger muskellunge seasons open in the Great Lakes. June 25-26: Free Fishing Days in New York. Banquets/Fundraisers JULY 11: NYSCC Council Cup Championship Golf Benefit, Seneca Falls Country Club, Seneca Falls, N.Y. Info: nyscc.com. Aug. 6: Whitetails Unlimited Wine Country Chapter Tailgating, Seneca Lake Duck Hunters Club, Penn Yan,…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 17, 2022

Illegal Turkey  (Jefferson County) On May 1, while patrolling a Fort Drum training area, ECO Woyton observed vehicles parked in an area closed to hunting/recreation. One of the vehicles, a truck, contained a recently harvested turkey in its bed. Fort Drum Conservation Law Enforcement contacted the truck owner by phone and advised him to return to the vehicle. Officer Woyton…

One lure can make a big difference

Night fishing for walleyes was just past peak the end of May in Lake Erie, but they could still be caught from Buffalo to Barcelona on stickbaits in the shallows. Bob Rustowicz of Cheektowaga invited me along for a trip since his regular fishing buddy was on a family vacation in the Outer Banks. I couldn’t wait as we made…

Minnow bait management – video

As most anglers know, you can catch a ton of fish of all different species on minnow baits. Although casting is a great option, minnow profile lures can be incredible effective when trolled. In this video from Angling Buzz, check out these four tools that will allow you to increase the effectiveness of your presentation and help you catch more…

Outdoor News Father’s Day gift guide – video

When it comes to your outdoor-loving father, Outdoor News has a quick list of some Father’s Day gift ideas. From a new rain suit from Rapala that will keep him dry and comfortable out on the water, to getting him set up with a membership account to ON X, these are gifts he may not have considered for himself. For…

New York Outdoor News Calendar – June 3, 2022

Season Dates JUNE 15: Black Bass season opens statewide; muskellunge and tiger muskellunge seasons open in the Great Lakes. Banquets/Fundraisers June 11: Ducks Unlimited – Leatherstocking Chapter Banquet, Fireman’s Field, Mount Vision, N.Y. Info: 607-432-5243 Aug. 6: Whitetails Unlimited Wine Country Chapter Tailgating, Seneca Lake Duck Hunters Club, Penn Yan, N.Y. Info: 315-679-6336. AUG. 18: Sportsmen’s Dinner, Prattsville Community Church…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 3, 2022

Get Greedy and Get Caught (Ulster County) On April 20, DEC Fisheries spent the day stocking trout in Rondout Creek and ECOs Walraven and Johnson patrolled the area to ensure anglers were taking fish in accordance with DEC regulations. The Officers decided to conduct a check of a fisherman taking trout and keeping them on a stringer. The fisherman was…

Kung Pao Turkey

From Timothy J. Kraskey’s cookbook "Red, White & Everything Else"

Instead of calling for take-out, use the wild turkey you have harvested and make this Asian-inspired dish from Tim Kraskey’s cookbook. He suggests serving it on a bed of white or brown rice, and notes that the infusion of flavor and spice in the dish pairs well with a German-style sweet white wine, such as a Riesling.

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 20, 2022

Fishing Violations (Warren County) On the morning of April 15, Lieutenant Higgins and ECO Brassard patrolled a small trout pond in Queensbury and discovered several anglers catching freshly stocked trout without incident. However, some anglers also possessed out-of-season chain pickerel. In addition, two fishermen had failed to buy a fishing license, resulting in tickets to the offenders. Later that afternoon,…

New York Outdoor News Calendar – May 20, 2022

Season Dates Please check DEC’s website or hunting, trapping and fishing publications for specific regional regulations and Wildlife Management Units.  May 28 & JUne 1: Muskellunge season opens (except Great Lakes). Note: Due to the timing of DEC’s new regulation change, anglers will be allowed to fish for muskellunge beginning the last Saturday in May for the 2022 season only….

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 6, 2022

Out-of-Season Striped Bass Busters (New York City Counties) The weekend of April 2 and 3 proved to be busy for ECOs in Region 2 conducting boat patrols with the U.S. Coast Guard in Raritan and Jamaica bays. Officers checked several recreational and charter boats and seized 36 out-of-season striped bass. ECOs Milliron and Michalet responded to an evening poaching complaint…