The gift of fishing

As we approach the holiday season, one gift that keeps on giving is the gift of fishing. One potential stocking stuffer is a charter fishing trip for a preferred species of choice. It can also be for a favorite skipper,…

New opportunities in final weeks of N.Y. muskie season

This is prime time for muskie fishing right now and this year there will be an extra couple of weeks that anglers can take advantage of thanks to an extension of the season for the upper Niagara River and Lake Erie.

Perch party on Lake Erie

We launched out of Buffalo and headed west to a predetermined location that was much shallower than reports I had been getting all week for yellow perch. I was fishing with Capt. Brent Snyder with Day Five Sport Fishing (585-944-5826)…

Deer keds a nuisance

My buddy Dave shot a deer this past bow season and was skinning it when I stopped by. Be careful about any ticks,” I told him. Dave had the hide just about off and told me there seemed to be…

Hunting essentials

The nice thing about this blogger's essentials is that they all fit into the pockets of his hunting coat so there’s no need to carry a backpack. 

Buckle up and come home

Firearms season is just around the corner here in New York and if you know someone who climbs without using a safety harness remind them of the consequences if the worst should happen.

Encounter with a pack rat: Big rodent roams remote camp 

I’ve stayed in all kinds of camps over the years – deer camps, turkey camps, trout camps – in cabins of varying degrees of rustic. As a result, I’ve seen my share of mice and had them tap-dancing on my head a…

Will the late season be great this year?

To complain about the Northern Zone deer season this year, mainly in the Adirondacks, would be absurd as overall our group – the Iron Sight Gang – has a had a pretty good season. We started off on the right…

Tough hunting in warm weather, but that’s changing

I recall Veteran’s Day of last year (2021) very well. I spent a few hours in the woods that morning and the remainder of the day working — from my front porch. It was so warm I posted a photo…

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