FLW officials impressed with Buffalo facilities – and the fishing

That will likely set the stage for a return trip somewhere down the road. Before that, though, they may need further discussion on how to handle Lake Erie, a body of water that presents an entirely different set of challenges from other bodies of water they fish.

Today’s coolers are marvels of modern technology

Some of my fondest memories as a kid are of the summer weekend picnics our family took to a favorite picnic grove along the Big Bear Creek in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains. After arrival, my father set up a folding picnic table then placed the…

Tent camping tips based on experience: Go bigger or stay home

Rummaging through a storage closet a few days ago I came upon the backpacking tent I frequently used on our overnight canoe trips down the Delaware and Susquehanna rivers. Back in the day, the Eureka tent company held an annual tent sale where…

Sportsmen estate planning: accepting the inevitable

It’s been a tough summer in terms of losing friends and family. We in New York’s outdoor writing (and reading) community continue to mourn the losses of our friends and colleagues Will Elliott and Ron Kolodziej, who both recently passed.…

Safety first during summer boating season

It’s mid-summer and boating in vessels of all sizes is at its zenith. As someone who spends quite a bit of time on the water, mostly paddling and fishing from a canoe or kayak, I’ve learned firsthand that safety awareness…

A different kind of bear season

The early black bear hunting seasons in New York are still a couple months away. However, summer ushers in a bear season of its own, where it's the bears that are doing the hunting – for food. This can be…

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