New York Outdoor News

New York Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Oct. 6, 2017

(Editor’s note: A criminal charge is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law, and it is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the state of New York’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.) Orphaned fawn (Orange County)…

New York Outdoor News Fishing Report – Oct. 6, 2017

Western New York Lake Ontario, tributaries, harbors and piers: Trollers reported good mature king salmon catches off major tributary mouths such as Eighteenmile Creek, Oak Orchard Creek, Sandy Creek and the Genesee River. Action was best at dawn for these staging salmon, and the bite picks up again near dusk. Before daybreak, salmon were biting just a short distance off…

A salute to the sporting hero

Earlier this year I mentioned in this blog how proud I was to be among a group of ice anglers who came out to support a fund in the name of a fallen New York state trooper. I think what we’ve been seeing with the rescue efforts, particularly with the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, falls along the same…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Sept. 22, 2017

(Editor’s note: A criminal charge is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law, and it is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the state of New York’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.) No one wants this…

New York Outdoor News Calendar – Sept. 22, 2017

Season Dates Sept. 23: National Hunting and Fishing Day Sept. 23-24: Youth pheasant hunt weekend (portions of state) Sept. 23-24: Youth waterfowl hunt (Northeast and Lake Champlain zones) Sept. 24: Early bear season closes (portions of southeastern New York) Sept. 25: Early Canada goose season closes (portions of state) Sept. 27: Archery deer season opens (Northern Zone) Sept. 30: Early…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Sept. 8, 2017

(Editor’s note: A criminal charge is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law, and it is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the state of New York’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.) Gotham Gator (Bronx County) …

New York Outdoor News Fishing Report – Sept. 8, 2017

Western New York Lake Ontario and tributaries: Trollers continued to see a good king salmon bite from the Niagara Bar to Oak Orchard, with some mature kings now over 30 pounds. The most consistent trout and salmon action remained in deep water of 300-500 feet, where flasher-fly combos and spoons run 60-90 feet down produced good catches of large steelhead,…

New York Outdoor News Calendar – Sept. 8, 2017

Season Dates Sept. 9: Early bear season opens (portions of southeastern New York) Sept. 16: Early bear season opens (portions of Northern Zone) Sept. 16-17: Youth waterfowl hunt (Southeast Zone) Sept. 20: Ruffed grouse season opens (Northern Zone) Sept. 21: Summer flounder (fluke) season closes Sept. 23: National Hunting and Fishing Day Sept. 23-24: Youth pheasant hunt weekend (portions of…

Hunter education at the 11th hour

Procrastination can be costly, and each year around this time many aspiring hunters find themselves on the waiting list to get their hunter education courses completed. Most want to get it under their belts by deer season, but they’re also missing out on the small-game seasons that are crucial training ground for young hunters. 

New York Outdoor News Calendar – Aug. 25, 2017

Season Dates Sept. 1: Squirrel season opens (statewide, except Long Island) Sept. 1: Early Canada goose season opens (portions of state) Sept. 1: Crow season opens Sept. 1: Snipe, Virginia and Sora Rail, and Gallinule season opens (upstate New York) Sept. 5: Early Canada goose season opens (Central and Eastern Long Island) Sept. 9: Early bear season opens (portions of…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Aug. 25, 2017

(Editor’s note: A criminal charge is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law, and it is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the state of New York’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.) Illegal fluke (Queens County)…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Aug. 11, 2017

(Editor’s note: A criminal charge is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law, and it is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the state of New York’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.) Turkey Hunting Violation (Franklin…

New York Outdoor News Calendar – Aug. 11, 2017

Season Dates Sept. 1: Squirrel season opens (statewide, except Long Island) Sept. 9: Early bear season opens (portions of southeastern New York) Sept. 16: Early bear season opens (portions of Northern Zone) Sept. 20: Ruffed grouse season opens (Northern Zone) Sept. 21: Summer flounder (fluke) season closes Sept. 23: National Hunting and Fishing Day Sept. 23-24: Youth pheasant hunt weekend…