New York Outdoor News

New York Outdoor News Calendar – July 26, 2019

Season Dates Sept. 1: Early Canada goose season Shows Aug. 9-11: Cattaraugus Trappers Association Rendezvous, Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds, Little Valley. For more info call Kevin Parker, 716-474-7251. Aug. 11: Midstate Arms Collectors and Shooters Club Unadilla Gun Show and Flea Market, Unadilla Rod and Gun Club, Butternut Road, Unadilla, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info contact Sandy Ackerman Klinger at…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 26, 2019

(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.) Fawn freed from fence…

Passing on archery season this year

I recently made the fairly difficult decision to forego bowhunting this season, for a variety of reasons. The biggest is that my practice regimen will be nonexistent this summer as I prep for a British Columbia mountain goat hunt. The time demands required for the physical training as well as the time at the shooting range with my .270 dictate that there’s…

New York Outdoor News Calendar – July 12, 2019

Season Dates July 15: Snapping turtle season opens July 16: Oyster toadfish season opens Shows Aug. 9-11: Cattaraugus Trappers Association Rendezvous, Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds, Little Valley. For more info call Kevin Parker, 716-474-7251. Aug. 11: Midstate Arms Collectors and Shooters Club Unadilla Gun Show and Flea Market, Unadilla Rod and Gun Club, Butternut Road, Unadilla, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 12, 2019

(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.) Hunting over bait (Otsego…

Outdoor News writers earn awards

Outdoor News earned three Outdoor Writers Association of America writing awards at the OWAA’s 92nd annual conference, held June 23 in Little Rock, Ark. New York Outdoor News’ Glenn Sapir finished second in the Family Participation/Youth Outdoor Education Category with “Welcoming in a young angler.” And Pennsylvania Outdoor News’ Terry Brady was third in the Fishing Category with “Surfside: Introducing…

In New York and elsewhere, mud puppies matter

Quick now, what’s the official amphibian for New York state? Don’t know? Don’t feel bad, because I didn’t know either – until I read an article about the hellbender, or mud puppy, being designated by the Pennsylvania State Senate as the official amphibian for the Keystone State. So I had to look it up. The move by the Senate to name the hellbender (mud puppy) as the official state amphibian…

Rubber worm fishing simple but effective

Earlier this spring we talked about simple worm fishing for trout as a time-honored tactic. Quite often, I take the same approach to summer bass fishing. Only this time the worm is fake. Just like real worms have landed so many trout and .30-30 Winchester rifle has taken many bucks, the simple tactic of rubber worm fishing has likely brought…

New York Outdoor News Calendar – June 28, 2019

Season Dates June 29-30: NY Free Fishing Weekend (no license required) July 15: Snapping turtle season opens July 16: Oyster toadfish season opens Shows Aug. 9-11: Cattaraugus Trappers Association Rendezvous, Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds, Little Valley. For more info call Kevin Parker, 716-474-7251. Aug. 11: Midstate Arms Collectors and Shooters Club Unadilla Gun Show and Flea Market, Unadilla Rod and Gun…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 28, 2019

(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.) Dinner plans thwarted (Queens…

Lessons learned on every fishing trip

One of the best things about being an outdoor writer is that you have an opportunity to fish with a wide variety of angling professionals, be it of the charter captain or guide variety or people who could be captains or guides but won’t or can’t for several reasons. Seeing how they approach any given situation is an educational lesson…

New York Outdoor New Calendar – June 14, 2019

Season Dates June 14: Catch-and-release bass season closes June 14: Lake Erie trophy bass season closes June 15: Bass season opens (statewide, general regulations) June 15: Muskie, tiger muskie season opens (Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, Upper and Lower Niagara River and tributaries) June 15: River herring season closes (north of George Washington Bridge) June 15: Frog season opens June 23:…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 14, 2019

(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.) A course on hunting…

Bass season kickoff presents plenty of options for N.Y. anglers

New York’s season for both smallmouth and largemouth bass traditionally opens the third Saturday in June, which this year means June 15. Bass are a favorite among fishermen because of their relative numbers and the fact they readily adapt to life equally well in large, shallow lakes or even farm ponds. Newcomers to bass fishing should look for bass near obvious cover such as lily pads,…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 31, 2019

(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.) Spring pesticides enforcement (Suffolk…