New York Outdoor News

Outdoor writers go on safari at Schroon Lake

As a native to New York’s Adirondacks, I often find myself being a stout promoter of the region. Therefore I was happy to play a role in bringing a bunch of outdoor media types to the Schroon Lake region for some turkey hunting, fishing and just plain fun. The Schroon Lake area served as a perfect setting for the recently…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 17, 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 friend in need…

New York Outdoor News Calendar – May 17, 2019

Season Dates May 25: Muskellunge season opens (statewide, general regulations) May 30: Winter flounder season closes May 31: Spring gobbler season closes June 7: Catch-and-release bass season closes (Lake Champlain) June 8: Bass season opens (Lake Champlain) 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…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 3, 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.) Abusing the resource (Saratoga County)…

New York Outdoor News Calendar – May 3, 2019

Season Dates May 4: Walleye, northern pike, tiger muskie and chain pickerel seasons open May 4: Summer flounder (fluke) season opens May 14: Oyster toadfish season closes May 25: Muskellunge season opens (statewide, general regulations) May 30: Winter flounder season closes May 31: Spring gobbler season closes Shows May 4: Walton Chamber of Commerce, All Seasons Sportsmen’s Expo., 10 a.m.-5…

Outdoorsman Hall of Fame poised to induct new class

Last year, I attended for the first time the New York State Outdoorsman Hall of Fame induction banquet, typically held in late April. My reason for going was to be there for the induction of a friend and colleague. I had a great evening as I ran into some old friends and made some new ones. Most of all, I…

New York Outdoor News Calendar – April 19, 2019

Season Dates April 20-21: Youth turkey hunt (12-15-year-olds) April 30: Tautog (blackfish) season closes May 1: Spring gobbler season opens May 4: Walleye, northern pike, tiger muskie and chain pickerel seasons open May 4: Summer flounder (fluke) season opens May 14: Oyster toadfish season closes May 25: Muskellunge season opens (statewide, general regulations) May 30: Winter flounder season closes May…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 19, 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.) Tip leads to seizure…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 5, 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 day for the…

New York Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – April 5, 2019

(Pick up your copy of the 2019-20 Freshwater Fishing Digest at any license sales vendor. The new guide provides some great information for anyone interested in getting more involved in the sport of fishing, particularly women. The online version is also available on the DEC website.) Western New York In the lower Niagara River, Ricardo Davila of Wheatfield has been…

New York Outdoor News Calendar – April 5, 2019

Season Dates April 7: Mink and muskrat trapping season closes (portions of southeastern New York) April 7: Beaver and river otter trapping seasons close (Northern Zone) April 15: Mink and muskrat trapping season closes (Northern Zone) April 15: Snow goose season closes (Southeastern, Western, Northeast and Lake Champlain zones) April 15: Striped bass season (marine waters, south of George Washington…