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Cruisin’ for a bruisin’

The rut – mating season for ruminant animals – is approaching fast, and that means bucks are starting to move more readily. Break out the doe pee and get ready to get run ove... read more...


Duck...I mean shoot

Duck hunting can be challenging at times. It can be a group activity, which means ribbing your buddies. Simply put, hunting ducks can be a blast, quite literally! There are m... read more...


Scrape magic for pre-rut bucks

As the leaves begin to fall, bucks start gearing up for the upcoming rut. Vulnerable would be an understatement when it comes to explaining the position bucks put themselves i... read more...


Feeding area deer and turkey

Before the rut and cold weather kicks in, you should focus on food sources to intercept deer and turkey. Now that deer and turkey season opens on the first of October, you ... read more...


Last-minute prep for bow hunters

To be a successful bow hunter, consistency is the name of the game. Being prepared may be the difference between success and failure. There are many things to account for whe... read more...


Little river yields big fish

The Chenango River may not be the largest in the state, but it holds some monster fish. This is the time of year that is great for targeting the big guys. When it comes to bi... read more...


Deer hunters need to get in and out fast

When it comes to deer hunting. Opinions vary as to what the best strategy is at times. The speed we enter and exit the woods is a common topic of discussion among hunters. Ne... read more...


Fishing after Labor Day can be less laborious

By the time Labor Day arrives, many fishermen are hanging up their rods. As the leaves start to change and the water begins to cool, we need to recognize the dinner bell is be... read more...


The anatomy of an arrow

No one knows when the bow and arrow were invented, and this is a major topic of discussion between archaeologists. How an arrow is made and works is also a seldom understood ... read more...


Walking in the path of our ancestors

I enjoy studying and learning the survival skills of our ancestors. For over 20 years, I have been making stone tools out of flint. I have found the hunt for flint to be nearl... read more...


Fun times with a future hunter

It takes a lot to impress me when it comes to hunting. I am always pleased to have it happen, especially when it comes from a young future hunter. I had the good fortune to m... read more...


Taking a trip to Mother Nature’s grocery store

Many of us outdoor types enjoy taking advantage of all nature has to offer. When it comes to food produced by the outdoors, we commonly think of hunting and fishing, but gathe... read more...


An outdoorsman’s dream comes true

It’s not often in life that your dreams come true. While for some, the future can be bigger and brighter than they had ever expected. Will Pryor of Smyrna happens to be one o... read more...


Ladies in the outdoors

I can't tell you how many times I have been told that I need to feature women in my column, who also hunt and fish. I have been trying for quite a while, and had a few in min... read more...


Bad-weather bass are the best

To the surprise of many, I actually do get out and bass fish a few times a year. I admit it is hard for me to set the light tackle down being a pan fish fanatic. I have found ... read more...



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