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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...


Everyone pack your gear, its camping season

As a kid, camping was one of my favorite trips of the year. There is just something special, that comes from breathing fresh air and sleeping under the stars. The gear you pac... read more...


The head hunters are back

My friends and I have been out head hunting again. We enjoy looking for heads that were once placed on a stick. No worries folks, arrow and spear heads are the focus of our ob... read more...


Cast, catch, cook and eat: The art of fishing

I'm the type of fisherman, that doesn't care what kind of fish I'm catching, as long as I get to feel a tug on the line. I enjoy the art of making lures, flies and rods that I... read more...


It pays to be sneaky on small streams

By Josh Sheldon Sun Outdoors Writer sheldonsoutdoorbusiness@hotmail.com Many that trout fish, only get out the first few weeks of season. I enjoy it all spring and into the... read more...


Proper preparation prevents port proliferation

In the eyes of sportsmen, New York State DEC has made another blunder. The choice to wild boar hunt and trap has become illegal to the public as of April 23, 2014. In October ... read more...


Cold, wet and windy turkey tactics

Turkey hunting can be hard enough. Add some cold, rain and wind in and you have the recipe for a rough hunt. I'm not saying its impossible to harvest a bird under not so favo... read more...


Ice off fishing can be cold, but the action can be hot

Most serious fishermen pursue multiple species of fish. The only problem with that, is figuring out what fish you will target. When the ice finally melts, nearly all t... read more...


Spring has arrived, it's time to organize

Finally, things are beginning to warm up a bit, it seemed like this winter would never end. As the warm winds of spring arrive, sportsman switch gears and catch up on some muc... read more...


If Good Things Come To Those Whom Wait, What Of Those That Rush?

A sure sign of an ignorant and untrustworthy leader is rushed policy. Backdoor politics seems to be the way of the future, especially when it comes to the issue of our second ... read more...


Warm water in, big fish out

The word on the ice is that everyone has had a pretty rough season. Lots of snow, super frigid conditions, and slow bites have had most ice fishermen wondering why they even b... read more...


Deer hunters can use snow of late winter to their advantage

It's no secret that most people in our area are sick of the snow. By this point most are thinking that they have done every outdoor recreation that they know. For deer hunters... read more...


Yes, outdoorsmen do have a soft side

Outdoorsmen, hunters, fishermen, and trappers are involved in the harvesting of animals, some see us as heartless people. That couldn't be further from the truth. Last weeks ... read more...


Hate is a strong word, but has its place in my heart

There are few things in the world that I can say I truly hate. Having worked in the medical field and watched a beloved friend stricken, I know hate is the word to describe my... read more...



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