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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 Natureís 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 outdoorsmanís dream comes true

Itís 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...


Everyone pack your gear, itís 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...



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