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You can brush yourself in, just don’t brush yourself out

Opinions vary widely on the topic of cover. Many never seem to have enough, while hunters like myself prefer to use the least amount possible. Hunting revolves around your ab... read more...


For deer hunters, scrapes and bruisers go hand in hand

For city and woodland travels, it helps to be able to read the signs. In some cases, your ability to read territorial markers may also be just as important. A couple weeks ba... read more...


Tips and techniques used to recover game animals

For anyone who hunts, recovering game should be the most important task. New hunters that have no one to aid them are almost sure to lose an animal due to their lack of tracki... read more...


How to pick the perfect stand site

Picking the perfect stand location can be confusing for even the educated hunter. On top of that, is arranging the site in a way that offers the best shot opportunity. For hu... read more...


Hunting for hordes of honkers

It's no secret that the goose population in New York is on the rise. This has many land owners and state parks looking for a solution to the problem. When it comes to out-of-... read more...


Outdoorsmen have to take the good with the bad

Expectations run high in the minds of outdoorsmen, especially the day before a season opens. Sometimes these high hopes can be shattered by the following days’ weather conditi... read more...


Bowhunters should bust brush before September

While many outdoorsmen have fishing on their minds in August, bowhunters should be thinking ahead. This method is used to limit pressure on the deer herd as to not cause nega... read more...


Sports dogs and e-collars: A controversial topic

A couple columns back, I wrote about finishing up the training of your working dog. Several people reacted negatively to the picture of my dog wearing an e-collar. The last ... read more...


When time is limited, hire a guide

Nearly everyone I know, has asked at least once why I haven't got my New York State guide license. They recognized that I had been guiding friends and family for years, and c... read more...


Advanced training techniques for your working dog

A couple weeks ago, I wrote about the beginning stages of training your dog to retrieve water fowl. This week I will focus on the advanced handling techniques, which will help... read more...


Advanced training techniques for your working dog

A couple weeks ago, I wrote about the beginning stages of training your dog to retrieve water fowl. This week I will focus on the advanced handling techniques, which will help... read more...


Enjoyable boat trips start with planning

The river is about ready for float trip enthusiasts. For this week, I have decided to skip the follow-up dog training article, and replace it with an informative column on boa... read more...


Working on your working dog’s routine

If you haven't noticed, my dog Chester is a big part of my outdoor life. Dogs – not unlike humans - require regular reinforcement and training to operate at their optimum perf... read more...


Local head hunters use flooding to their advantage

Although recent flooding has caused considerable damage, some use the power of moving water to their advantage. Arrowhead collectors, also known as head hunters, tend to find ... read more...


Take Me Fishin' Youth Clinic follow up

On Sunday, June 23, the Take Me Fishin’ Day took place at Cook Park in Greene. Jim Root, designer of the program – along with the help of friends and generous donors – brough... read more...



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