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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...


Free fishing seminar for kids this month in Greene

As we age, we tend to forget the awe inspired by experiences we had as kids. Fishing is the type of high intensity sport that upon the first catch hooks most kids for life. Ou... read more...


Meat eaters should not judge the poultry by its package

It never ceases to amaze me how many meat eaters get offended by the sight of a harvested animal. It seems ridiculous to me that someone would favor seeing a non-biodegradable... read more...


On the hunt for the perfect picture

Capturing the perfect wildlife picture can be an exciting and rewarding challenge. All the skills needed to hunt a particular animal are equally as valuable to the wildlife ph... read more...


Nesting hens leave gobblers lonely

By the last week of May, most turkey hunters have had all they can take, and hung up their calls until next spring. Turkey hunting is a struggle for the most part, and as the ... read more...



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