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Fishing and hunting regulations becoming increasingly more complex

The recent updated bait fish proposed regulations released by the DEC reminded me of just how complex our fishing – ..


Can the governor dip into the ‘dedicated’ Conservation Fund now?

The NYS Conservation Fund?consisting primarily of revenue derived from sporting licenses, fees and special sales taxes?has historically been viewed as ..


Weather doesn’t bode well for tomorrow’s trout opener

Sorry all you winter-weary anglers, but conditions for Opening Day of our trout season don’t appear very rosy, at least ..


Trout opener approaches as winter hangs tough

As often happens in Chenango County, the Spring Equinox doesn’t equate to the physical arrival of Spring-like weather, and while ..


Everyone reaps the benefits of volunteers’ efforts

On several different occasions while hoofing it along a public trail, be it a Finger Lakes System or off-season snowmobile ..


Late heavy snowfall could greatly reduce our deer population

It’s been a tough winter – at least since the new year began – for us and for many species ..


Public service lobbying now can relate to what sportsmen and private sector have dealt with

As New York State struggles to hack away at a budget deficit that has realistically taken many years to build, ..


A hidden economic upside to residing in a rural area during a recession

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) just announced that hunting licenses in the nation increased by 3.6 percent in 2009. ..


‘The perfect’ place to live is largely a pipedream

It’s getting pretty close to that annual time of the year (actually winter) when many of our area residents begin ..


Is our recent winter weather too much of a “good thing?”

Following an unusually snowless beginning, more “typical” winter weather has finally arrived in Chenango County and much of the Northeast. ..


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