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Fishermen are getting bites out on the ice

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016
The reports I’ve received and a few of my lake drive-bys, tell me anglers have begun to walk on the water — and the fish are biting!

Shooting Sports show packs 'em in in Vegas

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016
Last week, more than 60,000 attended the 38th National Shooting Sports Foundation’s show at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas.

Sportsman Education Workshop is Jan. 30

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016
This year, the Sportsman Education Workshop will celebrate its 29th year on Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Saratoga County Offices of the Cornell Cooperative Extension located at 50 West High St. in Ballston Spa.

Amsterdam trio nabs nearly 21-pound pike

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016
Several things tell me we are nearing the ice fishing season. On a recent drive on Union Avenue, I saw four trucks parked off the road right next to the woods leading to little Lake Lonely.

Competing in a New Year’s Bowl

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016
While many of you were home recuperating last Friday from your New Year’s Eve celebration or watching football, I was one of nine adults, eight young hunters and five welled-trained beagles who were hunting cottontail rabbits in Bunny Bowl XVIII.

Year’s first goose hunt doesn’t start with bang

Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015
Last week I made my first visit to the goose field this year; no snow or ice; just a soggy field and a comfortable 40 degrees.

New rifle offers world of possibilities

Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015
Those of you who have read my columns over the last 28 years know that when it comes to hunting, I am always looking for something new and challenging to shoot.

Some Christmas items for the avid hunter

Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015
How’s your Christmas shopping going? Have you made your list for Santa and taped it on the refrigerator where the family can see it?

New Saratoga County pistol permit lifts restrictions

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015
As a recent recipient of a Saratoga County-issued unrestricted pistol permit, I can legally carry a concealed handgun.

Scotia hunter Roddy bags first bow deer on opening day

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015
Bowhunter Lisa Roddy of Scotia was hunting with her boyfriend in Schenectady County on opening day in the Southern Zone.

Building a better NY-legal AR

Friday, Nov. 27, 2015
When I left Fort Dix in 1968, I had no interest in shouldering an AR rifle.

Outdoors: Old gun pays big dividend

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015
A funny thing happened to me on my way home from the gun smith’s last Tuesday.

Outdoors: Ripchick, 81, reels in three CD Bassmaster’s awards

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015
Last Wednesday evening, I attended this year’s Capital District Bassmaster’s (CDB) annual awards banquet.

Outdoors: Knowing the area you’re hunting in is important

Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015
Serious bow and gun deer hunters know scouting their hunting grounds and hanging trail cams prior to the season opening is very important to their success.

Outdoors: Crossbow hunters can go for deer in Southern Zone

Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015
On Nov. 7, properly licensed crossbow hunters will have the opportunity to hunt deer in the Southern Zone until the season ends on Nov. 20.

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