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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.

Outdoors: A thrill for Clark

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015
This year’s Buck Tales begin with 14-year-old Alyssa Clark of Queensbury on her first deer hunt during the first day of this year’s Youth Hunt.

Outdoors: Annual Fall Safari was a great time

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015
The New York State Outdoor Writers Association held its annual Fall Safari in the Lyons Falls, Tug Hill area of the Lewis County Adirondacks last week. It was definitely the perfect time to be there.

Outdoors: Mourning dove hunt is being considered

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015
I’ve recently heard some talk about another attempt at getting a mourning dove hunting season in New York State.

Outdoors: Turkeys, pheasants better watch out

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015
Today, I’m going to be very busy.

Outdoors: ‘Furs and Feathers flu’ may be an epidemic next week

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015
Fins, feathers and fur.

Outdoors: Fish still biting in warmer weather

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015
The warmer weather doesn’t seem to have affected the fish bite, according to individual fishing reports and tournament results, especially on some of our smaller lakes.

Old buddies enjoy big day on Lake Lonely

Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015
Since I retired 19 years ago, I’ve spent three to four days a week bass fishing, mostly on area waters, and have had some very good days, but last Friday was my best ever.

Dredging may be behind slow bass catch on Upper Hudson

Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015
Average catch for columnist is down 75 percent after dredging equipment is broken down.

Outdoors: Grandpa lets granddaughter reel in 6-pound largemouth bass

Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015
Mike Auriemma is a dedicated fisherman and a very successful Great Sacandaga Lake walleye angler.

Outdoors: Unrestricted pistol permits coming to Saratoga County

Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015
I applied for my first NYS pistol permit in Albany County in 1968 and received it on Feb. 4, 1969. On the bottom of my permit in large capital letters was, “HUNTING AND TARGET ONLY.”

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