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Ice anglers are dedicated

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015
Great Sacandaga Lake draws 2,000 entrants for ice fishing tournament

Several items catch the eye at Shot Show

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
Presenting part one of the best items at the Shot Show in Las Vegas

Some tips to hunt rabbits and what you will need

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
Hunters seek help in hunting rabbits

Some things to look for at SHOT Show

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
Outdoors columnist Ed Noonan takes a look at what may be found at the SHOT Show in Las Vegas

Outdoors shows can cure Cabin Fever

Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015
Nearby outdoors shows can help cure Cabin Fever

A good resolution: Get kids involved

Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015
Happy New Year!
Many of us have various resolutions we make and hope to adhere to every New Year’s Eve.

Best anglers to compete in Bassmaster Classic

Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014
Bassmaster Classic to begin Feb. 20

Warmth, comfort key on ice

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
Fishing ice time limited by comfort, warmth

GOPRO camera lets you relive the hunt

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014
As outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen, we always have “needs,” so I thought I would share a few of mine with you to help with your choices.
If you see something on this list, circle it in red and stick it on the refrigerator door.

Patience pays off for Schuylerville teen

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
This week’s Buck Tales begins with a 14-year-old Schuylerville hunter’s first whitetail.

No turkey, still trying for buck

Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014
No turkey for Thanksgiving, but still looking for a buck

Saratoga Lake anglers quietly successful

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
Seeing 15 to 20 vehicles with boat trailers in the Saratoga boat launch parking lot at this time of the year usually means there’s a walleye bite. I later found out a few pike were biting, Getting information from a fisherman is difficult.

Hunters will be out in force Saturday

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
The majority of the big-game hunters in New York state will be heading for the Southern Zone’s deer woods Saturday. It’s from this large zone that the majority of deer are harvested each season. Last year’s total harvest was 208,325, of which 94,195 were mature bucks. A mature buck is one that is at least 1.5 years old.

State increases permits to thin deer levels

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014
I usually have a good idea by this time how the deer harvest is going by the number of buck/doe tales I’ve received from Southern Zone bowhunters and Northern Zone gun hunters. This year, I’ve only received a few, and none from the results of this year’s Columbus Day Weekend Youth Hunt. As for the crossbow hunting season that opened last Saturday, the only information I have is mine.

Safe Act 2 could focus on ammunition

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
s if NY Safe Act wasn’t enough, I’ve heard there “could be” a NY Safe Act 2. Assemblyman Andy Goodall (R,C,I-Chautauqua) spoke to a group of gun owners sponsored by SCOPE (Shooters Committee on Political Education) about pending legislation in the state Assembly and Senate. He said that the newest attacks on gun owners will focus on ammunition, and all they do is increase its cost.

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