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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.”

Outdoors: Big bass biting on Saratoga Lake

Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015
Apparently the big bass that swim in Saratoga Lake have decided to bite.

Outdoors: Preserve solves pig hunting issue

Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015
As of Sept. 15 of this year, it will be illegal to possess, sell, distribute trade or transport Eurasian boar in New York State.

Outdoors: Eradicating boar could have negative effects

Thursday, July 23, 2015
In 2013, New York State made it illegal to import, breed or release Eurasian boar.

Outdoors: Youth lands 3-pound largemouth bass

Thursday, July 16, 2015
I always enjoy getting stories about kids in the outdoors, especially when it comes to fishing.

Outdoors: Bass are biting in Saratoga Lake

Thursday, July 9, 2015
Saratoga Lake continues to give up some good bass, both large- and smallmouth.

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