• Hard water fishing

    If there is anyone happy about the sub-arctic temperatures we have recently had here in western New York, it’s the ice fisherman. Skiers like the snow, but they aren’t wild about the single-digit temperatures. The hard water...

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  • Will Falcheck (former Vet in Hilton and Spencerport) and son Jake with a tasty cottontail. Rabbit hunting with beagles is a great way to get a young hunter started. Provided photo
    It’s time to break out the beagles

    The melody echoed out from the frozen swamp, forcing me to laugh out loud. The two beagles’ voices were complete opposites … Kandy’s deep baritone contrasting with Tinker’s high-pitched squall. But when they sang together it was...

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  • Late season waterfowl hunting (The sequel)

    Well, judging by the tsunami of Christmas car commercials dominating television I’m sure Santa brought each of you brand-new cars this year … right. Seriously, is there anybody you know who actually gives someone a car for...

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  • Late season duck hunting

    Hopefully Santa brings all you late season waterfowl hunters some good long underwear this year because on the day after Christmas the second half of New York’s western zone duck season opens. There can be some nasty...

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  • Steelhead for Christmas

    This is the time of the year steelhead fisherman have been gearing up for. December through February is the prime time to target these fantastic gamefish as they are staging for the winter in almost all the...

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  • Late season Whitetails tactics

    From early reports here in New York’s southern zone, the deer gun season has produced some big bucks, but it appears that the overall harvest is down. The general consensus among my deer hunting buddies is that...

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  • Release the White Kraken

    I swear on my best shotgun that I am not making this up to sensationalize my column like some cable TV news reporters might do. No fake news here, I promise. In the first twenty minutes since...

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  • To drive, or not to drive, that is the question

    I’m almost sure that driving deer was what Shakespeare was writing about when he put my title line in his famous play “Hamlin” …or was “Kendall” …one of those two towns.  I’m certain Bill must have been...

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  • Invasion of orange

    You may have noticed that orange people have invaded the woods in our area. Saturday the 18th was the opening day of the regular gun deer season in what the Department of Environmental Conservation labels the southern...

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  • Women hunters are great for the sport

    As we all know, hunting is no longer just for the male of our species. There are many very successful women deer hunters across the country and the outdoors networks include a good number of programs featuring...

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