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Having a trip coming up is one of the most fun things to look forward to. While packing all of your necessary items, the thought of exercise probably crosses your mind. You may ask yourself, … more
I was on the driving range this past Tuesday hitting some golf shots. A fellow employee came down to warm up for the men’s league. The unnamed employee started hitting shots with his driver … more
  The New York DEC Commissioner has announced upcoming academies for the newest classes of Forest Rangers and Environmental Conservation Police Officers (ECO’s). The 6-month training … more
Those who fish for trout in our area rivers and streams continue to report good success! We are in the midst of a transition from finding good fishing in the mornings and afternoons to later in the … more
This past fall, my husband and I took a day trip to Long Island. While I attended a baby shower, he found a nearby beach to explore. When he came back to pick me up, he mentioned that he gathered … more
Welcome everyone to the 2024 golf season. It’s a great time of the year. The weather is getting warmer, and golfers are getting the rust off their games. Leagues are starting and the golf … more
The New York State DEC recently released the deer harvest statistics from the 2023-24 hunting season. The estimated harvest reflects a statewide decrease of 9.8 percent. In 2023, 209,781 deer … more
Do you ever catch yourself looking at someone else wishing your life looked like theirs? It’s so easy, especially in today’s age of social media, to believe someone else has it easier … more
Streamside is happy to report good fishing conditions over the weekend. Last week’s rains replenished our rivers and streams somewhat, and water levels had spiked up last Wednesday but by … more
In an effort to protect wildlife habitat, the Pennsylvania Game Commission plans to spray over a 123,000 acres of state game lands this spring to control a non-native invasive insect, the gypsy moth. … more
Going to the gym can be one of the most anxiety-producing activities. When I first started going to the gym by myself, before I had any formal education in exercise, I remember feeling very nervous, … more
Despite some recent rainfall, our rivers and streams are still below the average flow for this time of year, but the wading is easy, and thanks to the emergence of the March Brown hatch, trout … more
The Pennsylvania Game Commission has modified the antlerless deer license sales schedule, and additionally is guaranteeing most resident hunters will get an antlerless license in the wildlife … more
Early May, one of the sweetest months of the year, especially in contrast to the drabness of late winter and early spring. There are already a number of colorful flowers blooming and blossoms pushing … more
Moving toward health is seemingly easier when we know what goals we would like to work toward. When we know what we want, we’re able to reverse-engineer those goals, break them down into … more
In New York State, the spring turkey season started on Wednesday, May 1 and will end on Friday, May 31. You may take two bearded gobbler turkeys, but only one per day.   You do need to take … more
We all know that exercising regularly is good for our health, but getting ourselves to actually do it is a different story. It’s very easy to fall into a cycle of exercising consistently, … more
Fishing has really heated up this past week! Hendricksons continue to make their presence known, along with the early hatches of Blue Quills and Quill Gordons. All week long there were reports of … more
This April will be my 46th consecutive year of writing the Sportsman Outdoors column for the Democrat newspaper. Back in 1978 I called Freddy Stabbert’s father and said to him that I would … more
It was nice to finally have a weekend that was fairly dry, after all the rainy days we’ve had this spring, with a partly sunny week expected ahead. Surprisingly with all the rain, our … more
Nutrition can be one of the most challenging aspects of our health to master. There is so much emotion attached to food that it can be difficult to objectively look at what we eat and determine … more
The Pennsylvania Game Commission reported results from the 2023-24 deer seasons, which ended in January. Hunters harvested an estimated 430,010 white-tailed deer. The statewide buck harvest was … more
There are many factors that influence our ability to reach our goals and become the version of ourselves we aspire to be. Of course, one very important factor is us. We have the ability to respond to … more
Our rivers and streams had been in a very fishable shape last week, with the early hatches of Quill Gordons and Blue Quills noted. Fishing below the surface with wet flies and nymphs has been … more
The trout opening day of April 1 is not what it used to be. Driving around Sullivan County on the opening day of trout season and checking out many trout streams, it was very disappointing not to see … more
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