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Recently at an author talk at the Livingston Manor Free Public Library, a question was asked of Ed Van Put if the story of Dan Cahill stocking rainbow trout in the Delaware River was true. Ed replied … more
Spring is finally here! There’s nothing like the smell of fresh cut grass in the air.   As we begin our early golf season, here are some hints to help you get going. As you get out on … more
This is the time of the season for the high school teams’ matches. It’s one of my favorite times of the year. The teams come up to the course and practice. It’s usually not the … more
Spring turkey seasons in New York and Pennsylvania are just about ready to start. Pennsylvania’s season starts on Saturday, April 29 and ends on May 30. Only bearded turkeys are legal to take. … more
Soreness is a common and somewhat unfortunate part of exercise. It’s never fun to leave a workout or wake up the next day in pain, but it’s actually a very normal part of the experience. … more
What a difference a day makes! Water levels on area rivers and streams had been dropping slowly but steadily for days and weeks – on Saturday afternoon the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls was flowing … more
Welcome to the 2023 golf season. For the next few months, I will be writing about all things related to golf. We will be including rules of the game, etiquette, tips on putting, chipping, iron play, … more
New York’s National Archery in Schools Program recently held its 15th annual state archery tournament at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. 635 students from 35 schools from across the … more
Have you ever followed a diet or workout program perfectly, only to go right back to your old ways the second it was over? If so, you’re not alone. Transitioning from a plan with a strict set … more
Last week’s unseasonable 80+ degree weather was an unexpected taste of mid-summer, but thankfully should revert to more spring-like moderate temperatures this week. Stream levels are low … more
The Avian Influenza virus has been discovered at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Reynolds Game Farm in Ithaca, NY. DEC said 500 of their breeder flock of … more
I’ve always been fascinated with self-actualization. When my college advisor asked me what I wanted to do with my degree in Clinical Exercise Science, I said I wanted to help people optimize … more
The first full week of the trout fishing season here in the Catskills saw a mixed bag of weather – from the rainy-day season opener, through a few days of unseasonable mid-70s, back to chilly … more
I have been writing the Sportsman Outdoors column for 45-years. My wife and I started writing about the great outdoors, especially about hunting and fishing, on April 13, 1978, for the Sullivan … more
Let me set the stage for you: I’m sitting at my kitchen island on a Sunday afternoon watching both men’s and women’s March Madness basketball games while writing new workouts for my … more
Saturday morning, the opening of the new trout fishing season, dawned under foggy, overcast and rainy skies – we were awakened at 4:00 am by torrential downpours pounding on the metal roof … more
It is reported that black legged ticks are out already and are emerging from leaf piles and soil and are looking for blood meals. Although tick season typically begins in mid-April, it may have … more
April 1- a date many look forward to during the long, cold winter, that for generations has brought with it the promises of spring and the hope of catching trout. From as far back as I can remember, … more
Every once in a while, someone will tell me they “just don’t drink water.” They stay hydrated through other drinks like juice, milk, or soda. Although this is not a place for … more
The New York State DEC recently released stats for the 2022 big game hunting seasons on hunting-related shooting incidents and elevated hunting incidents, that involves hunters using tree stands. … more
I can’t even deny it - I used to hate fitness challenges. You know, the ones that generate a lot of hype and then are over after thirty days or so. As a coach who prioritizes longevity, I want … more
A homeowner from Pike County Pennsylvania called the Pennsylvania Game Commission and said she thinks there is a bear denning under the deck of her home. Gerald Kapral, the Game Commission’s … more
Two days before my seventeenth birthday, I left the house at seven in the morning to retake my SAT exam. Both of my parents were sitting at the kitchen table and this was odd for them on a Saturday. … more
The National Deer Association recently issued their national deer report on the status of wild deer in North America. It was based on 2021 deer harvest reports. The largest buck harvest was from the … more
Living a healthy life requires you to manage your health goals like you’d manage a sports team. My basketball season came to an end a little earlier than I would have liked, and although … more
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