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Many believe that the Covid-19 virus inspired people not to congregate with large groups of people in fear of catching the virus. Many went to their fishing rods, hunting firearms and binoculars for … more
The Pennsylvania Game Commission prohibits the use of electronic devices for hunting. When it comes to drones, Mike Yoder the founder of Drone Deer Recovery believes there’s a difference … more
  Here are some of the highlights of columns I reported on in 2023: January - The United States District Court for the Western District of New York issued a preliminary injunction against … more
It was expected, and now it’s official. NY Governor Kathy Hochul has signed the bill that will ban coyote contests in the state of New York that gives prizes to hunters who participate in them. … more
With the detection of CWD in a free-ranging deer in Dauphin County, PA, and to combat Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) from spreading, the Pennsylvania Game Commission has extended the deer season in … more
Thanks to the Federated Sportsman’s Clubs of Ulster County and NY State Senator Peter Oberacker, young and older anglers can now borrow a rod & reel just as easy as borrowing a book, and … more
With the ongoing Ukraine-Russian War and the Israeli-Hamas/Palestinian conflict it is expected to cause a shortage in ammunition and affect American hunters and firearms enthusiasts. Firearms … more
No hunter wants to be disturbed while hunting, especially during the opening day of deer season, whether it’s by other people, vehicles, ATVs or dogs.   The Pennsylvania Game … more
A new service, Drone Deer Recovery, is being offered in 15 states, mainly in the Midwest, utilizes hi-tech drones to find deer. It’s an interesting and effective approach, and it makes a lot of … more
President Joe Biden has signed the Protecting Hunting Heritage and Education Act, which protects funding for schools that provide hunter education, archery, shooting sports and other programs. … more
The United States won the bronze medal at the recent second Ladies World Fly Fishing Championship in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. Tess Weigand of Coburn, Pa and Ashley Wilmont of State … more
The firearms deer hunting season in New York in the Southern Zone starts on Saturday, November 18 and runs to December 10. NY daily hunting hours for deer are 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 … more
The elk hunting season in our neighboring state of Pennsylvania opened on Monday, October 30 and runs for six days through Saturday, November 4. While Pennsylvania now has three separate seasons … more
Statistics show fewer people hunted ducks and geese last year in North America than during any season in the past 60 years. Since the arrival of COVID-19 recreational activity was restricted, … more
If you hunt black bears, maybe for years without harvesting one, now is not the time to give up hope. It’s true the odds of tagging a bear can seem long. Only somewhere between 1.5% and 2.5% of … more
The Pennsylvania Game Commission has just announced that 30 to 40 deer were found dead in Crawford County, PA, and it was determined their cause of death was due to the hemorrhagic disease.   … more
Archery deer hunting seasons in both states, New York and Pennsylvania, are already underway. New York opened on October 1st and runs to November 17th, and then again from December 11th to December … more
Each year, more than 8.1 million meals of venison are donated to the needy from Hunters for the Hungry and supported by the NRA. The venison is donated by hunters who want to share their excess … more
Recent developments include the reorganization of the New York Crossbow Coalition, following the passing earlier this year of its founder, Rick McDermott. Hunters with disabilities or injuries … more
Pennsylvania’s Deer Management Assistance Program, better known as DMAP, is available on some state game lands for the first time in the 2023-24 hunting seasons.   Through DMAP, … more
The National Marine Manufacturers Association recently reported the growing economic impact of the recreational boating industry across the United States. Their 2023 study reveals recreational … more
Sportsmen’s organizations all over the United States are criticizing the Biden Administration following a report from Fox News Digital that President Biden and Secretary of Education Miguel … more
Heather Inzalaco the lead researcher looked into a project to find out if ticks could carry and spread CWD to other deer. The University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher discovered that ticks could … more
Hunters in Pennsylvania set a new record for donating venison to the Sharing the Harvest Program in the 2022-23 deer hunting seasons. A total of 235,532 pounds of venison from 6,201 deer and four elk … more
I was reading the Pennsylvania Outdoor News magazine and Tom Venesky had a very interesting column and I thought New Yorkers would enjoy reading it. Here are some of the highlights of his column: … more
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