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  • Fishing


    June 23rd, 2017
    Free Fishing this Weekend in New York State (June 24-25, 2017) New USA-CANADA Border Fishing Rules Eased Lake Ontario Counties Tourney Series Starting Detailed Fishing Report for June 22, 2017 Lots of good news in this week’s report. It’s a Free Fishing Weekend in New York State. However, you do have to abide by the fishing regulations. Check out to find out what the rules are in the waters you intend to fish. This is also the weekend for the Hooked on Fishing...
  • Hunting

    TOTAL INSECT PROTECTION for Hunters and Everyone Else

    June 16th, 2017
    Total Protection from Mosquitoes, Deer Ticks, Chiggers Total Protection from No-See-Ums, Black Flies, Sand Fleas, Ants, Gnats Prevent Zika, Malaria, West Nile, Dengue, Lyme disease, others Made in the USA By Forrest Fisher This article is not an ad, but I suppose it could be.  I just want all of my friends and neighbors of the outdoors to know about this for only one selfish reason that I have, Lyme disease prevention.  In New York State, a recent study shows 1 out of every 2...
  • Shooting

    Ruger Mark IV Pistol Recall Notice – Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. Issues Safety Warning

    June 12th, 2017
    Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) announced (June 07, 2017) that it is recalling all Mark IV™ pistols (including 22/45™ models) manufactured prior to June 1, 2017.  Ruger recently discovered that the pistols have the potential to discharge unintentionally if the safety is not utilized correctly. In particular, if the trigger is pulled while the safety lever is midway between the "safe" and "fire" positions (that is, the safety is not fully engaged or fully disengaged), the pistol...
  • Guides & Outfitters

    Summer Walleyes in the Heat of Summer, NO PROBLEM!

    June 21st, 2017
    By Brent Frazee Think about the very worst conditions for walleye fishing. High noon.  A hot sun beating down. Temperatures in the low 90s.  A blue sky, with hardly a cloud in sight. That about covers it, doesn’t it? So why was Les Jarman, a longtime guide, so optimistic that he and his friend, Ken White, would soon be catching walleyes in those conditions as they trolled on Stockton Lake in southwest Missouri? “We’ve caught walleyes in the middle of the day on days that...
  • Conservation

    FWS to Aim (Again) for Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Delisting

    June 22nd, 2017
    Top panel of bear specialists recommends US Fish and Wildlife Service develop a new proposal to delist Yellowstone grizzly population. Recently (December), the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC) unanimously recommended the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) put out a new proposal for removing grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone region from federal Endangered Species Act protections. The IGBC includes the top managers from every state and federal agency managing grizzlies and...
  • Travel

    Travel Destination: NIAGARA USA

    June 9th, 2017
    Water Temp Rising Now, Salmon Hitting with Fish to 22 Pounds Smallmouth Bass Fishing is Good on Upper and Lower Niagara River Southtowns Lake Erie Walleye Contest runs June 10-18 Niagara County, NY; June 9, 2017.   Despite record high water levels in Lake Ontario, salmon and trout fishing continues to be good in the lake, although it did slow down a bit with the recent east winds.  Some good fishing was being reported over the weekend from Tanner Niezgoda, of Newfane, while fishing out...
  • Cooking

    Poached Venison Burgers – so simple, so delicious

    June 8th, 2017
    By Fern Fisher Many of my outdoor guide friends in the mid-west and northeast use this recipe, or a recipe quite similar to this one, to share in the bounty of fat-free deer meat found and harvested on our lands across this great country.  It's easy, tasty and healthy. Ingredients: 1 pound ground venison 1 egg 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs, adjust with addition of water to mix for proper burger forming consistency 1/4 -1/2 cup finely chopped sweet onion 2 tbsp. minced...
  • Love of the Sport

    NIGHT LIGHT at Grandma’s

    June 26th, 2017
          By Larry Whitely The warm early summer day is ending. The bright orange sun slowly begins sinking to the earth.  It’s been a long, hectic day at work and I step outside to begin winding down.  I love watching sunsets and sunrises. A lone whip-poor-will calls from the nearby woods testing the silence and is answered by another down in the valley.  Tall fluffy clouds gather on the horizon.  The bottom layer lights up in varying shades of pink and orange like a painter...
  • People Places Products

    Kayakety Yak – Maneuvering, Fishing, Funning & Rigging, (Part 2 of 2)

    June 22nd, 2017
    Certain optional kayak gear is handy and necessary. Customize your fishing kayak for comfort and function. By Jim Low With a new Kayak, there are quite a few features to look for, understand and think about.  Here are some of the features that are important to me: ADJUSTABLE SEATS & FOOT BRACES Before writing a check, take time to sit in several kayaks to see if you can stand to sit in it for hours.  Try to find a dealer that will allow you to test “drive” kayak before...