• Fishing

    Western New York Fishing Forecast – Friday, December 9, 2016

    December 9th, 2016
    Lake Ontario, Niagara River  Lake Ontario and Trib’s  Some more fresh king salmon arrived on the scene this week in 18 Mile Creek and Burt Dam, thanks to a little more water flow from the dewatering of the Erie Canal. With the salmon, brown trout and steelhead are both in the mix, giving anglers several options to choose from. For the salmon, eggs or egg imitations top the list, but with the low, clear water conditions, be sure to downsize your baits. Single eggs, smaller hooks and...
  • Hunting

    My Son’s First Archery Hunt

    December 6th, 2016
    One Way to Meet Mr. Big Deer! About the “Tink-Tink” Learning Curve Moments of Joy, Moments of Magic  By Joe McAdams My son Shawn grew up in an outdoors family.  We hunt, fish, trap shoot and love the outdoors.  When he was 14 years old, he already had 2 years of small game hunting and was proficient with his .22 rifle.  In New York, kids need to turn 12 before it is legal for them touch a firearm, even a bb-gun, but Shawn had been getting “hands-on” exposure to guns and...
  • Shooting

    Jim Zumbo – A Legend for All Time

    December 8th, 2016
    Leadership is Painful Courage That Cannot Be Shared A Personal Story, See His Blog Called Crucifixion By Forrest Fisher Sometimes we meet people and we meet new truth, the kind that can change the direction of our lives.  It’s not often, but when we do, there is a stirring among the roots that anchor our mind.  Those immovable links to common things we trust and about how we feel.  There are new questions. There is a mixture of knowledge and reflection that evolve.  We might question...
  • Guides & Outfitters

    Destination for Fishing Adventure – the Lower Niagara River

    November 2nd, 2016
    - Monster Salmon, Steelhead and Trout all year long - Hang on to your Hat! By Forrest Fisher If you have ever had the “itch to fish” a world class fishery in a hotspot fishing adventure wonderland, you gotta try dropping a line in the Lower Niagara River at Devil’s Hole from a boat. The sheer sound of the gurgling water flowing past will bring a pleasant surprise to your hearing senses.  It is so relaxing at first, but only until you hook into a monster salmon or steelhead...
  • Conservation

    Sage Grouse Chicks – How & Why of Tagging (Part 1 of 3)

    December 8th, 2016
    Program Saves Hundreds of other Wildlife and Plants Provides Tracking for Researchers Identifies Preferred Sage Grouse Locations from Growth Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI) Program By Brianna Randall, Sage Grouse Initiative The Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI) is a partnership of ranchers, agencies, universities, non-profit groups, and businesses that embrace a common vision: wildlife conservation through sustainable ranching. Launched by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service...
  • Travel

    Survive Big Fish at Campfire Island

    December 8th, 2016
    Giant Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Northern Pike North Country Grandeur, Great Food Peace, Nature, Sacred Moments  The Perfect Christmas Gift - Affordable By David Gray If you were writing a Hemingway-like novel and wanted to pick a really eloquent name for a fishing destination, you couldn’t choose a better one than “Campfire Island, Rainy Lake.”   Even the name just sounds perfect and if you are in love with fishing, not just fishing, but fish, fish, fish - then you will find...
  • Cooking

    E-Z Can-Cooker Venison Soup

    December 9th, 2016
    By Fern Fisher Need 3 Gallons of Soup Quick? This simple recipe is so easy and fun.  Just slice, dice, toss into the Can-Cooker, turn on low heat and come back in 90 minutes.  Let it cool a bit and this will feed your family or your entire deer camp crew for several days. The soup is so tasty that one 8-ounce serving with a slice of your favorite bread/butter will often beckon your taste buds for another serving.  Tasty, nutritious, zero fat.  Hard to beat!  Store it cold after initial...
  • Love of the Sport

    The Great Divine

    November 24th, 2016
    By Forrest Fisher Talented and inspirational author, K.J. Houtman, continues to provide the outdoor world thought-provoking appreciation with a common connection. This heartwarming, outdoors lady identifies ways we see our Creator in nature. On this Thanksgiving Day 2016, enjoy her wonderful poem above. For more from K. J. Houtman, including an entire chapter book series of adventurous outdoor tales for kids, see Fish On Kids Books at or at Amazon starting with Book...
  • People Places Products

    Outdoor Pictures – Hunting With a Camera

    November 29th, 2016
    Advice from Tony Bynum Eye Contact, Image and Action Photo Gear By Forrest Fisher There are those incredible moments in your lifetime when you meet someone and his work, and quickly realize that even after spending a lifetime in the outdoors, there is yet another resource that you need to know so much more about.  Outdoor photography with Tony Bynum is like that. His photography has amazed many of us in magazines, newspapers, national ad’s, art galleries and many other places. ...