Places and Products Discovered

  • 1791 GUNLEATHER Debuts First-Ever HOLSTER Combining CARBON FIBER w/PREMIUM GUNLEATHER

    September 22, 2018
    Laura Evans
    Next Evolution in Premium Leather Holsters Miami, FL, U.S. – (September 18, 2018) 1791 Gunleather®, innovative manufacturer of premium hand-crafted leather gun holsters and belts, today introduced the next evolution in premium leather holsters. The new “Project Stealth” gun holster series by 1791 Gunleather combines American heavy native steerhide with state-of-the-art ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018

    September 22, 2018
    Bill Hilts
    National Hunting and Fishing Day is Saturday, September 22, a tradition since 1972. As you look around Niagara Falls USA, there are a number of exciting events going on this weekend, including the two-day Wildlife Festival sponsored by the New York Power Authority and the Niagara Co. Federation of Conservation ... Read More >>
  • Can-Am Outlander MAX 6×6 DPS ATV…Get ‘Er Done, it’s Hunting Season

    September 19, 2018
    Kevin Howard
    Tri-mode DPS and Updated Passenger seating Priced under $10,000 USD 1,650-lbs towing capacity The new Can-Am Outlander MAX 6×6 4DPS 450 ATV, complete with true six-wheel traction and an incomparable versatility, is built to haul gear and get the job done. Along with a few of its own functional features, like its clever ... Read More >>
  • Orleans County LAKE ONTARIO and STREAM fishing report for Sep. 18, 2018

    September 19, 2018
    Capt. John Oravec
    Orleans County LAKE fishing report for Sep. 18, 2018, is from Capt. John Oravec of Tightlines Charters Well, the weather for many enjoying the Orleans County fishing action, it has been wonderful this week! There are a few matures in the mud-line area in the estuary and up the Oak Orchard ... Read More >>
  • Ducks Unlimited: A Leader in Wetland Preservation

    September 13, 2018
    Bob Holzhei
    Waterfowl and Wetlands Emerge as Conservation Heroes Cooperation and Passion feed Understanding and New Science Ducks, Geese, People…all need Wetlands by Bob Holzhei      The novel, The Grapes of Wrath, written by John Steinbeck, was published in 1939 and two years earlier, at the height of the Oklahoma Dust Bowl, dried up wetlands across ... Read More >>
  • Mossy Oak Adds Second “Bull Rush” to Free Digital Video Library

    September 12, 2018
    Kevin Howard
    To celebrate the opening days of elk season, Mossy Oak recently launched an all-new digital series featured in its free, on-demand video library. Coming off of the intense action of the first episode of “Bull Rush,” the latest episode contains four of Mossy Oak’s most action-packed archery hunts. Episode 2 of ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast: Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 – from Destination Niagara USA

    September 12, 2018
    Bill Hilts
    Fall was in the air last weekend as cooler temperatures and rain triggers some early movement into the Niagara River and closer to the mouths of area streams. Staging kings off Wilson and Olcott were finicky the past few days, forcing boats to head out for more stable conditions starting in ... Read More >>
  • Lake Ontario – Orleans County LAKE and STREAM fishing report: September 11, 2018.

    September 12, 2018
    Capt. John Oravec
    LAKE REPORT from Capt. John Oravec of Tightlines Charters:  Happy Fisherman from Minnesota with one of the 3 Salmon he caught. Not bad for his first time fishing on Lake Ontario. Courtesy of Mike Grager This week we were blessed with two fisheries, both in shore with red hot action! Fishery #1: lots of ... Read More >>
  • Everglades Restoration Will Help End Florida’s Wildlife Crisis

    September 12, 2018
    Glenn Watkins
    Red tide, dead fish and wildlife…a Florida solution Learn the story of water flow in Florida Water quality concerns across the USA By Glenn Watkins Yet another bout of toxic green slime, mixed with the worst red tide Florida has seen in over a decade, has created a perfect storm for Florida’s wildlife and ... Read More >>
  • James A. Reed Dove Hunting yields great dove hunting

    September 11, 2018
    Tyler Mahoney
    Contributed by Tyler Mahoney of Mahoney Outdoors. Tyler Mahoney is a Rockhurst University-educated outdoors fanatic who works to support his hunting and fishing habits. Read more of his next-generation insight at mahoneyoutdoors.com. Every year, there is great anticipation for the dove hunt at James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area near Lee’s Summit, MO. ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for September 6, 2018 – Destination Niagara USA

    September 6, 2018
    Bill Hilts
    Fall Lake Ontario Counties Trout and Salmon Derby Winners – BIG FISH! Kings are coming in closer to shore each day, BE READY New York Power Authority hosting Wildlife Festival Sept. 22/, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The days are getting shorter as Pacific salmon slowly migrate closer to their home ports. Last Saturday ... Read More >>
  • Orleans County, NY – Fishing Report from Capt. John Oravec of Tight Lines Charters, Sep. 4, 2018.

    September 5, 2018
    Capt. John Oravec
    From a tired Captain, the day after Labor Day… Fish on and Happy Labor Day from everyone at Orleans County Tourism, the Fishing Fleet and the supporting area merchants that make coming to the “Oak” the top Great Lakes Fishing Package again this year! Whether you are a local fisher-person going out ... Read More >>
  • TRULOCK TIP…GET A SHOTGUN THAT FITS!

    September 4, 2018
    Blake Tabb
    Help Your Shotgun Shoot Where You Look, Get it Fitted. Tune Your Fitted Shotgun With the Right Choke Choke Tubes are a Shooters Best Friend…Learn More By Blake Tabb The excited chatter of big honkers descending on the blind echoes through your head like a reoccurring dream. The big birds cup their wings, drop ... Read More >>
  • The Land of Giant Pike – Cree River Lodge, Saskatchewan

    September 4, 2018
    Mark Nelsen
    Pike grow to OVER 50 inches here! TRUE GIANTS. Catch 100’s of Fish Each Day of your Stay Lindy Hammered Spoons and Muskie-Size Spinnerbaits Work Best for Pike Catch Walleye Casting from the Dock! By Mark Nelsen I’ve led a blessed life. As the former host (now retired) of Cabela’s Ultimate Adventures Television Show, I ... Read More >>
  • Life Outdoors? Make it Hot, Cold and Cost-effective!

    September 2, 2018
    Forrest Fisher
    Irreplaceable Item for Family Fun Outdoors Hot or Cold Vacuum Bottle for All-Day Use Unbreakable, Unleakable, Efficient, Lightweight, Affordable & Colorful By Forrest Fisher My daughter was in a hurry to meet up with her family for a long overdue camping vacation. The kids were waiting in the van outside the house all prepped ... Read More >>
  • ENDLESS OPPORTUNITIES – Chautauqua County, New York is a premier destination for anglers

    September 2, 2018
    Tyler Frantz - Natural Pursuit Outdoors
    Bass, Walleye, Lake Trout, Musky…Imagine All-you-can-eat Crab Legs Sandy Beaches for kids and family fun More than 20 Wine Tasting Vineyards within 20 minutes drive By Tyler Frantz DUNKIRK, New York- As the 150 Mercury engine on Buffalo-native Ken Christie’s Triton bass boat sliced across choppy roller waves, sending a chilling spray of Erie lake ... Read More >>
  • Hobie Revolutionizes an Icon with the All-New 2019 Mirage Outback®

    August 31, 2018
    Matt Aboussie
    Quieter, Faster, More Stable Drop-down Rudder Massive Storage, H-Rail Deluxe Freshwater-Saltwater EXCITING! By Matt Aboussie OCEANSIDE, CALIFORNIA. (August 27, 2018) – Hobie, the leading manufacturer of pedal kayaks and other premium watercraft, today announce a new evolution of the world’s most popular pedal kayak, the Mirage Outback. The new Outback blends technical innovation and twenty ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for Wednesday, August 29, 2018 – Destination Niagara USA

    August 30, 2018
    Bill Hilts
    Mature king salmon are moving closer to their natal streams and are starting to darken up in Lake Ontario. Crazy winds have riled things up a bit, making fishing a bit more difficult. The Niagara Bar finally turned on for big fish as a 32 pounder was caught, as well as a ... Read More >>
  • Orleans County, NY – Fishing Report from Capt. John Oravec, Tight Lines Charters – August 28, 2018.

    August 30, 2018
    Capt. John Oravec
    Alert! The big sows are in!!! After a long day on Monday 8/27/18, guiding two2 separate veteran groups to a bunch of  mature Kings 80 down over 120 on cut bait, I switched programs. Troll moved to rough structure in 60′ of water and got more 15 to 22 pound Kings! ... Read More >>
  • Mentor the Next Generation of Hunters and Shooters- get help from NSSF and Walker’s Game Ear

    August 28, 2018
    Dave Barus
    NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) and Walker’s have launched a mentor initiative that encourages experienced target shooters and hunters to invite new individuals to the range or field. The campaign is part of NSSF’s Mentor Pledge initiative developed to facilitate growth of the shooting sports community through ... Read More >>
  • Kayak angling for sturgeon brings new sport to the Northwoods

    August 27, 2018
    Mike Pehanich
    By Mike Pehanich Sturgeon ancestry dates back to the dinosaurs. But catching these giants from a kayak, is a fresh new sport! For us outdoor folks, Northwoods travel comes with great expectations. Anticipation grows feverish when the destination is a renowned fishery. My destination this August was the Rainy River, fabled for its ... Read More >>
  • Lake Erie Walleyes – Wow! Mixed Western New York Bag Includes Lunker Lakers, Slammer Smallies, Marauding Muskies

    August 25, 2018
    Ken Perrotte
    By Ken Perrotte I’ve often heard Lake Erie described as the best walleye fishing in the United States, but never made an opportunity to fish this lake and see just how “Great” it is. After seeing how quickly we were able to catch two boat limits of fish in early August ... Read More >>
  • DEC Announces Special Waterfowl Hunting Permits Needed For Opening Weekend of Duck Season at Oak Orchard & Tonawanda Wildlife Management Areas

    August 25, 2018
    Dave Barus
    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) recently announced that special permits will be issued for the opening weekend of duck season to hunt waterfowl at two popular state-managed locations. The permit requirement applies to waterfowl hunting at the Oak Orchard and Tonawanda Wildlife Management Areas located primarily in ... Read More >>
  • Lee’s Summit Area Fishing FB group helps clean up around Longview Lake

    August 23, 2018
    Tyler Mahoney
    As first seen on mahoneyoutdoors.com… Scroll through your social media home feed these days and you’re likely to see many “doom and gloom” posts about politics and everyday events. For some reason, it’s just hard to find positive news whether it’s on social media or even in the local paper. Over ... Read More >>
  • Don’t spin your wheels! Hobie offers guide to kayak cart selection

    August 22, 2018
    Mike Pehanich
    By Mike Pehanich Getting a kayak from your vehicle to the water can sometimes be the toughest challenge of the day. Save time and energy for the fish by outfitting your kayak with a set of wheels! One of the kayak angler’s most important accessories seldom reaches the water. The kayak cart! Wheeled kayak ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for Wednesday, August 22, 2018 – Destination Niagara USA

    August 22, 2018
    Bill Hilts
    Lots of fish near Lower Niagara River and Lake Ontario Tournaments offering large prizes for many age groups King Salmon on the big bite with right winds We’re at the half-way point of the Greater Niagara Fish Odyssey Derby, ending on Sunday, August 26 at 1 p.m. It’s still not too late to ... Read More >>
  • KC Chiefs Ticket Fundraiser to benefit Conservation Federation of Missouri

    August 21, 2018
    Tyler Mahoney
    Press Release Are you a football fan? You can now support your football team and the Conservation Federation of Missouri at the same time. Click on the link below and enter the promo code CONFEDMO when you buy your tickets for 2018 Kansas City Chiefs games. You can get tickets for ... Read More >>
  • Orleans County, NY – Fishing Report from Capt. John Oravec of Tight Lines Charters, August 21, 2018.

    August 21, 2018
    Capt. John Oravec
    Long days + heavy catches + loads of high quality silver fish = the “High Season” for anglers that are visiting and fishing the Trout and Salmon Grounds of Orleans County! Longtime known as “Home of the King”, the ongoing migration offers all year classes of Chinook plus a “mambo” brown trout ... Read More >>
  • 4-H Shooting Sports to host 1st annual Sporting Clays Charity Shoot

    August 20, 2018
    Tyler Mahoney
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  • Why We Fish…Eastern Basin Lake Erie

    August 19, 2018
    Forrest Fisher
    Plentiful Walleye, Bass, Yellow Perch, Steelhead, Lake Trout, Musky Fun, Adventure, Camaraderie, Unforgettable Memories Tasty Eating, Extraordinary New Friends, Discovery By Forrest Fisher For all of us that fish Lake Erie for walleye from New York or Canada, this summer has been one to remember. The fish have been cooperative, close to home and ... Read More >>
  • U.S. Secretary of Commerce Applauds Pilot Program to Allow States to Manage Recreational Red Snapper Fishing in Gulf of Mexico

    August 19, 2018
    NOAA
    New two-year pilot program grants partial management responsibility of the Gulf of Mexico red snapper fishery to the five Gulf states.  Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross commended the innovative, two-year pilot program that grants partial management responsibility of the Gulf of Mexico red snapper fishery to the five Gulf states. Red ... Read More >>
  • “Midwest Experience” helps first responders, vets enjoy outdoors

    August 16, 2018
    Tyler Mahoney
    Midwest Experience, a local 501c3 nonprofit, is hosting a fundraiser banquet on August 25, 2018 at 6pm in Blue Springs, MO. The event will feature raffles, live and silent auctions, games and more! A CZ over and under 12 gauge, a Ruger American Rifle with scope in .308 caliber, and Sig ... Read More >>
  • Unbelievable, True Missouri Fishing Stories

    August 16, 2018
    Tyler Mahoney
    By Payden Hays As first seen on mahoneyoutdoors.com…   Fish stories usually have one common thread between them: exaggeration. Most of us have been guilty of adding a pound or two to our catch or stretching our arms a little farther apart than we know the fish actually was. However, with social media ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for August 15, 2018 – from Destination Niagara USA

    August 16, 2018
    Bill Hilts
    East wind has shifted action, but the bite is HOT Spoons and flasher-fly combo’s are effective Look for Kings to start staging off Niagara River mouth  Lake Ontario has three different fishing derbies going on this weekend. The Orleans County Rotary Derby has been going on for 2 weeks, ending this Sunday, August 19 ... Read More >>
  • Florida’s statewide alligator harvest begins Aug. 15

    August 15, 2018
    Tammy Sapp - Florida FWC
    Recreational hunting is one part of managing the state’s healthy alligator population. Florida’s statewide alligator harvest, nationally and internationally recognized as a model program for the sustainable use of a renewable natural resource, begins Aug. 15. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) issued more than 7,500 permits, including an ... Read More >>
  • Orleans County, NY – Fishing Report from Capt. John Oravec of Tight Lines Charters, August 14, 2018.

    August 15, 2018
    Capt. John Oravec
    It is the “high season” off the Oak for Lake Ontario salmonid sportfishing and the fleet is crushing quality silver fish in many areas! Fishermen, Fisherwomen and especially Fisherkids are seeing ACTION from 200-550 ft of water, running spoon programs 45 to 75 ft down. The big northeast winds early Thursday rolled cold water ... Read More >>
  • Smallmouth Fishing Honey Hole near Joplin, MO

    August 14, 2018
    Tyler Mahoney
    As first seen on mahoneyoutdoors.com…. I travel an awful lot for my day job. As a medical sales rep, I travel across Missouri and Kansas frequently (70k miles in last 15 months to be exact…ugh). The driving can get old, but I try to have some fishing gear with me everywhere ... Read More >>
  • Grandson helps Grandpa catch giant rainbow trout at Lake Taneycomo

    August 14, 2018
    Tyler Mahoney
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VliT19WfDSI The big rainbow trout were biting on Lake Taneycomo over the weekend. Payden Hays and his Grandpa, George Hays, both residents of Lee’s Summit, made the trek down to Branson over the weekend. Their goal was to help George, who has fished his whole life, catch his very first trout. They ... Read More >>
  • Triple Spur Turkey taken in New York Woods

    August 14, 2018
    NYS Dept. of Env. Conservation
    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Hunting & Trapping Newsletter brings news of a veteran spring turkey hunter from New York that bagged a bird with rare triple spurs This spring, retired DEC biologist and avid turkey hunter Bill Hollister knew he had found something rare after he ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report from Capt. John Oravec of Tightlines Charters: Aug. 7, 2018 – Lake Ontario, Orleans County, NY

    August 12, 2018
    Capt. John Oravec
    There is a lot of great fishing going on this week off the “Oak” in Orleans County. One group of fishermen, charter and “Rec” boats are coming back to port happy by trolling 55 to 135 ft of water, mainly east of the harbor from the west end of the ... Read More >>
  • MONSTER CATCH puts spotlight on Illinois Lake Trout COMEBACK

    August 12, 2018
    Mike Pehanich
    By Mike Pehanich Shawn Keulen’s 36-pound laker reported as 2nd largest fish taken from Lake Michigan so far this season Lake trout reproduction on Illinois reefs best on all Lake Michigan Goby addition to diet touted as key to natural laker reproduction  Capt. Shawn Keulen’s 36-pound lake trout was a big fish that shed ... Read More >>
  • Late-summer musings …

    August 12, 2018
    Brent Frazee
    By Brent Frazee • Why is it that you catch fish on a new lure, get excited, and buy a bunch of them, only to find out that it was a one-trip wonder? • Why is it that no one talks about lures such as electric-blue plastic worms or gadgets such as ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast: Aug. 9, 2018

    August 12, 2018
    Bill Hilts
    Salmon fishing in the lake is moving along at a steady clip and the Niagara River action is improving. In the Niagara River, it won’t be long before the first salmon will be making their way through the system. King Salmon are Staging in Lake Ontario off Niagara River Bass and Walleye Hitting in River Contests in Progress and in the Future, Sign-Up Salmon fishing in the lake is moving along at a steady clip and the Niagara River action is improving. In the Niagara River, it won’t be long before the ... Read More >>
  • Turn August ‘dog days’ into ‘frog days’ on Illinois lakes, pits and ponds

    August 11, 2018
    Mike Pehanich
    Hollow-bodied frogs draw bites from bass in thick cover even during the hottest weeks of the season Find fine froggin’ areas on natural lakes, reservoirs, ponds, strip pits, backwaters, development lakes and more Tackle match-ups and frog selection improve hook-up ratio By Mike Pehanich Sure, bass fishing in Illinois can get iffy during the ... Read More >>
  • King Salmon on the MOVE TO YOUR LINE near Niagara Falls USA

    August 5, 2018
    Bill Hilts
    Kings are on the move Early and Close to Shore! Spoons, Lures, Meat…all working Fishing Forecast and Tournament Results (August 2, 2018)  August is a crazy time of year for fishing because of the number of fishing contests and because the fishing is usually so darn good. Salmon are reaching their peak size ... Read More >>
  • Catch a Florida Memory with south Florida angler, Allison Stattner

    August 4, 2018
    Amanda Nalley - Florida FWC
    By Amanda Nalley – Florida FWC Allison Stattner is rocking the fishing world. A participant in Florida’s Saltwater Angler Recognition programs, Stattner is one of only a handful of elite Saltwater Fish Life List “30 Fish Club” members, joining the ranks when she checked the permit of a lifetime off her ... Read More >>
  • DEC Seeks Pool Owners for Citizen Science Survey of Invasive Beetle

    August 4, 2018
    NYS Dept. of Env. Conservation
    Finding Infestations of Asian Longhorned Beetles Early Saves Money and Trees State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today encouraged New York pool owners to participate in DEC’s annual Asian Longhorned Beetle Swimming Pool Survey during the month of August. This is the time of year when Asian Longhorned ... Read More >>
  • Light Wizards of the Midnight Woods

    August 3, 2018
    Forrest Fisher
      By Forrest Fisher The half-moon rising in the distant eastern sky was dim and sheltered by scattered, giant, white clouds. The openings in the clouds allowed us to see millions of stars and the vastness of the Milky Way as we have never seen before. There were no streetlights anywhere within ... Read More >>
  • “Living on the Ledge” with Jay Wallen at Kentucky and Barkley lakes

    August 3, 2018
    Mike Pehanich
      Kayak bass fishing star Jay Wallen provides ledge fishing tips Texas rig and Carolina rig worms and heavy jigs are key deep water tools Foot-controlled Mirage Drive on Hobie Pro Angler aids boat control By Mike Pehanich To WIN summer tournaments often means mining big bass from deep-water “ledges.” Here kayak pro Jay Wallen ... Read More >>
  • The GREATEST STORY NEVER TOLD

    August 1, 2018
    Larry Whiteley
    This youth program exists in 80 countries and the United States, do your kids know about it? Program includes STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education Kids build life skills…honesty, responsibility, decision-making, teamwork, self-discipline, self-confidence, problem solving By Larry Whiteley You will probably never hear this story being told on CNN, CBS or NBC ... Read More >>
  • A “Sneak Peek” at the 10 BERKLEY TOPWATER LURES introduced at ICAST-2018

    July 31, 2018
    Mike Pehanich
    New moderately priced line from Berkley includes walking baits, waking baits, poppers, ploppers and prop baits Ten lure types in 16 size variants and 23 colors Designed by Bassmaster Elite Angler Justin Lucas and Forrest Wood Cup Champ Scott Suggs By Mike Pehanich The new Berkley topwater line introduced at ICAST 2018 straddles the ... Read More >>
  • Orleans County, NY – HOME OF THE KING!!! – Lake Ontario Fishing Report, July 30, 2018 –

    July 30, 2018
    Capt. John Oravec
    This week’s fishing report is from Capt. John Oravec of Tightlines Charters. As Sonny and Cher once sang: “And the Beat Goes On!” There is a steady traffic of fishing boats. I counted over 50 on the weekend rigged for Salmon action and getting it! Boats from Vermont, Ohio, New Jersey, ... Read More >>
  • Farlow Leads Day 1 on FLW Lake Erie Bass Tourney

    July 27, 2018
    Colin Moore
    FLW Costa Series/Northern Division: Lake Erie – Buffalo, NY WHEN: Early Bite was Best WHAT: Rigs – TOP 5 PATTERNS…Drop Shots and Tubes were effective WHERE: Sand/gravel and rock/gravel bottom areas held fish Fishery: 4lbs-4oz separates top 44 places! Big Bass of Day: 6lbs-6oz by Colin Moore/Courtesy of FLW EDITOR NOTE: Day 2 and Day 3 of ... Read More >>
  • Hunting for Beginners – Getting Started

    July 25, 2018
    Forrest Fisher
    Hunting is Inexpensive Hunting is Ethical Hunting is Challenging and Builds Character Compiled by Dave Barus, this story is shared in detail through the courtesy of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources – Division of Wildlife. Harvest Your Own Natural Food Hunting is a source of natural, free-range, and inexpensive food. Not to mention the ... Read More >>
  • IT MAKES NO SCENTS

    July 25, 2018
    Larry Whiteley
    Modern Secret for Seeing More Deer When to Use Cover Scent Why Deer can Smell Us By Larry Whiteley My wife has what you might call a “sensitive nose”. She smells odors a lot of times and I don’t. When I get in her vehicle it smells like a rose garden or an ocean ... Read More >>
  • King Salmon Move Near Shore RIGHT NOW! Lake Ontario, Orleans County, NY – July 24, 2018

    July 24, 2018
    Capt. John Oravec
    Lake Ontario Fishing News from Tightline’s Charters – July 24, 2018. By Capt. John Oravec The Lake Ontario waters off Point Breeze – simply put – are teaming with big king salmon after a big nor’easter storm caused the inside water to roll over.  A classic upwelling, the salmon are feeding ... Read More >>
  • Hobie Bass Open 2018: Tyson Peterson first to repeat as Hobie Bass Open champion, returns to Hobie World Event

    July 24, 2018
    Mike Pehanich
    2015 Hobie Bass Open winner Tyson Peterson takes 2018 crown Peterson and Komyati to fish Hobie World Fishing Championship 8 Eric Siddiqi takes back one-day tournament record Kristine Fischer (3rd place) earns first Top Five finish by female angler By Mike Pehanich The 2018 Hobie Bass Open on Kentucky Lake, won by Tyson Peterson, featured ... Read More >>
  • Berkley® Choppo is Smash Hit Topwater Lure

    July 21, 2018
    Mike Pehanich
    Strip Pit Largemouth Bass LOVE ‘EM Choppo Plopper Action is NEW and DEADLY Designed by Bassmaster Elite angler Justin Lucas The Berkley® Choppo, one of 10 lures introduced with Berkley’s new topwater line at ICAST 2018, played to smashing reviews from Illinois strip mine bass…and a prominent Peoria angler/chef. By Mike Pehanich The “Plopper” lure ... Read More >>
  • Big Birds Keep ECO’s Busy – Onondaga County, NY

    July 21, 2018
    NYS Dept. of Env. Conservation
      On July 6, Lt. Dave McShane and ECO Paul Sherman responded to a report of an injured Bald Eagle on an undeveloped island on Cross Lake. The eagle had been spotted by kayakers unable to provide specific information on the location of the raptor. The two officers searched the ... Read More >>
  • PARTLY CLOUDY AND A CHANCE OF RAIN

    July 21, 2018
    Larry Whiteley
    Be Ready and Be Prepared for Undivided Outdoor Fun The ONE THING I carry everywhere I go, maybe not what you Might Expect Cold or Hot weather, How I stay Comfortable By Larry Whiteley We all want to know what the weather is going to be like if we have outdoor plans for the ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for Wednesday, July 18, 2018 – from Destination Niagara USA

    July 19, 2018
    Bill Hilts
    Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for Wednesday, July 18, 2018 from Destination Niagara USA Salmon fishing continues to be very good in the lake out of Wilson, Olcott and out of Fort Niagara on the Niagara Bar. It’s too late to sign up for the Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association’s ... Read More >>
  • THIS COULD BE YOUR LAST DEER SEASON

    July 19, 2018
    Larry Whiteley
    Some 300-500 hunters are KILLED ANNUALLY in tree stand accidents Some 6,000 hunters sustain permanent injuries ANNUALLY FACT: 1 out of every 3 hunters who use tree stands will fall during their hunting career By Larry Whiteley Did that headline scare you? I hope so because I wanted to get your full attention. For ... Read More >>
  • Lake Erie Walleye Hammer Forage off Chautauqua County, New York, during Summertime TV Shoot

    July 18, 2018
    Forrest Fisher
    Secrets to Finding Out Where Summer Walleye Live? Color is a Factor, Pearlescent Coatings Improve Attraction Rates Check Terminal Tackle and Leaders to Assure Hooked Fish come to Net By Forrest Fisher Captain Brad Smith had an ear to ear grin as we walked up to his dock at Monroe Marina on Barcelona Harbor ... Read More >>
  • THE RIGHT SIDE: The Problem with America is Liberal Leftists

    July 16, 2018
    Budd Schroeder
    By Budd Schroeder – July 16, 2018 America is heading for deep trouble and it is because of the actions and philosophy of the liberal leftists and socialists. Actually, socialism is high on the agenda of the left and is getting big pushes from the major media and many colleges and ... Read More >>
  • Going to Disneyworld or WOW?

    July 12, 2018
    David Gray
    Johnny Morris, the Walt Disney of the Outdoors, Opened WOW in 2017 Museum offers more than 1.5 miles in Authentic, Immersive Habitats Celebrating People who Hunt, Fish and Act as Stewards of the Land and Water Walk to the depths of the Ocean here! By David Gray Thinking about taking the kids to Disneyworld?  It’s ... Read More >>
  • Why these hot, humid dog days of summer actually mean great fishing

    July 11, 2018
    Gord Pyzer
    Debunking the “summer doldrums” myth Bass, walleye, northern pike and other fish actually enjoy the stifling heat and humidity By Gord Pyzer It is early in the morning as I write this, and the sweat is already running down my back, soaking my T-shirt and dripping off the end of my nose. And ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Falls USA Fishing Report & Forecast: Wednesday, July 11, 2018

    July 11, 2018
    Bill Hilts
    King salmon fishing continues to be good to very good on Lake Ontario. With the good is the bad though. The sea fleas have been a nuisance. A new LOC Derby leader came to the scales out of Wilson this past week when Scott Foster of North Tonawanda recorded a ... Read More >>
  • Fishing, Sightseeing & Fun Boat Cruise Adventure for a Windy Florida Day

    July 11, 2018
    Forrest Fisher
    Big Boat Comfort and Capability Allows for an Unforgettable Cruise Adventure Enjoy Watching Loggerhead Turtles, Dolphins, Pelicans, Eagles, Osprey and Nature at Work Fishing Fun – Sea Trout, Barracuda, Hammerhead Shark and Stingray By Forrest Fisher Vacation time in Florida can be such fun! My better half discovered that we were not far from ... Read More >>
  • First-Time Grant Opportunity for Trees for Tribs Program

    July 10, 2018
    NYS Dept. of Env. Conservation
    Approximately $525,000 in grant funding, made available by the state’s Environmental Protection Fund (EPF), is now available through the new Trees for Tributaries Grant Program to support riparian tree planting projects for communities across New York State. This funding is available to municipalities, academic institutions and not-for-profits, for projects that ... Read More >>
  • Help Protect Newborn Wildlife, Especially When Managing Habitat

    July 10, 2018
    NYS Dept. of Env. Conservation
    In warm weather, fields and yards quickly become a jungle of wild flowers, grasses and other greenery. While those fields of green may be a chore to landowners, it provides habitat for many animals. Ground nesting birds use these areas to construct their nests and raise their young. Rabbits and ... Read More >>
  • Humminbird® Gives Anglers Ability to Share AutoChart® Live Map Intelligence with New Service – AutoChart LiveShare

    July 10, 2018
    Heather Miller
    RACINE, Wis., July 10, 2018 – Today Humminbird® announces a new extension of its AutoChart® Live mapping capability – AutoChart LiveShare. LiveShare is a free online service that allows Humminbird users to download AutoChart Live mapping information from others and add it to their own map collection, as well as upload ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for July 5, 2018 – from Destination Niagara USA

    July 6, 2018
    Bill Hilts
    Lake Ontario is continuing to offer up a mix of good fishing opportunities for Salmon and Trout. Scott Foster of North Tonawanda took over the lead in the Summer LOC Derby with a 26 pound, 15 ounce salmon while fishing out of Wilson with a Dreamweaver spoon on July 5. No ... Read More >>
  • NSSF Opens 2018 BSA Grant Program for Applications

    July 4, 2018
    Dave Barus
    July 3, 2018; NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms industry, is pleased to announce the launch of its annual grants partnership with the Boy Scouts of America Councils. Through this partnership, individual BSA Councils can receive a portion of $100,000 in ... Read More >>
  • FWC provides important Alligator Safety Advice

    June 30, 2018
    Tammy Sapp - Florida FWC
    Report nuisance alligators by calling 866-FWC-Gator (392-4286). Alligators become more active during warm weather months, and it’s not uncommon to see them throughout the state. Most interactions consist of seeing alligators at a distance. However, if you have a concern about a specific alligator, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ... Read More >>
  • Angling Tips to Help Trout and Salmon Beat the Heat…from NYSDEC

    June 30, 2018
    NYS Dept. of Env. Conservation
    In New York, trout and trout anglers have benefited from abundant rainfall and cool weather conditions this spring that promote the growth and survival of trout and salmon. However, with the forecast for high temperatures this weekend through next week, it is important to remember that trout and salmon are coldwater ... Read More >>
  • Trulock Dove Choke Tube TEST RESULTS With Federal High Bird Shotshells

    June 28, 2018
    George Trulock
    By George Trulock We recently tested two similar dove loads from Federal using our new Trulock Dove Choke in the Mid-Range choke constriction. The choke that we used for these specific tests was of the extended mobile style and had a .707 inch exit diameter. The shotgun used was a Benelli Super Nova with ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for June 28, 2018 by Destination Niagara USA

    June 28, 2018
    Bill Hilts
    This coming weekend is the start of the Lake Ontario Counties (LOC) Trout and Salmon derby, set to kick off June 30 and run through July 29. The summer contest runs for a month, offering up $29,000 in cash prizes. Included in the mix is a $10,000 Grand Prize for ... Read More >>
  • Still jacked! How the Chatterbait Jack Hammer led Dwayne Taff to $100K KBF championship payday

    June 27, 2018
    Mike Pehanich
    After Dwayne Taff celebrated his historic $100,000 win at the 2018 KBF National Championship awards ceremony, he thanked many people, but only one lure — the Chatterbait Jack Hammer. It took awhile for Dwayne Taff to put his win over 751 competitors on Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley during the 2018 ... Read More >>
  • 4-H Shooting Sports in Missouri

    June 25, 2018
    David Gray
    Youth Learn Marksmanship Youth Learn the Safe and Responsible Use of Firearms Youth Learn the Principles of Hunting and Archery Youth Develop LIFE SKILLS, SELF-WORTH and CONSERVATION ETHICS By David Gray The University of Missouri, located in the city of Columbia, is like many State Universities as it offers a large, sprawling campus complex.  I ... Read More >>
  • It’s Fawning Season…things to Know…things to Help

    June 20, 2018
    Forrest Fisher
    Fawns are frisky, healthy, delightful and ready to play with anyone that will return the favor.  Mostly their brothers and sisters, and mother. There are lots of them right now. Most fawns in New York are born in late May or early June, and the first few months are a critical ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast – Wednesday, June 20, 2018

    June 20, 2018
    Bill Hilts
    It’s a Free Fishing Days weekend in New York State and Niagara Falls USA has plenty of things going on to get a line wet. This coming Saturday, June 23, there will be a kids fishing derby at the Town of Newfane Marina in Olcott for kids ages 4 to ... Read More >>
  • BOATUS ALERT: NEW YORK’S RECREATIONAL BOATERS NEED TO ACT NOW

    June 20, 2018
    Scott Croft
    Proposed legislation to have ‘adverse impact’ on boating By Scott Croft WHAT: The New York Senate and Assembly are considering legislation, SB 9092 and AB 9806a, that would require all boat operators in the Empire State to complete a boating safety course within one year. Currently only those born after May 1996 ... Read More >>
  • Top-Water Popping Frog is Bass-Killer

    June 19, 2018
    Forrest Fisher
    By Forrest Fisher Some of us white beard anglers of today grew up fishing surface frogs 60 years ago. At first, we baited real frogs, but after we ran out, plastic frogs were invented in the late 50s and we learned how to use them fishing with short, deep-sea fishing rods ... Read More >>
  • National Program Critical for Recreational Access

    June 18, 2018
    Dave Barus
      MISSOULA, Mont.—A funding mechanism with a long name provides long-lasting benefits for hunters, anglers, hikers and others seeking improved access to America’s wild landscapes. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation recently partnered with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to leverage more than $1 million in appropriations from the Land and ... Read More >>
  • Florida “TrophyCatch” celebrates first two Hall of Fame bass caught on Lake Istokpoga

    June 15, 2018
    Ambor Nabors
    There have been 430 Trophy Bass (8 lbs or more) caught in Lake Istokpoga since 2012 Only about a 1-hour drive from Orlando or Tampa Many other large fish species live here too Experienced TrophyCatch anglers Adrian “Lunker Louie” Echols and Syl Sims recently caught the program’s first two Hall of Fame largemouth ... Read More >>
  • NSSF, Project ChildSafe Elevate Call for Responsible Gun Storage During National Safety Month

    June 15, 2018
    Bill Brassard
    Project ChildSafe’s S.A.F.E. Summer campaign reminds firearms owners to securely store firearms when not in use. NEWTOWN, Conn. — Project ChildSafe®, the nationwide firearms safety education program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), is urging all gun owners to make responsible firearms storage a priority — and providing the tools to ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for June 13, 2018 – from Destination Niagara USA

    June 14, 2018
    Bill Hilts
    The third Saturday in June is the statewide opening of the regular bass season and Great Lakes muskellunge season. To help kick the bass season off, there are plenty of options going on such as the 1st Annual Brauer’s Restaurant Opening Day Bass Contest. This fun competition is for two-person ... Read More >>
  • THE TREE…my Ancient Friend

    June 12, 2018
    Larry Whiteley
    Trees, People, Wildlife, Home and Air we Breath Shade, Shelter, Habitat, Leaves and Natural Fertilizer Fond Memories from Days Long Ago, some Thoughts for Days Ahead Let’s ALL Learn More About Trees By Larry Whiteley I was on my way to our cabin when I saw it. I am sure I’ve seen it lots of ... Read More >>
  • New York DEC Announces 2018-2019 Waterfowl Season Dates

    June 12, 2018
    Dave Barus
    A complete list of season dates and bag limits for each zone can be found on the DEC website. The waterfowl hunter task force rationale can be found at Duck Season Dates. Hunters interested in printing the pocket guide can find it at 2018-2019 Waterfowl Season Pocket Guide (PDF). Hard ... Read More >>
  • Chautauqua Lake, NY – 26 Walleye FUN, Rod-in-Hand Fishing…Memorial Day Treat

    May 27, 2018
    Forrest Fisher
    Simple Fishing, Simple Fun, NEW METHOD Peaceful Fishing Fun with Time to Share Conversation Braided Line, Fluorocarbon Leaders, Sharp Hooks  By Forrest Fisher “There’s one!” Frank shared, “Can you get the net Forrest.” It was actually, to be more correct, “another one.”  We started at 7 in the morning on the Friday before Memorial ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Falls USA Fishing: Forecast for May 23, 2018 from Destination Niagara USA

    May 23, 2018
    Bill Hilts
    LOC Contest Winners Announced…BIG CASH WINNER$ Big Salmon, Big Brown Trout, Big Walleye, Lots of Smallmouth It’s a Good Time to Be Fishing Niagara! Congratulations to all of the derby and tournament winners! In the Wilson Harbor Invitational tournament last Saturday, it was Tom Allen’s A-Tom-Mik team winning the $20,000 check by ... Read More >>
  • New York DEC Announces 2018 I Bird NY Challenges

    May 22, 2018
    Dave Barus
    I Bird NY Engages New Yorkers of All Ages and Abilities in Beginning Birding Connecting New Yorkers with Nature New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos recently announced the launch of two birding challenges for 2018 through the State’s “I BIRD NY” program.  I BIRD NY was launched ... Read More >>
  • New Records for NY Black Crappie and Walleye in One Weekend!

    May 22, 2018
    Dave Barus
    Cattaraugus County Black Crappie Topples Old Benchmark St. Lawrence County Walleye Shatters Former Record Two new state fishing records were set over the course of one weekend in New York recently, State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today. “High quality fishing opportunities abound across New York and announcing ... Read More >>
  • Give Turtles a BRAKE! Motorists Advised to Be Alert for Turtles Crossing Roadways

    May 22, 2018
    Dave Barus
    New York Motorists Encouraged to Safely Move Turtles to Side of the Road The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today reminded the public that the state’s native turtles are on the move in May and June, seeking sandy areas or loose soil to lay their eggs. Drivers that ... Read More >>
  • OUTDOOR GEAR: The Hunt for 4-Season Weather Gear

    May 22, 2018
    Mike Pehanich
    Hodgman H5 Storm Jacket and H5 Storm Bib Hodgman Core INS Jacket and Core INS Bib Liner Pants No-Nonsense, Easy to Use Comfortable, Essential, Affordable and Effective By Mike Pehanich To choose the right gear…if you’re an avid four-season outdoorsman, the hunt for foul weather outerwear is never-ending. Hence we return to the sportsman’s eternal ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for May 16, 2018 – Destination Niagara USA

    May 17, 2018
    Bill Hilts
    Fish Bite is HOT!  Upper Niagara River, Lower Niagara River, Lake Ontario Smallmouth Bass, King Salmon, Walleye, Brown Trout, MORE What a week is all we can say. The start of the Lake Ontario Counties Trout and Salmon Derby kicked off, the CIPS International Fishing Congress was going on and the Salmon Slam ... Read More >>
  • Franklin, Pennsylvania – an Outdoors Treat for Mind and Heart

    May 15, 2018
    Forrest Fisher
    Trout Stream Fishing, a Spring Hatch, Fly Rod Fun  Smallmouth Bass, Light Lines, Tube Jigs, Screeching Drags, Double-Headers…a Musical Concert! Riverside Camping near Franklin, Pennsylvania – Campfires, Peace, Eagles, Blue Sky…Unforgettable By Forrest Fisher Last week was a journey week for Fern and I. We hitched up the GMC-1500 and travelled to Pennsylvania for ... Read More >>
  • How to Find Turkey Hunting Success on Public Land

    May 15, 2018
    Mike Joyner
    Scouting, Listening, Tuning-In State Game Lands can offer Best Hunt Days! By Mike Joyner With a full day’s rest from an epic road trip to Ohio, mother’s day morning hunt proved to be much a surprise in so many ways. Having spotted turkeys in farm fields below public game lands in Truxton, New ... Read More >>
  • STRONG AS AN OXX…Camp Coffee when You Want It

    May 12, 2018
    Larry Whiteley
       Like Coffee? Get Camping Much? You Might Need This.  Portable TOUGH Coffee Maker that Takes Any K-Cup. My Search is Over! By Larry Whiteley A recent Harvard School of Public Health study showed 54% of Americans drink coffee and you can count me into that percentage. I enjoy my coffee as I sit at my ... Read More >>
  • Parsons, Kansas: Warm Country, Warm People, Big Deer and Lots of Turkey

    May 10, 2018
    David Gray
    No Traffic, Multiple Turkey Species Greet Visiting Outdoors Folks Visit Parsons to meet and greet the Heartland of our USA By David Gray The day started with the anticipation of attending the Outdoor Communicators of Kansas conference in Labette County, Kansas.  The travel was to Parsons Kansas which is nestled in the southeast ... Read More >>
  • Lower Niagara River, Lake Erie, Lake Ontario – Niagara Falls USA Fishing Report from Destination Niagara USA

    May 10, 2018
    Bill Hilts
    May 9, 2018 Fishing Report and Advice for Catching Fish King’s Coho’s and Lake trout action in Lake Ontario is HOT Smallmouth Bass in Lake Erie, Lower Niagara and Trib’s is HOT It’s Tournament Time, check out the schedules below It’s time for the long-awaited International Fishing Congress in Downtown Niagara Falls USA and ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for May 3, 2018 – from Destination Niagara USA

    May 6, 2018
    Bill Hilts
    Much warmer temperatures blanketed the area this week, bringing winds and some thunderstorms the tail end of the week. The temperature spike did trigger some fish to hit for the 23rd Annual Niagara Spring Media Event that was happening all week in Western New York waters. Because of the winds, one ... Read More >>
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to open brief opportunity for public to shape analysis of Pebble Mine plan

    May 2, 2018
    stoadmin
    Anglers and fishing business owners urge comprehensive, thorough impact analysis and extended comment period. ANCHORAGE, AK - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced it will open a 30-day public comment period, beginning April 1, to collect input on the scope of its analysis of Pebble Limited Partnership’s mine plan. This is the ... Read More >>
  • Clam Pro Tackle – Offers New Open Water Tungsten Jigs

    May 1, 2018
    Dan Stefanich
    Heavier, Smaller, More Dense Jigs offer Increased Sensitivity and are Environmentally Safe By Dan Stefanich The secret to catching fish through the ice is out and being embraced by open water anglers. For many years, Clam Pro Tackle has been helping ice anglers achieve success from enjoying the benefits of tungsten jigs ... Read More >>
  • Sirens of Springs Remembered

    May 1, 2018
    Matt Straw
    Crappie Fishing with Straw – Part 1 of 4 Secrets, Simplicity…18″ Crappies Dad Taught Me So Much Spring has its own unique textures and smells that recalls something familial.  It draws me back Home, to spring crappies in lakes surrounded by the forests of the upper Midwest.  Before the blossoms begin to bloom, ... Read More >>
  • Southwick Associates Research Provides Top Hunting & Shooting Equipment Brands for 2017

    May 1, 2018
    Dave Barus
    April 30, 2018; FERNANDINA BEACH, FL. – Sportsmen are spending millions of dollars on hunting and recreational shooting equipment, but which brands are they buying? Southwick Associates surveyed more than 20,000 hunters and recreational shooters in 2017 through their online HunterSurvey and ShooterSurvey consumer panels to identify the top brands ... Read More >>
  • Fish On! Bass Fishing after ICE-OUT on Lake Erie

    May 1, 2018
    Forrest Fisher
    Rust-free Jigheads w/Flambeau Outdoors Tackle Storage w/Zerust® Dividers Abu-Garcia Veritas Rods, SX30 Reels, 8# Seaguar AbrazX clear fluorocarbon line Strike King Tubes and Paddle Baits (Green Pumpkin) Safety First! Wear Life Jackets, the Water Temp was 36 degrees Eastern Basin Lake Erie EARLY SEASON SECRET: 3-Way Rigs, Long Leaders, Live Golden Shiners By Forrest Fisher My ... Read More >>
  • New York Spring Turkey Season Opens May 1

    April 27, 2018
    NYS Dept. of Env. Conservation
    NYS Spring Turkey Season Opens May 1 at 30 minutes before Sunrise, thru Noon each day Spring Turkey Season Ends May 31, Bag Limit is 2 male birds/season Chautauqua County, NY had Highest Hunter Turkey Harvest in 2017 Spring turkey season opens May 1 in all of upstate New York, north of the ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast (April 26, 2018) – from Destination Niagara USA

    April 27, 2018
    Bill Hilts
    Smelt Run is Triggered by Rising Water Temps Lower River Fishing is HOT for Steelies, Lakers Warming Trend – Fish are Dropping Back in Trib’s It looks like the weather is finally breaking. Lower river drifters were doing well again according to Capt. Frank Campbell of Niagara Falls. He has hit steelhead and ... Read More >>
  • Orleans County, NY / Lake Ontario – Fish Report for April 24, 2018

    April 27, 2018
    Ron Bierstine
    Water Clarity Slowly Clearing in Trib’s Fishing Pressure is Light, GET OUT HERE! Look for Steelies, Browns and Rainbows as Waters Shift to Warmer By Ron Bierstine, Oak Orchard Tackle & Lodge Nice spring weather is hanging in with warmer temps through the beginning part of this week.  Flows in the Oak are ... Read More >>
  • Are You Using the Right Turkey Choke Tube?

    April 23, 2018
    George Trulock
    Trulock Chokes Can Improve Your Shooting By George Trulock The answer is obvious – every turkey hunter wants better performance in the field. But the solution to getting better performance may not be as obvious. Usually, hunters try, more or less at random, different shotshells to see if they can find something ... Read More >>
  • Hunter Safety System Introduces the Lady Hybrid Harness

    April 23, 2018
    Karen Lutto
    Lady Hunter’s Need to be Safe…and Looking Good! DANVILLE, Ala. (April 23, 2018) – In recent years, the number of women spending time in tree stands and putting fresh meat on the table has continued to rise. In order to keep these women hunters safe, comfortable and looking their best, HSS ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast: April 17, 2018 – Destination Niagara USA

    April 23, 2018
    Bill Hilts
    If you are looking for some sort of a fishing update, the easiest way to describe our situation right now is that it’s a mess. Mother Nature took a few weeks to play some April Fool’s chicanery by throwing up a complete smorgasbord of weather wizardry that included excessive rains, ... Read More >>
  • New York State DEC Announces 2017 Deer Harvest Results

    April 19, 2018
    NYS Dept. of Env. Conservation
    Hunters in New York Harvested More than 200,000 Deer during 2017-18 Hunting Seasons By NYSDEC Hunters in New York State enjoyed another successful year, harvesting an estimated 203,427 deer during the 2017-18 hunting seasons Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today. “Deer hunting in New York is a cherished and ... Read More >>
  • HELP WANTED: TACKLE BAG, MUST WORK WEEKENDS AND HAVE EXCEPTIONAL ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS

    April 13, 2018
    Josh Lantz
    PLANO’S HARDWORKING WEEKEND SERIES OF SOFT TACKLE BAGS RECEIVES KEY UPGRADES FOR 2018 Plano, IL (April 10, 2018) – If fishing for a living is your dream, don’t let us or anyone else burst your bubble. But until that day rolls around, most of us need to work real jobs to ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for Thursday, April 12, 2018 – from Destination Niagara USA

    April 12, 2018
    Bill Hilts
    Steelhead, Brown Trout, Lake Trout, Bullheads too! Fish are biting off 3-way Rigs/Minnows NYPA Platform Still Closed due to High Water and Ice The signs of spring are all around us! The New York Power Authority started pulling the ice boom at the head of the Niagara River where it meets up with Lake ... Read More >>
  • That’s No Coyote! St. Lawrence County, New York

    April 11, 2018
    NYS Dept. of Env. Conservation
    On March 26, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Officer (ECO) Scott Atwood investigated a complaint of a deer being taken out of season in the town of Clifton. When the officer arrived at a camp described in the complaint, he found fresh blood, drag marks, deer hair, and ... Read More >>
  • “America’s Favorite Fisherman” Joins Lure Lock Pro Team

    April 10, 2018
    Glenn Walker
    Innovative New Tackle Box Joins Forces with Legendary Anglers Bill Dance Joins the Growing Stable of Top-Level Anglers Relying on Lure Lock Ettrick, Wisconsin – Lure Lock is excited to announce that it has entered into a multi-year partnership with legendary fishing icon and TV personality, Bill Dance. Bill Dance has grown ... Read More >>
  • New Justin® Boots Snake Boot Features America’s No. 1 Camo Pattern, Mossy Oak® Break-Up Country®

    April 5, 2018
    Kevin Howard
    WEST POINT, MS – Mossy Oak is excited to announce that Justin Boots is now offering America’s No. 1 Camo Pattern, Break-Up Country, on their newest boot made specifically for the hunter. The 17-inch Shrublands Square Toe boot from the Justin Stampede™ Collection, designed for keeping your feet dry and protected ... Read More >>
  • In Florida? Go HOG WILD this spring and summer!

    April 5, 2018
    Tony Young
    Outta’ the Woods – Monday, April 02, 2018 Where to go hunt By Tony Young Did you know the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) offers late spring and summer hog hunts on several wildlife management areas across the state? And you don’t even need a hunting license to participate in these ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for Wednesday, April 4, 2018 – from Destination Niagara USA

    April 5, 2018
    Bill Hilts
    April 1 was the designated opener for the NY Power Authority Fishing Platform in the Niagara Gorge and the reservoir is now open for business as of April 1, too. However, a wind storm is ripping through the region today and a high wind warning is in place. Thanks to ... Read More >>
  • Lake Ontario (Orleans County, NY) Fish Report for March 27, 2018

    March 30, 2018
    Ron Bierstine
    This week’s Orleans County (NY) fishing report is from Ron Bierstine at Oak Orchard Tackle & Lodge, 3/27/18: Looks like we are finally getting our warm-up! Forecast thru this week is for high temps in the 40’s or near 50°F.  Precipitation is expected today thru tonight and a chance again Thursday.  For ... Read More >>
  • Fishing the Gulf of Mexico

    March 30, 2018
    Bob Holzhei
    Fishing Fun, Seashells, Sightseeing and Dolphins near Port Sanibel, in Southwest Florida  Bobbers, Shrimp, Speckled Trout and FEW SUPRISES made for a VERY RELAXING DAY Screeching Drags, Fully-arched Rods, Tight Lines & Good Knots By Bob Holzhei The 36-foot Contender was impressive as we walked down the dock right after sunrise.  There were three ... Read More >>
  • A GREAT FISH STORY

    March 30, 2018
    Larry Whiteley
    Answering the Call Learning about Life, Love, Fishermen and Jesus Stone Creek Lodge, Stockton Lake…a Place to Visit Great Fishing Trips, Vacation Fun…Creating a Legacy and Passion for Sharing By Larry Whiteley As a young man Kris Nelson loved to go fishing every chance he had.  He fished in all the lakes and streams of ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for March 29, 2018 from Destination Niagara USA

    March 29, 2018
    Bill Hilts
    We finally saw some warmer temperatures this week as the thermometer hit the 50 degree mark for the first time in March. We also received some rain which should draw even more trout into the tributaries. More rain is expected tonight. In the lower Niagara River, conditions have been clear ... Read More >>
  • Coldwater Fish Hitting Baits in Trib Streams, Lake and Off Piers

    March 22, 2018
    Bill Hilts
    Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for Thursday, March 22, 2018 – Destination Niagara USA Tribs are plentiful with Steelhead and Brown Trout Olcott and Wilson Pier fishing is Good Bullhead Contest at Wilson Conservation Club – APRIL 6 Despite a lack of precipitation, steelhead and brown trout are still being caught with regularity in ... Read More >>
  • Early Spring TURKEY SEASON – a Special Florida Resource

    March 22, 2018
    Tammy Sapp - Florida FWC
    Florida Turkey Season is OPEN Osceola Turkeys are Common in Florida Wild turkeys are a Conservation Success Story in Florida & Across North America By Tammy Sapp, Florida FWC Florida’s spring turkey season opened on Saturday, March 3, on private lands south of State Road 70, making it one of the first spring turkey ... Read More >>
  • Help NESTING SEA TURTLES, Keep Beaches Dark and Free of Obstacles at Night

    March 22, 2018
    stoadmin
    Bright Beachfront Lighting Can MISDIRECT Nesting Sea Turtles -Turn it Off Loggerhead, Leatherback and Green SEA TURTLES are Nesting Right Now Report Sick, Injured or Entangled Sea Turtles to FWC Wildlife Alert Hotline, 1-888-404-FWCC (3922) Keeping beaches dark at night and free of obstacles will help sea turtles during their nesting season, which ... Read More >>
  • DAY DREAMS and NIGHT DREAMS

    March 21, 2018
    Larry Whiteley
    Turkey Hunting, a Giant Gobbler, I Raise my Gun Geese Fly Overhead in V-Formation, it’s a Signal I Draw My Bow…that Green Arrow, “Oh Yea, My Story Takes a Turn By Larry Whiteley The old gobbler is searching for me. I’ve done a good job making him think I’m a hen. He’s literally tripping ... Read More >>
  • Orleans County/Lake Ontario Fishing Report – Mar. 21, 2018

    March 21, 2018
    Ron Bierstine
      Happy 1st Day of Spring! Fish Numbers are Good, Fishing Pressure is Light Oak Orchard Creek, Johnson Creek, other tribs – All have Fish By Ron Bierstine – Oak Orchard Tackle and Lodge Happy First Day of Spring! Clear but cold-ish weather is forecast thru the week with highs in the 30’s.  No impact is ... Read More >>
  • Matt Lee joins Lure Lock Pro Team

    March 20, 2018
    Glenn Walker
    New Tackle Box Design is Innovative in one area where it is Hard TO BE NEW Keeps Lures Protected, Keeps Hooks & Weights from Bouncing Around Multiple Sizes, Durable, Shock Resistant….MADE IN THE USA! Matt Lee is Young Talent on Bassmaster Elite Series Excited to Use Innovative Cases ETTRICK, Wisconsin – Lure Lock ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for Thursday, March 15, 2018 – from Destination Niagara USA

    March 16, 2018
    Bill Hilts
    It’s March 15 and it’s the final day of walleye, northern pike, tiger musky and pickerel fishing seasons in New York. We’re also less than a week from the arrival of spring. However, someone forgot to tell Mother Nature. We were dumped on again, with another 6 to 8 inches ... Read More >>
  • Spring Break on Sanibel and Captiva Island

    March 14, 2018
    I Need a Break
    Where Spring Breakers meet Wave Breakers with Sunrise, Sunshine, Sea Shells & a Sunset Cruise  @pinkhairgreenthumb A spring break vacation doesn’t have to include spring breakers. If you’re looking for a getaway that’s more laid-back than party-central, there are plenty of beaches to consider – but there aren’t many as memorable ... Read More >>
  • NRA Files Suit Challenging Florida’s Newly-Enacted Anti-Gun Legislation

    March 12, 2018
    stoadmin
    FAIRFAX, Va. – March 12, 2018: The National Rifle Association today announced that it has filed a lawsuit challenging the State of Florida’s newly-enacted ban on the purchase of firearms by young adults between the ages of 18-21. Florida’s ban is an affront to the Second Amendment, as it totally eviscerates ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast

    March 8, 2018
    Bill Hilts
    Thursday, March 8, 2018 – from Destination Niagara USA It’s starting to feel like spring a bit. The time changes on Saturday as we “spring” ahead, the days are growing longer, and the sun is a little higher in the sky. The WNY Sport and Travel Expo is also here, the ... Read More >>
  • Ice-Fishing Friday: If you only own a single ice-fishing lure, make it this one

    March 8, 2018
    Gord Pyzer
    Use the Best Lures Why Horizontal Jigging Minnows are the ALL-TIME Great Hardwater Bait By Gord Pyzer I love interacting with other anglers at fishing seminars, especially during the question-and-answer sessions, when I can just about guarantee that someone will ask: If you could only ice fish with one lure for the rest ... Read More >>
  • Bland, Basic, Boring and Black

    March 8, 2018
    USCCA
    By Beth Alcazar  // 02/27/2018 Not too long ago, I was working with a group of USCCA Instructor candidates, watching them, as they endeavored to pass their shooting qualification. My teammate noticed that one of the students had an image of the Punisher on the base plates of her magazines. Of ... Read More >>
  • Orleans County, NY – FISHING REPORT for March 6, 2018

    March 7, 2018
    Ron Bierstine
    By Ron Bierstine at Oak Orchard Tackle & Lodge Through the weekend and right now, flows in the Oak are medium or maybe just slightly more than medium.  There were reports that flows retreated yesterday and that may have just been a temporary thing.  Water color is clearing with 2 ft ... Read More >>
  • The Mountains Shall Depart …saved by an Alaskan Shaman

    March 6, 2018
    Dave Barus
    By Dave Barus A new book about Adventure, Tragedy, Death, Life, Peace, Mystical Intervention, Joy, Leadership.    I couldn’t put it down.  This book offers all that in just 122 pages!   It’s in the running for the Pulitzer Prize this year. “The Mountains Shall Depart” by Robert E. Holzhei shares a secret ... Read More >>
  • St. Croix Starts Spinning Glass

    March 4, 2018
    Traditions Media
    Park Falls, WI (March 1, 2018) — America’s most maniacal rod engineers have struck again, answering the call for a spinning version of the immensely popular Legend Glass. St. Croix’s Legend Glass rod series took home top freshwater rod honors at ICAST 2016 for blending classic fiberglass feel to modern, IPC® ... Read More >>
  • The Ultimate Ice-Fish Finder, the CIA, the Fish…AND YOU!

    March 3, 2018
    Traditions Media
    Sonar-GPS-Underwater Camera Connection Delivers Primo Big Fish Picture Crosslake, MN (February 28, 2018) – Who knows how far angling technology will eventually take us? Maybe someone at the CIA has a clue. All we civilian anglers know is that things like GPS and sonar make fishing more productive and efficient, which ... Read More >>
  • Outwit the Wiley Spring Gobbler, Fit Right In with X JAGD’s Net Top Layer

    March 3, 2018
    Karen Lutto
    How to Morph Into the Woods…Dress Right Conceal Your Location by Choice BESSEMER, Ala. (March 1, 2018) — There are few things more agonizing than working a wild turkey almost into shooting distance, only to have him bust you because he didn’t like what he saw. X JAGD, the acclaimed Austrian-based clothing ... Read More >>
  • Orleans County, NY – Fishing Report for March 1, 2018

    March 3, 2018
    Ron Bierstine
    By Ron Bierstine, Oak Orchard Tackle & Lodge Weather forecast has been changeable so far this week. The forecasted storm for tonight and tomorrow is expected to bring more snow then rain.  The beginning of the storm is expected for rain south of here and then the overspread on the WNY ... Read More >>
  • Icarus Update…the Story of an Injured Bald Eagle

    March 1, 2018
    Robin Jenkins - DVM
    Peace River Wildlife Center is a Rehabilitation Center for Injured Birds and Wildlife Burned Feathers, Trauma, but No Broken Bones Healing Process Details  by Robin Jenkins | Feb 22, 2018 In early January 2018, Peace River Wildlife Center admitted a bald eagle that had been burned by a power pole discharge.  While it isn’t ... Read More >>
  • Chronic Wasting Disease is a Deer Family Disease – Hunters be Aware

    March 1, 2018
    stoadmin
    Provided by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a neurological disease in deer, elk, moose and other members of the deer family, known as “cervids.” The disease was first recognized in 1967 in captive mule deer in Colorado, and has since been documented in captive and free-ranging ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for Feb. 28, 2018 – from Destination Niagara USA

    March 1, 2018
    Bill Hilts
    Boat Action and Shore Action is GOOD! WNY Sport & Travel Expo set for March 8-11, 2018 Today is the final day of the NYS Winter Classic competition. That doesn’t mean the fishing will stop though. Lower river action has been good to very good for boaters bouncing bottom with three-way rigs. ... Read More >>
  • So, I Wrote a Letter to Jeep

    February 28, 2018
    Chris Wood - Trout Unlimited
    By Chris Wood So, I wrote a letter to Jeep. They ran an ad in the Super Bowl called “The Road,” that showed a Jeep running up the center of what looked like a stream. My eight year old son turned to me after it ran and said, “Dad, isn’t that really ... Read More >>
  • SportDOG® Brand Unveils New Products During SHOT Show®

    February 28, 2018
    Britney Starr
    Knoxville, Tennessee (January 12, 2018) – SportDOG® Brand, an industry-leading manufacturer of electronic dog-training products and accessories, has expanded its line of e-collars with the unveiling of the new SportTrainer family. Designed with ease-of-use and durability in mind, the systems are DryTek® – waterproof and submersible to 25 feet and ... Read More >>
  • Take Advantage of the Goby Invasion

    February 28, 2018
    Traditions Media
    LIVETARGET Goby Paddle Tails and Curly Tails perfectly mimic the Real McCoy Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (February 22, 2018) – Round gobies have forever altered the ecology, and the angling landscape, of the Great Lakes and connected waterbodies. Since their discovery in the St. Clair River in 1990, these invasive stowaways from the ... Read More >>
  • Kent Cartridge – Three New Loads for Dove Hunters

    February 28, 2018
    Kevin Howard
    Dove hunting is a long-standing hunting tradition, especially in the south. Kent® Cartridge has three new loads designed to specifically help dove hunters fill their limits this fall. Our Diamond Dove™ loads feature heavier payloads and higher velocities than standard dove loads, making them a great choice for fast, high flying ... Read More >>
  • TRIPLE-UP WINTER FUN in Chautauqua County, NY

    February 23, 2018
    Dave Barus
      Anglers – Ice Fish for Walleye Hunters – Get Ready for Goose Season Families: It’s Maple Syrup Time and Late Winter Adventures Chautauqua, New York – Feb. 22, 2018: Winter Fishing – Anglers on Chautauqua Lake have enjoyed one of the finest ice fishing seasons in several years. Huge crappie over three pounds, ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Falls USA: Steelhead, Brown Trout, Late Coho Salmon MOVING with Late Winter Weather

    February 23, 2018
    Bill Hilts
    Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for Feb. 22, 2018 – Destination Niagara USA Stream & River Levels, Coloration – Subject to Weather Swings Fresh Fish are Entering Streams Use Caution if Going Ice Fishing Activities: Boat Show NOW, Outdoor Expo – Mar. 8-11, Alberto Rey at Orvis, Feb. 25 – NOON It’s been a roller ... Read More >>
  • Phantom Lures Applies Thru-Wire Technology to Bait Line Up

    February 23, 2018
    Jack Gavin - Phantom Lures
    Phantom Lures Line Up of Baits Now Use Thru-Wire Technology Ramsey, MN – Jan 17, 2018: Phantom Lures, widely known for its design and manufacture of high quality, proven baits will now be using Thru-Wire Technology in its lineup of baits. The strong, single wire design connects the tow point and ... Read More >>
  • Orleans County/Lake Ontario Fishing Report – Feb. 21, 2018

    February 22, 2018
    Ron Bierstine
    Winter is Waning, Rising Water on All Flows Look for Steelies in the Smaller Flows See Fishing Report Updates: http://fishoakorchard.com/steam-conditions/   This week’s fishing report is from Ron Bierstine at Oak Orchard Tackle & Lodge. Thanks to last week ending with a couple days of cold temps, flows had actually retreated quicker than anticipated ... Read More >>
  • Trout Unlimited applauds initiatives recognizing IMPORTANCE of Fish and Wildlife Migration

    February 20, 2018
    Brett Prettyman
    Submitted by Brett Prettyman Story by Paul Burnett The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources recently rolled out a Wildlife Migration Initiative, focused on the migration needs of wildlife and native fish throughout the state. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke came to Utah last week and applauded state efforts while introducing Secretarial ... Read More >>
  • Dutch Oven Cooking

    February 19, 2018
    Rich Creason
    Shared Cooking Secrets Old Fashioned Cooking in Modern Times It’s All About the Taste! By Rich Creason Many guys (and some of the ladies) enjoy outdoor cooking over hot coals.  A steak cooked on the patio grill tastes excellent.  Even at the campgrounds we travel to, most of the guests will have some type ... Read More >>
  • TURKEY HUNTING SECRETS: “Tag Them” – Part 3 of 3

    February 17, 2018
    Jim Monteleone
    Read the Bird, Listen to his Gobble Understanding Gobble Talk and RESPONDING, or NOT Over-Yelping, Biggest Secret to a Wise Old Bird By Jim Monteleone You can read a bird by listening to his gobble and I want to explain the different types of gobbles that you might hear. A “volunteer gobble” is one ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast – Feb. 15, 2018

    February 16, 2018
    Bill Hilts
    Clear Water, Lots of Fish Brought to you by Destination Niagara USA With Lake Erie some 90 percent ice covered, the Niagara River is becoming very clear, making things a bit more difficult to be consistent on the water. One tip is to downsize your presentation with slightly smaller baits like egg sacs ... Read More >>
  • TURKEY HUNTING SECRETS: CALL THEM – Part 2 of 3

    February 16, 2018
    Jim Monteleone
    Learn the Language of Turkey Talk Clucking, Yelping, Cutting, Cackling and more Realism, Patience, Sounds and Tones By Jim Monteleone A lot of folks believe that the skill in calling turkeys is the most critical element of hunting.  Although it plays a significant part in filling a tag, I consider it about 33 percent ... Read More >>
  • TURKEY HUNTING SECRETS – What’s Your Secret??? Part 1 of 3

    February 15, 2018
    Jim Monteleone
    Learn How to Develop Your Own Turkey Hunting Expertise Learn Where to Sit, What to Look For, Where to Locate Turkey Learn about Calls to Use, Decoy Set-Up, Location By Jim Monteleone A friend of mine asked me a long time ago what my secret was to killing two turkeys in Virginia every year. ... Read More >>
  • Gobble! Gobble! Gobble! It’s Nearly Opening Day in Florida

    February 14, 2018
    Forrest Fisher
    2018 Turkey Season is Just Ahead, BE PREPARED Follow Jim Monteleone in his 3-Part “Turkey Expertise Series” Learn “HOW-TO-HUNT TURKEY” – Series Starts February 15, 2018 By Forrest Fisher That’s right, it’s February, but each year in early March, just when many Major League Baseball teams are holding spring training out west and down ... Read More >>
  • SAVING OCEANS, SAVING PEOPLE, SEEING the LIGHT

    February 13, 2018
    Larry Whiteley
    Vision Clarity, Eye Protection, Seeing All Things Better About Sunglasses, Don’t Leave Home without These – Learn Why My Old Eyes Have Been Opened! …By a Company that CARES. By Larry Whiteley I have owned a lot of sunglasses in my lifetime. Most of them were inexpensive, made in China sunglasses that didn’t protect my ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018

    February 8, 2018
    Bill Hilts
    Destination Niagara USA: Where Adventure Comes Naturally Temperatures continue to put a damper on open water anglers in the Niagara River and in area tributaries.  However, that’s going to change for the better this weekend as temperatures will shoot up into the 30s and it may even hit the 40 degree ... Read More >>
  • Wintertime is Outdoor Show Time, NOW On-Line! ALL FREE

    February 8, 2018
    Dave Barus
    On-Line Outdoor Show, FREE Entry. Over 70 booths! Click and Go $50 Free Coupons Just for Entering.  Visit on Lunchtime Wherever you Are! Use Your Handheld Mobil Devices, your iPod, iPad, iPhone, Laptop or Home Computer!  Feb. 6, 2018 – Kansas City, Mo. – The new North American Sportshow is a welcome change ... Read More >>
  • BASS PRO SHOPS welcomes 2018 FISHING SEASON by asking anglers to trade in gear and help CONNECT KIDS to NATURE

    February 8, 2018
    Dave Barus
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Bass Pro Shops is celebrating the return of fishing season and inviting customers to trade in used gear to be donated to local charities in exchange for big savings. The 2018 Spring Fishing Classic is a free celebration taking place February 16 – March 4 at Bass ... Read More >>
  • The Browning Refuge: Versatile New Sleeping Bag with Zippered Armhole

    February 7, 2018
    Dave Barus
    Browning Camping is proud to release the Refuge, a new sleeping bag that offers campsite comfort and versatility. The mummy-shaped bag, offers top-of-the-line features that Browning Camping’s customers expect. A center zipper can be zipped from the bottom for additional venting, and TechLoft Gold insulation ensures warmth (the Refuge comes ... Read More >>
  • WNED-TV KIDS FEST – What an Awesome Event

    February 7, 2018
    Joe McAdams
    1400 New Kids – FIND the OUTDOORS for the First Time Parents of Kids – DISCOVER FISH and FUN of New York OUTDOORS Kudo’s to TV Station Crew and Outdoor Sportsman Volunteers By Joe McAdams – ECFSC Kids Fest Co-Chairman This was the Erie County Federation’s 1st participation of the WNED-TV Kids Fest.  I’ve ... Read More >>
  • Kids Today – Not Wired for Nature, FIND HELP HERE

    February 2, 2018
    Forrest Fisher
    Are Your Kids Part of the Keypad Generation? If So, Find Suggestions for a Remedy Here By Forrest Fisher Worried about your kids or grandkids and their continuous attention to some sort of keypad?  You know you are, so am I.  They are growing up with something missing, but none of us know ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for Thursday, February 1, 2018

    February 2, 2018
    Bill Hilts
    As this is being written, it’s February 1 and the temperature is near 40 degrees. The sun is shining. However, before the day is over the temperatures will plummet into the teens and it is supposed to be cold all weekend. That will continue into next week. In the meantime, fishing ... Read More >>
  • Mepps Introduces New Additions to Spinner Lines

    February 1, 2018
    Josh Schwartz
    Cover water with the all-new Mepps® Aglia® Flashabou. The new Mepps® Aglia® Flashabou combines the vibration and flash of a classic Mepps Aglia blade with a highly reflective, hand-tied flashabou tail for attractive, shimmering action in the water. Mepps® Aglia® Flashabou spinners beam prisms of light to attract fish and are ... Read More >>
  • A Girl’s First Deer

    February 1, 2018
    Hanna Lucey with Forrest Fisher
    Learning about Nature, Patience, Heritage and Traditions Hoping for Sweet Venison of my own Using my Savage Axis 6.5 Creedmoor Deer Rifle By Hanna Lucey w/Forrest Fisher (Hanna’s words are in italics) Hunting is about sharing the heritage of our forefathers and conservation, and understanding it, about leaving the protection of home and finding ... Read More >>
  • Chicago Team Wins Bassmaster High School Series on Toledo Bend

    February 1, 2018
    Joedee Robinson
    Mossy Oak® (Title Sponsor) Sends Hearty Congratulations Scott Springer and Trust Say are Thrilled to Accept Victory Win Earns $20,000 Scholarship, Gear, Trophies, More WEST POINT, MS – As title sponsor of the Bassmaster High School Series and official pattern of B.A.S.S., Mossy Oak is thrilled to congratulate Scott Springer and Trust Say ... Read More >>
  • Orleans County (New York) Fishing Report – Jan. 31, 2018

    February 1, 2018
    Ron Bierstine
    Oak Orchard River – Winter Steelhead News Water Visibility This week’s fishing report is from Ron Bierstine at Oak Orchard Tackle & Lodge: “Something like 6 – 8 inches of light snow accumulated from yesterday and today.  Seasonal temps are in the forecast today and a little warmer tomorrow with colder temps ... Read More >>
  • Raymarine Can Make Your Boat a “Smart Boat”

    February 1, 2018
    Traditions Media
    Raymarine Digital Switching offers control, monitoring and automation of boat systems WILSONVILLE, OR (January 31, 2018) – Anchor Lights, Aerators, Bilge Pumps, Blowers, Cabin Lights, Courtesy Lights…does this sequence sound familiar? It’s the switch panel on your helm, and it’s just part of the A to Z listing of your boat’s electrical ... Read More >>
  • Colorado Elk Habitat Protected, Hunting Access Improved

    January 30, 2018
    RMEF
      2,677 Acres of Vital Elk Habitat is NOW PROTECTED Colorado Habitat Stamp Funding and Great Outdoors Colorado supplied KEY FUNDING Grateful Thanks to Rick Tingle for Easement on his Louisiana Purchase Ranch MISSOULA, MT.— Thanks to a conservation-minded landowner and a key state funding program, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation joined Colorado Parks ... Read More >>
  • Pebble Mine – SAVE Bristol Bay NEWS UPDATE

    January 30, 2018
    Rachel James
    Good News from EPA….but We still need your communication support.  CLICK BELOW. Battle is Not Over Help Us Protect the World’s Largest Sockeye Salmon Fishery Contact Elected Officials With LINK BELOW By Rachel James During January (2018), we received some good news from the EPA about Pebble Mine, however there is still a long way ... Read More >>
  • Best Walleye Fishing in 30 Years! New York’s Eastern Lake Erie

    January 26, 2018
    Forrest Fisher
    2017 Angler Survey Catch Rates are nearly THREE TIMES GREATER than 30-Year Average Anglers Harvested More than 70,000 Walleye in 2017 Walleye Fishing Expected to Remain Exceptional for Years to Come Stickbaits, spinner/worm rigs and spoons fished in, or just above, the thermocline in summer last year, produced limits of walleye for anglers ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Falls USA Fishing – Destination Niagara USA

    January 25, 2018
    Bill Hilts
    Walleye, Steelhead, Trout ON-THE-BITE in Soft Winter Water of Lower NIAGARA RIVER Forecast/Report for Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 In the ice fishing arena, it’s been a good ice fishing year so far but with the recent rain and warm weather, you will rally want to be very careful out there. The last ... Read More >>
  • Orleans County, New York – Lake Ontario & Tribs, Lake Alice

    January 24, 2018
    Ron Bierstine
    By Ron Bierstine, Oak Orchard Tackle & Lodge All of the area tributary flows are on the rise from a couple days of warm temps.  The warm temps have caused more snow melt, whereby most of the area snow pack and snow piles have gone away, except for protected woods. Smaller tributaries ... Read More >>
  • FLUORO for the COLD FLOW – Winter Trout Fishing with a Fly Rod

    January 24, 2018
    David Rose
    By David Rose It had been well over a decade since I’d last set foot in the fast-flowing river very near Colorado’s Continental Divide with fly rod in hand. The change in esthetics surrounding the waterway was extreme. The alteration in environment most obvious was how the once little town at its ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for Jan. 18, 2018 – Destination Niagara USA, Visit the EXPO

    January 19, 2018
    Bill Hilts
    2018 Niagara Outdoor Expo IS ON this Weekend You can FISH THRU the EXPO Learn at the EXPO, Over 120 Seminars! Yes, people are catching fish, but you do have to work for them. More importantly, right now, is the fact that the Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo is about to open, ... Read More >>
  • Red Tide MAROONS Bluebill Ducks

    January 18, 2018
    Robin Jenkins - DVM
    By Robin Jenkins, DVM As of Dec. 28, 2017, Peace River Wildlife Center has had a tragic influx of patients in the past few weeks.  We have taken in over 40 lesser scaups (locally called bluebills by many people), mostly found in the Port Charlotte Beach and Bayshore Park areas.  Many ... Read More >>
  • FLW Kicks Off 2018 Pro-Competition on Lake Okeechobee – Clewiston, Florida

    January 18, 2018
    FLW Fishing
    Fallen Angler, Nik Kayler, to be Honored by FLW Family Competition Launch set for Jan. 23-28, 2018 at the Big-O, in Clewiston, Florida Scott Martin says, “Lake Okechobee is “Fishing Different” in the Past Few Years.” January 17, 2018; FLW Communications; CLEWISTON, Fla. – When Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) co-angler Nik Kayler lost his ... Read More >>
  • Cimarron Firearms Company introduces the US MARSHAL 44 MAG CARBINE

    January 17, 2018
    Laura Burgess
    Fredericksburg, Texas (January 2018) – Cimarron Firearms, recognized as the leader in quality and authenticity in Old West replica firearms, reveal their exclusive US Marshal 1873 Model carbine at the 2018 SHOT Show, in celebration of “The Gun that Won the West.” Early in 2017, Cimarron received a request from an ... Read More >>
  • AMMO: 338 LaPua – Discussion & Facts

    January 17, 2018
    Andrew Chamberlain
    Understanding Ammunition for Your Hunt Compare ballistic coefficient, velocity, energy and momentum – a Discussion By Andrew Chamberlain (Creator of “Chamber-It” on Facebook) The 338 Lapua is a cartridge with a huge fan base. One almost does not need to introduce or say much about it. I will say this about the 338 Lapua, ... Read More >>
  • A WINTER FISHING TRIP WHERE IT’S WARM

    January 16, 2018
    Larry Whiteley
      By Larry Whiteley We have been having high temperatures in the teens and single digit temperatures at night here in Missouri and that doesn’t count the wind chill index. In my old age I don’t like being cold so I’ve been day dreaming a lot lately about going fishing some place ... Read More >>
  • CORE ARCHERY, Train Yourself to HIT THE BULLSEYE, then DO IT AGAIN and AGAIN

    January 15, 2018
    Forrest Fisher
      Train Mental Skill and Subconscious Mind to Excellence with Proper Back Tension Building Blocks to Solid, Consistent Arrow-Shooting Form Learn from a Champion By Forrest Fisher with Larry Wise When your form is physically complete and practiced so it operates through the subconscious mind, you develop good mental skills to help you score high ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Southwest Florida with “Fishin’ Frank”

    January 12, 2018
    Forrest Fisher
    Common Answers and Fishing Solutions, Eye to Eye Rods, Reels, Lines, Baits, Hooks and Rigs – Learn for Free Where to Fish, Where to Park, What to Use, When to Go – Can it Get Any Better?! Black Bass, Grouper, Snook, Crappie, Redfish, the list is LONG Saltwater and Freshwater Goodness Tales of Help ... Read More >>
  • Swan Lake Construction Starts in 2018 – New Ducks Unlimited Project

    January 12, 2018
    Ducks Unlimited
    Missouri Project WILL IMPROVE 1,890 acres of HABITAT Ducks Unlimited will break ground this year on a large conservation project at Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge in north-central Missouri. This project will improve 1,890 acres of habitat, including the restoration of 487 acres of wetlands, 293 acres of native grasslands and the ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for Jan. 10, 2018

    January 11, 2018
    Bill Hilts
    Lower Niagara River Fishing is BACK ON Ice Fishing in Wilson and Olcott Harbors is HOT Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Show is ON, Jan. 19- 21 A January thaw is already underway in Western NY and it could spell good news all the way around for anglers.  For starters, the lower Niagara ... Read More >>
  • New Jeep Lineup is Family Friendly with ALERT SYSTEM & JEEP SKILL DEVICES

    January 9, 2018
    stoadmin
    The 2018 Jeep vehicle lineup consists of the Cherokee, Compass, Grand Cherokee, Renegade and Wrangler.  Family Alerts From new teen drivers to an aging parent, the new Family Alerts feature provides peace of mind when they are out on the road. Vehicle owners can set boundary limits, monitor driving speed and pinpoint ... Read More >>
  • Find Your Next BIRD HUNTING ADVENTURE at the 2018 SCI Hunters’ Convention

    January 9, 2018
    Dave Barus
    When people think of the SCI Hunters’ Convention, visions of big game hunts in Africa, Asia, South America and North America come to mind.  What may come as a surprise is that several outfitters displaying at the Convention offer outstanding game bird and waterfowl hunting opportunities all over the world. One ... Read More >>
  • Shotgun Choke Tubes – Making the Best Shot Possible

    January 9, 2018
    Forrest Fisher
    Choke Tubes Allow Shooters to Change their Pellet Dispersal Pattern Choke Tubes Allow for “Quick-Change” Performance Find the RIGHT CHOKE TUBE for every Shotgun you Own When it comes to shotgun choke tubes, there is one name that rings true as the go to source of knowledge. That name is Trulock. From hunting ... Read More >>
  • Sportsmen for the Boundary Waters

    January 9, 2018
    Lukas Leaf
    Protecting the Border Waters of Minnesota Asking for Your Help to Prevent Toxic Mining; Understand the Threat Defending a World Class Hunting and Fishing Destination By Lukas Leaf Who we are: Sportsmen for the Boundary Waters is a coalition of hunters, anglers, businesses and conservation organizations that work to protect the Boundary Waters and surrounding ... Read More >>
  • New Year 2018, Venue for Outdoor Review, Much Change and Much To Learn

    January 8, 2018
    Forrest Fisher
    Moms Take to the Woods and Streams with Their Kids More Industry is heading to Preserves and Protected Areas Global Warming, Invasive Species…More By Forrest Fisher In the lives of sportsmen and sportswomen, the outdoors is about fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, boating, safe shooting, all that and more. Today we know that many things ... Read More >>
  • Episode 4 of Mossy Oak’s Web Series “Family Tree” Shares the Story of Jeff and Bob Shelby as They Hunt Kansas Waterfowl

    January 6, 2018
    stoadmin
    WEST POINT, MS – Mossy Oak Capture Digital Productions has released its fourth episode of  “Family Tree,” a web series that highlights the importance of spending time outdoors with family, teaching and guiding through hunting and conservation efforts, which serves to preserve the outdoors heritage. This episode of “Family Tree” ... Read More >>
  • How-To: TONY ROACH Ice-Fishes with Jigging Raps for WALLEYE

    January 6, 2018
    Shared from Target Walleye/Ice
    By Tony Roach and Target Walleye Staff: Target Walleye has talked alot about using Rapala Jigging Raps for open-water ‘eyes, but they also make killer hardwater baits.  Of course there’s more than one way to fish ’em, but here’s Tony Roach’s take: His go-to bait summer and winter…but downsizes to a #5 ... Read More >>
  • The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: The Epitome of Remoteness

    December 29, 2017
    stoadmin
    If you are opposed to drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, now is the time to speak up and let your senators and representatives know. Posted by Don Carpenter | December, 2017; w/Backcountry Hunters and Anglers (BHA) As an avid elk hunter in Idaho and Wyoming, I often marvel at how elk ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for Dec. 28, 2017 – Destination Niagara USA

    December 28, 2017
    Bill Hilts
      Record-breaking cold and adverse weather conditions have put a damper on fishing action in Western New York. The lower Niagara River was too stained to fish on Tuesday, but there is hope for the weekend if not before.  However, the extreme cold may keep people from being on the water or ... Read More >>
  • Ice Fishing Goes Alternative – NEW GEAR

    December 27, 2017
    Ted Pilgrim - Traditions Media
    Five Top Hardwater Hacks, Off the Radar By Ted Pilgrim, Traditions Media This isn’t one of those articles giving props to piles of mainstream, traditional ice fishing tackle. For that, you might simply step in to your local outdoor store and buy an ice auger, shelter or lure from any of the ... Read More >>
  • TIP-UP LOCATIONS FOR EARLY-ICE PIKE

    December 27, 2017
    Shared from Target Walleye/Ice
    Northern Pike Through the Ice! By Dave Csanda, Target Walleye The Inside Scoop, some fish-catching info for you GATOR-CHASERS: Large bays are good early-ice options because they tend to freeze first — well before main lake areas — and offer the safest early ice, often just a short walk from shore. Avoid small weedbeds ... Read More >>
  • Orleans County/Lake Ontario Fishing Report – Dec. 26, 2017

    December 27, 2017
    Ron Bierstine
    Winter is Here, Temps in Single Digits, use CAUTION Look for Browns, Steelies in Deep Pools Erie Canal Repairs and Dewatering Complete The Today is Tuesday December 26, 2017. The winter season is now in full swing with us having a very white Christmas.  Temperatures will dip into the teens during the day and ... Read More >>
  • Bear Hunting BANNED in British Columbia

    December 26, 2017
    stoadmin
    POLITICS TRUMPS SCIENCE IN BC’S GRIZZLY BEAR DECISION 100 Outfitters Negatively Impacted One week ago, we learned from the Guide Outfitters of British Columbia (www.GoABC.org) that the provincial government announced the complete ban on grizzly bear hunting in British Columbia (BC). Two independent scientific reviews confirmed that grizzly bears are well managed in ... Read More >>
  • Outdoor Adventure is No Coincidence – Get the Kids, Pack Up the Car

    December 26, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Define a New Resolution Milepost for this New Year!  Outdoor Adventure for your Family ONLY BEGINS WITH YOU Teach your Kids to Find Clear Skies and Share Real Outdoor Tales Cast a Line, Pitch a Tent, Pan-Fry Dinner, Hunt, Shoot or Watch for Shooting Stars…Here’s How By Forrest Fisher If you are a wanna-be outdoorsman, ... Read More >>
  • It’s Christmas, let the good times Roll…and Rattle! Hang on!

    December 24, 2017
    Traditions Media
    LIVETARGET’s Lipless Rattlebait ICE FISHING PRIMER for HARDWATER WALLEYES Mission Critical ADVICE in the story that follows Step-by-Step Technique that will WORK FOR YOU Click the Image to the right to go right to… Ontario-on-the-Lake, Ontario (December 23, 2017) – Recent years have witnessed explosive growth in our understanding of the hardwater walleye. As ... Read More >>
  • Backcountry Hunters and Anglers (BHA) is working National Policy issues that AFFECT ALL SPORTSMEN

    December 21, 2017
    Dave Barus
    Backcountry Hunters and Anglers (BHA) is working on national policy issues that affect all sportsmen, here is an update: National Monuments  BHA responded in force to the Trump administration’s unprecedented rollback of monument protections on more than 2 million acres of American public lands. Thanks to many of you who have spoken up, ... Read More >>
  • Bristol Bay, Alaska – BREAKING NEWS, Pebble has Applied for Mining Permits

    December 21, 2017
    stoadmin
    Bristol Bay May Soon Be Endangered, Sign Up to Help After over a decade of threats, today the Pebble Partnership announced it will apply for permits to build a massive mine in Bristol Bay. Thousands of you have been fighting with us since we first learned about this proposal. Without your ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for Dec. 21, 2017 – Destination Niagara USA

    December 21, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    While weather forecasters are calling for a white Christmas followed by a blast of Arctic air from the North Country, anglers right now have been limited in where they can get a line wet.  High winds, rain and snow melt contributed to muddy conditions in the Niagara River both above ... Read More >>
  • Win $30,000 at the Vegas Shoot in February 2018 : The New Gearhead Ultimate Bow Hunting System – made by Engineers that Hunt

    December 20, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Compact Bows, Imagine Axle-to-Axle lengths of 18.5 to 24 inches Add, Faster Arrows and High Impact Energy Ground Blinds for Archers…Plenty of Room NOW By Forrest Fisher I’ve never seen anything like these Gearhead bows.  They are unique in appearance, are shorter and lighter than most other bows and they offer superior performance too.  ... Read More >>
  • Fluoro is NICE ON ICE

    December 20, 2017
    stoadmin
    While fluorocarbon’s been available for decades, anglers are just now taking note of its superiority for ice fishing By David A. Rose My thoughts often turn wistful when I step onto a frozen lake these days. It’s not that I’m sentimental from four-plus decades of ice fishing the waters near my ... Read More >>
  • Sportsmen Call on Interior Dept. to PROTECT FISH and WILDLIFE HABITAT on public lands

    December 20, 2017
    stoadmin
    Sportsmen Dedicated to Conserving Irreplaceable Habitats so Future Generations can Hunt and Fish on Public Lands Urge clear planning guidelines for Future Energy Development Led by Trout Unlimited, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and National Wildlife Federation. WASHINGTON – As the Interior Department focuses on streamlining energy leasing and permitting on publics lands, a ... Read More >>
  • Boundary Waters Wilderness Ecosystems UNDER NEW THREAT of TOXIC COPPER MINING

    December 20, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Sulfide-Ore Copper Mining can be Toxic to Watersheds Mineral Leases Have Been Granted, Industrial Proposals are Underway Ecosystems, Streams, Lakes, Forests, Fish, Wildlife and PEOPLE will be Threatened Conservation Group is ASKING FOR YOUR HELP By Forrest Fisher Did you know that the Boundary Waters Wilderness is America’s most-visited wilderness?  It is, yet this ... Read More >>
  • BROWNING Holiday Cash – Up to $100 in rebate savings

    December 19, 2017
    stoadmin
    November 27 – December 31, 2017 ·         100 Rebate on over and under and autoloading shotguns. ·         $75 Rebate on pump shotguns, centerfire rifles and rimfire rifles and pistols. ·         $50 Rebate on centerfire pistols. VALID FOR THE CONSUMER PURCHASE OF NEW ELIGIBLE FIREARMS PURCHASED BETWEEN NOVEMBER 27, 2017 AND DECEMBER 31, 2017. OFFER AVAILABLE ... Read More >>
  • Orleans County/Lake Ontario Fishing Report – Dec. 19, 2017

    December 19, 2017
    Ron Bierstine
    Salmon Still Can be Found at Waterport Dam Trib Fishing is Good Winter Fishing, Be safe, Watch for Shore Ice The Erie Canal is in the process of being dewatered again, which is providing good water flows in many of the tributaries within Orleans County. On the “Oak” there are still some salmon available ... Read More >>
  • Catch More CRAPPIES thru the ICE, Plankton is the Key!

    December 18, 2017
    Shared from Target Walleye/Ice
    Crappies follow plankton, What To Do. Who needs a road pass…Bro’s plastic mods Hitting that magical window where crappies and zooplankton collide can produce some seriously impressive results. It’s all about finessing your way onto their dinner plate, on their schedule.  Full tip on Full tip on TargetWalleye.com, few excerpts: > Deepwater crappies ... Read More >>
  •   Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for Dec. 14, 2017 – Destination Niagara USA

    December 14, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    Coho Salmon Making NEWS in Lake Ontario Trib’s RIGHT NOW Big Brown Trout are Numerous this Season Cold Weather Slowing Down Shore and Boat Access this Week Back-to-back storms in Western New York had an impact on some of the fishing opportunities last week and weather continues to influence where and when ... Read More >>
  • Orleans County, NY – Fishing Report for Dec. 12, 2017

    December 12, 2017
    Ron Bierstine
    Today is Tuesday December 12, 2017.   Well the crews must have finished their work on the Erie Canal and the canal has been refilled to check the repairs.  Once everything passes inspection the system should be dewatered again for the winter.  For the tributaries within Orleans County this means added ... Read More >>
  • CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR THOSE WHO LOVE THE OUTDOORS

    December 11, 2017
    Larry Whiteley
    Make Your Own Jerky, Easy and Tasty Oh Say, Can You See Below the Water? Chow Line…Call the Fish to Feed! Send the Flying Bug Critters AWAY! Fishing Games for the Young…and the Elder Kids Too Keep Warm in Chilly Weather, Clothes to Last Forever By Larry Whiteley I work with many outdoor companies throughout the year ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for Dec. 7, 2017 – from Destination Niagara USA

    December 8, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    A good old-fashioned snow storm hit Western New York this week. In fact, it’s still going on south of Buffalo.  So far, it hasn’t touched Niagara Falls USA with snow, but it did impact water conditions in the Niagara River.  Rain and high winds hit first, creating a muddy mess ... Read More >>
  • Bacon Butter Potatoes – from the Walleye Capital of the World

    December 7, 2017
    Joe Henry
    Ingredients: 2 bottles (12 oz. each) medium-bodied ale (3 cups) 4 pounds red-skinned potatoes 8 slices thick-cut bacon 1/4 cup butter 1 small onion, chopped 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Salt Directions: 1. Bring beer to a boil in a 5- to 6-qt. pot that can hold a steamer basket snugly. Meanwhile, cut potatoes into bite-size pieces and ... Read More >>
  • Christmas Gift Book Idea…IN THE LAND OF THE BEAR

    December 7, 2017
    Glenn Helgeland
    By Denny Geurink Published by Target Communications Outdoor Books, LLC Danger & Adventure Hunting Brown Bears in Russia’s Forbidding Siberia IN THE LAND OF THE BEAR, by Denny Geurink, is an inside look at the excitement, mystery, danger and adventure of hunting huge, aggressive brown bears in Siberia and traveling in Russia ... Read More >>
  • Planning to Visit Alaska? FREE Fairbanks Visitors Guide

    December 7, 2017
    Dave Barus
    Learn WHEN TO SEE the Aurora Borealis and the Midnight Sun Learn About WHERE TO STAY  Learn WHEN TO VISIT Denali National Park Fairbanks, Alaska (AK) – The Explore Fairbanks 2018 Official Visitors Guide, a 78-page, full-color booklet that describes Fairbanks’ year-round opportunities, is now available for free. The annual publication is designed ... Read More >>
  • An Open Letter to the Anti-Hunter, Makes us ALL THINK

    December 7, 2017
    Eric Dinger
    Animal Lives Matter, All Animals Are We Divided? 13 Million Americans Hunt, What Are They Thinking?  If you don’t approve of hunting, for whatever reason, I want you to know I appreciate you taking a minute to read this letter. My intention is to offer a couple facts about hunting you may ... Read More >>
  • Can-Am Defender XMR: CONQUER the MUD…and ANYTHING ELSE!

    December 6, 2017
    Dave Barus
    72hp Rotax V-twin HD10 engine 30-in ITP Cryptid mud tires 13.5-in ground clearance The aggressive Defender XMR-HD10 side-by-side vehicle is factory built to tackle the nastiest of mud, where traction and torque are in high demand. An authentic mud monster, the muscular Defender not only reinforces the Can-Am brand’s leadership in the mud-riding ... Read More >>
  • New Element 1×30 Red Dot Sight from Sightmark

    December 6, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    2-MOA Red Dot Precision 15,000 Hour Battery Life Windage and Elevation Adjustments Delivering tough-to-beat accuracy and a crisp, wide field of view, the new Sightmark Element 1×30 (SM26040) is their update to the popular Tactical Red Dot Sight (SM13041). Enhancements include a smaller, more precise 2-MOA red dot, improved brightness settings and two ... Read More >>
  • SO SMALL, SO BIG! New Cooking Gear for Smart Outdoor People

    December 6, 2017
    Dave Barus
    Compact, Durable, Affordable Fits in Your Pockets Great Holiday Gifts By Forrest Fisher  Usually with unexpected gunboat diplomacy, winter delivers nasty weather.  Bone-chilling cold is predicted for the 2017 Christmas holiday period in many parts of the country, but don’t panic.  For outdoor folks, heading out on a hunting trip or planning to fish ... Read More >>
  • NY Deer Hunting Season is LONG, Cost is CHEAP – Still TOO MANY DEER

    December 6, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Imagine 79 days of Legal Big Game Hunting Imagine 79 days of Hunting for $52 Cost Imagine 7 Deer Harvest Bag Limit All True, yet there are STILL TOO MANY DEER New York NEEDS MORE HUNTERS! By Forrest Fisher Remember those days in school when the teacher said, “Time up, pens down!” New York deer hunters ... Read More >>
  • In Orleans County, NY- Winter is Headed Our Way!

    December 6, 2017
    Ron Bierstine
    Today is Tuesday December 5, 2017. Well it looks like the vacation from warm weather may be over with rain and snow in the forecast over the next week or two.  With the on and off rain today, tributary levels and clarity of the tributaries within Orleans County should remain at ... Read More >>
  • YOU ASKED for LESS ETHANOL With Your Gas; EPA ADDS MORE

    December 5, 2017
    Scott Croft
    ALEXANDRIA, Va., December 4, 2017 – This summer, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asked the public how much ethanol it wanted to be added to the nation’s gasoline supply and recreational boaters, as well as many other owners of gasoline engines and vehicles, spoke up against increasing ethanol volumes under ... Read More >>
  • TREASURE on the Beach! Metal Detecting is FUN

    December 5, 2017
    Rich Creason
    Too Windy to Fish? Fish another Way! On a Small Beach central Florida, a retirement community…4 gold rings, 1 silver ring, over 100 coins, toys, fishing lures, and some trash.  All in one day. How? “Cold wet hands loosen rings, as does hot, sweaty hands, then throw a ball or Frisbee, the ... Read More >>
  • Hunt SMART! Hunt SAFE! WEAR ORANGE

    December 1, 2017
    NYS Dept. of Env. Conservation
    With several more weeks of Big Game Season left to enjoy in New York State (and many other states), The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation reminds hunters to put safety–your own and others’–FIRST! Check and abide by the legal hunting hours Check New York’s official sunrise and sunset hours every time you go ... Read More >>
  • Ground Meat Mix for Basic DEER SAUSAGE – Do it Yourself!

    December 1, 2017
    Fern Fisher
    By Forrest Fisher w/Missouri Dept. of Conservation Ingredients: 5 lbs. venison 1 lb. fresh pork fat 2-4 tablespoons salt (I use Morton’s Tenderquick) Instructions: Grind the meat and fat thoroughly, mix in salt and add one of the seasoning recipes. Knead one of the seasoning mixes listed below into meat. Keep mixture cold. Salami Seasoning: 2 tablespoons sugar 1 ... Read More >>
  • Deer Hunter’s…5 BIGGEST MISTAKES, May Still be Time to Fix Your 2017 Hunt – Part 2 of 2

    December 1, 2017
    Glenn Helgeland
    Know the Deer You Hunt Scouting, Being Detected Gear & Gadgets, Over-Dependence Patterning our Hunting Pattern Where, When and How  By John Sloan Mistake #4: We get patterned doing the patterning. Can we pattern a mature buck? I don’t think so. If we could, the odds are that we’d get patterned long before we could pattern the ... Read More >>
  • Backwoods Hunters & Anglers – It was a Thanksgiving Tuesday!

    December 1, 2017
    Dave Barus
    Thanks to all Public Land Owners who supported Backwoods Hunters & Anglers (BHA) on #GivingTuesday.  We raised $25,818, crushing our goal of $10,000! Special thanks go to BHA Legacy Partners Ben Bailey, Blake Fischer, Paul Moseley and Adam Ratner for collectively matched the first $10,000 raised.  We’d also like to thank ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for Nov. 30, 2017 – Brought to you by Destination Niagara USA

    December 1, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    At the time of this report, it was starting to rain. After a very windy day yesterday, the wind and/or rain combo could negatively affect water clarity in places like the Niagara River or some of the smaller streams off Lake Ontario. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t catch fish. The ... Read More >>
  • Deer Hunter’s…5 BIGGEST MISTAKES, May Still be Time to Fix Your 2017 Hunt – Part 1 of 2

    November 30, 2017
    Glenn Helgeland
    Know the Deer You Hunt Scouting, Being Detected Gear & Gadgets, Over-Dependence Patterning our Hunting Pattern Where, When and How By John Sloan Each year deer hunters, all of us, make mistakes. Sometimes they are minor mistakes, sometimes major. Not always do even the major mistakes turn out badly in terms of killing a deer or ... Read More >>
  • Catching Crappie on the Original Road Runner – PART 1

    November 30, 2017
    stoadmin
    “We just wanted a lure that would catch fish.” Spinner beneath Horsehead-Type Jig is MOST EFFECTIVE No Line Tangles, No Missed Strikes Fish it SLOW…’Nuff Said! By Keith Sutton That’s how the late Bert Hall described the rationale behind his Road Runner lure. He designed it in 1958, but rather than target only bass, trout ... Read More >>
  • Orleans County/Lake Ontario Fishing Report – Nov. 28, 2017

    November 29, 2017
    stoadmin
    Trout/Salmon Trib Fishing is GOOD Mile Weather this Week Erie Canal Continues to Supply Trib Water Flow Mild and pleasant weather conditions continue for our area well into the next week or so with just a slight chance of rain.  Fishing conditions on all of the tributaries within Orleans County are very good ... Read More >>
  • TILLY, TILLY – It’s a Thankful Season for Walleye Fishing

    November 23, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    A Highly Versatile Walleye Bait that Produces in a Variety of Situations Ramsey, MN (Nov 13, 2017) – Phantom Lures, widely known for its design and manufacture of high-quality proven fishing baits is pleased to introduce the arrival of the Tilly, a new walleye catcher that has the versatility to tackle ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Falls USA Fishing Report & Forecast for Nov. 22, 2017 – Destination Niagara USA

    November 23, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    New York Power Authority fishing platform FISHING IS STILL HOT Jigs, ¼ ounce, Working to Fool Walleye and Brown Trout Trib’s have Fish TOO The water in the Niagara River is still in bad shape according to many of the local charter captains looking to target musky in the upper river or trout ... Read More >>
  • Personal Carry Live Bait Container, a BEST GIFT IDEA for your Fisherman

    November 22, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Personal CARRY-IN-YOUR-POCKET Live Bait Container…it’s called “BAIT-UP” KEEP the LIVE BAIT ALIVE! No Nets, No Wet Hands, No Lost Bait…GREAT FOR WADING ANGLERS Innovative, Portable, Durable, Inexpensive….Convenient and Effective WORKS GREAT for Kayakers, Ice Anglers, Shore Fishing Anglers that Wade, for Everyone Else By Forrest Fisher Are you one of those anglers dedicated to simple ... Read More >>
  • SEARCHING for the BIGGEST GAME EVER

    November 22, 2017
    Rich Creason
    Join Up To Be Part of a DINO-DIG You Might Meet a T-Rex….FACE-to-FACE Learn that We Live Among Much History By Rich Creason The rain began. Slowly at first, then turning into a torrential downpour. The water started running over the top edge of the high bluff along the river. As it ran downward, ... Read More >>
  • Fix NICS to Ensure Background Checks are More Reliable

    November 22, 2017
    Dave Barus
    Your Immediate Action is Needed and Appreciated Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced S. 2135, the Fix NICS Act to encourage and incentivize states to enter all applicable disqualifying records into the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) and help provide states the resources to do so. S. 2135 would ... Read More >>
  • Rapala® Ice Baits, It’s Time!

    November 22, 2017
    Dave Barus
    Rapala Ice Bait Family: Jigging Rap® — the world’s No. 1 ice lure Slab Rap® Ultra Light Rippin’ Rap® No. 3 Nothing will excite a hardwater die-hard like unwrapping a selection of Rapala’s best-in-class baits. Including world-renowned options like the iconic Jigging Rap® — the world’s No. 1 ice lure — and innovative models ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report, Orleans County, NY – Lale Ontario, Inland Waters

    November 21, 2017
    stoadmin
    Today is Tuesday November 21, 2017. Milder weather seems to be the rule over the next week or two with only a slight chance of snow in the forecast. Although this is a great forecast for tributary fishermen, I’m sure that the hunters would prefer to have at least some snow to ... Read More >>
  • WOMEN ICE ANGLER Project on the Move in Minnesota’s OTTER TAIL LAKE COUNTRY

    November 21, 2017
    stoadmin
    Women Empowered to FISH ON ICE Women Anglers Encouraged TO POST ICE FISHING PIX at #WOMENONICE Women Ice Angler OUTREACH PROGRAM – Skill Development, see details Otter Tail County, MN – Nov. 8, 2017: The Women Ice Angler Project (WIAP #womenonice) will be on the move in 2018—literally. The fourth year of #womenonice ... Read More >>
  • Muzzy Expands Trocar Hybrid Broadhead Line with New 125-Grain HBX

    November 21, 2017
    Dave Barus
    Crossbow Broadhead Blends Fixed and Mechanical Technology SUPERIOR, Wis. (Oct. 3, 2017) — Due to customer demand, the popular Trocar HBX hybrid crossbow broadhead that blends the most lethal and accurate fixed-blade broadhead with a pair of center-pivot blades that deploy on contact for massive cuts on large animals is now available ... Read More >>
  • STORM® 360GT SEARCHBAIT® JIGS & BODIES NOW Sold SEPARATELY

    November 21, 2017
    stoadmin
    Like peanut butter and jelly, Storm® 360GT Searchbait® jigs and bodies work best together, but are also available on their own. Storm is now offering its 360GT jigs and boot-tail soft-bodies separately, in two-packs and six-packs, respectively. “While this bait and jig head were initially released in one package, paired to ... Read More >>
  • Sportsmen Urge Senate to Reject Plan to Drill Arctic Refuge

    November 16, 2017
    Dave Barus
    Backcountry Hunters & Anglers – The Sportsmen’s Voice for Our Wild Public Lands, Waters and Wildlife As Senate considers opening energy development in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, hunting/fishing opportunities in America’s ‘last frontier’ showcased in new film from BHA MISSOULA, Mont., Nov. 14, 2017 – As Senate members prepare to advance legislation that ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 from Destination Niagara USA

    November 16, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    Devil’s Hole Stairs to Gorge – Repaired and Reopened! Big Musky on a Good Bite All Week Walleye, Steelhead and Lake Trout fishing good from Shore and Boat There’s another storm blowing in this weekend, but Niagara County could luck out on some of the rain and white stuff, should it arrive. ... Read More >>
  • New York State DEC Announces Nov. 18 Start of Regular Firearms Season for Deer and Bear Hunting in Southern Zone

    November 16, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Hunters are Encouraged to Pass on Young Bucks With the start of New York’s most popular big game season slated for Saturday, Nov. 18, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos is encouraging hunters to be safe, enjoy the natural beauty of the environment, and consider passing ... Read More >>
  • HAWKE a SCOPE for Air-Powered Rifle ACCURACY

    November 16, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Air-Powered Rifles Generate High Shock and Vibration Special Optical Scopes are Essential Hawke AIRMAX fixed my Airgun Shooting Accuracy Troubles By Forrest Fisher Airguns today are growing in popularity all over the world and they are now offered in many ballistic sizes. Airguns appeal to the other craze in the world too, they offer ... Read More >>
  • RAM TRUCKS Unveils Special-edition 2018 Hydro Blue Sport

    November 15, 2017
    stoadmin
    2018 Ram 1500 Hydro Blue is this year’s final special-edition Sport model Hydro Blue monochromatic appearance package is loaded with custom details MSRP starts at $46,060   Nov. 7, 2017. San Antonio – Ram today pulled the wraps off a new, special-edition 2018 Ram 1500 Hydro Blue Sport. “The custom look and high-impact colors ... Read More >>
  • Advantage Blinds Provide Great SAFE Options for Hunters

    November 13, 2017
    stoadmin
    While many hunters know that permanent hunting blinds can be very comfortable, they also picture blinds that are made of old plywood, are hard to see out of, and might not be safe if they are a couple of seasons old. If you’re dismissing rigid-sided hunting blinds because that’s what you ... Read More >>
  • Ruger Precision Rifle Recall

    November 11, 2017
    stoadmin
    Ruger has issued a Product Safety Bulletin for certain Ruger Precision Rifles due to the potential for interference between the aluminum bolt shroud and the cocking piece (also known as the firing pin back). Although only a small percentage of rifles appear to be affected and we are not aware of ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for Nov. 9, 2017

    November 9, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    FREE FISHING DAY in New York on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11 Orange/Blue are Hot Colors for Eggs, Lures and Wooly Booger’s Musky Tournament Rescheduled from Nov. 5 to Nov. 12 After some intense weather over the weekend and cold weather blowing in the end of this week, you will have to pick and ... Read More >>
  • Call that Deer to You, TIPS THAT WORK for Deer Calling Success

    November 8, 2017
    stoadmin
    How to Be Ready See a Deer, What to Do Using the Right Call By Gary Sefton Be Ready “You’re not going to believe this,” the excited deer hunter said.  “I haven’t seen anything all morning, so I let my bow down and started to unfasten my safety belt.  I remembered my brand new, never ... Read More >>
  • Kidde Recalls 40 Million Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles Due to Failure to Discharge and Nozzle Detachment: One Death Reported

    November 8, 2017
    stoadmin
    Name of product: Kidde Fire Extinguishers with PLASTIC HANDLES Hazard: The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard. Remedy:  Replace (Free Replacement) Recall date: November 2, 2017 Recall number: ... Read More >>
  • JIM ZUMBO’s Moose Backstrap RECIPE

    November 7, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    ONLY Ingredients: Olive Oil Cavender’s Greek Seasoning HOT GRILL Presented by Forrest Fisher (photo credits: Jim Zumbo) When Jim is not shoveling snow off the deck or fighting off the Wyoming wolves and grizzlies that want to partake in his cooking, he is sharing recipes with outdoor friends on-line.  Here is one of those ... Read More >>
  • Orleans County/Lake Ontario Fishing Report – Nov. 7, 2017

    November 7, 2017
    Dave Barus
    Fresh Trout/Salmon are in Trib’s Upper Oak is HOT with BROWN TROUT Lake Alice Crappie Bite Starting Today is Tuesday November 7, 2017 More seasonal weather has finally arrived along with an abundance of rain.  Here in Western New York we are well on the way to setting new records for the amount ... Read More >>
  • DEER CAMP – It’s About CHARACTERS

    November 7, 2017
    Larry Whiteley
    Memories, SPECIAL Times and Mice Practical Jokes, Sunrise, Sunset, Nature and DEER  Great Food, Great Stories, Great People, FUN By Larry Whiteley Every deer camp has its cast of camp characters. Individuals with their own special uniqueness, but when blended together like spices and seasonings in a recipe, make deer camp so special. My deer ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for Nov. 2, 2017

    November 4, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    Fishing is Switching Gears with Colder Weather Smaller Streams HAVE FISH NOW, especially AFTER EVERY RAIN Musky Tournament is ON, Nov. 5 Weather conditions have certainly impacted the fishing this past week. High winds and rain resulted in water temperatures dropping 5 degrees since last weekend. That said, it could be just what ... Read More >>
  • What Causes Shotgun Choke Tubes To Lock Up Or Freeze In The Barrel? (Part 2 of 2)

    November 2, 2017
    stoadmin
    STUCK CHOKE TUBES from USE of STEEL SHOT By George Trulock Choke tubes frozen in place from expansion is different from rust or residue build up. Keep in mind, however, that rust, residue build-up and choke expansion CAN ALL OCCUR at the same time. Without getting to deeply involved in the science of metals ... Read More >>
  • What Causes Shotgun Choke Tubes to Lock-Up or Freeze-Up in the Barrel? (Part 1 of 2)

    November 1, 2017
    stoadmin
    By George Trulock I’m sure a lot of shotgun shooters have encountered this dreaded problem. You start to remove the choke from your shotgun and it will not budge. You increase the pressure on your choke wrench and still get no movement. You eventually end up putting enough torque on the ... Read More >>
  • HELP FEED THOSE IN NEED THIS DEER SEASON

    October 31, 2017
    Larry Whiteley
    Donate All or Part of your Deer 4,280 Hunters Donated 198,277 Pounds of Venison in 2016 SHARE THE HARVEST Program is Sponsored and Coordinated By Larry Whiteley There are thousands of struggling, needy people here in Missouri (and everywhere). Even with government assistance, it’s sometimes hard to have enough food to put on the ... Read More >>
  • Orleans County/Lake Ontario Fishing Report – Oct. 31, 2017

    October 31, 2017
    stoadmin
    Trout/Salmon are in Trib’s Trib’s will Offer GOOD Action into Winter Lake Alice Bass Action Good on Upper Stretch Today is Tuesday October 31, 2017. This Halloween, the trick is to make the perfect cast with that special fly to that very special spot and catch that ever-elusive fish you have been dreaming ... Read More >>
  • Where is the Guide?

    October 30, 2017
    David Gray
    Lake of the Woods: Walleye Capital of the World Anchor, Relax, Catch Fish All Day…Seriously Simple Jig-Minnow Fishing By David Gray “Where is the guide?” was my second question.  My first question was, “Which boat is mine?”  The boat was one of many 27-foot long Sportcraft walleye charter boats neatly tied-up to the ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for October 26, 2017

    October 27, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    Olcott Pier: Salmon and ONE BIG MUSKY! Trib’s Hold Lots of Fish after Every Rain Shore Fishing and Boat Fishing is VERY GOOD There are many fishing activities going on right now so you will have to pick and choose what you want to do. For example, salmon fishing is good in Olcott right now ... Read More >>
  • Orleans County/Lake Ontario Fishing Report – Oct. 24, 2017

    October 26, 2017
    Dave Barus
    Runs of Trout/Salmon ON_AGAIN, OFF-AGAIN Lake Alice Bass Action Good on Upper Stretch St. Mary’s Archers Club Derby was SUCCESSFUL Today is Tuesday October 24, 2017. The temperature yo-yo continues with the temperatures looking more like late September than late October. Runs of all of the cold-water species are on again and off again on ... Read More >>
  • New Report IDENTIFIES the CHANGING MARKET for HANDGUNS

    October 24, 2017
    Dave Barus
    More Women and Minorities are Planning to Purchase Handguns More Beginners Plan to Purchase a Handgun Younger Adults are Planning to Purchase a Handgun Report Helps Explain Needs of the Changing Demographic FERNANDINA BEACH, FL. –The handgun market has many different types of consumers, each wanting to buy for different reasons and uses. Two ... Read More >>
  • Where Fishing is King

    October 24, 2017
    David Gray
    Walleye Capital of the World – Lake of the Woods Sportsman’s Lodge, Oak Island Resort, Eagle Ridge Lodge Catch a Sturgeon here too! By David Gray It goes without saying that Sportsman’s Lodge on Lake of the Woods, Minnesota, is one of those iconic destinations where everybody with a fishing rod meets to catch ... Read More >>
  • Lake George Village, October Smallmouth Bass ON-THE-BITE…40 feet down!

    October 23, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Paddle-tail Jigs Entice Deepwater Smallmouth Bass during PEAK Color Foliage October Fishing on Lake George offers Exhilarating FUN, Finesse Fishing     Morning Fog is Part of Stirring Fishing ADVENTURE By Forrest Fisher The air tasted fresh.  One ray of sunlight was flickering through a tall tree to the east, lighting up ... Read More >>
  • It’s #DeerWeek for 7-nites on your TV, through Oct. 21…Outdoor Channel & Sportsman Channel

    October 20, 2017
    Dave Barus
    Non-Stop Deer Action Starts at 7PM E.T. Each Nite Get Educated with hosts Michael Waddell and Tom McMillan Learn Hunting, Unique Recipes, Countless Tips The world’s largest content provider of outdoor lifestyle programming (Outdoor Sportsman Group – OSG) is providing 7 consecutive nights of deer hunts for outdoor enthusiasts with “deer-centric” television ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for October 19, 2017

    October 19, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    Olcott Pier and Burt Dam turn on! Watch wind for Pier Action hot bite. Lower River Shore Fishing has been HOT There are plenty of fish around to be caught! Scott Scheffler, Marina Director for the Town of Newfane and heading up Fisherman’s Park at Burt Dam/18 Mile Creek, reports that some dandy brown ... Read More >>
  • A Special CASE for “Border Water Walleye and PERFECT Boneless Fillets”

    October 19, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Expert Guides DO Simplify Catching Fish – with simple JIGS Rainy Day BLESSINGS on the Rainy River   One BEST Fillet Tool CAN SIMPLIFY Cleaning Walleye by the Dozen By Forrest Fisher We arrived in the front lobby of Sportsman’s Lodge on the Rainy River in Baudette, MN,   The weather was cold and nasty, ... Read More >>
  • Orleans County/Lake Ontario Fishing Report – Oct. 17, 2017

    October 18, 2017
    Dave Barus
    Trout/Salmon in the Trib’s Now, but Spotty Lake Alice Bass Action Still Good in Upper Stretch St. Mary’s Archers Club Tourney ON – Oct. 18-20th Today is Tuesday October 17, 2017. The cool down of last night brought frost to some areas, but not the nearby shoreline of Lake Ontario.  Temperatures will be back ... Read More >>
  • HENRY REPEATING ARMS Helps Raise Over $70,000 for Sick 14-Year-Old Volunteer Firefighter

    October 17, 2017
    Dave Barus
    Henry Repeating Arms Donates 54 Custom-Designed Octagon Barrel Firearms to Help Cause Special Edition Bids, Open to Public…Bid on GunBroker.com, item #705771173 BAYONNE, NJ, October 9, 2017– Henry Repeating Arms of Bayonne, NJ, and Rice Lake, WI, designed 54 SPECIAL EDITION custom .22 caliber Henry Lever Action Octagon barrel rifles to help ... Read More >>
  • Fall Frenzy – Northern Pike

    October 17, 2017
    Gord Pyzer
    Catch more and bigger autumn pike by following their favorite prey By Gord Pyzer When school resumes in the fall, have you ever noticed how moms and dads eagerly wait at street corners for their kids to get off the buses? Northern pike can also be found congregating in specific places during the ... Read More >>
  • Autumn Color, Nature, Wilderness Air and Fresh Coffee at Lake George

    October 17, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Business Takes a NEW Direction Lure of Autumn Bass Fishing, Lake Trout, Landlocked Salmon Sights of Colorful Foliage Plans for Waterfowl Hunting, Stream Fishing for Brook Trout By Forrest Fisher My workday plan was busy with a business trip from New York City to Montreal.  The airport traffic was heavy, the security lines long, longer ... Read More >>
  • Ecstasy & Empathy: Dichotomy of Hunting

    October 16, 2017
    Jim Low
    If hunting doesn’t occasionally tug at your heartstrings, you might need to think a bit more deeply about it. Far from threatening the natural world, hunting is its best hope for survival. Turkeys share a sacred lesson about Hunting, Kindred Spirits, the Circle of Life By Jim Low One of the reasons I ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for October 12, 2017

    October 13, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    Rainy Week Triggered King’s and Coho in all the Trib’s Kings, Browns and Coho’s Wacking Baits – FROM SHORE TOO Bass, Walleye Still Biting in Upper Niagara/Lake Erie Recent rains earlier in the week triggered a big slug of salmon and trout to run into many of the Lake Ontario tributaries, including 18-Mile ... Read More >>
  • MAG-12 BUZZ Worm: MASSIVE Action & GIANT Motion ATTRACTION

    October 10, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    By Forrest Fisher So just what’s in a worm that is not a real worm? Why do fish even think about biting it? It might be a lot of things, but there is simple mystery, appetite, movement, unusual size, smell, color, contrast and perhaps…hunger. Mister Twister’s NEW 12″ Mag 12 BUZZ Worm is ... Read More >>
  • Orleans County/Lake Ontario Fishing Report – Oct. 10, 2017

    October 10, 2017
    stoadmin
    Trout/Salmon in the Trib’s Now Lake Alice Bass Action Still Good St. Mary’s Archers Club Tourney set for Oct. 18-20th Today is Tuesday October 10, 2017. This is the time of year that the crispness in the air and the changing of the leaves begs us to get outside and enjoy the wonders that ... Read More >>
  • Stump Sitting Time – Charm of the Autumn Outdoors

    October 9, 2017
    Larry Whiteley
    Sounds of the Earth…the Birds, Deer, Turkey Sunrise Charm, Autumn Streams, Rising Fog Mountain Colors, Ornaments for your Heart and Soul The Smell of Pouring Thermos Coffee on the Mountain By Larry Whiteley The fall air is crisp as I start my journey up Dogwood Mountain. It’s really a big hill, but I named it ... Read More >>
  • Quantum Gravity Fright, RISING MOON Hunting Night

    October 7, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Big Bucks, Acorns and Apples Dreaming about Scent Control Elevated Hunting Stands REQUIRE SAFETY AWARENESS Prusik, Gravity, Your Whitetail Deer Hunting Future By Forrest Fisher The phrase “Whitetails Unlimited” is catchy if you are a deer hunter, especially a whitetail deer hunter.  It’s also the name of an organization that has more than 100,000 ... Read More >>
  • USA Heads to World Bass Fishing Championships In South Africa

    October 5, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Competition Begins Oct. 5, 2017 Live Weigh-In Results Available On-Line Follow David Fritts, Scott Martin, Fred Roumbanis and many other top pro’s No Surprise What Lures are Catching Bass in South Africa…Read On. From State College, Pa., we learn that fishing fans are in for a Gold Medal fishing competition treat this week.  The ... Read More >>
  • King’s, Coho’s and Brown Trout Wacking Baits from Boat & Shore in Lower Niagara River

    October 5, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    King’s, Coho Salmon on Niagara Bar ON-THE-MOVE to Devil’s Hole Browns Biting at Night from Shore Rainy Weather May Cause Big Run Bass & Walleye Biting in Upper Niagara/Lake Erie Get ready for another slug of fish to arrive in the lower Niagara River and area tributaries off Lake Ontario! Both wind and rain ... Read More >>
  • New Rear-Deploying, SlipCam, “Trypan” Broadhead from RAGE

    October 4, 2017
    Dave Barus
    2+ inch Cut, thickest blades ever Low flight drag, high accuracy Titanium blades, lightweight, tough, lethal By Forrest Fisher Last week, I had the pleasure to spend some time with a few outdoor friends that understand archery hunting, arrow flight, broadhead efficiency and the needs that many hunters have for when they hunt big ... Read More >>
  • Fort Myers & Sanibel Island Beaches ARE OPEN

    October 3, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    We HAVE SURVIVED Hurricane Irma VERY WELL Come Enjoy, Explore, Swim, Fish, Cruise It is a Shell Collectors Bonanza Adventure Time By Forrest Fisher If you know Lee County, Florida, you know that homeowners and snowbird visitors alike had safety and property concerns after Hurricane Irma sent a measure of fear throughout Florida in ... Read More >>
  • Orleans County/Lake Ontario Fishing Report – Oct. 3, 2017

    October 3, 2017
    stoadmin
    Trout/Salmon Hitting Early Mornings and Evenings St. Mary’s Archers Club Tourney Oct. 18-20th Today is Tuesday October 3, 2017. With temperatures warming back up again the migration of fish up our tributaries has slowed just a bit. There are a good number of salmon at the Oak Orchard dam below Waterport Reservoir (Lake Alice) ... Read More >>
  • Get a SMART Plinker-Cleaner, the Bore Boss®. UNDER $10!

    October 2, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Fast, easy, bore cleaning Simple, clean storing solution Ergonomic grip for ease of use Compact design to go where you go Made by REAL AVID By Forrest Fisher From the Real Avid folks and their barrel of innovation, comes the ultra-compact Bore Boss®.  It’s the first ever self-storing, easy-feeding, clean-pulling, field-ready, hassle-free, pure-genius bore cleaner that ... Read More >>
  • Walleye & Sauger Slamming Jigs at Lake-of-the-Woods – Baudette, Minnesota

    September 29, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Usual Fish Catch Rate is 4-7 Fish/Hour Hot Lure: 3/8 Ounce Jig (hammered gold/pink) Tipped with a Minnow Angler Qwest Pontoon Boat Rig was Safe and Extra-Comfy By Forrest Fisher Brad Dupuie and Roger Nieson treated several friends from the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers (AGLOW) to a short afternoon “Angler Qwest Pontoon ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for September 28, 2017

    September 29, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    King’s and Coho Salmon Slowed by Warm Weather Bass, Walleye, Silver Bass being caught by Shore Anglers Cold Front this Weekend Will Bring Fish Back to Lower River and Trib’s A cold front finally came through the Western New York area, bringing some much-needed relief from the heat. With some 15 days of 80-plus ... Read More >>
  • Federal Firearms Licensee Protection Act of 2017 Increases Penalties for Theft of Firearms

    September 26, 2017
    stoadmin
    WASHINGTON, D.C., Sep. 26, 2017 — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) today is commending U.S. Sen. Lindsay Graham’s (R-S.C.) introduction of S.1854, the Federal Firearms Licensee Protection Act of 2017, which will strengthen the criminal penalties for thefts of firearms from retailers and impose mandatory minimum sentences. “Thefts from federally ... Read More >>
  • Orleans County Fishing Report – Sep. 26, 2017

    September 26, 2017
    stoadmin
    Trout/Salmon Moving from Trib’s Back to Lake St. Mary’s Archers Club Tourney Oct. 18th-20th ERIE CANAL SET TO CLOSE on Oct. 11 Today is Tuesday September 26, 2017. Where have these summerlike temperatures been all summer? Trout and salmon are moving back out into the lake from their near-shore haunts and lake fishing is fantastic ... Read More >>
  • WONDERS OF WILDLIFE NATIONAL MUSEUM & AQUARIUM

    September 22, 2017
    Larry Whiteley
    Major new destination in heart of the Missouri Ozarks is now open. Imagine Understanding How Life on Earth Works for Animals, Birds and Fish…that’s what You Get Here. This Museum is about Adventure and Exploration  By Larry Whiteley I was recently invited to attend a media event at the new, not-for-profit, 350,000 square foot, ... Read More >>
  • King Salmon, Coho’s Walleye, Steelhead – Lower Niagara River & Lake Ontario IS HOT

    September 21, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for September 21, 2017 Egg Skein from Boats is #1 Glow-In Dark Spoons are Hot from Shore Increasing Near-Record Temp’s Could Slow Run The salmon run is happening in the Niagara River right now from both boat and shore.  From boat, treated egg skein is the ticket.  From ... Read More >>
  • Orleans County Fishing Report – Sep. 19, 2017

    September 20, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Weather Warm-Up will Cool-Down Lake Ontario Fish Movement in Trib’s Archer’s Club Tourney Coming Up on the “Oak,” see Details Smallmouth Fishing Good on Lake Alice Today is Tuesday September 19, 2017. Well it looks like we are in for another long stretch of pleasant summerlike weather conditions.  This should slow down the ... Read More >>
  • Wonders of Wildlife NOW OPEN, An Amazing Adventure into the WORLD of WILDLIFE

    September 20, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Wonders of Wildlife provides Tribute to Fish and Wildlife Wonders of Wildlife NATIONAL MUSEUM & AQUARIUM is Extraordinary Founder, Johnny Morris, Has Provided a Trail to Lifelong Conservation in the Outdoors through Fishing, Bass Pro Shops and now, WONDERS OF WILDLIFE Rick Clunn will Attend By Forrest Fisher One of the most respected ... Read More >>
  • CWD Testing More Important NOW Than Ever

    September 20, 2017
    Jim Low
    MDC will conduct mandatory CWD sampling in 25 counties Nov. 11 and 12. Check the fall deer and turkey booklet to see if your county is included. Hunters can get deer tested for free throughout archery and firearms deer seasons. By Jim Low The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) needs help from hunters to ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for September 15, 2017

    September 15, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    King Salmon are SNAPPING!  The Run is ON. Lake Ontario, Niagara River, Piers, Creeks – All Have Fish. Shore or Boat, Grab Your Gear. The salmon are snapping all around Niagara Falls USA as the mighty fish have shown up in the Niagara River and off the piers in Olcott.  Lake action is ... Read More >>
  • NRA’s Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program Reaches 30 Million Children

    September 15, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    FAIRFAX, Va. – The Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program, NRA’s groundbreaking gun accident prevention course for children, has achieved another milestone by reaching its 30 millionth child. Created in 1988 by past NRA President Marion P. Hammer, in consultation with elementary school teachers, law enforcement officers and child psychologists, the program provides ... Read More >>
  • FLW Costa Bass-Fishing Series Moves to Buffalo, NY, in 2018

    September 13, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    FLW Costa Series to Buffalo, NY Competition Event Set for July 26-28, 2018  Eastern Lake Erie Bass Fishing Resource DRAWS WORLD CLASS ANGLERS  Abundant Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass will Provide Highlight for Region BUFFALO, N.Y. – September 8, 2017 – On July 26th – 28th, Buffalo will welcome an estimated field of 150 boats ... Read More >>
  • Barcelona Walleye RUSH OUTDOORS to Offshore Bite for TV

    September 13, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    WHO: Rush Outdoors TV & Barcelona Charters Teams Up to Catch Fish WHERE: Eastern Basin Lake Erie, Barcelona Harbor, Chautauqua County, New York WHAT: Catching Walleye and Lake Trout HOW: Troll Speed: 2.3-2.5mph; Water Depth: 130-135 feet; Fish Depth: 75-85 feet; Water Temp: 66 degrees GETTING TO THE FISH: Downriggers, Divers, 8-color and 10-color ... Read More >>
  • Orleans County Fishing Report – Sep. 4, 2017

    September 13, 2017
    stoadmin
    Cool-down Has Lake Ontario Fish Moving Point Breeze Pier Casters Getting Some Fish Bass Fishing Still Good on Lake Alice & Erie Canal Today is Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017. The cool down in the temperatures at night have started to move pre-spawn trout and salmon even closer to the tributaries that they will be ... Read More >>
  • Lake Ontario King Salmon: FISHING FROM SHORE “IS-ON”

    September 8, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for Sept. 7, 2017 39-3 King Salmon WINS LOC! King Salmon Fishing IS ON for SHORE ANGLERS Reports for Lake Ontario, Lower Niagara River, Upper Niagara River, Lake Erie Daniel Clinger from Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania, won the Fall Lake Ontario Counties Trout and Salmon Derby with a huge king ... Read More >>
  • Enjoy MISSOURI’S GREAT OUTDOORS this September

    September 7, 2017
    Larry Whiteley
    Hike and Explore the Deer Trails Hang Your Tree Stands Enjoy Watching the Bird Migrations Fall is On-The-Way By Larry Whitely August has been unusually mild and wonderfully cool and comfortable here in Missouri.  Some mornings call for a light jacket and pants instead of shorts and t-shirt.  It has felt more like late September ... Read More >>
  • What to Do with Firearms and Ammunition Affected by Flood Waters

    September 7, 2017
    stoadmin
    NSSF and SAAMI Provide Guidance on Dealing with Submerged Guns and Ammunition NEWTOWN, Conn., Sep. 7, 2017 — Firearms owners who have seen their guns and stored ammunition submerged by flood waters in storm-wracked areas are probably wondering if their firearms and ammunition can be salvaged and safely used. The Sporting Arms ... Read More >>
  • FAST-RIPPING, HARD-STOPPING RAPALA® RIPSTOP® ELICITS EPIC BITES

    September 6, 2017
    stoadmin
    Cast. Reel. Twitch. Reel. Rip! Reel. Stop! Wait for it … Set the hook! Boat your latest trophy catch courtesy of the groundbreaking RipStop®, the exhilarating new fast-ripping, hard-stopping, hard-plastic boot-tail rip bait from Rapala®. “This is the kind of bait that gives you goose bumps,” says Rapala Director of Field ... Read More >>
  • 4 Days to IRMA: How Much Time Boaters Have to Prepare

    September 6, 2017
    stoadmin
    Essential info for boaters, clubs, marinas at BoatUS.com/hurricanes ALEXANDRIA, Va., September 5, 2017 – According to the National Hurricane Center, Florida may have up to four days to prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Irma, a “potentially catastrophic Category 5” storm now approaching the Leeward Islands. While it’s difficult to determine landfall, ... Read More >>
  • Tru-Fire® Introduces the Bulldog Foldback Buckle Release

    September 5, 2017
    Dave Barus
    SUPERIOR, Wis.. (Aug. 15, 2017) — Tru-Fire, the leading brand for mechanical archery releases, has introduced the single-jaw Bulldog Foldback™ Buckle strap-style archery release.  Like all Tru-Fire releases, the new Bulldog is made in the USA, and it features several patented Tru-Fire innovations and a wide range of adjustments.  It ... Read More >>
  • Winchester® Repeating Arms Offers New Model 1866 Short Rifle

    September 2, 2017
    stoadmin
    The Model 1866 lever-action was the very first rifle to wear the Winchester® brand.  This rifle defines the 19th century.  Its bright brass receiver was the basis for the nickname of “Yellow Boy.”   For 2017 the legendary Model 1866 rifle is now available from Winchester® Repeating Arms in a Grade ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for Labor Day Weekend

    September 1, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    LOC Ends Soon: 39 lbs – 3 oz King in Lead(51 inches long!) Recent North Wind, Lake Turnover, Cold Water Close to Shore PIER FISHING Fishing for King Salmon is STARTING FISH ODYSSEY Tourney Winners Announced Brought to you by Destination Niagara USA, Aug. 31, 2017 The 41st Annual Greater Niagara Fish Odyssey Derby ended ... Read More >>
  • Fish-Catching Fun in Comfort on Lake Ontario

    August 31, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Lower Niagara River, Wilson Harbor and Olcott Harbor ALL Provide Easy Access to Big Ocean-sized Fish Boat Trollers and Pier Casters both SCORE on Fall King Salmon Charter Fishing from a Boat is FUN, Affordable and Comfortable By Forrest Fisher With water levels slowly returning to normal, late summer on Lake Ontario means fishing ... Read More >>
  • BASS PRO SHOPS assisting TEXAS RESCUE EFFORTS

    August 31, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Bass Pro Shops assisting in Texas rescue and relief efforts in wake of Hurricane Harvey  More than 80 boats deployed for rescue efforts, donations for immediate relief HOUSTON – Aug. 28, 2017: Bass Pro Shops is coordinating with local, state and federal agencies – including police, fire and rescue teams on the ground ... Read More >>
  • Bass Fishing Escape to Cassadaga Lake

    August 31, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Drop-Shot Rigs Simplify Lure Location Venom Worms Offer Unique Action on Drop-Shot Rigs Colors, Bottom-Weight, Make a Difference By Forrest Fisher When the wind on Lake Erie kicks up waves that churn over the top of the 7-foot breakwall at Chadwick Bay in Dunkirk, New York, it’s too rough to go bass fishing there.  ... Read More >>
  • Orleans County Fishing Report – Aug. 29, 2017

    August 29, 2017
    stoadmin
    LOC Derby Ends Sep. 4 Lure Selection Tips Lake Alice Bass Fishing Still Good Today is Tuesday August 29, 2017. There is still time to enter the Fall LOC Derby and collect some of the great cash prizes that are up for grabs. The derby ends on Monday September 4th at 1 PM with ... Read More >>
  • DONUTS, HOT COFFEE and WALLEYE AT SUNRISE!

    August 28, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    The “Great Lakes Experience” EVENT is Exemplary Allowing Lures, Lines, Rigs, Rules and Laws, to Meet Each Other Communication, Great Fishing and Laughter Create EFFECTIVE FUN Summer Fishing for Lake Erie Walleye in Chautauqua County, NY By Forrest Fisher If there is a language common between anglers and fish, they were talking to each other ... Read More >>
  • The 2017 Lake Erie Experience: A “Must Do” Destination – Dunkirk Harbor

    August 25, 2017
    stoadmin
    Lake Erie 2017 is a WALLEYE MECCA near Chadwick Bay / Dunkirk Harbor Merritt Estate Winery offers FREE SAMPLING of all Wine Varieties Cassadaga Lake is a Bass and Musky SECRET Cabana Sam’s Blackened Grouper is a WINNER DINNER By Mike Joyner The great Empire State by any casual observation is one of our ... Read More >>
  • AR-15 Provides High Accuracy in 6.5 Creedmoor from Diamondback Firearms

    August 25, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Long Range Ballistic Flight, High Accuracy Recoil Reducing Stock for Low Recoil Affordable (under $1,300) Diamondback Firearms, a top-tier, Florida based manufacturer of quality pistols and rifles, has introduced their new DB1065CB AR-15 rifle, chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor, to market.  The 6.5 Creedmoor is growing rapidly in popularity because of its superior ballistic ... Read More >>
  • Mepps Squirrel Tail Recycling Program

    August 25, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Antigo, WI – Aug. 24, 2017 – Mepps® continues to ask hunters to save their squirrel tails. The tails are used for their hand-tied, dressed hooks of their world-famous, fish-catching lures. They’ve been recycling squirrel tails for over half-a-century. “Squirrels are good eating and we can reuse their tails for making ... Read More >>
  • Children in the Stream Youth Fly Fishing Program

    August 25, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Free for Kids 10 to 110 Years of Age No Experience necessary Classes Conducted at State University of NY at Fredonia The Children in the Stream Youth Fly Fishing Program will be starting its eighteenth year of providing weekly free fly tying and fly fishing classes to youth and adults in the western ... Read More >>
  • KING SALMON BITE is ON! Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for August 23, 2017

    August 24, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    King’s Salmon are Schooling on Niagara Bar Derby Results Yield 30-pound King Miracle Win Big Fish Catching is on RIGHT NOW Brought to you by Destination Niagara USA Last weekend there were three fishing derbies and a tournament going on in Niagara Falls USA waters. John Van Hoff of North Tonawanda went out ... Read More >>
  • Montana Elk Habitat Conserved, Opened to Public Access

    August 23, 2017
    stoadmin
    MISSOULA, Mont. – Aug 22, 2017 —A key wildlife landscape previously threatened by subdivision in northwest Montana is now permanently protected and in the public’s hands thanks to a collaborative effort between the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, a conservation-minded family and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS). “This property lies within the ... Read More >>
  • Ozark Bass are Easy Pickin’ when You Know How

    August 23, 2017
    Brent Frazee
    Canoe Fishing with Dennis Whiteside Old-Fashioned Topwater Fishing Fun By Brent Frazee It was another stifling day in the Ozarks.  The temperature steadily climbed toward the upper 90s and the humidity made it seem even worse. A bad time to go fishing, right? Not in Dennis Whiteside’s eyes.  To him, these were near-perfect conditions to ... Read More >>
  • Need a Small Boat Transducer Mounting Rig?

    August 23, 2017
    Tyler Mahoney
    Hands-On REVIEW of a Cabela’s Product: Video & Commentary Affordable & Works Perfect for Small Boats Durable & Adjustable, but Instructions are Difficult By Tyler Mahoney “Up until this summer, I had never personally used sonar electronics to aid in my fishing. I finally broke down and bought a small Lowrance Hook 4x Sonar ... Read More >>
  • Orleans County Fishing Report – Aug. 23, 2017

    August 23, 2017
    stoadmin
    King of the Oak Tournament News King Salmon and Coho’s have New Location Lake Alice Bass Fishing Today is Tuesday August 22, 2017. There were a lot of derbies and tournaments going on this weekend with some fantastic catches brought to the scales. The “King-of-the Oak” Tournament was postponed on Saturday due to a ... Read More >>
  • FLW ANNOUNCES 2018 COSTA FLW SERIES SCHEDULE

    August 22, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Lake Erie – Buffalo, NY – Trophy Smallmouth Bass Fishery, is NEW ADDITION to FLW Northern Series Lake Guntersville will host 2018 Costa FLW Series Championship November MINNEAPOLIS (Aug. 22, 2017) – Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today the 2018 Costa FLW Series schedule, which will consist ... Read More >>
  • PHANTOM LURES PARTNERS WITH PRO-TROLL FISHING

    August 21, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    GAME-CHANGER: EChip with Proven Phantom Musky Baits, will be MORE DEADLY than ever Select Phantom Lures will include Pro-Troll EChip Ramsey, MN (August 21, 2017) – Phantom Lures, widely known for its design and manufacture of tournament-winning muskie lures and innovative walleye and bass crankbaits, is excited to announce their exclusive partnership ... Read More >>
  • FireDisc® Cookers Score High Marks with Sportsmen, Tailgaters, Party Folks and in Customer Satisfaction Ratings

    August 18, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Need a durable camp cooker that folds up to a VERY SMALL SIZE and can do it all for hunters, fishermen, campers or tailgate fun?   Check out FireDisc® Cookers: https://www.firedisccookers.com/products/ to see the manner of set-up, take-down and storage. So simple. Yet, FireDisc is massively overbuilt, is still light in ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Falls USA Fishing Report for August 16, 2017 – Presented by Destination Niagara USA

    August 18, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    Lake Ontario Fishing Derbies Start this Weekend Get ready to Rumble – Lake Ontario fishing style! This weekend, there will be three different fishing derbies going on, as well as a ladies tournament. The Fall Lake Ontario Counties Trout and Salmon Derby kicks off on August 18 and runs through Labor Day. ... Read More >>
  • Orleans County Fishing Report – Aug. 15, 2017

    August 17, 2017
    stoadmin
    Rotary Derby Awards this Sunday Mid-Level Fishing producing King Salmon Border Water Fishing producing Steelies & Salmon Today is Tuesday August 15, 2017. By request, the Orleans County Hotline Report will now be updated every Tuesday instead of Wednesday. First, the location of the Rotary Derby Awards Ceremony this Sunday has been changed from the ... Read More >>
  • Get Walleye Savvy Quick – ST. CROIX Walleye EYECON® FISHING ROD SERIES

    August 16, 2017
    David Gray
    PRODUCT REPORT: Eyecon® ECS-70LF, 7ft., Lite-Power, Fast-Action, SCII Graphite When a Fishing Rod Icon creates a Walleye Fishing Eyecon® By David Gray Part of the fun in the sport of fishing is the never-ending search for new equipment that works and fishes better. Last April, a friend introduced me to a new rod, the ... Read More >>
  • Ducks Unlimited reaches Conservation Milestone

    August 16, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Ducks Unlimited (DU) has achieved a conservation milestone with more than 14 million acres of habitat conserved in North America.  The groundbreaking number is a cumulative accomplishment of the millions of DU volunteers and partners who have been a part of the organization over the past 80 ... Read More >>
  • The GREATEST Scent-Control Whitetail Apparel Ever Made

    August 15, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Gain the ScentLok Advantage with Full Season Taktix™  Every Year We Learn from Successful Hunters: They admit, CONCEALING Human Odor is at Top of List We Found this Affordable, Comfortable, Concealable Muskegon, MI (August 14, 2017) – Fooling a deer’s eyes and ears can be relatively easy.  Stealth and woodsmanship play critical roles, ... Read More >>
  • VIDEOS: BoatUS – FIX, LEARN & DO Summer Boating How-to ‘Film Festival’ Kicks-off

    August 14, 2017
    stoadmin
    15 new VIDEO SHORTS by BoatUS Editors on How-To FIX, LEARN & DO Practical Boating Projects NOT HOLLYWOOD, Calif., August 7, 2017 – What are the most common boating tasks when boat owners need to ask for help? Editors at BoatUS Magazine, the trusted voice of American boating, compiled a list ... Read More >>
  • Become a Citizen Scientist for Black Bear Research in New York New “iSeeMammals” App

    August 11, 2017
    stoadmin
    By NYSDEC iSeeMammals is a new citizen science project of DEC and the New York Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at Cornell University. It collects data to help researchers and DEC biologists study the distribution and size of the black bear population in New York. iSeeMammals will help researchers collect ... Read More >>
  • Destination Niagara USA Fishing Report for August 10, 2017

    August 11, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    Lake Ontario – The hottest action out deep has been for steelhead off Wilson and Olcott.  Boats have been heading out to 400-500 feet of water for salmon and trout, but most of the fish have been nice steelhead taken on spoons. Flasher-fly will work for trout but if there are ... Read More >>
  • FOR SALE – A CABIN IN THE WOODS

    August 7, 2017
    Larry Whiteley
    By Larry Whiteley When I was younger I used to dream of having a cabin in the woods. A simple cabin nestled among cedars and hardwoods somewhere in the Ozark Mountains of southwest Missouri. My grandma used to tell me if I dreamed long enough and worked hard enough my dreams would ... Read More >>
  • Big Beast Bass Adventures at Conesus Lake (NY)

    August 7, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Silent Presentation is KEY Simple Fishing Rigs can be MOST EFFECTIVE Quality Line, Sharp Hooks, Stiff Rod can help ASSURE Hookup & Catch By Forrest Fisher When does the adventure of a short fishing trip become special? After that unforgettable connection to big fish success. When the fun is non-stop spontaneous. When you realize something very good ... Read More >>
  • New York Announces Comprehensive Plan to Minimize Risk of Chronic Wasting Disease to Wild Deer & Moose Herds

    August 4, 2017
    stoadmin
    Public Comments on the Draft Plan Accepted Through September 1 Goal: Protect Wild Whitetail Deer, Moose and Captive Elk and Other Species New York is Leading Way to Protect Wildlife and Hunter Resources New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the release of a draft New York ... Read More >>
  • Destination Niagara USA Fishing Forecast for August 3, 2017

    August 4, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    After the hard northeast blow on Lake Ontario, trollers were forced out to more stable water in the 300 foot to 500 foot depth contour off Wilson and Olcott. Spin doctors and flies have been attracting a few mature kings, Coho salmon and steelhead. Spoons are also working consistently out ... Read More >>
  • Orleans County Fishing Report – Aug. 2, 2017

    August 2, 2017
    stoadmin
    LOC Summer Derby Results are in 31 pound, 10 ounce Orleans County Salmon is WINNER Summer Fish are on the Big Bite Today is Wednesday Aug. 2, 2017. First, I’d like to congratulate the winners of the Summer LOC Derby, especially those that were caught out of Orleans County.  Out of Orleans County, we ... Read More >>
  • Lake Erie-Lake Ontario-Niagara River “On-Line” Fishing & Vacation Map is FREE

    August 2, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Integrated Map Provides Fish Locations, Shore Fishing Access, Boat Access Depth Contours ZERO-IN on Hotspot Fishing Locations Bait Shops, Marina Locations, Shipwrecks, ALL HERE…ALL FREE By Forrest Fisher There is a NEW interactive, online, Western New York Hotspot Fishing Map application that is yours FREE at this link:  https://wnyfishing.mrf.com. The regional website map has been ... Read More >>
  • New Speed-Load Browning Tactical Knife

    July 31, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Handy hand-hold knife handle Four blade inserts Any common utility knife blade will fit  as a replacement blade! Priced under $40 A Speed Load Tactical model knife has been introduced by Browning for 2017.  The new knife features a folding liner lock blade with four replaceable 420J2 stainless steel razor blade inserts.  The ... Read More >>
  • Jay Wallen Wins Hobie Bass Open on Kentucky Lake

    July 31, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Kentucky Lake, Kentucky Home of Big Bass The third time was the charm for Jay Wallen of Lexington, Kentucky. After finishing third the past two years, Wallen has battled through to take the Hobie Bass Open win. This was year four of the tournament that took place on Kentucky Lake in Marshall ... Read More >>
  • Destination Niagara USA Fishing Forecast for July 27, 2017

    July 27, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    The Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association held its annual club tournament(s) last weekend and some impressive fish were caught.  At the top of the list is the current leader in the Lake Ontario Counties trout and salmon derby, a 32 pound – 4 ounce king caught by Sandra Brown ... Read More >>
  • I Met a Polar Bear, Face-to-Face! Thanks to Johnny Morris, YOU CAN TOO

    July 27, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium OPENS Sep, 21, 2017 Will be Largest, most interactive, dynamic Fish and Wildlife “Experience” in the World. Located next to Bass Pro Shops National Headquarters in Springfield, Missouri. Will also be the New Home for BASS FISHING HALL OF FAME By Forrest Fisher The hair on ... Read More >>
  • Show Me the Grouse!

    July 27, 2017
    Jim Low
    Part 2 of 2 Missouri hasn’t given up on this native game bird. Grouse need old and young forest to thrive and that means cutting trees. By Jim Low Thrup! Thrup-thrup! Thrup-thrup, thrup-thrup-thrupthrupthrupthrupthrup!!! Goose bumps roughened my arms and a chill crept up my spine.  I continued to listen to what could have been someone ... Read More >>
  • BLACK BEARS ACTIVE in New York State DIX MOUNTAIN WILDERNESS

    July 25, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Black bears have been active stealing food. Campers, hikers, and rock climbers om alert in two locations Campers and hikers are encouraged to keep all food, toiletries, and garbage in a bear resistant canister to avoid attracting black bears. Campers are also advised to avoid cooking and eating after dark. Prepare and eat ... Read More >>
  • YETI FLW COLLEGE FISHING TOURNAMENT AT CHAUTAUQUA LAKE

    July 25, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    ADRIAN COLLEGE WINS YETI-FLW NORTHERN CONFERENCE Jarret Martin & Zachary Graham Haul in 20 Bass, Weigh 5 biggest: 16lbs-3oz Presented by Bass Pro Shops CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. (July 24, 2017) – The Adrian College duo of Jarrett Martin and Zachary Graham, both of Gallipolis, Ohio, won the YETI FLW College Fishing Northern Conference tournament at Chautauqua Lake.  Presented ... Read More >>
  • Kevin VanDam and His Nephew, Jonathon, will lead St. Lawrence Elite Series Event into Finals

    July 22, 2017
    stoadmin
    Bass Anglers bring in 13 Bags of 20 Pounds or More! Kevin Van Dam is ZONED-IN on Smallmouth Bass Wind Direction Change was KEY WADDINGTON, N.Y. (July 22, 2017) – It’s been every pro fisherman’s nightmare for more than 25 years.  Superstar Kevin VanDam — a Michigan native and arguably the best smallmouth ... Read More >>
  • NEW AMTRAK POLICY ALLOWS ARCHERY EQUIPMENT ON TRAINS

    July 22, 2017
    stoadmin
    New Ulm, Minnesota (July 20, 2017) – Amtrak, which operates more than 300 trains daily across the United States, now allows passengers to transport archery equipment as checked baggage. Amtrak previously prohibited archery gear on its trains, but changed its policy thanks to advocacy by the Archery Trade Association, with ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Bar, Lake Ontario: SALMON & STEELIE Fishing is HOT!

    July 20, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    Thursday, July 20, 2017 The King Salmon fishing in Lake Ontario is one of the hottest bites going, especially in the waters off Niagara County! “Salmon fishing has been on fire at the Niagara Bar in 120 to 180 feet of water,” says Jake Joseph of Jiggin’ Jake’s Charters. “The fish ... Read More >>
  • Injured Black Bear draws attention in Wellsville, New York

    July 20, 2017
    Dave Barus
    Bear struck by car, scared, climbed tree Bear was tranquilized and examined Released to Coyle Hill State Forest, Allegany County On July 5, Environmental Conservation Officer’s Russ Calanni and Jason Powers, and Lt. Don Pleakis and Division of Wildlife staff, worked to safely remove a black bear that had climbed a tree in ... Read More >>
  • Orleans County Fishing Report – July 21, 2017

    July 19, 2017
    stoadmin
    Summer Fish are on the Big Bite LOC Summer Derby is ON 31 pound, 10 ounce Salmon is LOC Leader Today is Wednesday July 19, 2017. Rain is in the forecast off and on through the end of next week, but it sounds like more of a quick shower or two than the ... Read More >>
  • Learn Elk Hunting: Archery Details, Step-by-Step

    July 17, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    By Forrest Fisher The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) has gone beyond the norm to help people everywhere learn more about conservation and hunting, and why hunting is so important to conservation. Just having returned from a visit to Medora, North Dakota, and the National Park that Teddy Roosevelt created there, I ... Read More >>
  • THE FASCINATING WORLD OF FRESHWATER SNORKELING

    July 17, 2017
    Larry Whiteley
    By Larry Whiteley When most people think of snorkeling they think of sandy beaches, blue saltwater and coral reefs, but Missouri’s freshwater streams and lakes can also be a fascinating snorkeling adventure. We don’t usually think of our local fresh bodies of water as a place to grab your mask, fins and ... Read More >>
  • Aldo Leopold would say, “START GROUSING!”

    July 14, 2017
    Jim Low
    The ruffed grouse has had a long run of bad luck in Missouri, but time is still turning. The father of modern wildlife management spent time here documenting the bird’s decline. By Jim Low In 1886, legendary trap shooter A.H. Bogardus reported shooting 50 ruffed grouse as a diversion, while spending most of ... Read More >>
  • Destination Niagara USA Fishing Forecast

    July 13, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    For Wed. July 12, 2017 Salmon, Trout, Bass, Walleye, Musky…WOW! Water levels are continuing to come down in Lake Ontario to the delight of boaters and landowners. However, even the high water levels have not had any negative effects on fishing in the lake. Salmon fishing continues to be very good out on ... Read More >>
  • Orleans County Fishing Report – July 12, 2017

    July 12, 2017
    stoadmin
    LOC Derby Fishing Helps Find Fish Fish for a Cure starts This Week Erie Canal Tourney is ON! Today is Wednesday July 12, 2017. It seems like this appears in my report a lot, but rain is in the forecast for most of the rest of this week, except for Saturday and into ... Read More >>
  • Walk the Dog with a Frog!

    July 11, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Built-in “Walk-the-Dog” Action 2-1/2 inches, 9/16 oz, 16 colors Extra-wide Premium VMC® double hook By Forrest Fisher YOUR TOPWATER FROG CHECKLIST: Like to fish for bass in the summertime?  Topwater action can be the most exciting! CHECK The Terminator Popping Frog is designed for flawless, big, fish-catching fun.  Many crankbaits have their action built in by ... Read More >>
  • Smiley Sakakawea Walleye – Fishing a Canyon Reservoir

    July 10, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    SLOW-TROLL Tricks are Deadly on Walleye Waters Lake Sakakawea, North Dakota, offers Hands-On Learning Bring a Camera: Canyon Colors and Walleye Go Good Together By Forrest Fisher Wanna catch walleye?  Know the two rules that apply everywhere.  Rule #1: Catching fish is fun.  Rule #2: Fishing with a professional guide that understands fish ... Read More >>
  • Rocky Mountain Introduces New 5-Pin Sight

    July 7, 2017
    Dave Barus
    Durable, hard-coat anodized finish  5-Pin Sight Markers, Adjustable 2nd & 3rd Axis Micro-Adjust Windage and Elevation is Lockable Rocky Mountain has expanded its archery sight line-up with the introduction of the new 5-Pin Sight that will feature a hardy, protective, hard-coat-anodized all-aluminum construction available in two mounting configurations: a Direct Mount and a ... Read More >>
  • Destination Niagara USA Fishing Report – July 6, 2017

    July 7, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    FISH: King Salmon Action is HOT WHERE: Wilson Harbor, Niagara County, NY LURES: A-Tom-Mik Twinkie set-ups & Dreamweaver UV Frog Spin Doctor Lake Ontario salmon action is continuing on a consistent clip to the delight of trollers at Wilson, Olcott and the Niagara Bar. Don’t take my word for it, though, just ... Read More >>
  • Pebble Mine – Does Anyone Hear the People of Alaska?

    July 6, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Bristol Bay is the Spawning Home for FIVE SPECIES of SALMON Pebble Mine Could Destroy the Bristol Bay Fishery Many Groups, based on Science/data, OPPOSE Pebble Mine Review the Details By Forrest Fisher Not far from Anchorage, Alaska, generations of people among multiple nations of the world have relied on the fishery resources of Bristol ... Read More >>
  • FINDING HIDDEN TREASURE in SUMMER

    July 6, 2017
    Larry Whiteley
    They Exist Near Your Home They Beckon for Your Next Cast They Can Hold State Record Fish By Larry Whiteley I love to find hidden treasure, but not the gold or silver kind. Hidden treasure for me is finding jewels of rarely fished small waters.  By small waters, I mean privately owned farm ponds, ... Read More >>
  • Orleans County Fishing Report – July 5, 2017

    July 6, 2017
    stoadmin
    Fishing for a Cure starts July 15 Fishing is Good! Today is Wednesday July 5, 2017. The weather over the 4th couldn’t have been any better, but change is coming.  Rain is in the forecast for at least part of this weekend. According to the Army Corps of Engineers, the level of Lake ... Read More >>
  • NO SUNDAY BAY

    July 5, 2017
    Jim Low
    Where there are no fish.  Where you won’t catch the largest smallmouth of your life. By Jim Low “There is no Sunday Bay,” intoned Tim Mead as he loaded the last huge pack into a Kevlar rental canoe. “If there is a Sunday Bay, it has no fish. If it does have ... Read More >>
  • Mount Rushmore – Independence Day Glory!

    July 3, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    By Forrest Fisher Mount Rushmore is no ordinary mountain.  Visiting this sacred place in the Black Hills of South Dakota has been on our “bucket list” for a long time.  As we approached from the north driving down Highway 85, the illusion of darkness rising on the horizon – the Black Hills in the ... Read More >>
  • Destination Niagara USA Fishing – LAKE ONTARIO IS HOT!

    June 30, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    Fishing Catching Details and Forecast (June 29, 2017) Lake Ontario salmon fishing action continues to be very good … if Mother Nature will let you get out there. The weather has been crazy this year and there were some reports of water spouts earlier this week.  Fish-Catching TV Show – Mark ... Read More >>
  • Rapid-Adjustment Sight Leads the New Sight Lineup

    June 29, 2017
    stoadmin
    From their home in Superior, Wi., Rocky Mountain brand has roared back to life with the introduction of innovative new broadheads as well as a new lineup of archery sights.  Leading the sight lineup is the new Rocky Mountain Driver sight that can be adjusted for elevation quickly, easily, and ... Read More >>
  • NSSF Announces 2017 Scholarship Winners

    June 29, 2017
    stoadmin
    From Newtown, CT., the National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms industry, is pleased to announce that it has chosen the winners of its 2017 Voting Member Scholarship Essay Contest. Open to the employees and qualifying family members of NSSF’s Voting Member companies, the annual contest ... Read More >>
  • Voyage of Boatylicious Discovery

    June 29, 2017
    Jim Low
    Missouri River 340, this ain’t no mama’s boy kayak float trip. You don’t have to go to Alaska or Mt.  Kilimanjaro for an authentic outdoor adventure. What you learn about extreme sports will pale in comparison to what you learn about yourself. This year, the event will run August 8-11, 2017. By Jim Low Missourians ... Read More >>
  • Orleans County Fishing Report – June 28, 2017

    June 28, 2017
    stoadmin
    LOC Derby Starts June 30! Weather Changes Has Affected Fishing Access Today is Wednesday June 28, 2017. Yesterday Mother Nature gave us cooler temperatures, wind, rain, waves and even a water spout on Lake Ontario, just to show us who is really in control.  With all of those conditions going on, fishing ... Read More >>
  • NIGHT LIGHT at Grandma’s

    June 26, 2017
    Larry Whiteley
          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 ... Read More >>
  • DESTINATION NIAGARA USA HIGHLIGHTS LAKE ONTARIO FISHING

    June 23, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    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 ... Read More >>
  • FWS to Aim (Again) for Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Delisting

    June 22, 2017
    stoadmin
    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 ... Read More >>
  • Kayakety Yak – Maneuvering, Fishing, Funning & Rigging, (Part 2 of 2)

    June 22, 2017
    Jim Low
    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 ... Read More >>
  • Orleans County Fishing Report – June 21, 2017

    June 21, 2017
    stoadmin
    Orleans County King Salmon ARE BACK! Lake Alice good with Smallmouth and Largemouth Fishing-For-A-Cure Tourney Coming Up, July 15 Today is Wednesday June 21, 2017. Occasional rain and thunderstorms are in the forecast into next week, along with more seasonal temperatures. On Lake Ontario, the king of the lake – Chinook salmon, have made ... Read More >>
  • Summer Walleyes in the Heat of Summer, NO PROBLEM!

    June 21, 2017
    Brent Frazee
    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, ... Read More >>
  • 6 Tips to Prevent Tragedy or Death at a Boat Slip – From BoatUS

    June 21, 2017
    stoadmin
    Never Swim Near Boat Docks that have Electrical Power. Freshwater Docks are More Dangerous than Saltwater Docks. Someone in Trouble? Shut Down Power to Dock First. Follow this Rule: “Reach, Throw, Row, but DON’T GO.” ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The fatalities over the weekend of an 11-year-old girl in New Jersey and 19-year-old young man ... Read More >>
  • Guide-Fishing Secrets to Catch Chautauqua Lake Walleyes

    June 20, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Chautauqua Lake Secret: Work the Weedline Keep Fishing Simple To Succeed Often Spinner/Worm Rigs & Snap-Jigging By Forrest Fisher with guide, Frank Schoenacker (Infinity Charters)  When great guides and charter captains talk, honest anglers that don’t always catch fish listen.  So I listen very well.  I’m as honest as they come.  One thing I’ve discovered, ... Read More >>
  • TOTAL INSECT PROTECTION for Hunters and Everyone Else

    June 16, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    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 ... Read More >>
  • Outdoor Resources for Families – FREE From New York State

    June 16, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    New York State Conservationist for Kids is FREE Useful Outdoor Discovery Articles Environmental Education Information for All Ages Many children learn about the outdoors from adults who accompany them as they explore. Plenty of times the kids teach the adults as well as the adults teaching the kids! If you are looking for ... Read More >>
  • Lake of the Woods Muskie Season Opens Saturday

    June 16, 2017
    stoadmin
    Musky Season Opens Saturday, June 17, 2017 Minnesota and Ontario Seasons Open Together Helpful Links for More Info Musky fishing exciting!  There is always one place where you can almost always find cooperative fish that will provide an exciting trip. Any muskie hunter knows that Lake of the Woods is one of the best fisheries ... Read More >>
  • Orleans County Fishing Report – June 14, 2017

    June 16, 2017
    stoadmin
    Orleans County Lake Ontario Open Winners Unpredictable Weather Affecting Lake Patterns Bluegills & Bass at Lake Alice Today is Wednesday June 14, 2017. First I would like to congratulate the top 3 finishers in the Orleans County Open Tournament, Ed Monette of team Cannonball Runner, Vince Pierleoni of team Thrillseeker and Dave Siegfried ... Read More >>
  • GT meets DT, with a STORM!

    June 15, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    The 360GT is Simple and Affordable. Toss it out, Retrieve it…that Simple. Learn why it Works Here, see the Video. By Forrest Fisher Rapala created a series of lures that allow anglers more understanding about their fish-attracting products just by reading the label.  For example, the new “DT” series of Rapala’s are labelled DT-4, ... Read More >>
  • Destination Niagara USA Fishing Report for June 14, 2017

    June 15, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    On Lake Ontario, salmon and trout fishing continues to be good.  Capt. Vince Pierleoni of Newfane reports good numbers of fish in the area off Olcott and Wilson, but you have to adapt and locate the fish. Heavy current and winds have scattered fish, but a mix of salmon and ... Read More >>
  • Kayakety Yak – Maneuvering, Fishing, Funning & Rigging, (Part 1 of 2)

    June 13, 2017
    Jim Low
    These craft are made to order for fishing small and remote waters. You will never go back to aluminum canoes once you’ve fished from a kayak. You can customize a fishing kayak for anything. By Jim Low Ask anyone who has fished an Ozark stream (or anywhere) in a kayak, and you are likely ... Read More >>
  • Ruger Mark IV Pistol Recall Notice – Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. Issues Safety Warning

    June 12, 2017
    stoadmin
    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 ... Read More >>
  • NYSDEC Eastern Lake Erie Fishing Report – June 10, 2017

    June 11, 2017
    stoadmin
    Lake Erie and Harbors The night bite along the nearshore reefs has fallen off. Most walleye anglers are now targeting daylight hours and catches have been slowly improving in 40-60 feet of water near major spawning areas. Productive methods include trolling with worm harnesses or stickbaits just off the bottom, or ... Read More >>
  • Travel Destination: NIAGARA USA

    June 9, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    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 ... Read More >>
  • Poached Venison Burgers – so simple, so delicious

    June 8, 2017
    Fern Fisher
    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 ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Boom in the Drought-Stricken Everglades

    June 8, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    By Forrest Fisher While visitors are not normally familiar with catching fish that look like they might be from an aquarium, there are locals and visitors reporting many fantastic panfish catches.   Exotic panfish, such as oscar and Mayan cichlid, are biting almost as fast as you can cast or bait your hook. ... Read More >>
  • “Sunny Day Kids” are HOOKED ON FISHING FUN!

    June 8, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Fishing & Learning Adventure on the Buffalo River May 28, 2017; Bison City Rod & Gun Club, Buffalo, N.Y. 141 Kids, 322 Total Attendance; 21 Volunteers; 8-Learning Stations By Forrest Fisher The forecast for rain and fog was swept aside when bright, sunny skies with a gentle 75 degree breeze surprised families with kids ... Read More >>
  • Browning’s New Cynergy CX Shotguns Are Designed For Multiple Shooting Disciplines

    June 7, 2017
    stoadmin
    Gun owners looking for an over and under shotgun they can use for everything from trap, skeet, sporting clays and upland bird and small game hunting will want to take a look at the new Cynergy CX shotgun from Browning. Two models of the Cynergy CX are available, the Cynergy CX ... Read More >>
  • Super Clean® Adds a .45 ACP Offering to Its Lineup

    June 7, 2017
    stoadmin
    Super Clean ammunition features zinc-core brass-jacketed bullets and are completely lead-free, both airborne and downrange, for the ultimate in indoor range performance and safety. With more recreational pistol shooters than ever before and more interest among those shooters in becoming better prepared and more proficient behind the trigger, Winchester Ammunition continues ... Read More >>
  • Big Cash for Eastern Lake Erie Walleye Anglers – Southtowns Walleye Association Tournament

    June 7, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Hot Walleye Bites, is it YOUR TURN? CHANGE Lures, Speed, Turn Radius, Time of Day You Fish CHECK Colors, Leaders, Hooks – Control Hand Odor Scent By Forrest Fisher Many anglers in the Northeast USA and especially in Western New York, have a preference for Lake Erie walleye fishing.  Many of them are ready ... Read More >>
  • Stalking Cypress Trout

    June 7, 2017
    Jim Low
    There may by has no harder-fighting fish, even in Missouri! This one’s not for the fish fry. The “Grinnell’s” ancestors swam with dinosaurs. By Jim Low Ask a dozen Missouri anglers what the Show-Me State’s hardest-fighting fish is, and you probably will hear the smallmouth bass mentioned.  Stripers and hybrid striped bass will ... Read More >>
  • A DIFFERENT KIND OF FATHER’S DAY GIFT LIST

    June 5, 2017
    Larry Whiteley
    By Larry Whiteley I know there are lots of Father’s Day gift lists out there and you’re probably being bombarded with all kinds of ads and people telling you what to get. Take a little time to read this though, and it could be the best Father’s Day that dad has ... Read More >>
  • Orleans County Fishing Report – May 31, 2017

    June 4, 2017
    stoadmin
    Alice Lake Crappie and Bluegill on the Bite Lake Ontario Salmon Contests just Ahead Captain’s Cove New Office OPEN The up and down temperatures should continue at least through the middle of June according to the weather forecasters. The water levels on Lake Ontario are not expected to start dropping until the ... Read More >>
  • Destination Niagara USA Fishing Report – Big Fish and Lots of ‘Em

    June 4, 2017
    Dave Barus
    Fishing is great in Lake Ontario and the Niagara River as National Fishing and Boating Week approaches June 3 to 11! Despite record high water levels in the lake, salmon and trout fishing continue to be good in the lake.  Some good fishing was being reported over the holiday weekend from ... Read More >>
  • Sandbar Hunting – Discovery, Ancestors, Archaeology

    May 31, 2017
    Jim Low
    A great way to spend a post-flood summer. The Missouri River is a conveyor belt for fossils and artifacts. Finding bits of the past is like stepping onto a time machine. By Jim Low A wetter-than-average spring has the Missouri River bank-full today, but it’s only a matter of time until it falls to ... Read More >>
  • 3 MYTHS ABOUT BARK-CONTROL COLLARS

    May 30, 2017
    stoadmin
    By SportDOG Staff Reliability, simplicity, and effectiveness are among the reasons to use a bark-control collar, as well as why they’ve become increasingly more common with dog owners in recent years. However, when the electronic bark-control collar was first introduced, questions and skepticism regarding its use were brought up by multiple sources. ... Read More >>
  • Destination Niagara USA Fishing Forecast – May 24, 2017

    May 27, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    Kings, Coho’s, Lures Lake Ontario Water Levels Still High Upper Niagara & Lower Niagara Action Lake Ontario Just a quick reminder on water levels: There is still a state of emergency along the Lake Ontario shoreline for high water levels. This isn’t really going to affect the fishing that much, but the Niagara County ... Read More >>
  • May 24, 2017 – Fishing Report: Orleans County, NY

    May 25, 2017
    stoadmin
    Today is Wednesday – May 24, 2017 Condor Derby: June 9 Orleans County Open: June 10-11 Bald Eagle Marina Open for Launching Rain off and on will not help the water level in Lake Ontario any time soon. According to the Army Corps of Engineers the Lake Ontario water level is still more than ... Read More >>
  • Finding Your True Draw Length

    May 25, 2017
    stoadmin
    Most important bow buying decision… By Larry Wise, International Champion Target and Field Archer, and International Coach The most important decision, by far, when buying a bow is getting the right draw length. Without the proper knowledge and some expert advice, the novice – and even some experienced archers – have made ... Read More >>
  • Nockturnal introduces the FIT Universal Lighted Nock

    May 24, 2017
    stoadmin
    Fits X, GT, S and H diameter arrows 20 hour lithium ion battery, Easy switch off Weight: 25 grains Serious hunters take note.  Nockturnal continues to take all the guesswork out of adding the benefit of lighted nocks to your quiver with the introduction of its new FIT universal-lighted nock designed to fit ... Read More >>
  • Black Powder Bushytails

    May 24, 2017
    Jim Low
    Made to order method for early-season squirrel hunting. Muzzleloaders lend new excitement to the old game of squirrel hunting. Where to go, What to do, How to call, Packing your game sack. By Jim Low With turkey season in the rearview mirror and Memorial Day just around the corner, Missouri hunters’ thoughts naturally turn ... Read More >>
  • The Eagle Has Landed

    May 23, 2017
    stoadmin
    By Robin Jenkins, DVM Peace River Wildlife Center received a frantic call from a landscaper recently.  A baby eagle had walked into his open equipment trailer and was just hanging around.  He had tried to shoo it away, but it wouldn’t leave.  I asked him to take a picture with his ... Read More >>
  • Palaniuk EARNS Bassmaster Win Using Storm® Arashi™ Top Walker & VMC® Hooks

    May 23, 2017
    stoadmin
    Brandon Palaniuk covered Sam Rayburn Reservoir from “three foot to 30 foot” with three baits to win his third Bassmaster Elite Series tournament, weighing four 5-fish limits for a combined weight of 93 pounds, 12 ounces. Edging out the runner-up by 2 pounds, the Idaho pro caught all his fish ... Read More >>
  • Gurgle, Babble & Slurp – the Welcome Language of a Reborn Trout Stream

    May 22, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    By Forrest Fisher Fly fishing for trout is a new adventure for fishermen more familiar with trolling for Great Lakes walleye or casting for tournament bass.  That makes it a new adventure for yours truly. The new unfamiliar tool? A lightweight fly rod about eight-feet in length with a single-action reel that ... Read More >>
  • Hot Fish Bite in the Rainy Ozarks

    May 20, 2017
    Brent Frazee
    Bass, Crappie, Trout Turning On Guides and Resort Owners Report GOOD Catches High Water Offers Some Silver Lining By Brent Frazee April showers brought more than May flowers in the Ozarks.  They brought near-record flooding and a mess that residents are still trying to clean up. That’s the bad news. There’s also plenty of good news. Though reservoirs ... Read More >>
  • SPOT & STALK TURKEY HUNTING

    May 19, 2017
    Tyler Mahoney
    Effective, but BE VERY CAREFUL Recommended ONLY ON PRIVATE, SECURED LAND Tactics & Techniques By Tyer Mahoney Heavy rain and wind can put the turkeys in a funk where they don’t gobble or respond to calls.  Severe rain can wash out nests, which means hens must breed again, thus prolonging the “henned up” effect ... Read More >>
  • Destination Niagara USA Fishing Forecast – May 18, 2017

    May 19, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    LOC Derby Winners Announced Water Levels Still High Big Fish and Favorite Lures Lake Ontario: Just a quick reminder on water levels: There is still a state of emergency along the Lake Ontario shoreline for high water levels.  This isn’t really going to affect the fishing that much, but the Niagara County Sheriff ... Read More >>
  • ZIP-LINE FUN, THRILLS for YOUNG & OLD!

    May 18, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Extraordinary Speed in Safe Flight from Tower-to-Tower Adventure, Fun and Assured Safety Full Body Harness & Head Helmet Protection is Required My Favorite Place: Peek ‘N Peak, near Findley Lake, New York By Forrest Fisher Those zip-lines with strange looking towers on the hills in the distance of places we travel definitely beckon ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, NY

    May 18, 2017
    stoadmin
    Today is Wednesday – May 17, 2017 Brown Trout Action is Hot Lake Alice Bite Coming Around Now Lake Ontario Consumed Captain’s Cove Tackle Shop The next few days will have temperatures in the 80’s and then drop back to more seasonal temperatures. Fishing on Lake Ontario has been up and down, but more ... Read More >>
  • New Tru-Fire Release Eliminates Trigger Punch

    May 17, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Instant Cure for Target Panic Eliminate Trigger Punch Anti-Punch Trigger Feature is Selectable “Punching” the trigger rarely results in an accurate shot in archery.  Tru-Fire, archery’s leading release brand, has introduced the new Panic-X release, designed to help eliminate an archer’s tendency to activate the trigger before being absolutely ready. Target panic is ... Read More >>
  • God Save the King!

    May 17, 2017
    Jim Low
    King Monarch Butterflies Weigh 1/20th as Much as Hummingbirds, but Migrate Just As Far. How You Can Help Ensure the Future of the Monarch Butterfly Milkweed Plants Are The Essential Key By Jim Low “Acts of creation are ordinarily reserved for gods and poets, but humbler folk may circumvent this restriction if they know ... Read More >>
  • WHERE TO FIND MISSOURI JACK SALMON

    May 16, 2017
    Larry Whiteley
    Secrets to Finding and Catching Jack Salmon Hot Lures can be Simple Lures When They Work Missouri Fishing With a Special Friend    By Larry Whiteley Many years ago during a beautiful spring in the Missouri Ozarks, a good friend of mine, Bob Nelson, invited me to go fishing with him for a fish ... Read More >>
  • Nautilus Reels to Offer Customized “No Pebble Mine” Reel to Support Bristol Bay

    May 15, 2017
    stoadmin
    Nautilus Reels Supports NO PEBBLE MINE Conservation NEW Nautilus Reel Features Artwork symbol NO PEBBLE MINE MIAMI (March 17, 2017) — Recognizing the enduring challenge of defending watersheds and resources, Nautilus Reels is pleased to support the efforts of Trout Unlimited’s Alaska Program and their work to protect Bristol Bay and the ... Read More >>
  • HUNTING, FISHING BUSINESSES UNITE IN SUPPORT OF NATIONAL MONUMENTS

    May 15, 2017
    stoadmin
    Posted by Backcountry Hunters & Anglers | May 09, 2017 More than 100 hunting and fishing business owners and sporting organizations sent a letter today to Congress to show their support for national monuments and the responsible use of the Antiquities Act. “As someone who has helped develop the outdoor industry in Colorado ... Read More >>
  • Kentucky Lake Hobie Bass Open: June 9-11, 2017

    May 15, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Open to Public, All Kayak Name Brands are Welcome Anglers Practice CPR on Hot Bass Fishing Water Key on Shallow, Deep, and Ledge Drop-off Hotspots Angler Skills will Feature Plastic Baits, Top-water and Crankbaits By Forrest Fisher At last year’s Hobie Bass Open, the camaraderie among competitors and respect for each other was a vital ... Read More >>
  • Destination Niagara USA Fishing Forecast for May 11, 2017

    May 11, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    LAKE ONTARIO – Lake Ontario Water Level Warning: Just a quick reminder on water levels: There is still a state of emergency along the Lake Ontario shoreline for high water levels.  This isn’t really going to affect the fishing that much, but the Niagara County Sheriff is asking that boats ... Read More >>
  • Bobbing Tails & Black Scales

    May 10, 2017
    Jim Low
    How two very different species found homes in our homes This tale of two species has a happy ending We are all part of Aldo Leupold’s “Land Mechanism” at work By Jim Low You step out your front door to walk the dog before bedtime, and are startled by a flutter of departing ... Read More >>
  • New York DEC Eastern Lake Erie Fishing Report

    May 8, 2017
    stoadmin
    May 5, 2017 All the Lake Erie boat launches are now open for the season. Launching at Buffalo Boat Harbor may still be limited to the launch closest to the restaurant. There have been some excellent yellow perch catches lately between Cattaraugus Creek and Sturgeon Point in 45-55 feet of ... Read More >>
  • 2017 NSSF Boy Scout Grant Program Goes Live

    May 7, 2017
    stoadmin
    NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms industry, is pleased to announce the launch of its annual grants partnership with the Boy Scouts of America Councils.  Through this partnership, BSA Councils can receive a portion of $100,000 in NSSF-provided grant funds to ... Read More >>
  • Apply for Florida Alligator & Fall Hunt Permits in May

    May 7, 2017
    stoadmin
    Phase 1 Drawing May 12 – 20, 2017 6,000 Permits Issued by Random Drawing By Tony Young May is here, and so is the start of the Phase I application period for applying for alligator and fall quota, special opportunity and national wildlife refuge hunt permits. Mark your calendar, set yourself an alarm, ... Read More >>
  • New Channel Catfish Record in New York State!

    May 5, 2017
    stoadmin
    Lake Ontario, Jefferson County, 35-pounds, 3 ounces Lucky Angler is Watertown Resident, Eric Scordo Bait was a Simple Nightcrawler The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has confirmed that a new state record has been established for channel catfish. Using just a nightcrawler, Eric Scordo of Watertown caught a 35-pound, ... Read More >>
  • Destination Niagara USA Fishing Forecast – May 3, 2017

    May 5, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    High Water in Lake Ontario Lewiston Smelt Festival on May 5 LOC Tournament is On Lower Niagara Fishing Platform News There is still a state of emergency along the Lake Ontario shoreline for high water levels. This isn’t really going to affect the fishing that much, but the Niagara County Sheriff is asking ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, NY

    May 4, 2017
    stoadmin
    Today is Wednesday – May 3, 2017 Lake Ontario Water Level Threatens Shoreline Fish Hitting in Lake Ontario Trib’s and Lake Alice are Fast & Muddy One thing is for sure, we have more than enough water to go around and then plenty to share with others.  The extended dry spell of today will ... Read More >>
  • Turkey Flocks Weather the Missouri Rainstorm

    May 3, 2017
    Jim Low
    Last weekend’s deluge won’t cut too deeply into this year’s production. Expect normal breeding behavior for the rest of the season. By Jim Low Like everyone else, I was astonished at how much rain fell on southern Missouri over the past weekend, and I was riveted by news of the flooding it caused.  ... Read More >>
  • Finding a Place to Deer Hunt

    May 2, 2017
    Larry Whiteley
    Where to Look and Why You Need to START NOW By Larry Whiteley I know it’s a long time until fall, but if you don’t have your own land to hunt or know somebody that will let you hunt on their land, or have a deer hunting lease; now is the time ... Read More >>
  • One of Too Few

    May 1, 2017
    David Gray
    One Man Trout Angler, Fly-Tyer, Wisdom-Provider Roaring River State Park Trout Secrets Tim’s Fly Shop – Fishing Advice for the Day By David Gray Opening the door to Tim’s Fly Shop, I walked onto “I Tie Flies” Boulevard. Grinning without knowing it, I somehow felt a new twang of destiny on my side, positive ... Read More >>
  • Eastern Lake Erie Fishing Hotline

    April 29, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Erie, Chautauqua & Cattaraugus County Fish Report thru May 5, 2017 – from NYSDEC Perch: Hot Bite between Cattaraugus Creek and Sturgeon Point Crappie: Chautauqua Lake open water bite slow, canal action is fair Inland Trout: Look for blue-winged olives, stoneflies, Hendrickson hatches Bass: Dunkirk Harbor, Buffalo Harbor, Chautauqua Lake Eastern Lake Erie & ... Read More >>
  • Spring Kings Now! Niagara USA Fishing

    April 28, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    Fishing Report: April 28, 2017 Fishing Good, but Water Levels are High Big Fish Tournaments Next Up Shore Fishing in Niagara River is Good Lower Niagara River trout action improved the past week and anglers have been doing well with egg sacs or emerald shiners fished off three-way rigs from boats.  Kwikfish and ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, NY

    April 28, 2017
    stoadmin
    Lake Ontario has Very High Water Fishing is Good on Lake, in Trib’s Lake Alice is Off-color, but Lots of Fish Today is Wednesday, April 26, 2017. The rain keeps coming and the lake level keeps rising.  Property owners along Lake Ontario are bracing for even higher water and hoping that we don’t ... Read More >>
  • 5 Good THINGS to KNOW ABOUT HUNTING

    April 26, 2017
    stoadmin
    Environmental Preservation Support Regulations Save Wildlife Populations Provides Nutritional Alternatives Vital Part of Wildlife Conservation Contributed by NSSF Recognizing that the connection between hunting and conservation can seem counterintuitive, the National Shooting and Sports Foundation (NSSF) has developed a series of infographics to help the public better understand hunting and hunters. In truth, the values of today’s ... Read More >>
  • Scrumptious Wild Turkey Cookery

    April 26, 2017
    Jim Low
    Wild Turkey is as Versatile as Domestic Poultry Don’t Hesitate to Try Something New This Turkey Parmesan Recipe is Easy for Hunters By Jim Low Rain and wind made hunting conditions less than ideal for the first week of this year’s spring turkey season in Missouri.  As a result, I wasn’t feeling choosy when ... Read More >>
  • Big Spring Bass: Add HOVER-ABILITY to Your Secret Fish-Catching Arsenal

    April 25, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Add Spinner Bait: 3/8 oz TERMINATOR Double Gold Bade (#2 & #4.25) Add Tail: Big Bite SUICIDE SHAD, BB-Kicker or Curly Tail Add Stubborn Fish Solution: HOVER-CONTROL By Forrest Fisher Spinner baits are an incredibly effective fishing bait for black bass.  Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass seem to be bothered by them enough to ... Read More >>
  • New York State Spring Turkey Opens May 1

    April 24, 2017
    stoadmin
    Spring 2017 will be Above 20,000 Bird Hunter Average Successive Mild Winters Help Reproduction 2-Bird Season Bag Limit, May 1 -31, 2017 The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is opening spring turkey season on May 1 in upstate New York north of the Bronx-Westchester County line, the agency announced today. ... Read More >>
  • College Team Bass Fishing – Lake of the Ozarks is “On-Fire!”

    April 21, 2017
    Hunter Whiteley
    Kansas State Collegiate Bass Team A Day in the Life of a College Angler Tournament Planning in Calculus Class By Hunter Whiteley My partner and I took 11 days to fish the B.A.S.S. Carhartt College series Midwest regional and the FLW regional.  At Lake of the Ozarks, all I can say is, “The ... Read More >>
  • Destination Niagara USA Fishing Forecast – April 20, 2017

    April 21, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    Heavy Rains Curb Trib Fishing for a Few Days Emerald Shiner Bait Schools Are Heavy Sign Up for Tournaments Now Lake Ontario Out in the lake, it’s been a mixed bag for trollers.  Stickbaits or spoons in tight. to shore off boards or riggers in 10 to 25 feet of water for ... Read More >>
  • National Archery in the Schools Program Continues to Grow in New York

    April 20, 2017
    stoadmin
    60 students from 17 New York schools eligible to participate in national archery tournament Program introduces young people to archery and other outdoor sports April 18, 2017 – New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the 60 New York students who scored high enough in the ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, NY

    April 20, 2017
    stoadmin
    Lake Ontario Fishing Getting Good Lake Alice Offers Many Inland Species Today is Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Fishing is picking up at a pretty good pace on Lake Ontario off Orleans County. Brown trout fishing is at its best, Coho fishing is good and an occasional steelhead is showing up in the mix on ... Read More >>
  • Conservation Goes to the Capitol

    April 19, 2017
    Jim Low
    Annual Event Reminds Lawmakers that Constituents Care About Nature. Hunters, Anglers, Bird-Watchers, Hikers, Campers Missouri Hunters for Fair Chase By Jim Low We often hear that politicians in Washington, D.C., live in a “bubble,” where only lobbyists and other power brokers matter.  The same is true in Jefferson City, Missouri, where state lawmakers sometimes ... Read More >>
  • Help Keep Nesting Waterbirds Safe: Give Them Space

    April 18, 2017
    stoadmin
    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Audubon Florida are reminding beachgoers and boaters to give nesting waterbirds and their young space to help keep them safe this nesting season.     Shorebirds build shallow nests out of sand and shells on beaches in spring and summer, and eggs and ... Read More >>
  • Rocky Mountain Warhead Broadheads for Compound Bows and Crossbows

    April 18, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Deployment System is Durable, Deadly, Stainless Steel Blades Inexpensive: Under $20 for 3-Pack From Superior, Wisconsin, a well-known name in the archery broadhead market, Rocky Mountain, debuted its new product line at the ATA in Indianapolis this year.  As part of the new line up, Rocky Mountain introduced the new Warhead, a ... Read More >>
  • Spring Fever, a Highly Contagious Disease in Missouri

    April 18, 2017
    Brent Frazee
    Turkey Hunting Crappie Fishing, Bass Fishing Exploring, Camping, Hiking, Canoeing Morel Hunting By Brent Frazee Once the weather warms, the fish and wild turkeys start stirring, morels starting popping up, the redbud and dogwoods trees bud out. It’s time to head outdoors! Where? Here are some places in Missouri where spring is in full display. TURKEY HUNTING AT ... Read More >>
  • USA First-Ever Ladies Team – Ready for World Match Fishing Competition

    April 17, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Six American Lady Anglers Head to Hungary 2017 Ladies World Championships Lady Anglers from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Florida While “match fishing” is hugely popular throughout Europe, the uniquely foreign sport and its seemingly bizarre tactics can leave even the most experienced American anglers scratching their heads. Please don’t confuse something merely unfamiliar with a ... Read More >>
  • One TINY Secret to Stabilize GIANT Outdoor Fun

    April 15, 2017
    David Gray
    By Dave Gray It’s not glitzy, but it will show you some love!       Jump on most e-commerce tackle store sites or walk into a Bass Pro Shop store and as anglers, we can browse an almost endless variety of equipment, gear, and tackle. Today’s tackle is not only better performing, but ... Read More >>
  • Forget the Last Arrow, Focus on the Next One

    April 14, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Leo’s Archer’s Dominate Accuracy Competition in NY Michelle Zeller, Victoria Ruda win State Championships Paul Calleri Inducted to NYFAB Hall of Fame By Forrest Fisher The green light, the red light, the archer draws the bow string, heart pounding a bit, muscles straining a bit, remembering all the fine points to shooting an arrow ... Read More >>
  • Destination Niagara USA Fishing Forecast – April 12, 2017

    April 14, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    Smelt Run is On! Dippers out Every Evening!   Lewiston Smelt Festival set for May 5 Lower Niagara River Trout action continues to be spotty from both boat and shore following the storms that came through last week.  The big news is that the smelt have started running in the Lewiston area and dippers ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York

    April 13, 2017
    stoadmin
    Lake Ontario Trib’s: High and Muddy Marina Activity in Full Swing Today is Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Winter, summer and spring all in one week.  This must be a new record! Depending on which weather forecast you listen to, this weekend will either be summer-like and dry, or spring-like and wet. After all of the ... Read More >>
  • Firearms Industry Economic Impact is UP 168% since 2008

    April 12, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Pittman-Robertson excise taxes for wildlife conservation UP 138% State Business Tax Support UP 107% The National Shooting Sports Foundation reports that the total economic impact of the firearms and ammunition industry in the United States increased from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $51.3 billion in 2016, a 168 percent increase, while the ... Read More >>
  • New York State – Summary of New Freshwater Fishing Regulation Changes for 2017/18

    April 12, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    From the NYSDEC, the following is a summary of the freshwater fishing regulation changes for the April 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018 period: The 18 inch minimum size limit and daily creel limit of 3 walleye has been eliminated in Chautauqua Lake (Chautauqua County) and Franklin Falls Flow (Essex County).  ... Read More >>
  • Aging Turkeys, by the Numbers

    April 12, 2017
    Jim Low
    Older gobblers aren’t always bigger, but their spurs are. Keep an outdoor journal, like building a time machine. By Jim Low Math has never been my strong suit, but a recent trip down memory lane sent me reaching for pencil, paper and a calculator.  As I often do when a hunting season approaches, ... Read More >>
  • Giant Paddlefish Make “Show-Me” Memories

    April 11, 2017
    Brent Frazee
    By Brent Frazee Welcome to fishing’s version of blue-collar labor. You won’t find wrapped bass boats, glitzy weigh-in ceremonies or fishing jerseys filled with patches here. Neither will you find bait buckets, ultralight rods or tackle boxes filled with the latest lures. When you go paddlefish snagging, life is really quite simple. You rig ... Read More >>
  • Walleye in Lake Erie – Fishery Movement and Study

    April 8, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Fish are Tagged, Electronically Monitored for Movement Angler Reward System ($100) Cooperative Study: Great Lakes Acoustic Telemetry Observation System (GLATOS) By Forrest Fisher Trained biologists and technicians implant acoustic transmitters to understand fish movements and how they relate to fishing effort and harvest.  Walleye, lake trout and musky in eastern Lake Erie are netted, ... Read More >>
  • Thermal Riflescopes from Pulsar (Part 1of 2)

    April 8, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Can Detect Heat Signatures more than 1,000 Yards Away Works Both Day and Night Picture-in-Picture Digital Zoom By Forrest Fisher If you attended the SHOT Show earlier this year and you are a long-distance varmit shooter, the popular Apex line of thermal riflescopes from Pulsar was impressive.  Here is the lowdown on this new ... Read More >>
  • Destination Niagara USA Fishing Forecast for April, 6, 2017

    April 7, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    There’s a good story on the 31 pound brown trout caught by Bob Klemm of Pennsylvania fishing with Capt. Frank Campbell of Niagara Region Charters in the Buffalo News this week.  Check out www.buffalonews.com in the sports section and look for the big fish!   Lower Niagara River   Lower Niagara River trout ... Read More >>
  • TRCP’s Revamped Website Makes Conservation Accessible to All Sportsmen

    April 6, 2017
    stoadmin
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership is proud to announce the official launch of its newly redesigned website at trcp.org. The site overhaul puts original content, educational resources, and opportunities for action front and center, so American sportsmen and women have the tools to advocate for conservation policy ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York

    April 6, 2017
    stoadmin
    Lake Ontario Trib’s: Welcome to Spring! Lake Alice Fish are Biting Today is Wednesday, April 5, 2017. April showers may bring May flowers if it doesn’t flood them out. The wind and rain of the past several weeks have taken their toll on the fishery in Western New York, but waterways are starting to ... Read More >>
  • Early Smallmouths – Tricks, Lessons, Lore and Fun

    April 5, 2017
    Jim Low
    Learning where and how to catch early-season smallmouth bass on the middle Gasconade River We shoulda’ been there tomorrow! By Jim Low April is, indeed, the cruelest month for those of us who live to wade-fish for smallmouth bass in skinny water.  Small streams that teem with bronzebacks in July are strangely empty ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York

    March 30, 2017
    stoadmin
    Lake Ontario Trib’s: High, Smaller Tribs are Better Spring Conditions are Near Today is Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Daytime temperatures in the mid to high 40’s and night time lows in the high 30’s will melt whatever snowpack that is left. The snowmelt has caused the “Oak” water flow to be high and ... Read More >>
  • Destination Niagara USA Fishing Forecast for March 30, 2017

    March 30, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    The big news this week was the 31 pound Brown Trout caught by Bob Klemm of Pennsylvania fishing with Capt. Frank Campbell of Niagara Region Charters.  That’s all we are going to tell you this week because it will be a feature in the Buffalo News next week on Thursday, ... Read More >>
  • Morel Tales to Tell a Spring Story

    March 29, 2017
    Jim Low
    Mushroom season is almost here. It’s likely to be earlier than usual. But if you are still seeing these flowers, it’s probably not here yet. By Jim Low Mushroom season is almost here, and as usual, I got the itch to hunt for them weeks ahead of their appearance.  My rational side told me ... Read More >>
  • Reticulated Albino Python Snakes in Manhattan, New York

    March 28, 2017
    stoadmin
    Longest Snakes in the World, Growing to 20 Feet. Reticulated Pythons Can be Dangerous. In New York, a Special Permit is Required to Keep Them MANHATTAN – Early in February – 2017, New York State Environmental Conservation Officer (ECO) Spencer Noyes came across a Craigslist ad offering an Albino Reticulated Python for sale ... Read More >>
  • Jordan Lee Wins 2017 Bassmaster Classic

    March 27, 2017
    stoadmin
    HOUSTON — BASS Championship Sunday.  In 2013, Jordan Lee was a member of the Auburn University fishing team.  Today, he’s on top of the professional bass fishing world. The 25-year-old pro from Guntersville, Ala., stayed within striking distance all week at the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods. Then ... Read More >>
  • Spring Cure for Your Freezer Meat

    March 24, 2017
    Karen Lutto
    March and April is Prime Jerky Making Time Turn Freezer Meat into Healthy Snacks Spring is a great time to go through the freezer to clear out older harvests and turn them into some great, healthy snacks like jerky or sausage. Whether you have an abundance of ducks or geese, fish or ... Read More >>
  • Destination Niagara USA Fishing Forecast

    March 24, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    Report for March 23, 2017 Fish Bite is On at Burt Dam Early Spring Weather Brings Rain and Snow Melt After digging out from the March snow storm last week, things are finally settling in to more spring-like conditions. Not everything is perfect though. The weather forecasters are calling for some rain ... Read More >>
  • Bassmaster Classic: Lake Conroe, Houston, TX

    March 23, 2017
    Dave Barus
    World’s Top 52 Anglers Compete for $300,000 Prize Tournament is Life-Changer for Anglers Bassmaster Classic Expo (FREE) at George R. Brown Convention Center HOUSTON/B.A.S.S. — Aside from the impressive $300,000 first-place prize and internationally renowned world title, the stakes are high at the 2017 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods taking ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York

    March 23, 2017
    stoadmin
    Lake Ontario Tributaries: Fish Are Moving In Cold Snap Conditions Today is Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Well spring is here at least on the calendar, but not by Mother Nature’s standards.  Yesterday was spring like but today feels more like January than mid-March.  Then by the weekend more spring like conditions will return ... Read More >>
  • African Snake Bites Man on Staten Island

    March 23, 2017
    stoadmin
    Lucky Man Survives Gaboon Viper Bite Snake Was Illegal Man Had No Permit New York – A Staten Island was bitten on the hand by a deadly Gaboon Viper (Bitis Gabonica) while the man was cleaning its cage and was transported to Jacobi Medical Center in Bronx County.  The Gaboon viper is a snake ... Read More >>
  • Outdoors Woman Program – Big Fish in New York

    March 22, 2017
    stoadmin
    6-hour Guided Fishing Trip with Captain Dave Wilson Catch Salmon, Trout and Steelhead 28′ Baha Cruiser, Boat Has Enclosed Private Bathroom   All Fishing Gear Provided No Fishing Experience Necessary NYSDEC – The Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program is once again teaming up with Captain Dave Wilson to offer some Beyond BOW Women’s ... Read More >>
  • Fire!

    March 22, 2017
    Jim Low
    It’s not a four-letter word if you are trying to maintain high-quality habitat. It’s a prescription for healthy wildlife By Jim Low They probably didn’t understand the role of fire in nutrient cycling, but they knew that fire renewed landscapes.  They might not have known that periodic removal of dead vegetation from ground ... Read More >>
  • “Big-Bite Bait” Soft Plastics: Effective, Affordable

    March 21, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Part 1 of 3 Not Your Ordinary Soft Plastic Bait (Made in the USA) How to Choose, What to Choose, How to Rig, How to Fish Simple Hooks & Simple Jigs CATCH FISH Tackle Warehouse has Sale Prices By Forrest Fisher No matter where you live, north or south, everybody wants a “Hot Lure”.  If you fish, ... Read More >>
  • FISHING FANS Will Experience LIVE COVERAGE of 47th Annual Bassmaster Classic

    March 20, 2017
    stoadmin
    Classic LIVE Will Be Broadcasting in Real Time Classic Outdoors Expo presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods George R. Brown Convention Center – Houston, TX HOUSTON — Fifty-two of the world’s best bass anglers will head to Houston next week to compete for more than $1 million in the 2017 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by ... Read More >>
  • New Fishing Rods: St. Croix’s BASS X

    March 20, 2017
    stoadmin
    Delivers Affordable Performance Sets New Standards By STOadmin Bass anglers are becoming more discriminating every year. They demand more out of their gear and they are expecting performance at an affordable price. The NEW BASS X series from St. Croix delivers, meeting those objectives, with an array of rods that answer definitive angler ... Read More >>
  • Rage Offers Brand New Turkey Broadhead

    March 17, 2017
    stoadmin
    Tested and Proven, Slip-Cam Mechanical is Deadly New Meat-Hook Design for Turkey   SUPERIOR, Wis. — Rage has designed a new broadhead specifically for turkey hunters that will eliminate the problem of a flopping-then-fleeing gobbler following an otherwise fast and deadly pass-through. The new Rage Turkey broadhead features a new cut-on-contact tip with a ... Read More >>
  • Inshore Canals & Flats for Saltwater Fishing Fun

    March 17, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Snook, Redfish & Tarpon Highlight Spring Action New LiveTarget Swimbait Lures are Killer Baits Use Light Line, Strong Leader Incoming Tide = Angler Advantage By Forrest Fisher Winter has not been the same this year anywhere in the country.  Minnesota lost much of their ice by early March, Tennessee and Kentucky bass and crappie fishing ... Read More >>
  • Niagara USA Fishing Forecast

    March 17, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    Report for March 17, 2017 Early Spring Weather Brings SNOW & WIND Niagara County was hit with a pretty severe snow storm this week, with some areas of the county digging out of over two feet of the white stuff. With that said, there was still plenty of fishing going on for ... Read More >>
  • Delta Waterfowl Report Explores Looming Crisis: Declining Numbers of Duck Hunters

    March 17, 2017
    stoadmin
    USA Waterfowl Hunter Population Down 50% Canada Waterfowl Hunter Numbers Drop 70% Read the full report online at deltawaterfowl.org or in the Spring Issue of Delta Waterfowl magazine By STOadmin BISMARCK, N.D. — We need more waterfowl hunters, and so do the ducks. A Special Report in the Spring Issue of Delta Waterfowl ... Read More >>
  • Remington Responds to 60 Minutes

    March 16, 2017
    stoadmin
    Firearm Safety Remains Remington Number One Priority Remington Distressed Much Information Not Presented With Firearm Safety their number one priority, Remington Arms Company, LLC (“Remington”) is voluntarily recalling Remington Model 700™ and Model Seven™ rifles which were manufactured from May 1, 2006 through April 9, 2014 and which have a X-Mark Pro® ... Read More >>
  • Too Many Lies, Too Many Crappies – Oneida River

    March 16, 2017
    stoadmin
    Onondaga County, New York On Feb. 28, 2017, Environmental Conservation Officer (ECO) Mark Colesante received an anonymous tip that fishermen were catching and keeping over the legal limit of black crappies on the Oneida River.  Knowing that the location is private, secluded, and a fishing hot spot, ECO Colesante called ECO ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York

    March 16, 2017
    stoadmin
    Lake Ontario Tributaries: Bank Ice, Nasty Wind Wind and Snow Storm Conditions Today is Wednesday, March 15, 2017. It may only be 6 days until spring on the calendar, but Mother Nature has some different ideas. The wind and snow of the past few days continues today with high winds, lake effect snow ... Read More >>
  • Meeting the Next Challenge: Chronic Wasting Disease

    March 15, 2017
    Jim Low
    • Once again, it’s time for Missourians to stand up for wild resources • White-tail Deer Herd in Trouble • Missouri Constitution Change Required, Needs Voter Help By Jim Low The more things change, the more they stay the same. The growing menace posed by chronic wasting disease (CWD), if left unchecked, will ultimately destroy ... Read More >>
  • CFM ANNOUNCES 2017 CONSERVATIONIST OF THE YEAR

    March 14, 2017
    Larry Whiteley
      by Larry Whiteley Bob and Barb Kipfer were honored with the 2017 Conservationist of the Year Award by the Conservation Federation of Missouri at their annual awards banquet held March 10th in Jefferson City, MO. Bob, a military veteran, and his wife Barb are both retired medical professionals who live in Springfield, ... Read More >>
  • Rapala DT® (Dives-To) Series Crankbaits

    March 14, 2017
    David Gray
    • Wear Out the Fish! • Balsa Lures with “Swagger” • Best Lure in my “Go-To” Arsenal By David Gray “Gimme my GO-TO bait!” Most all of us have heard that, especially in a fishing tournament, or right after a tournament when the winner says, “I just went to my “GO-TO” bait and ... Read More >>
  • Start Early to Learn Blackpowder for 2017 Hunting Season

    March 14, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    • Part 2 of 2 • CVA Video – About Blackpowder Bullets • New Sabots vs. Old Ball Bullets, Details By Forrest Fisher While there are many other blackpowder firearm models that cost much more, the Optima™ Pro 209 Magnum Break-Action represented the state-of-the-art blackpowder gun building technology when I got started about a ... Read More >>
  • Educational Fly Fishing Conference – It’s About Kids

    March 13, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    • Learn Fly-Fishing, 3-Day Session, Low Cost • For Teachers, Everyday Workers, Friends of the Outdoors • Schooling for Adult Mentors, Community Outreach Mentors • Science Educator, Orvis Endorsed Guide Instructor By Forrest Fisher The summer of 2012 – it was a good year. A very special, dedicated group of outdoor educators held the first ... Read More >>
  • Managing Black Bear: the Mid-Atlantic’s Apex Predator

    March 10, 2017
    Joe & Vel Byers
    • Black Bear Sows Have 1-3 cubs Every Other Year • Black Bear Males are Bigger than Sows • Bear Super-Abundance: West Virginia has a 2-Bear Limit By Joe Byers Black bears thrive in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia as hunting seasons expand to meet the challenge. New York is not far ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York

    March 9, 2017
    stoadmin
    • Lake Ontario Tributaries: Browns, Steelies • Crappie at Kenyonville Bridge Today is Wednesday, March 8, 2017. The rain of yesterday and today, along with the warmer temperatures, will give way to more seasonal conditions and by the weekend, expect temperatures in the 20’s with the possibility of some snow showers. The only good ... Read More >>
  • Deepwater Amberjack Attack!

    March 9, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    • Sanibel Island & Fort Myers – Hot Winter/Spring Fishing • Yellowtail Fishing – Like Munching Popcorn, Want More! • Offshore Structure, Forage – Where Fish Giants Grow By Forrest Fisher “Good morning! Welcome aboard!” Captain Ryan Kane said in a confident and cheerful voice. “Welcome to Sanibel Marina. It’s going to be a ... Read More >>
  • Missouri Hunters Share the Bounty

    March 8, 2017
    Jim Low
    • Feeding the hungry is a public-private partnership everyone can get behind. By Jim Low It started out small.  In 1991, the Columbia Area Archers (CAA) organized an effort to share Missouri’s growing white-tailed deer bounty with indigent families.  Archers who took part in the Charitable Deer Meat Donation Program that year ... Read More >>
  • Start Early in Year to Learn Blackpowder for 2017 Deer Season

    March 7, 2017
    Dave Barus
    Part 1 of 2 • In-Line Firearms are Safe, Affordable, Accurate • In Line Firearms are Handsome, Easy to Clean By Forrest Fisher All across America, hunters and game management groups have brought the considerations for ancient firearms and science closer together for the fun of new and exciting blackpowder hunting options. Most states have ... Read More >>
  • White Deer Foresee Good News for Future

    March 6, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    • White Male Deer, White Female Deer, Come Together • Indians Say this is Sacred and Special Sign By Forrest Fisher People everywhere are interested to see distinguished nature in the wilderness, white deer are one of those precious resources that create a sacred and reciprocal bond with nature for many of us. ... Read More >>
  • IFA Redfish Tour – $30,000 Top Prize, in Charlotte County, Florida

    March 5, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Steven Phillips 2017 Redfish Winner• Brandon Buckner & Mark Sepe Win $30,000 Top Prize • Micro-Power Pole was Key for Heavy Wind • Schooled Fish: In Sandbar/Grassbed Potholes • Scented Soft-Plastics and Topwater Baits Most Effective By Forrest Fisher The weather provided an extra challenge for competitive Redfish anglers as the 2017 Inshore Fish Association kicked off the Redfish ... Read More >>
  • Niagara USA Fishing Forecast

    March 3, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    • Report for March 2, 2017 Roller Coaster Weather in Niagara County, New York That rollercoaster weather ride continues, creating problems for area anglers. Warm temperatures into the 60s this week plunged into the 20s within 24 hours.  Mild temperatures into the 40s are in the forecast for the weekend. There has ... Read More >>
  • Women-On-Ice Have Fun, Catch Fish, Conquer Fear at Mille Lacs

    March 3, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    All Photo Credits ©Stonehouse Photo – Hannah Stonehouse Hudson • Women Fish Group Leads Way in Minnesota • Ice Fishing is Giant Thrill for Lady 1st Timers • Clam, McQuoid’s Inn, Vexilar – Key Sponsors By Forrest Fisher Let’s face it, walking on water is fun for everybody, especially first-time ice anglers and especially when ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York

    March 2, 2017
    stoadmin
    • Lake Ontario Tributaries Flowing • Ice is gone, Some Boats in Water Today is Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Its spring, which will be followed later this week by winter and then either next week or the week after by spring again. Word has it that the Welland Canal is due to open very ... Read More >>
  • IFA Redfish Tours Open Season at Punta Gorda, Florida

    March 2, 2017
    stoadmin
    The clear and warmer than usual waters off the southwest Florida coast at Laishley Park in Punta Gorda, will be the site this weekend where Redfish Anglers will gather to compete on March 3 (boats) and 4 (kayaks). Photo Credit: Hobie Fishing •  IFA 2017 Florida West Division events set for ... Read More >>
  • Border Collies vs. Tiger Poop

    February 28, 2017
    Jim Low
    Deer are well-nourished in many American yards, but a herding dog, such as a border collie, could be the solution if deer are damaging your landscape. Photo courtesy of MDC • Deer Problem: Deer Love Shrubs and Seedlings • Dogs Love to Chase Deer • Secret Fence and Dog Collar = Solution By Jim Low The ... Read More >>
  • Ice Fishing With Spoons – Part 4 of 4

    February 28, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    How to Fish Winter Spoons By Forrest Fisher Minnesota fishing guide Brad Hawthorne, an ICE FORCE pro, offers time-tested, fish-catching advice using several of the new spoon baits for fun fishing on the ice. Flash Champ Spoon Constructed of heavy-duty brass, the Flash Champ Spoon is designed to get down to the action quickly. ... Read More >>
  • Horton Wins the Big Cash Elite on Okeechobee

    February 27, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Lure: 4-inch Klone Crawsome Creature Bait Color: Black/Blue Swirl or Black/Red Copper Rod: 8-foot Duckett Flip Stick, Gary Klein Edition Reel: Lew’s Super Duty with 8.0:1 Retrieve Ratio Line: 50-pound Bass Pro Shops XPS braid By Forrest Fisher At fishing tournament competition events like the Bassmaster Elite Series, ordinary weekend fishing friends can choose to become ... Read More >>
  • Firearm Cleaning with Otis Ripcord

    February 24, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Breech to Muzzle One-Pass Firearm Cleaning Removes Entrapped Fouling Quickly  For Handguns, Rifles and Shotguns   By Forrest Fisher When I first used this creative new invention from Otis to clean one of my favorite firearms at a shooting club, I squinted down the fouled barrel to verify my 30-06 needed to be de-fouled.  ... Read More >>
  • Ice Fishing With Spoons – Part 3 of 4

    February 24, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    How to Use Winter Spoons Deadly Trick When Winter Fish get Finicky By Forrest Fisher Minnesota fishing guide Brad Hawthorne, an ICE FORCE pro offers his advice on several of the new spoon baits for fun fishing on the ice. Tumbler Spoon While the Tingler is a flutter-type spoon, the Tumbler is more of a ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York

    February 23, 2017
    stoadmin
    Lake Ontario Tributaries  Streams are Flowing, Some Boats in Water Today is Wednesday February 22, 2017. Above normal temperatures continue thru the rest of this week and well into next week. Yesterday there were small boats on Lake Ontario working the shoreline around the tributary discharges and from what I’m told, some brown trout ... Read More >>
  • Doing the Right Thing

    February 22, 2017
    Jim Low
    It’s seldom the easiest, but always the best course  Hunting Teal in the Morning Fog  When No One is Watching, There is Friendship, Kinship, Honesty By Jim Low My blood ran cold.  Moments earlier, Scott and I had been elated at doubling on a pair of dive-bombing teal.  Now, as my retriever returned with ... Read More >>
  • Ice Fishing With Spoons – Part 2 of 4

    February 22, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    When to Use Winter Spoons  Which Type Spoons to Use  By Forrest Fisher While this year on hard water has been hit or miss in many parts of the North Country, we still have ice in many areas, Minnesota fishing guide Brad Hawthorne, an ICE FORCE pro, shares advice on several of the ... Read More >>
  • Opening Day Trout Fishing is Just Ahead

    February 21, 2017
    stoadmin
    Fishing the Opener is Tradition Opening Day Fishing, About Making Memories  Memories With Friends Last for All Time  By Brent Frazee When Chet Snyder had a seizure in the winter of 2015, he had one pressing question for his doctor. “Can I go fishing two days from now?” Understand, this was no ordinary fishing trip.  Snyder ... Read More >>
  • Colorado Elk Herd in Crosshairs

    February 20, 2017
    stoadmin
    Wolves May Be Added to Colorado Landscape Elk Population Recovery in Question Wolf Population Management Control in Question By STOadmin MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is raising a word of warning about a “quiet” movement in Colorado seeking to place wolves on the landscape. It also has grave concerns about the tactics ... Read More >>
  • Niagara USA Fishing Forecast

    February 20, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    Report for Feb. 17, 2017 Free Fishing Weekend in NY Lower Niagara, Lake Ontario, Niagara County Trib’s  It’s a free fishing weekend Feb. 18-19 for anyone who wants to sample some fishing around the state.  It was designed to promote ice fishing, but you will be hard pressed to find some safe ice ... Read More >>
  • Looking for a Fishy Kayak?

    February 20, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    How to Choose, Many Makers Things to Consider, Tackle Storage Peddle or Paddle?  Sit or Stand? By Forrest Fisher There is a new wave of fishing access, waterway fun and outdoor adventure that is sweeping our young-minded nation.  The portability and capability of new kayak products are more popular and in greater demand every ... Read More >>
  • Nosler Bullets for Plinking

    February 17, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Slight Cosmetic Imperfections Bullets Meet Standards & Tolerances Midsouth Shooters Supply  By Forrest Fisher There is target ammo, self-defense ammo, hunting ammo, plinking ammo, commercial ammo and a few other categories of ammo, but when you understand ammo, the literal meaning of the ammo type is well defined. If you are a shooter that likes ... Read More >>
  • Ice Advice for Fishing with Spoons – Part 1 of 4

    February 17, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Visit with Brad Hawthorne – ICE FORCE Pro When, How, Why Spoons? What Line for Ice Spoons? By Forrest Fisher Some of the new lures on the ice-fishing market don’t exactly shake, rattle and roll, but they do have new names that remind me of that old Elvis song. “You’ll know in the first hour ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York

    February 16, 2017
    stoadmin
    Lake Ontario Tributaries  Not Much Ice Fishing! Today is Wednesday February 15, 2017. As quickly as the ice starts forming, the temperature rises above freezing and then it’s gone again.  The only good news about that is that we are just that much closer to spring and the start of lake fishing season. On ... Read More >>
  • Winter Trout – Another Kind of Madness!

    February 15, 2017
    Jim Low
    Trophy Trout, Trophy Memories Trophy Science and Management  Lilley’s Landing is Popular Spot for Annual Trout Trek By Jim Low In most of the United States, “March Madness” refers to basketball.  In Missouri, the term has a whole different meaning for trout anglers.  March 1 marks the opening of the regular fishing season at ... Read More >>
  • Boating Enthusiasts Lead Congressional Boating Caucus

    February 14, 2017
    stoadmin
    Recreational Boaters Benefit from Efforts Issues Include Everglades, Fisheries Management Reform   Boating Safety, Industry Standards By STOadmin WASHINGTON, DC- February 13, 2017: The Congressional Boating Caucus was formed in 1989 as an informal, bipartisan group of US Senators and Representatives to advocate for the interests of the recreational boating industry. Recreational boaters have ... Read More >>
  • Saltwater Fishing Secrets for Small Boat Fishing Fun

    February 13, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Light Rod, Reel and Line  Lightweight Homemade Jigs with Swim Tails Bass Tracker Aluminum Boat Modified for Saltwater Fishing By Forrest Fisher There’s one!  Fish On!  We all love those unmistakable words of time-tested happiness when we fish. There is appreciation, excitement and the reality of fun too – all at the same time, ... Read More >>
  • Niagara USA Fishing Forecast

    February 13, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    Report for Feb. 10, 2017 Contests Point To Methods and Places Lake Ontario, Lower Niagara, Trib’s  A great way to get a gauge on the local fishery is to follow the results of area fishing contests.  For example, the Niagara River Anglers Association held its annual Roger Tobey Memorial Steelhead Contest on the ... Read More >>
  • Possums – Odd and Ancient (Part 2 of 2)

    February 10, 2017
    Jill Easton
    Trappers Hate to Trap Possums  Possums Live Slow, Die Young   Possums Are Used for Alzheimer Studies By Jill J. Easton At two years old a possum is timeworn.  By their second birthday, a possum is starting to look and act like a codger.  Their fur loses whatever gloss and shine it once had, ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York

    February 9, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    Lake Ontario Tributaries – Melting Snows Today is Wednesday February 8, 2017. WINTER? The temperature roller coaster continues with temperatures in the 50’s today and then below freezing for the next two days. The good news is that all of the tributaries within Orleans County are at least partially open if not fully open. The ... Read More >>
  • Shed the Winter Blahs

    February 8, 2017
    Jim Low
      …by hunting antlers (Jim Low) I needed to get out of the house yesterday, so I took a brisk, 3-mile walk on trails at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Runge Nature Center in Jefferson City.  At one point, I spied half a dozen deer.  The three bucks were easy ... Read More >>
  • Born to Hunt Pheasants

    February 7, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Well-Trained Bird Dogs Timeless Moments with Old Friends   Tasty, Beautiful, Ringed-neck Pheasants One Surprising Modern-Day Youngster By Joe Forma The well-trained pointing Lab whirled into the red brush and a gorgeous Ringed-neck Pheasant clawed his way airborne.  The first of some 50 such flushes for my son, Andy Forma, of Penfield, New York, and ... Read More >>
  • Florida Scrub-Jays in Festival Spotlight

    February 7, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Stuart, FL Feb. 18, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Guided Walks, Exhibits, Swamp Band Hay Rides, Kids Activities, Entertainment and Food Posted by Forrest Fisher Come celebrate this songbird at the 8th annual Florida Scrub-Jay Festival on Saturday, Feb. 18, at Jonathan Dickinson State Park, about 12 miles south of Stuart ... Read More >>
  • Niagara USA Fishing Forecast

    February 4, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    For Feb. 3, 2017   Walleye to 11.5 pounds Caught This Week! Lake Ontario and Trib’s  Burt Dam and 18 Mile Creek is still the place to go in Niagara USA for tributary action. Conditions have been good and small jigs fished under a float and tipped with a wax worm is always ... Read More >>
  • Bucket List Trip: Rainy Lake

    February 4, 2017
    stoadmin
    CAMPFIRE ISLAND: Big Fish, Lots of Fish Delicious Food, Lots of Food Great Fishing Spots, Great Guides, Hot Lures  By Jamie Wilson As anglers we all have a list of lakes, rivers and streams that have the potential to satisfy our ultimate desire; to completely outdo ourselves. This past season (early June) I encountered ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York 

    February 2, 2017
    stoadmin
    Lake Ontario Trib’s – Browns/Steelies Today is Wednesday February 1, 2017. WELCOME TO WINTER Just when it seems like the weather is turning in favor of the ice fishermen; Mother Nature takes it back yet again. Colder weather stays with us thru part of the weekend, but then again goes above freezing for the ... Read More >>
  • Trophy Catch Florida – Pays Cash

    February 2, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Catch, Measure, Release Alive Contest Photo Required, Simple Rules  Bass Pro Card to Each Monthly Winner  Posted by Forrest Fisher “TrophyCatch” is introducing BONUS monthly prizes! The rules and prizes will vary each month and will be announced here on Facebook and on Instagram (@FishReelFlorida). February’s prize is $50 in Bass Pro Shops gift cards for ... Read More >>
  • FISH ON! NEW TRAPPER TACKLE HOOKS

    February 2, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Angler has New Advantage New Shape is Innovative, Patented New Shape Hook Design – Hard to Shake Free By Forrest Fisher Not until now, have I ever considered why fish are able to get off when I’m fishing with a giant hook and plastic worm.  They have the mechanical advantage to leverage the hook ... Read More >>
  • Fish On! New Trapper BoxTM Hooks

    February 2, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Angler has New Advantage New Shape is Innovative, Patented New Shape Hook Design – Hard to Shake Free By Forrest Fisher Not until now, have I ever considered why fish are able to get off when I’m fishing with a giant hook and plastic worm.  They have the mechanical advantage to leverage the hook ... Read More >>
  • Mountain Lions in Missouri

    February 1, 2017
    Jim Low
    Female Cat Noted in Shannon County Increasing Number of Reported Sightings    Ozarks May be Perfect Wilderness Nesting Area By Jim Low A famous author once said, “If you build it…”, you know the rest. Some of the brightest and darkest moments in conservation history have been the result of “unintended consequences.” The attempt to ... Read More >>
  • Flies in my Champagne!

    February 1, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
     Special People Deserve Special Moments New, Unbreakable Outdoor Drinkware Secret Dry Fly Hiding Places! By Forrest Fisher The day of fishing is done, your body tells you it’s time to rest and relax. The sun is setting and there is a perfect orange glow reflecting within those tiny bubbles hatching on the surface of ... Read More >>
  • FIRST TIME ICE FISHING with Kids

    February 1, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Keep It Simple Don’t Stay Too Long Bring Plenty to Eat and Drink By Forrest Fisher A few years back, when my 3-1/2 year-old grandson asked me to join him at his pre-school “show and tell”, I didn’t know how much fun that could be.  My little buddy talked about one of his favorite ... Read More >>
  • Finding a Florida Fishing Charter

    February 1, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    You Have 4 hours, You Want to Fish New “Find a Fishing Charter Service” What to Do, Where to Search, I Discovered www.Itrekkers.com By Forrest Fisher When you travel to Florida for vacation or business, you realize at some point – especially if you are a fisherman, that the deep blue sea is calling ... Read More >>
  • Niagara USA Fishing Forecast

    January 30, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    For Jan. 30, 2017 No Ice, Boaters Catching Browns, Steelies! Lake Ontario and Trib’s  It’s still a bit of a hit or miss in the creeks, but fish are being caught despite brown water in 18 Mile.  Burt Dam flow is 170 cfs at the end of this week and anglers are ... Read More >>
  • Bowhunting Woman of South Africa

    January 30, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Adventure, Conservation-Oriented, Sacred Moments Full Accommodations, Meals Included, Max Comfort Professional Hunter Guide is Part of Package Exciting, Relatively Low Cost By Forrest Fisher When Jack Coad and Anne O’Leary made a plan to hunt Africa, they planned the hunt of their lifetime.  They discovered that South Africa offered more than 30 species of animals ... Read More >>
  • RAGE Arrow Packages Now in KIT FORM

    January 27, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Pre-Cut to 29.5 inches SC-2 Blade, 100 Grains Advanced Shock Collar, Non-Fouling Design Posted by Forrest Fisher Folks don’t need to tell me personally about how effective the Rage broadheads are.  They have proven their value with me the last 7 years.  They are deadly effective. Rage, the number-one-selling mechanical broadhead on the market, now ... Read More >>
  • Florida Saltwater Fishing for Fun

    January 27, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Keep It Simple Live Bait Effective, Shrimp Works Everywhere   Be Prepared for Big Fish and Small Fish By Forrest Fisher For wintertime saltwater fishing, the fun begins in Florida with cooling waters as multiple species head inshore to spawn and to search for easy forage feeding opportunities.  With hundreds and thousands of northerly ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York

    January 26, 2017
    stoadmin
    Lake Ontario Trib’s – Browns/Steelies Today is Wednesday January 25, 2017. We are in the midst of another reprieve from old man winter, at least for another day or two. The smaller tributaries within Orleans County are at higher and muddier conditions.  This due to the warmer temperatures and rain/snow that we have ... Read More >>
  • Snook Season Reopens in Florida Atlantic Waters

    January 26, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Recreational Snook Season will Re-Open Feb. 1 Keeper Slot Limit: 28 – 32 Inches   Anglers Asked to Save Filleted Carcasses for FWC Posted by Forrest Fisher The recreational harvest season for snook reopens on Feb. 1 in Florida’s Atlantic coastal and inland waters (from the Miami-Dade/Monroe county line north), including Lake Okeechobee and ... Read More >>
  • Ban on Lead Fishing Tackle Issued

    January 26, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    New U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Policy  Non-Toxic Tackle Required by 2022 ASA Says Fishing Tackle Ban Blindsided Anglers Posted by Forrest Fisher On the day before President Obama left office, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued an edict to phase out the use of traditional fishing tackle on the hundreds of thousands ... Read More >>
  • Duck Ship of Fools

    January 25, 2017
    Jim Low
    Fog, Friends, Food, Fun – All About Duck Hunting Farms Ponds Frozen, Search Reservoirs for Quacker’s   Using Google Maps and Digital Reckoning By Jim Low Like a faithless lover, duck hunting is hard to give up on.  I, along with many other Missouri waterfowlers, wrote off the 2016-2017 duck season as a bad ... Read More >>
  • Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Delisting Delayed

    January 25, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Public Comments Cause Hold 100+ Grizzlies Killed for Human or Livestock Attack  Social Tolerance Levels Reached Goal is to remove 700 Bears Posted by Forrest Fisher The removal of 700 grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem from the protections of the Endangered Species Act has stalled after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife received more ... Read More >>
  • Brothers That Hunt Together – A Video Story

    January 24, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Lessons for Stalking Pronghorn Learn About Tracking, Harvest Enjoy Field Dressing Tactics, Savory Cooking Details By Forrest Fisher In this wonderful video from Ramp Media Outdoors, learn about the passion of how and why hunting brings two brothers together.  Despite their extremely busy lives, Matt McMorris and brother, Jeremy, share details about hunting and ... Read More >>
  • Elk or Venison Chili, Slow-Cooker

    January 23, 2017
    Fern Fisher
    By Fern Fisher   Heat oil in frying pan on medium heat, add onions, green pepper, add pinch salt, garlic, chili powder and cumin.  Cook until onions turn translucent and meat is brown (about 7-9 minutes). Occasionally stir with wooden spoon. Add cooked mix to crock pot, add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, beans, ... Read More >>
  • Effective, Low-Cost Ammo

    January 23, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Quality and Price Sets Tula Ammo Apart  Perfect for Training at the Range See Attached Video Link  By Forrest Fisher The Tula Cartridge Works, was founded way back in 1880 by Emperor Alexander II, that makes it one of the oldest and perhaps, most significant, producers of small-arms ammunition in the world today. Leveraging the ... Read More >>
  • Humminbird® Introduces New SOLIX™ Series

    January 23, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Exclusive Fish-Finder Technology Combinations Largest Viewing Screens in Industry Mapping, Imaging, Clarity   Posted by Forrest Fisher The biggest news in fish-finding sonar for 2017 is, quite literally, “big viewing.”  For decades, Humminbird has led the fishing world by putting new tools and innovations in the hands of anglers to help them find, and catch, ... Read More >>
  • Niagara USA Fishing Forecast

    January 20, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    For Jan. 20, 2017 Lake Ontario and Trib’s  It’s a bit of a mess in the creeks, but some fish are being caught – like the 21 pound, 2 ounce brown trout caught this week by Charles Young of North Tonawanda while fishing a jig in 18 Mile Creek near Burt Dam.  ... Read More >>
  • Florida Identifies Imperiled Species

    January 20, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Management Plan Rule Changes Are In Effect Florida Wildlife Conservation Charting Essential Course   57 Species Identified with New Status Posted by Forrest Fisher, Managing Editor The Imperiled Species Management Plan rule changes are now in effect, including changes in listing status for many species. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved ... Read More >>
  • Mister Twister® BUZZ Bug

    January 20, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Unique Retrieve Vibration Provides Effective “Victim Action” New Lure Draws Attention from Bass Pro’s  Posted by Forrest Fisher, Managing Editor There is a new Swim Craw BUZZing with action. Add the Mister Twister® BUZZ Bug to your bass fishing arsenal.  The new Mister Twister® 4″ BUZZ Bug is a versatile swim craw that provides ... Read More >>
  • Springfield Armory® Introduces Next Generation of Competitive Shooters

    January 19, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Young Girls May Dominate in Competition Learning About Quickness and Fun Posted by Forrest Fisher, managing editor What has bright-green, red or blue fingernails and can, on occasion, outdraw Team Springfield™ Captain Rob Leatham? That would be one of the Williams sisters – either Jalise (pronounced jay-lease) or Justine, depending on who’s faster ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York

    January 19, 2017
    stoadmin
    Lake Ontario Trib’s – Browns/Steelies Today is Wednesday January 18, 2017. The rain of the past day or so, and the milder temperatures, should again give good flows to all of the tributaries within Orleans County. Water clarity may diminish over the next day or two with the increased run-off, but all in ... Read More >>
  • Midwinter Flickers and Colorful Woodpeckers

    January 18, 2017
    Jim Low
    We Watch Wildlife and Learn About Nature Sunflower Seeds Bring Birds to You in Winter It’s a Great Year for the Birds! By Jim Low What do you suppose is the most popular wildlife-based activity in Missouri and nationwide? If you guessed deer hunting or bass fishing, you missed the mark.  The U.S. Fish ... Read More >>
  • Seaguar Expands Technique Specific Lines

    January 18, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    New Finesse Fluorocarbon is Soft, Strong New Line Also Offers Smaller Diameter with No Memory By Forrest Fisher One thing is for sure, technology and the fishing industry work hand in hand to help us anglers be more efficient when we can find the time to get out and fish.  Over the years, ... Read More >>
  • Ice Fishing Lures, Rattle & Hum

    January 17, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Proof of Noise Attraction for Trophy Fish Advice from a Biologist By Gord Pyzer Sometimes, all it takes is a little desperation to discover an effective new fishing tactic.  An outing last winter with my Saskatchewan buddies Jeff and Jason Matity offers a case in point.  Expert ice anglers, the brothers paid me ... Read More >>
  • Ice Fishing Lures, Rattle & Hum

    January 17, 2017
    Gord Pyzer
    Proof of Noise Attraction for Trophy Fish Advice from a Biologist By Gord Pyzer Sometimes, all it takes is a little desperation to discover an effective new fishing tactic.  An outing last winter with my Saskatchewan buddies Jeff and Jason Matity offers a case in point.  Expert ice anglers, the brothers paid me ... Read More >>
  • Possums – Odd and Ancient (Part 1 of 2)

    January 16, 2017
    Jill Easton
    Possums are Marsupial’s Possums Play Dead to Live Possums have More Teeth than Any Other Mammal By Jill J. Easton Possums are weird.  These 70-million-year-old survivors from the time of dinosaurs have none of the normal qualifications for survival.  They are slow and empty-headed, their main trick is to play dead.  Almost nothing will ... Read More >>
  • Western New York Fishing Forecast – Friday, January 13, 2017

    January 16, 2017
    stoadmin
    Lake Ontario, Niagara River, Outdoor Show  Lake Ontario and Trib’s  The recent weather rollercoaster has been tough on fishermen.  Many areas received a pile of rain this past week, creating higher flows in the streams, like 18-Mile Creek below Burt Dam and into the Harbor at Olcott.  The water was pushing 170 ... Read More >>
  • Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission – 75 Years of Success

    January 13, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Wildlife Conservation Areas Established  Fish, Wildlife and Public Access Expanded and Managed   Recreational Opportunities for All, Hunters and Anglers too By Forrest Fisher If you have ever travelled to Florida, it seems everywhere you go there are birds, fish, flowers and wildlife of all sorts.  It’s no accident.  In 2017, the Florida Fish ... Read More >>
  • Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission – 75 Years of Success

    January 13, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Wildlife Conservation Areas Established  Fish, Wildlife and Public Access Expanded and Managed   Recreational Opportunities for All, Hunters and Anglers too By Forrest Fisher If you have ever travelled to Florida, it seems everywhere you go there are birds, fish, flowers and wildlife of all sorts.  It’s no accident.  In 2017, the Florida Fish ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York

    January 12, 2017
    stoadmin
    Lake Ontario Tributaries – Browns/Steelies Today is Wednesday January 11, 2017. The up and down temperatures continue, with us being in the warmer temperature part of the swing for now. Rain of last night, and more rain and snow in the forecast should keep the water levels in all of the tributaries within ... Read More >>
  • (No) Duck, (No) Duck, Goose

    January 12, 2017
    Jim Low
    Abundant Honkers Offer Nice Compromise How to Find a Goose Pond   Tasting the Bounty, a Great Recipe By Jim Low I admire perseverance as much as the next guy, but at some point in a dismal duck season, a sensible person cuts his losses and finds something else to do.  If the alternative ... Read More >>
  • It’s Crappie Time on Minnesota Ice!

    January 10, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Go Small for Big Fish, Start with 1/100 oz Ratso Jigs Dress Warm, Get Into a Hut to Beat the Weather Talk to Others, Get Scoop Before Fishing When You Can By Forrest Fisher The super soft and ultra-slim finesse plastic body of a tiny Rasto jig, threaded on a precision lightweight jig head ... Read More >>
  • Trapping Coyote: The Process (Part 5)

    January 9, 2017
    Jill Easton
    Coyotes: 40 Pounds of Muscle that Can Bite Learn “Smart” to Trap Coyote Leg-Hold Traps Work Best By Jill J. Easton A grown coyote can be 40 pounds of muscle and mayhem, and they are one of the smartest animals in the woods.  Fasten your traps well and don’t ever assume that a cowering ... Read More >>
  • Florida Fishing – New Fishbrain App

    January 9, 2017
    stoadmin
    Anglers Can Help Monitor Fish Species Health 250,000 Anglers are Invited 15 Different Non-Native Fish To Be Logged By STOadmin The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) plans to crowdsource data on nonnative freshwater fish species in Florida by partnering with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and Fishbrain – the world’s ... Read More >>
  • Niagara USA Fishing Forecast for Jan. 5, 2017

    January 6, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo Get ready for the Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo Jan. 20-22, 2017, at the Conference and Event Center in Niagara Falls. Just today, the show announced that Bassmaster Pro Mark Menendez will be stopping by the Rapid Fishing Solutions booth Saturday and Sunday, as ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York

    January 5, 2017
    stoadmin
    Lake Ontario, Lake Alice, Erie Canal Today is Wednesday January 4, 2017. After a very mild start to 2017, winter begins again this week with temperatures in the 20’s for daytime highs. The rain of the past day or so should keep water levels on the tributaries within Orleans County at very fishable ... Read More >>
  • Braving It: Journey into the Alaskan Wild

    January 5, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    A Father and Daughter True Story of Adventure Bone-Chilling Cold, Grizzly Bears, Polar Bears, Inner Strength Guidebook for Conquering Fear as a Parent Alaska Arctic National Wildlife Refuge By Forrest Fisher Adventure above the view of our modern Western culture is not traditional.  When James Campbell and his teenage daughter, Aiden, set off to visit ... Read More >>
  • Ugly Ducking: Hunting Show or Hunting Porn?

    January 4, 2017
    Jim Low
    New Shotshells DO Shoot Farther and Kill – BE CAREFUL Hunt for the Camaraderie, the Excitement, the Deep Spiritual Meaning By Jim Low I don’t ordinarily watch hunting shows on television, but the Hunt Channel caught me in a weak moment.  I’m still coming to terms with the fact that my 2016 duck ... Read More >>
  • Parents Talking With Their Kids about Gun Safety

    January 4, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    What to Say What to Do By Forrest Fisher Kids are curious.  They are smart too.  They see guns on TV, in stores, at a friend’s house, and maybe at many other places.  How can they know about gun safety if parents never have a conversation about their fundamental well-being if they ... Read More >>
  • Campfire Island: Fishing, Food, Comfort

    January 4, 2017
    stoadmin
    Pack to Fish Be Ready to Eat! Bring a Passport, Camera, Fishing License By Dale Black I love fishing any chance I get, and to fish locations that I have never been to, I always look forward to that.  I received an invitation to fish Rainy Lake and stay at Campfire Island this past ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York

    January 2, 2017
    stoadmin
    Lake Ontario, Lake Alice, Erie Canal Fishing Report for Day Ending December 28, 2016. With daytime temperatures above freezing for most of next week, conditions should remain good for stream fishing throughout all of the tributaries within Orleans County. Unfortunately this means that the ice fishermen will have to wait a little longer ... Read More >>
  • How to Protect your Property from Coyotes

    January 2, 2017
    Jill Easton
    Coyote Male-Female Pairs Bond for Life Cold, Gray-Green Eyes Glow Yellow at Night Coyotes are Smart and Fast, Can Run 30 mph By Jill J. Easton Coyote Migrations Originally these canines lived only in the northern and western United States.  s the plains were settled and farmed, they gradually moved across the country following civilization, ... Read More >>
  • Winter Stream Fishing in Western New York

    January 2, 2017
    Bill Hilts
    Lake Ontario and Trib’s  There is some fishing going on in area tributaries with water flow.  Greg Schloerb of Amherst shared some information he garnered first hand from Burt Dam and 18 Mile Creek in the Town of Newfane.  Water was low and clear, making fishing difficult, but he did manage ... Read More >>
  • Western New York Fishing Forecast – Friday, December 23, 2016

    December 23, 2016
    stoadmin
    Lake Ontario, Niagara River  Lake Ontario and Trib’s  The first day of winter is here and things are actually warming up a bit – into the 30’s all week; the 40’s after Christmas.  The big news this week was the formation of up to five inches of ice in the back bay ... Read More >>
  • The Two Most Asked Questions in the World

    December 22, 2016
    David Gray
    Is There Really a Big-Foot?  What Does Santa Do After Christmas?    Campfire Island By David Gray Our good fortune last year allowed us to dig deeply into the Santa mystery.  Arriving at Campfire Island Lodge on Rainy Lake, Ontario, we did get to meet the man. We are pleased to report that Santa not ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York

    December 22, 2016
    stoadmin
    Lake Ontario, Lake Alice, Erie Canal Today is Wednesday December 21, 2016. Welcome to the first day of winter! The colder than normal temperatures over the last week or so have started forming ice on portions of Lake Alice, but don’t break out the ice fishing gear quiet yet.  Warming temperatures for the ... Read More >>
  • Sage Grouse Chicks – How & Why of Tagging (Part 3 of 3)

    December 22, 2016
    stoadmin
    Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI) Program  50-80 Chicks Tagged Each Year Chicks and Mother Hen Monitored for Health 1,450 Ranches Enrolled, Conserved 5.5 million Acres   By Brianna Randall, Sage Grouse Initiative Saving sage grouse saves more than 350 other species, including plants, insects and a host of wildlife.  The Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI) is a partnership ... Read More >>
  • Dogs, Rabbits and Smith & Wesson

    December 21, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Labs, Beagles & Bassets    Secret, Succulent Rabbit Recipe  By Jim Low My friend Dave Urich has hunted rabbits behind beagles since childhood.  He has always loved the music of baying hounds, but he doesn’t enjoy racing to rescue freshly shot bunnies from a pack of crazed canines.  He has never succeeded in ... Read More >>
  • Dogs, Rabbits and Smith & Wesson

    December 21, 2016
    Jim Low
    Labs, Beagles & Bassets    Secret, Succulent Rabbit Recipe  By Jim Low My friend Dave Urich has hunted rabbits behind beagles since childhood.  He has always loved the music of baying hounds, but he doesn’t enjoy racing to rescue freshly shot bunnies from a pack of crazed canines.  He has never succeeded in ... Read More >>
  • Habitat Protected Near Mount St. Helens

    December 21, 2016
    stoadmin
    Hunting is Conservation 1,453 Acres of Habitat Protected   Coordinated by Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation By STOadmin The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and its conservation partners permanently protected and opened access to 1,453 acres of wildlife and riparian habitat in southwest Washington. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation worked with Merrill Lake Properties LLC and the ... Read More >>
  • Wireless Earbuds for Active Outdoorsmen

    December 20, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
     Sound Connection for Tournament Anglers, Hunters, Outdoorsmen By Forrest Fisher You’re in your ground blind, you’re up 25 feet in your climbing tree stand, you’re kayaking in south Florida – you’re an active outdoors person. Wherever you are, you know you might be watching the football game with your buddies, but you realize ... Read More >>
  • Coyote are Killers – both Good and Bad

    December 20, 2016
    Jill Easton
    Coyotes are Adaptable Coyotes are Omnivores – they eat Animals and Plants Coyote Screams are Scary  How to Protect your Property from Coyotes By Jill J. Easton The banshee keening crescendo turned into high pitched screams.  The cacophony made our visitors from New Orleans run to lock the doors and draw the blinds.  The sounds ... Read More >>
  • Ice Fishing – Sonar selection

    December 19, 2016
    Gord Pyzer
    Flashers vs Graphs Find the Right Unit for the Job By Gord Pyzer After the bare necessities of rod, reel, line and tackle, a sonar unit is your single-most important piece of ice-fishing equipment. I’ve been almost two hours down the road, on an early morning crappie adventure, when I’ve turned around and ... Read More >>
  • Barracuda Fishery-New Size Limits in South Florida

    December 19, 2016
    stoadmin
    Effective January 1, 2017 Slot Limit of 15 to 36 inches Fork Length Allows One Fish Harvest over 36 inches per Boat   No Closed Season By STOadmin Starting Jan. 1, new recreational and commercial size limits for barracuda will be effective in Florida State waters and federal waters off Collier, Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm ... Read More >>
  • Western New York Fishing Forecast – Friday, December 16, 2016

    December 16, 2016
    stoadmin
    Lake Ontario, Niagara River  Lake Ontario and Trib’s  The only option in Niagara USA right now is 18-Mile Creek and Burt Dam in the Town of Newfane.  Both salmon and trout are available in the creek, with Coho salmon replacing King salmon in the fresh run department.  Egg sacs or egg imitations are ... Read More >>
  • Smith & Wesson Shield Pistol – Tritium Night Sight

    December 16, 2016
    stoadmin
    Enhances Low Light Target Acquisition Handgun Weighs just 19 Ounces By STOadmin Smith & Wesson Corp. is now offering versions of its popular M&P Shield pistol in both 9mm and .40 S&W with front and rear tritium night sights.  Whether deployed as a backup sidearm for police personnel, a deep concealment pistol for ... Read More >>
  • Crossbow Hunting – Sweeping the Nation

    December 16, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    What You Need to Know – Which Bow for You? Bolt Selection Factors, Hunting Tactics   Shooting for Fun By Forrest Fisher If you like to hit the bullseye on your target, you like to shoot arrows, except you’re getting older and you’re having problems drawing your compound bow, you might be like quite ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York

    December 15, 2016
    stoadmin
    Lake Ontario, Lake Alice, Erie Canal Today is Wednesday December 14, 2016. WINTER IS CLOSE!! The first day of winter isn’t until December 21st, but by the end of this week, we will have wind chill factors well below zero.  Lake Erie snow on Thursday and then Lake Ontario snow on Friday are ... Read More >>
  • Sage Grouse Chicks – How & Why of Tagging (Part 2 of 3)

    December 15, 2016
    stoadmin
    Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI) Program  Hen Nesting Can Recur Telemetry Device is Harmless to Chicks Time of Day is Critical for Tagging Success By Brianna Randall, Sage Grouse Initiative Saving sage grouse saves more than 350 other species, including plants, insects and a host of wildlife.  The Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI) is a partnership of ... Read More >>
  • Short Corn, the Silver Bullet for Duck Hunters?

    December 14, 2016
    Jim Low
    Missouri Harvests Reported Low  Location, Location, Location…Short Corn Weather Factors are Key By Jim Low Last week I attended a meeting of the Conservation Federation’s board of directors, a group that includes quite a few duck hunters.  While we were waiting for the meeting to start, we convened a neoprene caucus to compare notes ... Read More >>
  • Florida Duck & Dove Hunting

    December 14, 2016
    stoadmin
    Things to Know – Florida FWC Rules Licenses, Seasons, Bag Limits What You Can and Cannot Do By Tony Young There’s a chill in the Florida air, and soon children will be out of school on winter break. During the holidays, I encourage you to take time off from work and spend some quality ... Read More >>
  • Gamma – What? Gamma – Who?

    December 14, 2016
    David Gray
    Better Fishing Line through SCIENCE Increased Angler Touch and Feel Affordable High Performance  By David Gray When your fishing has spanned three or more decades plus, you have likely: Learned a lot Tried a bunch of different brands Seen a lot of lofty marketing claims about fishing product. So when I heard the name Gamma fishing line, my ... Read More >>
  • Trapping Tales to Learn From – Part 3

    December 13, 2016
    Jill Easton
    Catching Raccoons Cute, Dangerous, Carries Many Diseases #1 Eater of Ground Nesting Birds (Turkey, etc.) Consider Calling a Licensed Professional By Jill J Easton Don’t let that cute mask, button eyes and cute stripped tail fool you.  Far too often, having raccoons for neighbors can become a terrible nuisance.   These animals are smart and ... Read More >>
  • Hobie Fishing World Championship

    December 12, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Mike Iaconelli says, “Kayak fishing takes more Strategy” 17 Countries in Competition Steve Lessard of USA is Winner Fishing Site: Lafourche Parish, Louisiana By Forrest Fisher Recreational kayak use and fishing from kayaks has skyrocketed and grown to new heights in the past few years.  Anglers from all over the world now compete in numerous ... Read More >>
  • E-Z Can-Cooker Venison Soup

    December 9, 2016
    Fern Fisher
    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 ... Read More >>
  • Winter Fishing – Trout, Steelhead, Bass

    December 9, 2016
    stoadmin
    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, ... Read More >>
  • Sage Grouse Chicks – How & Why of Tagging (Part 1 of 3)

    December 8, 2016
    stoadmin
    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 ... Read More >>
  • Jim Zumbo – A Legend for All Time

    December 8, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    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 ... Read More >>
  • Survive Big Fish at Campfire Island

    December 8, 2016
    David Gray
    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.”   ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York

    December 7, 2016
    stoadmin
    Lake Ontario, Lake Alice, Erie Canal Today is Wednesday December 7, 2016. WINTER IS CLOSE!! Colder weather is finally upon us, but not cold enough to start producing solid water.  Wet snow and rain is in the forecast for the rest of this week and into the weekend.  Could it be that winter ... Read More >>
  • Living with Black Bears in Florida

    December 6, 2016
    stoadmin
    New Videos Help Folks Understand Bears Black Bear Management By STOadmin As part of a continuing effort to reduce conflicts with bears, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is releasing two new videos in the “Living with Florida Black Bears” series, designed to educate the public about how to safely coexist ... Read More >>
  • My Son’s First Archery Hunt

    December 6, 2016
    stoadmin
    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 ... Read More >>
  • Modern Ice Lines Help Everyone Catch Fish

    December 6, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Sufix Elite and Ice Magic Limber, Ice Free, Small Diameter Multi-color Choices By Forrest Fisher For many of us, we’ve been waiting for a very long time to get on the hard water.  With a chilly polar blast in the forecast for next week, that time is near.  Get the gear ready. Start with the ... Read More >>
  • Hunting Treestand Recall

    December 5, 2016
    stoadmin
    Summit Climbing Stand – Model: Explorer SD (Closed Front) Possible Fall HAZARD Details: Summit Treestands LLC, Recalls Explorer SD Closed Front Climbing Stands Due to Fall Hazard Recall Summary Name of Product:  Summit Treestands, LLC 2016 Model Year Explorer SD Closed Front Climbing Stands. Hazard: Weld may break during use leading to potential fall hazard.  Remedy: ... Read More >>
  • Trapping – Part 2 in a Series

    December 5, 2016
    Jill Easton
    The Hog Epidemic is Here Now! Invasive Species, Out of Control Existing Wildlife Threatened – Forage Issue One SOW Yields 200 newborns in One year! By Jill J. Easton For landowners in an ever-increasing area of the country, hogs are a horribly expensive pest.  Their rooting makes land untillable, requiring thousands of dollars in leveling ... Read More >>
  • Western New York Fishing Forecast – Thursday, December 1, 2016

    December 2, 2016
    stoadmin
    Lake Ontario, Niagara River Lower Niagara River   More steelhead are starting to show up every day!  Devil’s Hole is the best spot for your best chance at a steelie, but Artpark is producing a few, too. Eggs or egg imitations in yellow, pink or chartreuse are all good colors to try. ... Read More >>
  • What Can Men Learn from Lady Hunters?

    December 2, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    More Than a Sunrise Greeting! Sacred Skills for Focus  Natural “Learn How”   By Forrest Fisher For learning new things about something that men are typically very good at, like hunting – when the outdoor ladies commit, they are ALL IN.  Especially when they want to be involved in ALL of the sport: aiming, shooting, ... Read More >>
  • .40 Caliber S&W Packaging Mix

    December 1, 2016
    stoadmin
    FEDERAL/Champion Ammo Immediate Action Required WARNING APPLIES ONLY to LOTS A27T3 and A27T4 By STOadmin Federal Cartridge Company has identified (2) lots of Federal Champion ammunition with boxes labeled 40 S&W that may contain 9mm ammunition.  If you have 40 S&W 50-round box with Lot Number A27T3 or A27T4, DO NOT USE. Use of 9mm ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York

    December 1, 2016
    stoadmin
    Lake Ontario, Lake Alice, Erie Canal Today is Wednesday November 30, 2016. It looks like today will be the end of the above normal temperatures for a long time.  Rain mixed with snow is in the forecast for the rest of the week and into next week. They are finally dewatering the Erie ... Read More >>
  • Extraordinary Friends Help Keep Hunters Young

    November 30, 2016
    stoadmin
    Shoot When Your Target is in Range Respect for Opening Day  Can Deer See Colors? By Joe Forma Editor Note: This is a touching story of a Dad’s exciting e-message to his son, sharing the fun he found hunting with a friend and his family on one special opening day of big game firearms ... Read More >>
  • Deer Hunting with Friends is Tradition

    November 30, 2016
    Jim Low
    Missouri Deer Magic Mentoring – Builds Character, Humility  Camaraderie, Friendship, Fun   Organic Meat for the Freezer By Jim Low One of the things I love about deer hunting in Missouri is its democratic nature.  With 2.5 million acres of public hunting land managed by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the USDA Forest ... Read More >>
  • Free Florida Fishing Clinic for Women Anglers

    November 29, 2016
    stoadmin
    Anastasia State Park, St. Augustine, Florida Bring a License December 3, 2016 By STOadmin The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting a Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic in St. Augustine on Dec. 3.  The free, day-long clinic will run from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Anastasia State Park, 1340-A A1A ... Read More >>
  • Outdoor Pictures – Hunting With a Camera

    November 29, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    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 ... Read More >>
  • Western New York Fishing Forecast, Friday, November 25, 2016

    November 28, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Lake Ontario, Niagara River Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving Day celebration!  With the long weekend, many people are out there hunting and fishing.  Hope you can find the time to enjoy it with family and friends.  As the days tick away, remember that November 30th is the final day for ... Read More >>
  • Trappers and Wildlife – in Trouble

    November 28, 2016
    stoadmin
    Understanding Trapping, a Series – PART 1 Predators and Prey Community Safety Trapper Heritage Dwindling  By Jill J Easton The sad truth is that just like hungry hunters the world over, wild predators like eggs. Ground nesting birds – quail, pheasants, grouse, turkeys – and their eggs,  are extremely vulnerable until a few weeks after ... Read More >>
  • Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) – Part 2

    November 25, 2016
    Jim Low
    Arkansas and Missouri News Fenced Enclosure Deer add to Cause Spread by Infected Proteins called Prions Eradication Not Possible  Healthy Deer Could Become RARE By Jim Low I hate to think about how the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD) will change the rich deer hunting tradition of Missouri.  This month’s issue of Arkansas Wildlife, published ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York

    November 24, 2016
    stoadmin
    Lake Ontario, Lake Alice, Erie Canal Today is Wednesday November 23, 2016. Rain or snow is in the forecast for each day the rest of this week, but it may not be much.  The forecast for next week seems to be clearer with moderate temperatures. Fresh Brown trout and Steelhead seem to be ... Read More >>
  • The Great Divine

    November 24, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    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 ... Read More >>
  • Targeting Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)

    November 23, 2016
    Jim Low
    Learn What It Is, What It Means By Jim Low Last weekend, Missouri hunters brought 19,200 deer to 75 stations set up by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) to gather tissue samples to be tested for chronic wasting disease (CWD).  It was a huge effort that involved approximately 1,200 MDC employees ... Read More >>
  • Italian Venison Sandwiches

    November 22, 2016
    Dan Stefanich
    Easy, Done, Delicious! By Dan Stefanich This is a no-brainer. Mix some of your favorite beer with dry Italian seasoning mix. Pour that into a crock pot with your venison. Slow cook until you can shred the meat, throw in a handful of pepperoncini’s, cook a little longer then serve on a bun ... Read More >>
  • Female Panther-North of Caloosahatchee River

    November 21, 2016
    stoadmin
    -Panther Conservation Program  -Southwest Florida Sightings -Species Recovery Enhanced Now By STOadmin/Florida FWC The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Panther Team has collected strong evidence a female Florida panther has finally crossed the Caloosahatchee River in southwest Florida. Currently, the only known breeding population of panthers is south of the Caloosahatchee River. This ... Read More >>
  • HOT Panfish Lure for All Seasons

    November 21, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    -Effortless Flash and Vibration -Thin-Wire Hook, Power-Gap (More hookups) -Sizes: 1/16 oz and 1/8 oz, Pre-Rigged TriggerX® Curl Tail Body  –Long, Micro-Thin Tail Swims with a Light and Subtle Vibration -NOT ORDINARY By Forrest Fisher Guys that know me know I don’t mess around with praise for no good reason, so be aware- this lure deserves ... Read More >>
  • American Outdoor Sportsman of the Year

    November 21, 2016
    stoadmin
    Lisa Mcdowell Snuggs  Legends of the Outdoors Hall of Fame By Jill J Easton Lisa McDowell Snuggs was chosen as the 2016 American Outdoor Sportsman of the Year by Legends of the Outdoors Hall of Fame.  She was picked for her dedication in helping outdoor communicators – which she does 365 days a ... Read More >>
  • Formula for Daily-Double Deer Success

    November 18, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Friends, Food Plots, Trail Cams are Key Keep it Simple Archery Strategy  Share Knowledge – Think with Confidence By Forrest Fisher Is there anything better that sharing a day in the archery woods with great friends and coming away with two very healthy 8-point bucks?  Tough to beat. That’s how it was for Ryan Van ... Read More >>
  • Western New York Fishing Forecast, Thursday, November 17, 2016

    November 18, 2016
    stoadmin
    Lake Ontario, Niagara River Big game firearm season in New York State is just around the corner, opening on Nov. 19.  If you don’t hunt, this is the perfect time to wet a line and chase some fish since fishing pressure will ultimately be down across the board. Lake Ontario and Trib’s The ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York

    November 17, 2016
    stoadmin
    Lake Ontario, Lake Alice, Erie Canal Today is Wednesday November 16, 2016. The weather rollercoaster will be very wild this week with temperatures possibly setting a new high on Friday and then the possibility of snow by Sunday.  I wonder what else Mother Nature can throw into the mix? Fishing on the tributaries ... Read More >>
  • Lure Fishing Made Simple

    November 17, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    How-To, Where-To, When-To Size, Color, Action   Develop Target Logic for Success By Forrest Fisher It’s hard to impress me about new fishing products, I’m an old guy who has seen quite a bit and likes to hang on to his wallet.  BUT, I was dutifully impressed by LiveTarget Lures about one year ago ... Read More >>
  • Green Timber Duck Hunting

    November 16, 2016
    Jim Low
    -Fun, Tasty Harvest, Little Gear Needed By Jim Low One of the things I miss from time that I have spent in Arkansas is green-timber duck hunting.  Missouri once had a considerable cypress-tupelo swamp in the southeastern corner of the state, but precious little of that is left.  What remains is a ... Read More >>
  • New York Big Game Hunting Firearms Season for Southern Zone Begins November 19

    November 16, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    -Hunters encouraged to pass on young bucks By Forrest Fisher In the highly sportsmen populated southern zone sector of the Empire State, hunters have been waiting all year for the 3-week long big game firearms hunting season. Wait no longer, it will open this Saturday, November 19, at sunrise. Despite an unusually balmy ... Read More >>
  • Hunting in Florida

    November 15, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    -License is Required -Small Game, Wild Turkey, Boars, Bears, Deer and more -November is Key Month By Forrest Fisher If you’re packing your snowbird bags already and are planning ahead to hunt in Florida this year, November in Florida is an awesome month to head for the woods.  You have the option to hunt ... Read More >>
  • Bullets To Improve Accuracy

    November 14, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    -For Hunters That Reload  -High Performance by Design -Free DVD By Forrest Fisher Rifle shooters preparing for opening day of big game firearm seasons all around the country always take the time to verify their firearms are shooting accurately at a gun range. Shooters using stable firearm platforms test their loads and if the resulting ... Read More >>
  • Deer Hunting, the Rut, Common Scents

    November 14, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    -Super Moon Last Night: Rut Happens in 6-10 days -Use an Effective Scent  -Keep a Grunt Call and Bleat Call Handy By Forrest Fisher All year long, hunters talk with each other about their great experiences in the woods, especially with observing whitetail deer. During the peak of the rut, observing deer is the ... Read More >>
  • Western New York Fishing Forecast, Thursday, November 10, 2016

    November 11, 2016
    stoadmin
    Lake Ontario, Niagara River Lake Ontario and Trib’s With high winds in the forecast today, you might be better off waiting to cast a lure.  DEC reminds us that tomorrow, Nov. 11 – Veterans Day – is a free fishing day for any veteran out there that wants to dunk a worm ... Read More >>
  • Keep Warm, Hunt Longer, Harvest Bigger

    November 11, 2016
    Matt McMorris
    -Avoid Sending the “Squirm Message” -Simplify On-Stand Longevity -New Technology is Key By Matt McMorris As the sun begins to set on another November hunt, I feel myself squirming with discomfort.  The cold has begun to nip at my fingers, creep into my toes and then move throughout my body, making what was supposed ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York

    November 10, 2016
    stoadmin
    Lake Ontario, Lake Alice, Erie Canal Today is Wednesday November 9, 2016. More seasonable temperatures with off and on again rain throughout the next few days should keep fishing conditions in great shape. There are a good number of salmon throughout all the tributaries within Orleans County, including a fair number of Atlantic ... Read More >>
  • Just Doodling, Timber-Doodling

    November 9, 2016
    Jim Low
    -Woodcock Hunting is a Challenge -Flushes, Shots, Missouri Fun By Jim Low It isn’t my favorite game bird – that would be the wild turkey.  Nor is it the most delicious I’ve ever eaten – that would the rock ptarmigan.  But for a wingshooting challenge, my hands-down favorite is the American woodcock.  If ... Read More >>
  • Crossbow for Big Game

    November 8, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Easy, Fun, Less Training Time By Forrest Fisher It took 30 years of haggling with legislators and blocked laws in a confused legal system that New York is famous for, not to mention high taxes, but the good usually does win over time, and so it is in New York today.  Crossbow ... Read More >>
  • Revealed: Kevin VanDam’s Secret Fall Smallmouth Bass Technique

    November 4, 2016
    Gord Pyzer
    -Spinnerbaits for Autumn -Blade Choices and Retrieve Secrets By Gord Pyzer Selecting a spinnerbait with the right size, shape and color of blades is also key.  Wide-cupped Colorado blades grab too much water, as do intermediate-width Indiana- and French-style blades, slowing down the speed at which you can wind in the lure. Instead, ... Read More >>
  • Western New York Fishing Forecast, Thursday, November 3, 2016

    November 4, 2016
    stoadmin
    Lake Ontario, Niagara River Lake Ontario and Trib’s The big news locally was the announcement yesterday that three poachers – we can’t call them fishermen – took two enforcement agencies on a wild fish chase around the Burt Dam area of 18 Mile Creek. They were finally caught and brought to justice. ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York

    November 3, 2016
    stoadmin
    Lake Ontario, Lake Alice, Erie Canal Today is Wednesday November 2, 2016. Temperatures over the next week should be in the higher than normal range for this time of year.  Rain in the forecast for today and tomorrow may not be significant enough to make any great change in water flows in ... Read More >>
  • Destination for Fishing Adventure – the Lower Niagara River

    November 2, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    – 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 ... Read More >>
  • Going to Ground – All about Hunting Blinds

    November 2, 2016
    Jim Low
    –Ground Blinds offer Advantages of Comfort and Safety -Low cost, Protection from Weather  By Jim Low A while back, a friend invited me to hunt deer on his property.  When I asked if he had a tree stand I could hunt from, or if I needed to bring my own, he said he ... Read More >>
  • Successful Deer Hunting-How to Hunt

    November 1, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    -Learn Science and Skills to Hunt -New 267 Page e-Book -Written by QDMA Field Experts By Forrest Fisher There may not be an organization in the outdoors that has done more to allow hunter folks to learn about how they behave and what to do about becoming a more effective hunter than the Quality ... Read More >>
  • Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge

    October 31, 2016
    stoadmin
    -New Refuge: Conserving Key Habitat in the Northeast -Provide Food and Shelter for Rabbits, Woodcock, Ruffed Grouse, Monarch Butterflies, Box Turtles, much more BY STOadmin Following an extensive public process, and with overwhelming public support, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has finalized the creation of Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge, dedicated to ... Read More >>
  • Inspiring Musky Wisdom

    October 31, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    -Niagara Musky Association – Catch & Release -Musky Lures, Secret Musky Logic -One Musky Champion: Captain Larry Jones By Forrest Fisher When I was just a little boy in the 1950’s, I would read the Breem’s Forrest outdoor column in the Buffalo Courier Express (New York), noting that “musky fishermen from Chet Bowman’s livery ... Read More >>
  • Catch a Florida Memory!

    October 28, 2016
    stoadmin
    -For Saltwater Anglers -New Fun Awards/Recognition Program -From Florida Fish & Wildlife By STOadmin The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) challenges you to “Catch a Florida Memory” and participate in any of three fun and exciting Saltwater Angler Recognition programs. “Any angler knows saltwater fishing is a fun, challenging and rewarding sport, but ... Read More >>
  • Western New York Fishing Forecast, Wednesday, October 26, 2016

    October 28, 2016
    stoadmin
    Lake Ontario, Niagara River Lake Ontario and Trib’s Action in the tributaries picked up considerably with the recent rains last week.  More rain is expected this week so that run of fish should remain consistent.  At Burt Dam, there are good numbers of fish and fishermen.  Go during the week (if you ... Read More >>
  • False Rut – Always between Fridays & Mondays!

    October 28, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    -Early Season Deer Hunting  -Scent and Scrape Control -Understanding Moon Phase  By Forrest Fisher At this time of year, sportsmen that live to hunt deer with a bow crave the sweet dreams of active outdoor weekends.  For archery hunters, every weekend is a hopeful time for finding the deer in their reproductive rut and ... Read More >>
  • False Rut – Always between Fridays & Mondays!

    October 28, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    -Early Season Deer Hunting  -Scent and Scrape Control -Understanding Moon Phase  By Forrest Fisher At this time of year, sportsmen that live to hunt deer with a bow crave the sweet dreams of active outdoor weekends.  For archery hunters, every weekend is a hopeful time for finding the deer in their reproductive rut and ... Read More >>
  • Screen Tent for Winter Beach Protection

    October 27, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    -CLAM 1660 Mag Screen Tent -Big, Safe, Light, Portable, Inexpensive -SPF-50 and UV Protection By Forrest Fisher Ever noticed that it seems to take an outdoorsman or an outdoor group to come up with the best of the best ideas for outdoor use?  It’s so true. That’s why one of the Screen Tents (Quick-Set Escape ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York

    October 27, 2016
    stoadmin
    Lake Ontario, Lake Alice, Erie Canal Today is Wednesday October 26, 2016. The rain and wind of the past week didn’t stop the 57 entrants in the Archer’s Club Catch and Release Derby from enjoying a great time, great food, great friendships and some fantastic fishing. The surprise was the number of Atlantic ... Read More >>
  • Teeing Off for Bass

    October 27, 2016
    stoadmin
    -Lake of the Ozarks and Old Kinderhook Golf Course COMBO -Meet Dion Hibdon and many other Pro Bass Anglers -Affordable Tickets for Meet & Greet/Banquet, Open to Public By Brent Frazee So, what do bass fishing and golf have in common? Not a lot if you’re Dion Hibdon, a nationally known pro bass fisherman.  Except ... Read More >>
  • Asian Carp Blitz in Kentucky

    October 26, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    -November 8-10, 2016 -Goal: Asian Carp Population Survey -Benefit: Collected Fish Sold to Fish Processors By Forrest Fisher If you have ever fished Kentucky Lake or Barkley Lake for bass or crappie, especially in a tournament, you might have some idea about the size of the Asian Carp population there, but it’s just an ... Read More >>
  • Crossbow Deer

    October 25, 2016
    Jim Low
    -Boundless Potential -Youth Replenished for Aging Hunters By Jim Low Only 7 a.m., and my mind already wandered.  The temperature was in the low 40s, not bad for bowhunting in early October.  I was excited about being in my favorite tree stand, 20 yards from the intersection of two deer trails, a creek ... Read More >>
  • Western New York Fishing Forecast for Monday, October 24, 2016

    October 24, 2016
    stoadmin
    Lake Ontario, Niagara River  Lake Ontario and Trib’s  It’s raining out as this report is being written.  Could this be the rain that triggers a more substantial run in 18-Mile Creek and some of the other tributaries?  We certainly hope so! Salmon and trout are being reported in 18 Mile Creek despite ... Read More >>
  • Hunting is an Extraordinary Experience

    October 24, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    -Real-Life Close Encounters  -Tradition and Wisdom = Proven Advice -Building Steady Nerves By Forrest Fisher Big bucks and big doe’s too, are at home in thick mature forests.  On very windy days where gusts are creeping up to 35-40 mph and more, look for sunken creek beds in gorged out valleys to find the ... Read More >>
  • New Charlotte Harbor Oyster Reef is Flourishing

    October 21, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    -Nature Conservancy of Florida -Conservation Restoration Efforts Working By Forrest Fisher / Nature Conservancy of Florida Oyster Reefs provide life-sustaining habitat for fish and wildlife, and improve water quality.  The Nature Conservancy in Florida is committed to restoring oyster reef habitat in coastal areas throughout the Gulf of Mexico, the Charlotte Harbor Estuary ... Read More >>
  • Hunters Donate 11 Million Venison Meals

    October 21, 2016
    stoadmin
    -Food banks and individuals are thankful for hunter generosity -Hunters Help Communities across America in Many Ways By STOadmin When you’re passing the turkey and stuffing around the Thanksgiving dinner table, here’s a story to tell–one that would not be possible without the thoughtfulness and generosity of hunters. A new study commissioned by the ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York

    October 20, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Lake Ontario, Lake Alice, Erie Canal Today is Wednesday, October 19, 2016. I thought that this was supposed to be fall, but with the temperatures in the 70’s, I guess Mother Nature is up to one of her tricks again.  The rain that we received last night wasn’t enough to make any ... Read More >>
  • Last Chance for Missouri Parks, Soil and Water

    October 19, 2016
    Jim Low
    -Don’t let disgust with politics rob you and your children of productive soil, healthy water and outdoor fun  -Support the low cost tax By Jim Low With Election Day looming, it’s time to revisit a topic covered on this page in recent months.  Don’t panic! This isn’t about Trump or Clinton.  It’s about ... Read More >>
  • Conserving Wetlands & Waterfowl

    October 19, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Ducks Unlimited: Science, Research, Biology By Forrest Fisher Ducks Unlimited is a dedicated group that may be underappreciated by all the rest of us outdoor folks.  The work that this group performs for others will provide fundamental and ecological improvements for many waterfowl species.  Their work will help waterfowl and other species ... Read More >>
  • Conserving Wetlands & Waterfowl

    October 19, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Ducks Unlimited: Science, Research, Biology By Forrest Fisher Ducks Unlimited is a dedicated group that may be underappreciated by all the rest of us outdoor folks.  The work that this group performs for others will provide fundamental and ecological improvements for many waterfowl species.  Their work will help waterfowl and other species ... Read More >>
  • Bright Moon, Night-Bite Walleye!

    October 18, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    -Lake Erie, Buffalo Harbor: 3 KEYS -Controlled drift/troll -Short lines -Floating/Diving Rapala stickbaits By Forrest Fisher Autumn walleye anglers throughout the Northeast and Midwest are tuned into the moon phase at this time of year, especially when it is nearly full and bright.  It’s feeding time for walleye and other predator fishes.  Night clouds can ... Read More >>
  • New Hobie Kayak’s: No Paddles, but Have Forward and Reverse!

    October 18, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    -Mechanism is Lightweight, Innovative -Paddling with Legs: Good for Healthy Body Circulation -Perfect for the Weekend Fisherman or Recreational Boater By Forrest Fisher My first introduction to Hobie Kayak’s was five years ago and resulted in just one simple word of expression – that word was “WOW!”  In our first use, my granddaughter and ... Read More >>
  • Western New York Fishing Forecast for Friday, October 14, 2016

    October 17, 2016
    stoadmin
    Western New York Fishing ForecastLake Ontario, Niagara River Lake Ontario and Trib’s The Burt Dam area of 18 Mile Creek has seen a bit of a push as far as salmon are concerned. Several small schools of fish have pushed up through the harbor and made it to the dam according to Wes Walker and the ... Read More >>
  • New Ruger Rimfire, 1-Button Takedown

    October 17, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    RugerMy wife loves her Ruger .22 caliber rimfire handgun, she was excited to hear about the new Mark IV improvements becaue she has a Ruger Mark III right now. She says, “The Mark Series of Ruger handguns are real firearms. Made from solid metal, my Ruger is durable, it shoots ... Read More >>
  • New York State – Marine Enforcement

    October 14, 2016
    stoadmin
    Marine Fisheries Law Specialists Training Patrol Vessel Skill Development Five of 31 recent graduates of the NYSDEC Division of Law Enforcement 20th Basic School for Uniformed Officers recently transferred to the Marine Enforcement Unit (MEU) where they will become specialists in marine fisheries law. They will be required to operate some of ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York Lake Ontario, Lake Alice, Erie Canal for October 13, 2016

    October 13, 2016
    stoadmin
    The cold temperatures and frost of Monday night and Tuesday morning should go a long way in convincing salmon that it’s spawning time. Even though daytime temperatures will be back up in the 70’s this week, tributary temperatures are definitely heading in the right direction. Some solid reports have Brown trout ... Read More >>
  • Lake Erie Perch Bite “is on!”

    October 12, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    2-Hook Rigs 4-Anglers Help Keep Active Fish Under the Boat While many in the outdoor world right now are chasing King Salmon, archery hunting for deer and bear, or hunting for various forms waterfowl, a good number of outdoor folks are looking to fill their freezer with some of the best ... Read More >>
  • How Knot to Fall – #1 Hunting Tip

    October 12, 2016
    Jim Low
    Tree Stand Safety Prusik Knot Many hunters don’t know that accidental falls from tree stands – not firearms-related injuries – are the most frequent cause of deer hunting-related injuries. Until fairly recently, hunters who used tree stands simply accepted this risk as inherent to their sport. Few took measures to prevent falls and ... Read More >>
  • Chronicles in History

    October 11, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Freedom, Patriotism, America The Constitution, The Bill of Rights, Your Family American Government Today If you are a liberal, conservative, socialite, republican, tea party or a simple free spirit, left –center or right, this great country of America has allowed all of us to administer our personal objectives without taking tally from our ... Read More >>
  • Connecting Conservation, Families, and the Outdoors

    October 11, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    By Forrest Fisher, with excerpts from NYSDEC No matter what state you live in, children typically learn about conservation and the outdoors from adults who accompany them as they explore. Plenty of times the kids teach the adults as well as the adults teaching the kids! If you are looking for ... Read More >>
  • FWC – Gone Coastal Column is Back

    October 10, 2016
    stoadmin
    By Amanda Nalley For those many of us that fish the many forms of Florida coastal waterways, we are always searching to know more about life in the sea and all of those things that affect that life. In a recent column by Amanda Nalley, you may be happy to know ... Read More >>
  • Hornady Ammo Recall

    October 10, 2016
    stoadmin
    Safety Warning And Recall Notice Hornady® Recalls 7 Lots of 500 S&W 300 grain FTX® Custom™ Pistol Ammo Hornady® Manufacturing announced the recall of seven lots of 500 S&W 300 gr. FTX® Custom™ pistol ammunition. Hornady ballisticians have determined that some cartridges from Lot numbers 3101327, 3110256, 3110683, 3110695, 3110945, 3111388, 3111885, ... Read More >>
  • The Real Deal on Reel Speed

    October 10, 2016
    Gord Pyzer
    Why reel speed matters How to pick the right one for every occasion It wasn’t that long ago that a reel with a 5:1 or 6:1 gear ratio was considered fast, but it is hardly the case today with 7:1, 8:1 and even a few reels that are approaching double digit proportions. So ... Read More >>
  • Western New York Fishing Forecast for Friday, October 7, 2016

    October 7, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Lake Ontario and Trib’s A few fish are still being caught off the Olcott piers the last couple of nights on the lake side of the piers. While spoons are normal hardware for casting there, it was Rattletraps that made the difference of late. Try skein under a float, too. A ... Read More >>
  • Youth Ready for Big Game Hunt in New York

    October 7, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    – 3-Day Columbus Weekend Special Firearm Season (Oct. 8-10, 2016) – For Properly Licensed Youth – 14 and 15 years Old The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation reminds us that this weekend brings a new opportunity for junior hunters, as New York’s annual Youth Big Game Hunt on Columbus Day ... Read More >>
  • Remington Model 700 and Model Seven RECALL

    October 6, 2016
    stoadmin
    PRODUCT SAFETY WARNING AND RECALL NOTICE REMINGTON MODEL 700™ AND MODEL SEVEN™ RIFLES PRODUCTS: Remington Arms Company, LLC (“Remington”) is voluntarily recalling Remington Model 700™ and Model Seven™ rifles with X-Mark Pro® (“XMP®”) triggers, manufactured from May 1, 2006 to April 9, 2014. DESCRIPTION OF THE HAZARD: Remington has determined that some Model ... Read More >>
  • IF IT BEEPS, DIG IT! – Part 2 of 2

    October 6, 2016
    stoadmin
    By Rich Creason Metal Detectors, Fun and Profitable Seek New Sites, Learn About Permissions Required After you decide on your dealer and the machine you want, ask for a lesson on how to use it. This includes instructions on the proper way to get your finds out of the ground. For most targets, ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York Lake Ontario, Lake Alice, Erie Canal for October 6, 2016

    October 6, 2016
    stoadmin
    The cooler temperatures of the past few days have the salmon population slowly moving towards their spawning grounds. The biggest concentration of salmon on the “Oak” seems to be by the deep hole at the bridges area. Later this week we will be experiencing even more cool down which should speed ... Read More >>
  • New Federal Centerfire Ammunition

    October 5, 2016
    stoadmin
    Lead-Free Power-Shok Copper Non-Lead Bullets Practical hunters seek freezer-filling performance at an affordable price no matter where they are and quite a few have learned to trust Federal Power-Shok rifle ammunition. Officials say that the new Power-Shok Copper delivers the same devastating dependability in a non-lead bullet. As of August 2016, shipments ... Read More >>
  • Florida Uses Science/Data to Manage Black Bears

    October 5, 2016
    stoadmin
    Florida Bear Population Estimated at 4,030 Radio Telemetry Part of Study To continue the cutting-edge science being conducted on Florida’s black bears, FWC researchers recently placed radio-collars on 16 adult female bears to track their movements in and around Tate’s Hell State Forest in northwest Florida. Data collected from this study will ... Read More >>
  • Missouri State Parks – Show Me a Sign!

    October 5, 2016
    Jim Low
    If you have visited one of Missouri’s 88 state parks and historic sites recently, you probably know that our park system – just like the national parks system – is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. That’s good timing, because in a little more than a month Missourians will vote ... Read More >>
  • Florida Seeks Public Input on Anchoring and Mooring Rules

    October 4, 2016
    stoadmin
    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is seeking feedback from cruising boaters, local boaters and other residents in evaluating the state’s Anchoring and Mooring Pilot Program, and related ordinances. The FWC has posted a brief online survey to accept this feedback. It should take approximately five to 10 minutes ... Read More >>
  • Hunters! It’s Deer Tick Protection Time

    October 4, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    There is this nasty pest of a disease called Lyme. This is becoming a breakout year for deer tick numbers in the northeast, especially New York, and the infested percentage of deer ticks with Lyme is increasing rapidly. Be cautious, here is more about what to know and what to ... Read More >>
  • Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s to Merge

    October 3, 2016
    stoadmin
    Springfield, Missouri and Sidney, Nebraska – October 3, 2016 – Loyalty Programs Remain Unchanged Merger Will Provide Benefits for Outdoorsmen Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Incorporated (NYSE:CAB), two iconic American outdoor companies with similar humble origins, and with a shared goal to better serve those who love the outdoors, today announced that they ... Read More >>
  • Western New York Fishing Forecast for Friday, September 30, 2016

    September 30, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Lake Ontario and Trib’s A call from Chuck Booker of Amherst reported that there were a few fish caught off the Olcott piers the last couple of nights on the lake side of the piers. While spoons are normal hardware for casting there, it was Rattletraps that made the difference and ... Read More >>
  • IF IT BEEPS, DIG IT! – Part 1 of 2

    September 29, 2016
    stoadmin
    By Richard H. Creason Metal Detectors, Simple Outdoor Fun Getting Started in Treasure-Finding Step by slow step, you cross the old yard. Your eyes scan the ground. Your ears are tuned to the slightest sound. The machine you’re holding follows the motion of your arm—right, left, right, left. Anticipation builds. You know it’s ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York Lake Ontario, Lake Alice, Erie Canal for September 29, 2016

    September 29, 2016
    stoadmin
    The cool down continues for the rest of this week and well into next week. Rain is in the forecast throughout the end of the week and into Monday of next week, which should spur movement of salmon towards their spawning locations. Fishermen are reporting more hookups around the tributary mouths ... Read More >>
  • Big Buck Stories Start with the Moon

    September 28, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Ever since I was a little kid, watching the sky for the moon, the stars, and now satellites and the space station, has always been an exciting encounter. Getting older, when it seems I need fewer haircuts, has allowed me to connect that deer and the moon are synchronized through ... Read More >>
  • Key Largo – Burmese Python Hatchlings Spotted

    September 27, 2016
    stoadmin
    Officials Ask for Help Invasive Species From the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission News, Burmese python hatchlings have been spotted for the first time on Key Largo. This is a discovery that’s prompting officials to send postcards to homeowners there asking for help spotting the elusive snakes. The postcards show a picture ... Read More >>
  • Deeking Out Over Decoys

    September 27, 2016
    Jim Low
    No Ordinary Rubber Ducky! One of my earliest memories is being in the bathtub with my brother, Rick, and playing with inflatable ducks. That’s right, rubber duckies. But not just any rubber duckies. These were life-sized, and they were painted with life-like colors. Years later, it finally occurred to me to ... Read More >>
  • Hot Lake Erie Walleye – It’s Late September!

    September 23, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    -Dunkirk to Cattaraugus Creek is HOT ZONE -Stratified Lake Helps Focus Forage and Predators The Lake Erie walleye fishery of Chautauqua County, New York, near Dunkirk Harbor, can be spectacular at times – times like right now. Late September, 2016. 1st mate Dennis Gullo hollered out, “Setting the starboard side outside diver to ... Read More >>
  • Western New York Fishing Forecast for Friday, September 23, 2016

    September 23, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    NHF Days are This Weekend! Lake Ontario and Trib’s On the eve of National Hunting and Fishing Day activities for this weekend, it looks like there will be plenty of things going on to see and do. If you want to wet a line, the Niagara Bar is still a place to be ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York Lake Ontario, Lake Alice, Erie Canal for September 22, 2016

    September 22, 2016
    stoadmin
    The end of summer this week will be singled by much cooler temperatures by the end of the week. Some rain on Friday may entice some salmon to make their way at least part way up the tributaries within Orleans County. Those with smaller boats are having some luck close to ... Read More >>
  • Tealgating – Outdoor Cooking for Hunters

    September 21, 2016
    Jim Low
    My first forays into cooking anything other than scrambled eggs often involved ground beef and cream of mushroom soup. Those dishes weren’t sophisticated, but they were fast, easy and sustaining for a college student for whom “middle-age spread” was still several years away. Campbell’s got less and less of my business ... Read More >>
  • When Lake Erie Charter Captains Meet

    September 20, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Trolling, Casting? Stickbaits or Live Bait? Depth, Direction, Lure Details and GPS Numbers The sky doesn’t fall in when charter captains meet, but secrets may be shared and debated. If you were a fly on the wall, you might want to be there. The knowledge of professional fishing guides and Great Lakes charter ... Read More >>
  • Secret Bass Hotspots for Every Angler

    September 19, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    -Mister Twister “Comida” Plastic Worms -Fish ‘em Wacky-Style We were all set to fish Lake Erie for black bass from the Dunkirk Harbor access with local Western New York Bassmaster champions, Jim Thompson and Scott Callen, when the red radar weather picture convinced us to stay ashore. Not being easily dissuaded, especially with ... Read More >>
  • No-Knot Line-Anchors: Tie-Down Security

    September 19, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    -Small, Easy to Carry -Inexpensive, Effective While attending the fun-filled 2016 Annual Conference with the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers at Peek’N Peak Resort and Spa last week, I met several new outdoor friends including Ted Stender of Fallout Products. The useful and genuinely new innovations that this young man and ... Read More >>
  • Western New York Fishing Forecast for Friday, September 16, 2016

    September 16, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Bass, King Salmon, Walleye News Lake Ontario and Trib’s An important meeting is being held this Monday, September 19, at Cornell Cooperative Extension Niagara, 4487 Lake Avenue, Lockport, starting at 6:30 pm. If you are a Lake Ontario drifter, troller or tributary fisherman, you’ll want to attend this meeting. Members of DEC ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York Lake Ontario, Lake Alice for September 15, 2016

    September 15, 2016
    stoadmin
    The weather for the next week or so seems to have higher than normal daytime temperatures and cooler than normal night time temperatures, or at least that is what the weathermen say. There doesn’t seem to be much action on our portion of Lake Ontario, but the pier fishermen are starting ... Read More >>
  • Give Up Wooden Tree Stands!

    September 14, 2016
    Jim Low
    A True Story of Survival Dave Reid of New Bloomfield had been in his tree stand for about three hours on opening day of the November deer season. He was stiff from sitting as still as possible, so he allowed himself the luxury of a stretch. “I stood up, and the stand ... Read More >>
  • National Hunting and Fishing Day 2016

    September 13, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Saturday, September 24, 2016 Kids and Adults Invited to Discover the Fun of the Outdoors Johnny Morris named 2016 Honorary Chair National Hunting and Fishing Day, formalized by Congress in 1971, was created by the National Shooting Sports Foundation to celebrate conservation successes of hunters and anglers. From shopping center exhibits to statewide ... Read More >>
  • Gluten-Free Venison Spaghetti

    September 12, 2016
    Fern Fisher
    With so many folks changing to a more healthy diet, many to a gluten-free diet due to Lyme disease, Celiac disease or for other health concerns, we have this delicious spaghetti recipe in our house at least once every week or two. The Barilla Spaghetti Noodle (pasta) is made with ... Read More >>
  • Western New York Fishing Forecast for Friday, September 9, 2016

    September 9, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    King Salmon Stacking Up On Niagara Bar Captain Matt Jablonsky Offers Hot Lure Tips Lake Ontario and Trib’s The $25,000 winner in the Fall LOC Derby was Drew Kersic of Philadelphia, with a 34 pound, 9 ounce King out of Oswego. He caught it the second last day of the 18 day contest ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York Lake Ontario, Lake Alice for September 8, 2016

    September 8, 2016
    stoadmin
    As the hot weather continues the fish occupying those inside waters remain very elusive. Most reports are of those fish diving to the bottom as boats pass by them. The offshore fishing seems to be holding up very well beyond the 28 line with a good mixed bag of fish ... Read More >>
  • Close Encounters of the Bird Kind

    September 7, 2016
    Jim Low
    It’s amazing what you see if you take time to be there for natural events. A while back, as I sat working on an article, two hummingbirds were playing keep-away with the nectar feeder outside my office window.  One would be peacefully sipping away when the other would scream in from ... Read More >>
  • Buffalo Black Bass on the Big Bite!

    September 7, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Drop Shot Rigs are Snag-Free Key For most folks, Labor Day marks the end of summer fun and back-to-school for kids. In a sense, some say it’s a sad time, but if you’re not yet ready to store the boat and hang up the fishing rods, taking an hour or two ... Read More >>
  • “Show Me”- Quest for Personal Best Bass

    September 6, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Ozarks – Part III “What goes around comes around.” Many people believe in that statement and follow a path in life that subscribes to that way of thinking. To a certain extent, it worked for Scott Pauley and me during our recent visit to the “Show Me” State in and around Lake ... Read More >>
  • Hunter Safety Education is Key to Hunter Safety

    September 6, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Just like many of us already know, education is the key to success in just about anything in life. From the numbers and illustrations noted on the New York State DEC Hunter Safety Website – and shared here, we can see that New York State’s hunter education courses have proven ... Read More >>
  • ‘Hands off!’ Is Best for Sea Turtle Hatchlings

    September 2, 2016
    stoadmin
    Infant Turtles Face Many Obstacles Let Nature Take Its Course Sea turtle hatchlings are digging out of their nests and clambering toward the ocean in September and October, the last months of Florida’s sea turtle nesting season. Just remember, “Hands off!” is the best policy for beachgoers encountering sea turtle hatchings. Well-meaning efforts ... Read More >>
  • Western New York Fishing Forecast for Friday, September 2, 2016

    September 2, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Contest Winners, Methods, Lures Lake Ontario and Trib’s The LOC Derby is starting to wind down, ending on Labor Day. Grand prize leader for the $25,000 is still the 33 pound, 13 ounce King Salmon weighed in by Richard Clark. To make the leader board, you need a fish better than 30 ... Read More >>
  • Florida Snook Season Opens

    September 1, 2016
    stoadmin
    Limited Harvest starts September 1, 2016 The recreational harvest season for Snook in Florida starts September 1, 2016, statewide. Unique to the region, Snook are one of the many reasons Florida is the Fishing Capital of the World. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) encourages anglers to continue to use ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York Lake Ontario, Lake Alice, Erie Canal for September 1, 2016

    September 1, 2016
    stoadmin
    Some rain today and the more moderate temperatures predicted for the rest of the week should help create better fishing conditions well into next week. Lake Ontario is slowly setting up for the migration of Chinook salmon preparing for their spawning runs. Reports have the action slowly picking up in the ... Read More >>
  • New York State Whitetail Deer News

    August 31, 2016
    stoadmin
    Pilot Project Concludes on Public Input for Deer Populations Evaluation and Assessment Continues The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has a pilot effort in progress to improve collection of public input about deer impacts and desired deer population levels (www.dec.ny.gov/press/103053.html). This is a collaborative venture with Cornell University and ... Read More >>
  • Hunter Preparations – Mixed Bag

    August 30, 2016
    Jim Low
    -Doves, Ducks and Deer are sure to be on hunters’ minds this week -Missouri Hunters Smile and Say, “Whata’ We Hunting Today?” We made it! The long dry spell for hunting is nearly over, and Show-Me State hunters once again will be savoring the piquant smell of burned gunpowder and the twang ... Read More >>
  • Fun Fishing in Mercer, Wisconsin

    August 29, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    – September 2, 3, 4, 2016 –for Kids and Adults – Can-Yak Contest Offers Big Fish, Big Prizes, Big Kayak Fun – Free Outdoor Trade Show for All – Eagles, Loons, Deer, Turkey, Lots of Wildlife If you have ever wanted to find a place to fish for just-the-fun-of-it and catch bass to 6-pounds, ... Read More >>
  • Waterfront Sunsets are Blazing and Breathtaking

    August 29, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    As our hot summer days of 2016 begin their change toward September, weather front patterns have provided chilling wind directions from the northwest with occasional daytime waterspouts over ports and shorelines along the Great Lakes. Waterspouts are startling and extraordinary to view. Such days are often closely followed by a ... Read More >>
  • Western New York Fishing Forecast for Friday, August 26 2016

    August 26, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    The Greater Niagara Fish Odyssey and Lake Ontario County’s derbies are dominating the catching scene as things settle back into more favorable conditions after some nasty winds blew through and messed the lake up. Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York Lake Ontario, Lake Alice, Erie Canal for August 25, 2016

    August 25, 2016
    stoadmin
    Well at some point the lake has to set up again, but not quite yet. There are big fish on the inside waters but also very warm water. The water temperature is slowly dropping to more seasonal temperatures, but it’s not happening fast. If you’re looking for numbers, the 30 plus ... Read More >>
  • DIY Dry Fly Floatant

    August 24, 2016
    Jim Low
    Float High and Dry in High Mountain Country or Anywhere Else When my friend and coworker, Mark Van Patten, gifted me with a made-to-order fly rod in honor of my retirement a couple of years ago, I was honored and a little intimidated. Mark comes from a long line of fly-fishers ... Read More >>
  • Lake of the Ozarks – Part 2

    August 23, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Ozarks Attractions Abound Above and Beneath the Water, and Below the Ground Too Leaving Alhonna Resort on the shores of Lake of the Ozarks was bittersweet. We felt we had only scratched the surface and we begged for more as we pulled away in our Chevy Tahoe. The Tahoe was made ... Read More >>
  • Rain Gear for Fishing

    August 22, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Need to Stay Dry to the Skin Need to Protect Your “Gotta-Stay-Dry” Stuff Cannot be Big and Bulky Must be Affordable One day in the early 90’s, I recall fishing the Redman Bass Tournament Series on the Arkansas River near Muskogee, Oklahoma, with Bassmaster great, Rick Clunn. That area was hit with a torrential ... Read More >>
  • Florida Springs Get Restoration Help

    August 22, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Unique Ecosystems Florida Springs Support All Florida Life Each year when winter travelers head south to Florida, one place that many seek to visit are the gin-clear spring-fed lakes and waterways. Visitors can see fish 25 feet down and they appear to be just a few feet away. The water is clear ... Read More >>
  • Western New York Fishing Forecast for Friday, August 19, 2016

    August 19, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Lake Ontario – King Salmon & Steelhead Action It will be a busy weekend in Wilson, Olcott and the Fort Niagara areas. It happens when the calendar aligns properly – three different fishing derbies on the same weekend, giving you nearly $100,000 in cash and prizes – if you get into ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York Lake Ontario, Lake Alice, Erie Canal for August 18, 2016

    August 18, 2016
    stoadmin
    Last night we had a wild wind come through and really rile up the lake. Reports this morning are that things are starting off slow and temperature is down below 100 feet out at the 30 plus line. As short as the wind event was, I would have to believe ... Read More >>
  • When Fish Don’t Bite

    August 18, 2016
    Jim Low
    Once-in-a-Lifetime Experiences Can Happen I’m not the world’s greatest angler. The average outing sees me catch few fish and small ones at that. Not infrequently, I catch none at all. That’s how I came to be an expert in what to do when fish aren’t biting. A recent trip is a case ... Read More >>
  • Consider a Spike Camp This Fall

    August 17, 2016
    Joe & Vel Byers
    Choosing to hunt deer and elk without a guide from a tent camp in the heart to game country is high adventure and an affordable option. Shooting light had barely arrived when a bull elk stepped from the edge of the park 200 yards away. Although I only caught a glimpse, ... Read More >>
  • Lake of the Ozarks Region

    August 17, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Water Sports, Family Fun, Quiet Fishing, Orange Sunsets and More Growing up in the “Land of the Ozarks” had to offer a certain amount of inspiration for the band, Ozark Mountain Daredevils. After a recent visit to Central Missouri, we could certainly relate to the lyrics of their song. We could ... Read More >>
  • Summer Walleye Secret: How to Find Every Fish in the Lake

    August 16, 2016
    Gord Pyzer
    Fishing is full of ironies, paradoxes and incongruities. A good example is catching walleyes in the summer time when the fish are feeding at their most intense and aggressive pace of the year, eating up to three-percent of their body weight daily. You’d think with the fish pigging out like this ... Read More >>
  • What’d ‘Ya Say Partner?

    August 16, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Ear Protection is Important! How to be “Ear Safe” in Moments Hear more When Not Shooting A group of us outdoor hunting friends from all around the Midwest get together every year and this time we went on a turkey hunting trip to Parsons, Kansas, this past spring. I’m not sure it was ... Read More >>
  • Harmful Algae Blooms (HABs)

    August 15, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Dangerous to Pets and People Summertime is Primetime for Algae Blooms While all of us up north long for the warm weather and sunshine of summer, this year the average temperatures have been higher than usual for many geographic areas if the USA. The net results in area with high nutrient runoff ... Read More >>
  • Zinging Meteorites in August Night Sky

    August 15, 2016
    Jim Low
    Spectacular Perseid Meteor Showers Extraordinary Celestial Moments As an indifferent star-gazer at best, I am naturally skeptical about astronomy geek predictions of “spectacular” celestial events. They usually leave me wondering why I got up at 2:00 a.m. and risked mosquito or frostbite for sights that turned out to be ho-hum. Last night, ... Read More >>
  • Western New York Fishing Forecast for Friday, August 12, 2016

    August 12, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Lake Ontario – King Salmon & Steelhead Action Captain Tim Sylvester of North Tonawanda sends word he had a good trip Tuesday with local anglers Lee Bolsover, Mike Hanowski , Mark Clark , Eric Thursom and Ryan Gebphart, all from North Tonawanda. Ryan had just landed a 21 pound King off ... Read More >>
  • Summer Crappie Tales

    August 12, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Secret Lures for Finicky Fish? Indeed. Summer crappie are often hiding in plain sight. You know what I mean? We often drift, troll, and cast around our favorite waterways for many species and then, once in a while, we get surprised and we shout to our partner or the day, “Hey ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York Lake Ontario, Lake Alice, Erie Canal for August 11, 2016

    August 11, 2016
    stoadmin
    The Storms of earlier this week has the lake and the fish all mixed up again. You can find fish anywhere from 60 feet of water all the way out to the 32 line, the trick is getting them to bite. Add to that the fact that today is one ... Read More >>
  • Lightning Bolt Walleye on Lake Erie

    August 11, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Solutions for Thunder and Skittish Fish When Mother Nature decides to drop in on your fishing plans, the wind and the rain may not keep you from fishing, but those big bright lightning bolts with clapping thunder will sure turn most of us around. What’s almost worse, when the cloudburst and natural ... Read More >>
  • Range Finding with a SIG

    August 9, 2016
    stoadmin
    Simple, Fast, Accurate Hi-Performance Distance Measurement By Doug Howlett SIG Electro-Optics is relatively new to the outdoor scene, but SIG quality certainly is not. Starting as the Swiss Wagon Factory in 1853 to build wagons and railway cars, it was just 11 years later that the company landed a contract with the Swiss ... Read More >>
  • Tales of Sharing Summertime

    August 8, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    With local villages and townships across the country enjoying the summertime, the outdoors in 2016 has become a main theme for many. People travel from near and far to enjoy the receptive energy that visiting new destinations can offer. I visited a small town USA village last week, East Aurora, New ... Read More >>
  • Hilborn vs. Greenpeace – Integrity Won

    August 5, 2016
    stoadmin
    Fisheries Ecology and Population Modeling By Mike Nussman, President and CEO, American Sportfishing Association Character assassination and innuendo seem to have replaced debate and open discussion of issues these days. If you cannot refute someone’s policy arguments, then invent an allegation, throw mud and make the attack personal. Surprisingly, I am not describing ... Read More >>
  • Western New York Fishing Forecast for Friday, August 5, 2016

    August 5, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Lake Erie – Walleye and Bass Closest consistent action for walleye continues to be off Sturgeon Point in 70 feet of water. While trolling worm harnesses or stickbaits are always an option off planer boards, downriggers or diving planes – like Dipsy-Divers, some anglers prefer to use the very basic approach ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York Lake Ontario, Lake Alice, Erie Canal for August 3, 2016

    August 4, 2016
    stoadmin
    Well our old nemesis, the northeast wind, is back and really riling up Lake Ontario big time. Some are saying that where fish are found this minute, they won’t be there 5 minutes from now. The good news is that it looks like we have lost the northwest wind, at least for ... Read More >>
  • Dove Hunting Opportunities Abound

    August 4, 2016
    Jim Low
    Dove Hunters Should Have Trigger Itch in Missouri Great Prospects – Add Considerations for Safety A big plus for all dove hunters, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has a long-standing practice of managing hundreds of fields in statewide conservation areas for the benefit of doves and dove hunters. Most of these fields ... Read More >>
  • Beginner’s Luck Wins Again!

    August 3, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Summer Lake Ontario Fish Derby Shares Big Cash For Chad Fenstermaker of Warren, Ohio, this was a maiden voyage on Lake Ontario out of Olcott, fishing with Capt. Mitch Shipman of Signature Charters. Little did he realize he was about to make derby history by setting the pace in the 7th ... Read More >>
  • Beyond the Rod and Reel

    August 2, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Share life with others. Make new friends in the outdoors. Lead by example. Kayakers are searching for places to try out their new toys, birds are looking for places to wet their wings and cool off, and for anglers, hunters, hikers, campers and even outdoor photography buffs, the climate is testing ... Read More >>
  • A Yeti for Your Drink

    August 1, 2016
    stoadmin
    Serve Yourself Comfort, Hot or Cold! By Doug Howlett Every year, companies develop and introduce new products that serve an entirely new purpose or make minor enhancements to an existing category of products. Few products ever redefine an entire market, but that is exactly what Austin, Texas-based Yeti has done with the ... Read More >>
  • Western New York Fishing Forecast for Friday, July 29, 2016

    July 29, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Lake Ontario and Tributaries Salmon and trout action continues to be very good for trollers. Karen Evarts at the Boat Doctor’s in Olcott reports limit catches by many of the charter captains. One in particular was Captain Jim Gordon of the Hawg, has been doing excellent on a mix of kings and ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York Lake Ontario, Lake Alice, Erie Canal for July 28, 2016

    July 28, 2016
    stoadmin
    There are only a few more days until the end of the Summer LOC Derby this Sunday, but still enough time to enter and win one of the great cash prizes that are up for grabs. Next up, will be the Orleans County Rotary Derby running from August 6th to the ... Read More >>
  • Golden Trout Mother Lode

    July 27, 2016
    Jim Low
    Like a Peacock and a Goldfish Combined in a Dream, Simply Beautiful! For the first time in more than two decades, I planned not to attend this year’s annual conference of the Outdoor Writers Association of America. Then fellow member and OWAA Legal Counsel, Bill Powell, asked when I planned to ... Read More >>
  • Fibreglass Fishing Rods Turn New Corner

    July 26, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    St. Croix Legend® Glass – Modern Technology and Innovative Design Create a New Revision of Fiberglass Fishing Rod Blanks Made in the USA Earlier in 2016 when I visited the St.Croix fishing rod manufacturing plant in Park Falls, Wisconsin, understanding the St. Croix manufacturing process of rod building took on a ... Read More >>
  • Arctic Grayling Fishing in Alaska

    July 26, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Fishing near Fairbanks is Pure, Pristine, Sacred There are some places where adventure into the outdoors is beyond the realm of imagination, Alaska is one of those places. While many people head to Alaska to take an adventure cruise, catch giant Halibut in the saltwater, or simply see glaciers, Alaska also offers ... Read More >>
  • Dunkirk Fishing Pier Allows Shore Fishing Access

    July 25, 2016
    stoadmin
    Upgraded Pier Improves Fishing Access to Lake Erie By NYSDEC Press Release Repair work and accessibility improvements to the Dunkirk Fishing Pier in the City of Dunkirk, Chautauqua County, are now complete. Enhancements to the pier now offer improved access to one of Lake Erie’s most popular fishing sites. The Dunkirk Fishing Pier ... Read More >>
  • Firearms Safety Leadership News

    July 25, 2016
    stoadmin
    For Junior Competition Shooting Mentors and Coaches ON THE MARK is published quarterly by the Civilian Marksmanship Program (http://thecmp.org). It is dedicated to disseminating news and information about junior shooting activities to leaders and coaches of junior shooting clubs, teams and camps. The primary purpose of the publication is to help youth ... Read More >>
  • Western New York Fishing Forecast for Friday, July 22, 2016

    July 22, 2016
    stoadmin
    Lake Ontario, Niagara River Lake Ontario and Tributaries Action on Lake Ontario continues to be very good for trout and salmon trollers working out of the mouth of the river, Wilson and Olcott. In the Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association’s King Salmon Tournament last weekend, Fisherman’s Daughter came away with ... Read More >>
  • VanDam Leads Niagara River Bracket Pack

    July 21, 2016
    stoadmin
    Baits, Spots are Secret (For Now) Watch Live: http://www.bassmaster.com/classic-bracket Bassmaster News, BUFFALO, N.Y. —July 20, 2016 And then there were four. The first round of the Bassmaster Classic Bracket tournament on the upper Niagara River is over and half the field is driving back home. The two Elite Series anglers from Arizona are staying ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York Lake Ontario, Lake Alice, Erie Canal for July 21, 2016

    July 21, 2016
    stoadmin
    First congratulations to all of the winners of the 26th Annual Erie Canal Derby. Some great fish were caught which proves what a great fishery the canal provides right at our doorstep. It provides a great place to take a kid fishing on a lazy summer afternoon and enjoy nature. Another ... Read More >>
  • Old-Timer Walleye-Catching Fish Secrets

    July 20, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Understand Depth and Speed, Control Bait Attraction For many traditional deep water (eastern end) Lake Erie walleye anglers, fishing methods have not changed much. Most of the old timers still prefer to troll than cast or drift, and they troll plugs using any of many longline trolling methods. It’s many of ... Read More >>
  • Wildlife Habitat, History, Permanently Protected in Montana

    July 19, 2016
    stoadmin
    From the Director of Communication at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation headquarters in Missoula, Montana, there is news of success. A 320-acre property in southwestern Montana, vital to wildlife and linked to the pages of United States history, is now permanently protected thanks to a successful collaboration between the Rocky Mountain Elk ... Read More >>
  • Tuning Up for Walleye – Part 4

    July 18, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Be Consistent for Good Walleye Action, Catching the Biggest Fish – Not All Luck, Learn from Winners Considering the recent results of many 2016 Lake Erie walleye fishing tournaments in the eastern basin this year, there are some anglers that have really improved their walleye fishing success and their bankroll too! There ... Read More >>
  • 3 Boating Tips for Pokémon Go

    July 15, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Direct from BoatUS headquarters in ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, is news that much of the country has recently learned is that the reality-game-meets-exercise app currently taking the nation by storm, “Pokémon Go,” now has 21 million users every day. It is reportedly the most successful mobile game ever in the United States. The ... Read More >>
  • Western New York Fishing Forecast for Friday, July 15, 2016

    July 15, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Lake Ontario, Niagara River Lake Ontario and Tributaries Fishing in Lake Ontario continues to be as hot as the weather – really! Captain Dan Evans of Lone Wolf Charters in Wilson reports fishing was great earlier in the week – lots of kings and steelhead from 120 to 350 feet of water. He ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York Lake Ontario, Lake Alice, Erie Canal for Wednesday July 13, 2016

    July 14, 2016
    stoadmin
    The Erie Canal Derby is in full swing with some great fish already on the leader board. With 4 more days left in the derby there is still plenty of time to get out there and catch a winner. On the Erie Canal catches of both catfish and sheepshead are ... Read More >>
  • Plano Simplicity: A is for Access

    July 13, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    A-Series Bag is Versatile, Affordable and Perfect! Max storage, small footprint, fast access 12 storage pockets, under $50 About 25 years ago, when I was a bit younger and doing fishing video’s took way more effort than today, Ron Lindner said to me, “Hey Forrest, I like the way you keep your lures ... Read More >>
  • I Fish NY Beginners’ Guide to Fresh Water Fishing

    July 12, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Helps Novice Anglers The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has developed a new instructional (available on-line) manual entitled “The I FISH NY Beginners’ Guide to Freshwater Fishing.” The new manual is part of a series of publications DEC has produced recently to get more people involved in the ... Read More >>
  • Beat the Heat: Catch a Trout

    July 12, 2016
    Jim Low
    Trout Parks in Missouri This is the time of year when the only way to enjoy time outdoors is to have all or part of your body immersed in water. It’s the perfect time of year to immerse yourself in one of Missouri’s many trout waters. The Show-Me State has a wealth ... Read More >>
  • Sabine Lake, Louisiana Redfish

    July 11, 2016
    stoadmin
    Big Redfish with Fishing Tom’s Guide Service By Dick Jones The medium sized alligator apparently heard the splashing of the fish we’d recently landed and he was eyeing the fish we were catching, but not interfering. When I saw my popping cork make a dive under the surface, I had one eye ... Read More >>
  • Western New York Fishing Forecast for Friday, July 8, 2016

    July 8, 2016
    stoadmin
    Lake Ontario, Niagara River Lake Ontario and Tributaries Fishing for salmon and trout was on fire over the long holiday weekend, evidenced by the leaderboard of the Summer Lake Ontario Counties Trout and Salmon Derby. John Van Hoff of North Tonawanda targeted the waters off Wilson in 100-plus feet of water and in ... Read More >>
  • 3 Steps to Giant Bucks!

    July 7, 2016
    Joe & Vel Byers
    Cater to Nutrition Needs and Bump Antler Growth, Here’s How Few trophy bucks are harvested by accident and this time of year is the time to take specific steps to create your best deer season ever. You can still boost antler growth for this fall, as well as put the local ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York Lake Ontario, Lake Alice, Erie Canal

    July 7, 2016
    stoadmin
    First a big thank you to the Erie Canal crews who got the emergency repairs done quickly and the canal back open in time for the start of the Erie Canal Fishing Derby which starts today and runs through July 17th this year. Fishing on Lake Ontario has gone past good ... Read More >>
  • My Gray Tree Frog Guest – Warty Marty

    July 7, 2016
    Jim Low
    Standing in my front yard yesterday, waiting for my golden retriever to fetch a retrieving dummy, I glanced at a bluebird house hanging on a cedar nearby. It’s made of recycled plastic that would be indestructible if the surrounding woods did not harbor gray squirrels. Unfortunately, the bushy-tailed brigands are frightfully ... Read More >>
  • Need Citizen Help in Reporting and Reducing Nuisance Bear Incidents in New York State

    July 6, 2016
    stoadmin
    Increasing numbers of black bears have been reported in many parts of New York State. With the onset of warmer weather, Adirondack and northern New York black bears are on the move. The State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has been notified of nuisance bears in the towns of Corinth, Chestertown, ... Read More >>
  • I Hunt With a Canon

    July 6, 2016
    stoadmin
    By Jim Monteleone I love the outdoors and all its creatures. There are days in the fall when I carry a bow and others when a firearm is the tool of choice. Then there are other days when I carry a Canon. Not a cannon but a Canon. It is a ... Read More >>
  • Targeting Big Fish for Derbies, Tournaments

    July 5, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Lake Ontario Counties (LOC) Trout & Salmon Derby – July 1-31, 2016 Catching BIG salmon and trout in Lake Ontario consistently is not an easy proposition. Time on the water is certainly a piece of the formula for success. When fishing in a contest like the LOC derbies, every year we ... Read More >>
  • What You Need this Fall: Elk Calls with Passion

    July 1, 2016
    stoadmin
    Built by Elk Hunters for Elk Hunters By Brad Fenson I’m already preparing for elk hunts this fall and like every year, I look for any advantage I can find to help me anchor a bull when I head to the woods. Checking out the new Rocky Mountain Hunting Calls (RMHC) at ... Read More >>
  • Walleye Fish Chili

    July 1, 2016
    Fern Fisher
      Tasty, Delicious, Healthy – makes 10-12 servings Cut fish fillets into 1 x 1 inch cubes and lightly coat with Badia Adobo seasoning (no msg). Allow to sit for at least 30 minutes while preparing the remainder of the recipe. In a 1-gallon cooking pot, add the olive oil and sauté the ... Read More >>
  • Western New York Fishing Forecast for Friday, July 1, 2016

    July 1, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Lake Ontario and Tributaries  Some monster fish are being caught out there. Captain Dan Evans of Wilson reported a 32.5 pound salmon hauled in by Todd Garzarelli on Tuesday.  According to Evans with Lone Wolf Sportfishing, fishing for both salmon and trout has been good from 80 to 350 feet of ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York Lake Ontario, Lake Alice, Erie Canal

    June 30, 2016
    stoadmin
    Wednesday June 29, 2016 Let’s start out with fishing derby news. This Friday, July 1st, starts the LOC Summer Derby which runs through July 31st.  There is $29,000 in cash up for grabs with a $10,000 grand prize for the biggest salmon.  More information can be found at www.loc.org or by calling ... Read More >>
  • Smallmouth Changes in Wind for Missouri Anglers

    June 29, 2016
    Jim Low
    Trophy Fish, Regular Fish, Fun Fishing and Healthy Fishery is Goal At their regular meeting on June 24, the Missouri Conservation Commission heard a staff presentation that leads me to believe that change is in the air for smallmouth bass anglers. The presentation covered research conducted in recent years, including surveys of ... Read More >>
  • Orlando – Lone Wolf Attacks, Is There a Safe Haven?

    June 28, 2016
    stoadmin
    Many Americans May Not Understand the Problem. See this VIDEO.  NRA News Desk From the National Rifle Association continuing episode news program, NRA News Commentator, Dom Raso, a U.S. Navy SEAL veteran, says there are not many things that can compare to serving your country and defending your freedom.  That freedom applies to ... Read More >>
  • Firearms and Common Sense after Orlando

    June 27, 2016
    stoadmin
    History, Politics, Facts and the Changing Public View By Budd Schroeder As the investigation of the Orlando terrorist attack continues, many gun owners get nervous about how legislators may attempt to use this atrocity as an excuse to infringe on Second Amendment rights.  They use the line that this is the worst ... Read More >>
  • Finding the Right Fishing Rod

    June 27, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    At St. Croix – So Many Choices, So Little Time! My (most) favorite fishing rod is from when I was just a youngster.  I still have it, there is not even a manufacturer name on it.  This fishing rod was made of early woven fiberglass in the late 1950s, it included ... Read More >>
  • Western New York Fishing Forecast for Friday, June 24, 2016

    June 24, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Lake Ontario, Niagara River Free New York State Fishing Days This Weekend Lake Ontario and tributaries  New York State’s Free Fishing Weekend is set for this weekend, June 25-26.  There are plenty of events for the entire family to keep people busy – and happy – right here in Western New York! In this ... Read More >>
  • Thunderbird Lodge

    June 23, 2016
    stoadmin
    Thunderbird Lodge – On Beautiful Rainy Lake Read More >>
  • Alhonna Resort & Marina

    June 23, 2016
    stoadmin
    Alhonna Resort & Marina – Lake of the Ozarks, MO Read More >>
  • McQuoid’s Inn

    June 23, 2016
    stoadmin
    McQuoid’s Inn – On Lake Mille Lacs Read More >>
  • Campfire Island Camp

    June 23, 2016
    stoadmin
    Campfire Island Camp – Rainy Lake Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York – June 22, 2016

    June 23, 2016
    stoadmin
    Erie Canal Rebuild in Progress, Bass Bite is On at Lake Alice To start off, the Erie Canal from Middleport to Brockport will be shut down starting June 27th to drain that portion of the canal. There are two major repairs that need to be made; one at the culvert overpass at ... Read More >>
  • Nevada Proposes Trail Camera Ban

    June 22, 2016
    stoadmin
    We learned last month that the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners recently discussed restrictions regarding the use of trail cameras and proposing new regulations. No Cam’s during Hunting Season  The proposed regulation would ban the use of trail cameras for big game hunting between August 1 and December 31 in Nevada wildlife ... Read More >>
  • Wild Boneheads of Nature

    June 21, 2016
    Jim Low
    Learn About Deer Sex – Antlers, Genes, Hormones and Nutrition I changed out the memory cards in my trail cameras yesterday.  This always feels like Christmas, not knowing what I will find “under the tree.”  This time, the biggest excitement was a close-up of a buck that stuck its head right ... Read More >>
  • Boating Fun, Precautions, Tips

    June 20, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Don’t Miss the Boat National Fishing and Boating Week is held the first part of June every year, a time to create a better awareness for these popular outdoor pastimes.  Boating is a natural outdoor activity all across the country and here in the Greater Niagara Region of Western New York, ... Read More >>
  • Western New York Fishing Forecast for Friday, June 17, 2016

    June 17, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Wind Direction Moved Fish Out to 450 Feet Lake Ontario and tributaries  Lake action is a little messed up right now with recent winds, however, fish are available if you want to go out there and chase some salmon and trout around. The Reel Pleasure crew of Sal Macaluso and Captain Bob Fontaine ... Read More >>
  • Hobie Kayak Fishing is HOT in America!

    June 17, 2016
    stoadmin
    Listen to the radio story with details as discussed by GREAT WILD RADIO SHOW host Gary N’Ski with syndicated Outdoor Fishing Columnist, Forrest Fisher. Click here to listen in: http://www.podcastgarden.com/episode/2016-hobie-bass-open_80758 Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York Lake Ontario, Lake Alice, Erie Canal

    June 16, 2016
    stoadmin
    Wednesday June 15, 2016 First congratulations to all of the winners in the 4th Annual Oak Orchard Open Tournament. Although the weather shortened the fishing day, some great catches were brought to the weigh-in that showed the great abilities of all the entries. It looks like after the storm tomorrow, summer will finally ... Read More >>
  • TurkeyFan.com – Lure & Blind All in One

    June 16, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    New Tactic Device is Deadly Tool Wanna’ fight?  Turkeys do.  After decades of learning the nuances of yelps, purrs, and clucks I’ve come to the conclusion that the best way to outsmart an old gobbler is to challenge it with a rival. Ken Byers and I were cruising a large ranch when ... Read More >>
  • TurkeyFan.com – Lure & Blind All in One

    June 16, 2016
    Joe & Vel Byers
    New Tactic Device is Deadly Tool Wanna’ fight?  Turkeys do.  After decades of learning the nuances of yelps, purrs, and clucks I’ve come to the conclusion that the best way to outsmart an old gobbler is to challenge it with a rival. Ken Byers and I were cruising a large ranch when ... Read More >>
  • State Parks Offer Fun, Adventure, Awe

    June 15, 2016
    Kiley Voss
    Letchworth State Park in Western New York State A beautiful hidden oasis, one of many natural wonders in New York State, has earned the title of the “Grand Canyon of the East”. Why, you wonder?  In addition to having three natural GORGEous waterfalls, Letchworth State Park also contains wonderful overlooks of the ... Read More >>
  • Tuning Up for Summer Walleye – Part 2

    June 14, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Find the Forage, Match Your Lure, Catch Fish! When tournament anglers travel to a waterway that they know, it is often a brand new ball game because everything changes week to week.  Sometimes it’s better not to know the waterway, that way you can’t make the same mistakes by fishing the ... Read More >>
  • Get Ready Now for Next Turkey Season!

    June 13, 2016
    Joe & Vel Byers
    Irresistible Calls to Touch a Tom’s Hot Button Spring gobblers like what they like.  Some will shock gobble an owl hoot, crow call, even a car horn while a similar tom roosting just down the ridge won’t make a peep. My dad and I used to hunt a small farm that held ... Read More >>
  • Advances in Fishing Line are Remarkable

    June 13, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Thinner, Stronger, Shock-Tough, Low Memory, Long Life Since I retired from an engineering job in space and defense a few years ago, I have researched quite a few things that make my time in the outdoors more useful and efficient. Just as when weekend anglers spend their hard-earned cash on fishing line, ... Read More >>
  • Western New York Fishing Forecast for Friday, June 10, 2016

    June 10, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Lake Ontario, Niagara River Cold Front Turn Fishery Topsy-Turvy Lake Ontario and tributaries  Rough conditions and cool temperatures the past week has made it pretty rough on the fishermen.  On Monday, we only know of a couple charter captains who braved the waves and while conditions were uncomfortable, they did catch fish.  The ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York Lake Ontario, Lake Alice, Erie Canal

    June 9, 2016
    stoadmin
      June 8, 2016.   A series of cold fronts moving through our area coupled with strong northwest winds have put a damper on Lake Ontario fishing for today. The forecast for later this week looks much more favorable which is great, because this weekend starts with the Condor Derby on Friday followed by ... Read More >>
  • Bear Awareness Dawning in Missouri

    June 8, 2016
    Jim Low
    The Largest Wild Mammal in the “Show-Me State” Should Not Be a Source of Fear, but Deserves Respect Eugene Gerve was awakened by the furious barking of his dog one May night.  When he shined a spotlight into his yard in Webster County, Missouri, he was startled to find a 300-pound ... Read More >>
  • Lake Erie & Niagara River Status Update

    June 7, 2016
    stoadmin
    New York State Fishery Biologists Outreach Event – June 21, 2016 An upcoming free seminar to update the public about the status of the Lake Erie and Upper Niagara River Fisheries is scheduled for Tuesday, June 21 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at Woodlawn Beach State Park’s Lodge, Blasdell (Erie County), ... Read More >>
  • Tournament Fishing for Everyone

    June 6, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Hobie Bass Open 2016 at Kentucky Lake Skilled Kayak Angler Field Growing Quickly Kayak Anglers from over 30 states and Canada gathered at Kentucky Dam Village State Park with the opportunity to test their fishing skills on the legendary reservoir fisheries of Kentucky and Barkley Lakes.  Their goal was to win big ... Read More >>
  • Western New York Fishing Forecast for Friday, June 3, 2016

    June 3, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Lake Ontario, Niagara River Warm Weather Causing Changes! Lake Ontario and tributaries Action in the lake has been good for a mix of salmon and steelhead out of both Wilson and Olcott.  Writer Paul Liikala of Ohio was out fishing with Capt. Bob Cinelli out of Olcott earlier this week and they limited ... Read More >>
  • Tuning Up for Summer Walleye – Part 1

    June 2, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Lure control, line control and depth control – an Evolution Provoking fish to strike even when they are not hungry, that is what wins tournaments.  Veteran anglers that catch their fill of fish on each trip know that finding hungry fish is one approach, but provoking fish to strike will catch ... Read More >>
  • Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York Lake Ontario, Lake Alice, Erie Canal

    June 1, 2016
    stoadmin
    June 1, 2016 After above-normal temperatures this past holiday weekend, temperatures are returning to a more seasonal levels and with some much needed rain in the forecast.  Fishing conditions should be great. On Lake Alice, fishing has been very good.  Largemouth bass are in close, Bluegill and Crappie are spread out and ... Read More >>
  • Celebrate Trails Day at a State Park

    June 1, 2016
    Jim Low
    National Trails Day – June 1, 2016 Nature Abounds in State Parks… Sharing Some of My Experiences Nothing could ever take the place of hunting and fishing for me, but they aren’t the only outdoor pursuits I enjoy.  Sometimes, especially in the summer when most hunting seasons are closed, nothing sounds better ... Read More >>
  • Treasure in Peril

    May 31, 2016
    Jim Low
    Missouri State Parks REALLY NEED That 0.01% Tax You might be aware that Missouri’s one-tenth of 1-percent sales tax for parks, soils and water is up for a vote again this year.  In an era when “tax” is a four-letter word, this particular tax is an exception.  It is exceptional because, ... Read More >>
  • A Tiny Stream System for Trout

    May 30, 2016
    Matt Straw
    Secrets of Stream Babble, Stream Gurgle and Stream Whisper My neighbor likes to take a folding camp chair to the local trout stream before the season opens, sit by the water’s edge, and just listen.  Often the banks are covered with snow, but he doesn’t mind. “The babble of water running through ... Read More >>
  • Western New York Fishing Forecast for Friday, May 27, 2016

    May 27, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Niagara River, Chautauqua Lake, Finger Lakes Weather Helps Fishing Action!  We finally saw some west wind blow some fish into local waters, but it wasn’t easy fishing for the Pro-Am tournament last weekend for sure.  According to Capt. Vince Pierleoni of Team Thrillseeker (who placed in the money ... Read More >>
  • Venison Kabobs – Colorful, Healthy, Delicious

    May 27, 2016
    Fern Fisher
    First, rinse off the meat, then cut your venison back-strap or venison sirloin into cubes of about 1” x 1” size. Cut-off any excess fat, as venison fat tastes bitter and tart. Add some chicken to the mix too – if you like, cutting to the same size, and then toss ... Read More >>
  • Sage Grouse Initiative Program and Wildlife Conservation

    May 26, 2016
    stoadmin
    Sustainable Ranching is Renewable Goal for Field Staff The Sage Grouse Initiative is a new paradigm for conserving at-risk wildlife that works through voluntary cooperation, incentives, and community support. The Natural Resources Conservation Service launched SGI in 2010, applying the power of the Farm Bill to target lands where habitats are intact ... Read More >>
  • Mercer Wisconsin is a Fishing Destination

    May 26, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Wisconsin Musky Season opens Saturday, May 28, 2016! When folks from across the United States think about easy and fun fishing, most consider they need to head for Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan or other parts of Canada to “get away from it all” and be assured of fish-catching action.  Not so anymore! Since ... Read More >>
  • Team Easton Dominates World Archery Championships

    May 25, 2016
    stoadmin
    Pro Tour Arrow Shafts are Difference With a record 585 competitors from more than 90 nations, the World Archery World Championship in Copenhagen last fall saw Team Easton shooters, exclusively armed with Easton X10 and X10 Pro Tour shafts, sweep the vast majority of the World Titles contested. Adding a second World ... Read More >>
  • Polovick Lightning Strikes Twice in Lake Ontario

    May 25, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Master Angler Wins Second Grand Prize, says, “Timing is Everything!” Marty Polovick of Lockport, New York, believes that lightning CAN strike twice in the same spot, that is, as far as winning the Grand Prize in the Lake Ontario Counties (LOC) Trout and Salmon Derbies and his fishing rod is concerned. Polovick ... Read More >>
  • New York’s 1000 Islands – St. Lawrence River Summer Vacation Treat – Part 2 of 2

    May 24, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Where to EAT! The St. Lawrence River carries the fresh water from the five Great Lakes to the saltwater of the Atlantic Ocean, creating a unique fishery.  The Thousand Islands Region of New York State has a long history as a premier vacation destination, including a long, storied history with angling. This ... Read More >>
  • Fins & Feathers Day

    May 23, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Let’s call the fourth Saturday in May what it really is. To my knowledge, the fourth Saturday in May is the only date on the calendar when Missouri anglers and hunters all have something to rejoice about.  That’s because the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend is opening day for squirrel hunting ... Read More >>
  • Fins & Feathers Day

    May 23, 2016
    Jim Low
    Let’s call the fourth Saturday in May what it really is. To my knowledge, the fourth Saturday in May is the only date on the calendar when Missouri anglers and hunters all have something to rejoice about.  That’s because the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend is opening day for squirrel hunting ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Fishing Forecast for Friday, May 20, 2016

    May 20, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Lake Ontario and tributaries Tournament Week Kicks off into High Gear  Lake Ontario Pro-Am Salmon Team Tournament Week is upon us, with the main event starting on Friday out of Wilson and Olcott.  A total of 50 teams will be competing for some great cash prizes based on a unique scoring system.  ... Read More >>
  • New York’s 1000 Islands – St. Lawrence River – Part 1 of 2

    May 19, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Summer Vacation Treat – Fishing, Touring, Eating.  Part 1 of 2 The Thousand Islands Region of New York State has a long history as a premier vacation destination combining the picturesque and subtle setting of the area with the tradition of sheer outdoor enjoyment. The St. Lawrence River carries the fresh water ... Read More >>
  • Spring Crappie Fun

    May 18, 2016
    Matt Straw
    Learning the String of Seasonal Transitions Dogwoods and wild flowers punctuate the forest with color, yet crappies remain in pre-spawn mode.  Spring is well underway before crappies begin to crowd ever-closer to spawning habitat.  Foraging remains the priority. In many environments, crappies begin to filter out of dense wood cover as new ... Read More >>
  • The Loon Capital of the USA

    May 17, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Town of Mercer, Iron County, Wisconsin No matter how far you have to drive or fly to reach Iron County in Wisconsin, the ride down Highway 51 will allow your mind to embrace nature.  You may also want to keep your camera shutter ready. Pulling off to the side of the lone ... Read More >>
  • My Grandma Taught Me to Fish

    May 17, 2016
    stoadmin
    Early Lessons Pay Big Dividends When Kids Grow Up By Bernard Williams My paternal grandmother, Alberta Williams, lived with us.  She had to in her early 80’s when I was born; don’t remember her exact age, but I do know she was around 97 when she passed away.  Well, grandmamma loved ... Read More >>
  • LightFORCE Defies the Dark

    May 16, 2016
    Joe & Vel Byers
    LightFORCE is a Night Force to Uncover New Adventures ATV’s and UTV’s have become commonplace in hunting camps and on farms and ranches across the country.  The small vehicles that go anywhere are ideal for getting hunters to remote places and moving game back to camp without the back-breaking work.  As ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Fishing Forecast for Friday, May 13, 2016

    May 13, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Lake Ontario and tributaries An East wind is the nemesis of Lake Ontario salmon and trout fishermen, and we’ve had a bunch of it the last couple of weeks.  Despite the less than ideal conditions, it was the Yankee Troller team led by Capt. Rich Hajecki leading a field of nearly ... Read More >>
  • Ross’ Camp

    May 12, 2016
    stoadmin
    Ross’ Camp – Canadian Fishing & Hunting Read More >>
  • Protect your Pet – Homemade Flea and Tick Spray

    May 12, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    It’s hiking season, camping season, turkey hunting season – it is TICK SEASON too! With folks all over the country heading to the comforts of the woodland country in spring, people and pets often complain of flu-like symptoms, aching joints, painful laziness and a host of other issues a few weeks ... Read More >>
  • Non-Game Grab Bag Fishing Fun

    May 11, 2016
    Jim Low
    Fish Catching Fun Just About Everywhere Fish Swim! I recently got what seemed like the dozenth press release from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) about a new state fishing record.  Looking back over agency releases since the first of the year, I discovered that my perception was a little exaggerated, ... Read More >>
  • Outdoor Adventure in SW Florida is Memorable

    May 10, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    A little Florida sunshine is a perfect way to recharge your internal batteries.  One of our favorite spots continues to be Southwest Florida, home to the Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel (www.fortmyers-sanibel.com). Mystique Ever since we were exposed to this outdoor playground through the adventure antics of Dr. Marion Ford and the writings ... Read More >>
  • The Most Perfect Mother’s Day!

    May 10, 2016
    Stacy Hedberg
    All I wanted for Mother’s Day was for my family to come fishing with me. My husband, Jeff, daughter Kendall (15) and son Cole (12).  Kendall does not like fishing, hunting or the outdoors (completely opposite of me!).  Cole likes fishing, but he’s an active 12-year old boy who doesn’t ... Read More >>
  • Hobie Bass Open at Kentucky Lake Dam Village

    May 10, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    June 3-5, 2016 – Epic Bass Fishing Event If you are a kayak angler and you fish for big bass, you will want to be sure to check out the third annual Hobie Bass Open.  Presented by Marshall County Kentucky Tourism and Kentucky Dam Village, the classic event will take place ... Read More >>
  • My Granny Taught Me to Fish

    May 6, 2016
    stoadmin
    By Everette Wall I may never make it to Heaven but if I don’t, I’ve been close enough to have an idea of what it’s like.  It was the backseat of an old Buick, surrounded by the thick, heady aroma of lilac bath powder. It wasn’t what you might think, though.  I ... Read More >>
  • Wise Women, Fishing Lures, Mother’s Day

    May 6, 2016
    stoadmin
    By Mike Marsh I smiled at the memory of my first fishing lure it was a jointed minnow-imitation called a Cisco Kid. A gift from the true anglers in my family, Grandma Marsh and Great Aunt Catherine, the lure had seen musky duty in the Great Lakes and had tooth scars ... Read More >>
  • A Cane Pole, a Catfish and Great Grandma

    May 5, 2016
    stoadmin
    Bobbers, Patience and that Twinkle in Grandma’s Eye By Kenneth L. Kieser My great grandmother grew up in a simpler time when fishing meant feeding your family.  She was old, bent over and gray by the time I came along in the early 1950’s, but she always had a smile and a ... Read More >>
  • Smallmouth Bass GIANTS are Biting in Buffalo Harbor

    May 5, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Old friend, Dave Mull, took the drive all the way from Paw Paw, Michigan, to test the chilly, 43 degree, Buffalo Harbor waters of Lake Erie.  The reason was simple: BIG BASS are in their customary, pre-spawn, feed cycle. Fishing Eastern Lake Erie within sight of Buffalo City Hall with guide ... Read More >>
  • Niagara Fishing Forecast for Wednesday, May 4, 2016

    May 5, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Lake Ontario and tributaries Mark Romanack of Michigan reported that his son, Jake Romanack, and his friend, Jarod Higginbotham of Yakima Bait, fished the Niagara Bar Tuesday morning while filming an episode of Fishing 411 TV. The much anticipated salmon bite has kicked into high gear.  The crew boated three kings over ... Read More >>
  • The Crappie Compass

    May 4, 2016
    Matt Straw
    Crappie Fishing with Straw – Part 3 of 4 Kirk Hansen, Iowa Department of Natural Resources Mississippi River research biologist, has been conducting a tracking study with crappies in river backwaters for many years now.  During the harsh winter of 2013-2014, he watched helplessly as most of the crappies he tracked ... Read More >>
  • Welfare for Winter-Weary Wildlife

    May 3, 2016
    Jim Low
    Controlled Burns, Planting Food Plots, Pond Conservation Ideas “Hey buddy, can you spare me a food plot? I’ll pay you back in the fall.”  You’ll never hear this line, because deer, turkey and bass don’t ask for handouts.  Life can be harsh for the animals that bring hunters, anglers and nature ... Read More >>
  • Free Marine Educational Resources

    May 2, 2016
    stoadmin
    Connecting Students and Teachers with Marine Science The Bridge is a growing collection of the best marine education resources available on-line. It provides educators with a convenient source of accurate and useful information on global, national, and regional marine science topics, and gives researchers a contact point for educational outreach. Resources ... Read More >>
  • Lake Ontario Fishing Contests Abound in May

    May 2, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    The unofficial start of spring on Lake Ontario is the Lake Ontario Counties Trout and Salmon Derby, set for May 6-15 this year (www.loc.org).  This is a big fish contest, focusing in on salmon, brown trout, lake trout and, as of May 7 when the walleye season opens in New ... Read More >>
  • Turkeys by Proxy

    May 2, 2016
    Jim Low
    Mentoring, First-Time Turkey Hunting, Sharing the Outdoors I don’t recall exactly when I started deriving more pleasure from game shot by others, than from animals I bagged myself.  I suppose it was inevitable that the switch to proxy hunting would begin with the wild turkey, whose pursuit offers rewards too abundant ... Read More >>
  • Niagara County Fishing Forecast

    April 29, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Lake Ontario, Upper Niagara River, Lower Niagara River Lake Ontario and tributaries The first king salmon started showing up in slightly more reliable numbers as anglers prepare for May fishing contests.  However, sharing information as far as locations and details is a bit more difficult.  Remember that a study on king salmon ... Read More >>
  • Orleans County Fishing Report

    April 29, 2016
    stoadmin
    Lake Ontario, Point Breeze, Oak Orchard River, Lake Alice  Once we get thru the cold temperatures of last night, more spring like conditions will come into play.  I mean after all May 1st is this coming Sunday.  The Erie Canal opened today, just slightly early of their normal opening date. On Lake ... Read More >>
  • Moving Stuff – A Home and Woods Tool

    April 29, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    The CLAM LG600 Hybrid Trailer is light, heavy duty, inexpensive Need to transfer your deer harvest or 10 cubic feet of timber from the woods to your cabin or truck?  Need to move 600 pounds of topsoil or stone from your truck to that new garden or flower bed? By hook and ... Read More >>
  • A Versatile Tool for Outdoor Folks

    April 28, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    For Gardeners, Hunters, Hikers, Fishermen and others too Every so often, you find something among all the functional items out there for sportsmen that can really make a difference in your outdoor experience.  Last summer I found one of those items, it is the Real Avid Multi-Cutter.  I have used this ... Read More >>
  • Fire Extinguisher Recall – May Not Put Out The Fire

    April 28, 2016
    stoadmin
    Recall for Affected Kidde Models Include Mariner 10, Mariner 110, Mariner 5, and Mariner 5 G STO Staff Report from BOATUS As boaters are about to begin the spring ritual of getting their boats ready for the season, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is advising they will need to ... Read More >>
  • My first spring turkey hunt

    April 28, 2016
    stoadmin
    There is nothing quite so exciting! By Tony Young My interest in hunting the quirky-moving, nervous-acting, but beautifully colored wild turkey was piqued about 15 years ago by an old high school friend and bandmate of mine, Todd Bevis. Todd’s a turkey-hunting fanatic if I’ve ever seen one, and the excitement in his ... Read More >>
  • Spring Crappies: Wood to Weeds Dynamics

    April 27, 2016
    Matt Straw
    Crappie Fishing with Straw – Part 2 of 4 In the fall, when weeds begin to die, an exodus takes place.  Refugees with and without vertebrae begin flocking from the decaying flora to more stable environments. First the insects leave their dying source of food and cover, followed by the minnows and ... Read More >>
  • LIVETARGET Baitball Series: Lure Concept is Revolutionary

    April 26, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Anglers everywhere have watched fish feed in a frenzy at one time or another.  A bait school swims by and a hungry bass, crappie, walleye or other larger predator on the feed leaves his lair and you witness a spectacle to behold, as surface commotion and water splash causes bait ... Read More >>
  • Lending a Hand to Lake Ontario King Salmon Study

    April 25, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    If you fish Lake Ontario, like the Beatles song goes, we all need a little help from our friends – and this is the perfect time to lend a hand … while you are fishing! The Niagara County Fisheries Development Board working with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation ... Read More >>
  • Hunt Safely – Turkey Season is on

    April 22, 2016
    stoadmin
    The message from the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism is a message that applies to turkey hunters across the country as turkey seasons open and run for about a month in multiple states at this time of year – Hunt Safely. The Kansas Spring Turkey Season opened April 12 ... Read More >>
  • Niagara River Fishing Report – April 21, 2016

    April 22, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Lower Niagara River Mike Fox of Lewiston reported good numbers of smelt are still being caught in the river, but who knows for how long.  It’s been a much better run than last year.  The Lewiston smelt festival will be held May 6.  Trout action has been decent the past week.  ... Read More >>
  • Lake Ontario and tributaries Fishing Forecast – Niagara County

    April 22, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Thursday, April 21, 2016 The spring weather has continued and more people have been taking advantage of some inshore trout fishing – browns and lake trout primarily, with an occasional Coho or Chinook also showing up. For the browns, troll inside of 20 feet with stickbaits or spoons off boards. Look where ... Read More >>
  • IMR 4007 SCC Powder Recall

    April 21, 2016
    stoadmin
    If you are a recreational or precision shooter and you hand-load your own ammunition, this is a call to action to inspect your powder inventory and lot numbers. IMR recently (September, 2015) announced a product safety warning and recall notice for IMR 4007SSC powder sold in 1-pound and 8-pound containers. IMR received ... Read More >>
  • Marvelous Mill Creek, Missouri

    April 21, 2016
    Jim Low
    I am deeply proud of my home state’s conservation history.  Missourians were the first in the nation to realize that forests, fish and wildlife were too precious to trust to the partisan tug-of-war that goes on in state legislatures.  In response to chronic mismanagement of their wild resources, they set ... Read More >>
  • Spring Turkey Woods is a Special Place

    April 19, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Sometimes old friends meet in a familiar place.  If you’re a turkey hunter, you know there is something extra special for those moments when a hunter and the woods come together in search of a nearby gobble.  It’s downright exciting! There is a special sort of celebration to enjoy because this ... Read More >>
  • Anti-Tick Tactics – Protect Yourself

    April 19, 2016
    Jim Low
    Warm weather is back. Hooray!  Break out the camo clothes and turkey calls, fishing rods and binoculars.  It’s time to enjoy the great outdoors again, but as you pursue outdoor fun, don’t forget that there are some less-than-desirable things pursuing you as well.  Foremost among those things are ticks, there ... Read More >>
  • 7-minute Fish Dinner, Fat-Free and Delicious

    April 18, 2016
    Fern Fisher
    Coat the bottom of a micro-wave baking dish with Pam, olive oil, coconut oil or your favorite oil. Mix the following “crumb mixture” together in a small bowl: 2 melted TBS of margarine, 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs, chopped onion and garlic — 1/2 tsp each (or use garlic and onion ... Read More >>
  • Share the Outdoors with a Youth Turkey Hunt

    April 18, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    New York’s spring youth turkey hunt is just around the corner, set for April 23-24, 2016.  This is a perfect opportunity to give junior nimrods the opportunity to have the outdoor stage all to themselves – along with an adult mentor, of course.  All the young hunter needs is a ... Read More >>
  • Niagara River – Niagara Fishing Forecast for Friday, April 15, 2016

    April 15, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Lower Niagara River – Trout action has been decent of late as the weather conditions finally settle down. A call from Mike Fox of Lewiston noted that he reported good numbers of smelt on Wednesday night and hopefully that will continue with the warmer weather finally arriving. While the Lewiston ... Read More >>
  • Lake Ontario – Niagara County Fishing Forecast for Friday, April 15, 2016

    April 15, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Lake Ontario and tributaries – Spring has finally arrived this week to the joy of both shore and boat fishermen. In the weather department, the bullhead contest in Wilson was a week off. This weekend will be more like May than April. Shoreline trollers are working the waters inside of ... Read More >>
  • It’s all About the Fish and Some Help from Friends

    April 15, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    It’s all about the fish.  Fishing groups and other business organizations are getting ready to start putting their pens together in an effort to accept salmon and trout from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).  Pens?  Are we talking writing implements?  What’s the explanation? Since 1998, groups have ... Read More >>
  • Old-Time Tackle, Dad, Lessons Learned

    April 14, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    As a kid, I would ask my dad to visit any number of tackle shops near our home outside Buffalo, New York. In our area, there were favorites that we had identified as top stops for new lures and new stuff every new fishing season. We went to three places ... Read More >>
  • Powering-Up near Old Faithful

    April 14, 2016
    Kiley Voss
    Yellowstone National Park is celebrated for its pristine wilderness and the habitat it provides for countless creatures, from bison and wolves to eagles and hawks. Yellowstone was established as a protected area for the joy and pleasure of visitors in 1872, almost 40 years before the National Park Service was created ... Read More >>
  • Morels or Else!

    April 13, 2016
    Jim Low
    Hunting for Mushrooms is Great Outdoor Fun My wife is remarkably tolerant of all the time I spend outdoors. I flatter myself that she is genuinely glad when I return, but I also have noticed that she welcomes me home with special enthusiasm when I bring back venison or morel mushrooms.  ... Read More >>
  • Lake Erie Committee Announces Walleye and Yellow Perch Harvest Levels for 2016

    April 12, 2016
    stoadmin
    The binational Lake Erie Committee of the Great Lakes Fish Commission (GLFC), comprising fishery managers from Michigan, New York, Ohio, Ontario, and Pennsylvania, met in Niagara Falls, Ontario, and recommended a total allowable catch (TAC) of 4.937 million walleye and 9.208 million pounds of yellow perch for 2016 (Walleye are ... Read More >>
  • Ethical Turkey Hunters are Safer and Happier

    April 11, 2016
    Jim Low
    Ethics are important for all hunters, but for turkey hunters, they can make the difference between a pleasurable outdoor experience and disaster.  If you don’t believe it, ask David Bozoian. He was hunting on his land in Lewis County, Missouri, when two men who lacked ethics came onto his property.  The ... Read More >>
  • Civilian Marksmanship Patrol offer Hi-End Competition, Low Cost Ammo

    April 9, 2016
    stoadmin
    Civilian Marksmanship Patrol offer Hi-End Competition, Low Cost Ammo Competitive marksmanship is a big part of CMP’s mission. It reinforces firearms safety and enables competitors to further develop their marksmanship skills and in many cases, earn recognition for doing so. If you’re new to competitive shooting, CMP and its affiliated clubs and organizations continually sponsor clinics and workshops to help ... Read More >>
  • Wetlands Offer a Food Web for New Life

    April 8, 2016
    Kiley Voss
    Wetlands can be compared to rainforests and corals reefs in their abundance and importance of the biodiversity that they support and sustain.  The wetlands is a rare ecosystem that provide habitats for a variety of wildlife, supporting valuable species of fish, insects and animals that cannot live anywhere else. Wetlands support ... Read More >>
  • Figuring out Whitetail Deer Management in New York

    April 7, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    To the dismay of many deer hunters in Western New York, the state announced last fall that they would be going through with their plan to adopt new regulations in 12 Wildlife Management Units around the state where deer populations have gotten out of control.  This includes WMUs 9A and ... Read More >>
  • 2016 Lake Erie Sport Fishing Outlook Once Again Good News for Anglers

    April 7, 2016
    stoadmin
    Western Basin Lake Erie News – Walleye and yellow perch bag limits announced COLUMBUS, OH / Ohio DNR– Lake Erie anglers should experience another year of diverse fishing opportunities in 2016, according to Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Lake Erie walleye and yellow perch fisheries are managed through an interagency quota ... Read More >>
  • Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, Niagara River

    April 7, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    Niagara Fishing Forecast for Friday, April 8, 2016 1.  Lake Ontario and tributaries – The topsy-turvy weather has put a damper on fishing action for sure. Cold temperatures and a few inches of snow at the very least kept many fishermen home instead of on the water the past week. Piers ... Read More >>
  • Sweet-Seventeen for Woodchuck Control

    April 6, 2016
    Joe & Vel Byers
    Even at age 93, my father was a terror on groundhogs and kept his rifle propped in the corner of the kitchen for quick action when a chuck began feeding in his alfalfa field.  A crack shot, the WWII marksman would lean out the kitchen window and unleash his vengeance ... Read More >>
  • Spring Sonar Magic, Zero-In on Hot Fishing Spots

    April 5, 2016
    stoadmin
    “How-To” Insights from BASS Elite Pro Matt Herren Spring is in the air and with it comes the most enjoyable season for fishing.  As everything comes alive, hungry fish of all species begin to prowl the shallows in preparation for their annual spawn.  Step one on their list is to eat ... Read More >>
  • NYS: Zero Hunting Fatalities for 2015

    April 5, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    The 2015 New York hunting season proved to be one of the safest on record and yielded the first year without a hunting-related shooting fatality since the 1950s, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Acting Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today. DEC’s 2015 Hunting Safety Statistics report (PDF, 141 ... Read More >>
  • Aqua-Vu Aligns with ‘Electronics Doc’

    April 4, 2016
    stoadmin
    Underwater camera leader taps pro, Bruce Samson, to help expand educational outreach of angling electronics. Fishing today has become an educational outreach ritual all by itself.   Modern fishing has helped folks try very hard to step outside their circle of comfort to adjust their thinking on what fish look like using ... Read More >>
  • Adirondack Mountain Fishing Guides

    April 1, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    Finding Help to Catch Ausable River Brown Trout A top priority of many baby boomer, wanna-be trout anglers is to keep up with that ever-aging bucket list as we age.  Among my priorities is to fish more with a fly rod and learn about what many fly rod anglers all seem ... Read More >>
  • Does your child know what to do if he or she finds a gun?

    March 31, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    “STOP! Don’t Touch. Run Away. Tell a Grown-up.” The MAIN MESSAGE is SAFETY.  A gun accident prevention program that seeks to help parents, law enforcement, community groups and educators navigate a topic paramount to our children’s safety is often ignored by schools for reasons unknown.  But the Eddie Eagle GunSafe® program ... Read More >>
  • Why Hunt Canadian Whitetails?

    March 30, 2016
    Joe & Vel Byers
    One GOOD Answer: Far More GIANT Deer, Far fewer Hunters! Whitetail deer are the most populous big game animal in the USA, so why should a hunter travel to Canada to hunt them? Alberta “Most state-side hunters have never hunted deer where there are caribou, elk, mule deer, grizzly bear, black bear ... Read More >>
  • Al Lindner Invites Anglers to Fish or Help Sponsor Anglers in June Tourney – Minnesota Fishing Challenge

    March 29, 2016
    Matt Straw
    1-Day Event will Benefit Teens and Adults with Needs Al Lindner asks, “How many angler tournaments test multi-species skills? One of the best is the Minnesota Fishing Challenge, where anglers can choose one of several species or go for the brass ring in the Sportech Mixed Bag event.” Host Al Lindner says, ... Read More >>
  • Fish Stocking in New York Provides Fun Opportunities

    March 28, 2016
    Bill Hilts
    In New York State, the inland trout and landlocked salmon seasons open on April 1.  This is a special day in the outdoor arena from an angler’s standpoint, on par with the opening of bass, walleye and musky seasons to name but a few.  However, with the fact that Great ... Read More >>
  • New York State Big Game Study Tells Tale

    March 25, 2016
    stoadmin