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Antlerless deer hunting begins Saturday and will last nine days

New regulations were released regarding hunting through the DEC recently, and one is a nine day antlerless deer season. This begins Saturday. Another requirement is wearing fluorescent pink or orange when hunting for deer or bears. Hours for hunting have been extended ... MORE
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New York State DEC announces new rules for deer and bear hunting

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today that DEC has adopted new rules for deer and bear hunting in New York. Rule changes include extending hunting hours and dress code requirements when afield to improve hunter ... MORE
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Mynderse Academy anglers win state bass fishing title

Brody Herron and Liam Tanner of the Mynderse Academy Bass Fishing team took first place in the New York State Fair Classic held on Saturday on Onondaga Lake in Syracuse. The duo finished with a 5 fish limit weighing just over 21 ... MORE
Bassmaster releases 2022 schedule; Cayuga Lake isn’t on it

Bassmaster Elite Tournament releases 2022 schedule; Cayuga Lake isn’t on it

Bassmasters released its 2022 schedule and Cayuga Lake was not on it. The Elite Series is planning to return to the St. Lawrence River and the Thousand Islands region between July 14 and 17 of 2022. Cayuga Lake has hosted Bassmaster Elite ... MORE
Ontario County joins other counties in lowering the age for deer hunting to 12

Ontario County joins other counties in lowering the age for deer hunting to 12

Ontario County will follow suit with many other local counties in lowering the age for deer hunting this season. The Board of Supervisors lowered the age from 14 to 12. Before counties made the decision to lower the age, New York only ... MORE
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How to choose an ASG replica?

How to choose an ASG replica?

A replica is a basic piece of equipment for every ASG player. Airsoft enthusiasts use different types of weapons – electric, spring or gas-powered. Manufacturers are constantly releasing new equipment, so the range is very wide. How to choose the best equipment? ... MORE
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Canandaigua Trout Derby beats previous record

Canandaigua Trout Derby beats previous record

Saturday was the first day of the 40th annual Canandaigua Lake Trout Derby and the record for the biggest trout caught was shattered. Justin Schwenzer of Dansville caught a 29.25 pound lake trout that beat the derby’s previous record of a 16.18 ... MORE
Planning a Finger Lakes Camping Trip: Consider these high-tech camping essentials

Planning a Finger Lakes Camping Trip: Consider these high-tech camping essentials

New York’s Finger Lakes region is a spectacular vacation destination for visitors of all kinds. While the draw for some may be its world-class museums and wineries, this district is particularly ideal for those who like to spend their time outdoors. The ... MORE
Life, Outdoors, Travel
DAILY DEBRIEF: Where are all the turkeys? Looking back on spring hunting season (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Where are all the turkeys? Looking back on spring hunting season (podcast)

Where are the turkeys? Just a few days after the regular spring turkey season ended in New York State, Norm Ridley, a board of director at the North Seneca Sportsmen Club and president of the state’s National Wild Turkey Federation speaks with ... MORE
Wireless trail camera buying guide

Wireless trail camera buying guide

Wireless trail cameras are becoming much more popular among hunters and deer land management teams. Recently, I have seen many discussions in terms of ranking the best wireless trail camera so I thought that you would be interested in a detailed buying ... MORE
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Tompkins County Legislators approve rifle hunting resolution

Tompkins County Legislators approve rifle hunting resolution

A Rifle hunting resolution in Tompkins County was approved by the Legislature during a meeting on Tuesday night. A split vote of 8-6, decided to seek State authorization to allow rifle hunting for deer and bear in Tompkins County, but leaves open ... MORE
New legislation expands land for hunting and fishing on wildlife refuges

New legislation expands land for hunting and fishing on wildlife refuges

The Trump administration passed new legislation to expand hunting and fishing at wildlife refuges around the country. That includes the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, located along the New York State Thruway between Syracuse and Rochester. The new legislation is expanding hunting at ... MORE
Chris Zaldain takes Day 1 lead at Bassmasters Elite on Cayuga Lake

Chris Zaldain takes Day 1 lead at Bassmasters Elite on Cayuga Lake

Chris Zaldain’s day couldn’t have started much worse. Or ended much better. The California native who now lives in Fort Worth, Texas, woke up Thursday to find that several of his best rod-and-reels had been stolen during the night. But with what ... MORE
Gustafson takes Day 2 lead at Bassmasters Elite

Gustafson takes Day 2 lead at Bassmasters Elite

Canadian pro Jeff Gustafson came into the SiteOne Bassmaster Elite at Cayuga Lake with modest expectations. But his confidence has grown with each passing day — and on Friday, it grew by leaps and bounds as Gustafson caught five bass that weighed ... MORE
New York pro Jamie Hartman crowned Cayuga Lake champ

New York pro Jamie Hartman crowned Cayuga Lake champ

On Sunday afternoon, for the second time in three tournaments, Jamie Hartman claimed a Bassmaster Elite Series victory. Both were special. But he couldn’t deny this one meant just a little more. Fishing in his home state of New York, Hartman caught ... MORE