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In an effort to protect wildlife habitat, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is spraying nearly 110,000 acres of state game lands this spring. Spraying will start in late May and June. The Game … more
University of Massachusetts conducted a study about Lyme disease. The study demonstrates that the blood of the whitetail deer kills the corkscrew-shaped bacterium that causes Lyme disease. The … more
Elizabeth Handy, a student senior at Mohawk Valley Christian Academy in Little Falls, NY was crowned the national champion of the Air Rifle Competition Tournament.   Handy said, “Coming in … more
The Pennsylvania Game Commissioners, at their quarterly meeting in April, voted to increase the number of antlerless deer licenses available to hunters this year by 147,000. The commissioners … more
The NY Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is having a problem getting adequate staff to operate all their summer camps. DEC operates four residential summer camps for children, Camp … more
Spring turkey seasons in New York and Pennsylvania are just about ready to start. Pennsylvania’s season starts on Saturday, April 29 and ends on May 30. Only bearded turkeys are legal to take. … more
New York’s National Archery in Schools Program recently held its 15th annual state archery tournament at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. 635 students from 35 schools from across the … more
The Avian Influenza virus has been discovered at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Reynolds Game Farm in Ithaca, NY. DEC said 500 of their breeder flock of … more
I have been writing the Sportsman Outdoors column for 45-years. My wife and I started writing about the great outdoors, especially about hunting and fishing, on April 13, 1978, for the Sullivan … more
It is reported that black legged ticks are out already and are emerging from leaf piles and soil and are looking for blood meals. Although tick season typically begins in mid-April, it may have … more
The New York State DEC recently released stats for the 2022 big game hunting seasons on hunting-related shooting incidents and elevated hunting incidents, that involves hunters using tree stands. … more
A homeowner from Pike County Pennsylvania called the Pennsylvania Game Commission and said she thinks there is a bear denning under the deck of her home. Gerald Kapral, the Game Commission’s … more
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