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I always try to make at least one trip to central New York for spring turkey. A two day weekend trip is usually best since hunting ends at noon. That way I get in two mornings for the same amount of travel time and fuel and I don’t have to get into the hassle of getting time off from work and figuring out child care plans. But sometimes I have other obligations… Read More

After my first two attempts to get out since opening day were thwarted, I finally managed to make it happen on the third try. Sunday, May 6th was not an ideal day to be out, but it wasn’t bad either. The temperature was 60 degrees when I left the car at 5am with the forecast calling for only a slight increase. Rain was all but guaranteed though it wasn’t likely to start… Read More

I have always been intrigued with wild foods. It’s one of the reasons I got involved with hunting and fishing in the first place. In the days of my childhood my brothers and I would pull up Queen Anne’s Lace to eat the wild carrot tap root hiding beneath the soil. On a few occasions in the spring, while visiting our grandparents, they would take us into the woods to dig wild… Read More