Hiking Lake Ontario: The Chimney Bluffs

The Chimney Bluffs on Lake Ontario, in central New York State, is truly a spectacular site. Tall, clay spires rise to the sky like a magnificent natural cathedral. Each is pointed and has razor sharp edges. This unusual looking formation is caused simply by Mother Nature’s wind and water erosion of the ice age drumlins. It is one amazing state park.

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CWD In New York

Ralph T. from New York writes to note that they have found chronic wasting disease (CWD) in game farms, and one wild deer outside a game farm in New York. He asks: “What does this mean to deer hunting in New York? Will we lose our deer herd?”

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Turkey School

Even if they aren’t going to hunt, all people should be wakened and escorted under cover of darkness into the spring woods to hear a turkey gobble, at least once in their lives.

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Adventure In New York’s Catskills

The Rt. 28 Corridor in New York, about 1-1/2-hours north of New York City,
encompasses the area from about Phoenicia to Margaretville, with Belleayre Mountain in the Catskill Forest Preserve smack in the center of it all. Come during any season, but it’s especially nice in summer — and it’s away from the city heat!

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Fight Fishing Pressure With Innovation

Sometimes the word leaks out on your favorite fishing hotspot and the pressure builds. The fish you’ve been chasing get a little weary of the constant attention and they become tougher to catch. Sometimes your only option is to innovate.

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Fly Fishing New York’s Finger Lakes: Part 1

The Finger Lakes are a natural wonder: deep scars in the landscape of New York State, filled by clean, clear water. A glacier made them, filling their depths as it retreated, leaving 11 beautiful lakes in the western part of the state that eventually developed good populations of trout and landlocked salmon. Part 1 of this article will talk about the history of the area and the type of equipment and flies needed for success. Part 2 will examine where to fish and what you can expect find when you get there

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I Love New York — And Tug Of War With A Salmon

Hey,” I said, chin-pointing to two boats that bobbed and trolled a short distance away. “I think I’m hooked to one of them.” I just couldn’t believe there was a fish that didn’t give when you pulled, but there are a lot of them like that in New York’s Lake Ontario.

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