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The Yates County Youth Turkey Hunt began in 2010 as a collaborative effort involving New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Lt. Matt Lochner, Dale Lane, and a dedicated group of volunteer callers and sponsors. The idea was to increase and promote youth hunting opportunities …

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During a recent Zoom call with Mike Schiavone, some New York state outdoor writers had the opportunity to learn what’s new with our strutting gobblers; Schiavone is a wildlife biologist working for the state Department of Environmental Conservation out of Albany.

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New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Regional Director Timothy Walsh announced recently that annual sampling of the rainbow trout run is scheduled for 9 a.m. March 24 at one of the Finger Lakes’ most important tributaries: Naples Creek.

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A few columns ago I listed some videos from the state Department of Environmental Conservation that featured the Lake Ontario fishery and its tributaries. You can watch them at www.dec.ny.gov/fs/programs/press/LakeOntarioFisheries/.

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Something woke me at 2:30 a.m. It was sort of a swishing noise in my bathroom. At first, I thought it was my dog Inky drinking from the toilet; however, she doesn’t do that often because she wasn’t allowed in the bedroom. Inky usually was too busy in the kitchen, stretching her dog body into…

GENEVA — The Hobart and William Smith Colleges sailing team won the David Lee Arnoff Trophy on Seneca Lake this past weekend, Oct. 16-17. It’s the fifth-straight time the Colleges have won the trophy. In addition, William Smith sailors were in Cambridge, Massachusetts for the Women’s Atlanti…

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The state Department of Environmental Conservation’s Lake Ontario Fishing Boat Survey has tracked angler effort and catch rates from April to September each year since 1985. The survey was not conducted in 2020 due to COVID-19 health and safety concerns, but it is underway once again in 2021.

SAVANNAH — Youth hunters and their adult mentors are invited to attend the free, 14th annual Robert F. DeRoo Memorial Youth Pheasant and Waterfowl Hunts at the Montezuma Audubon Center. The waterfowl hunt will be held Oct. 2 and the pheasant hunt Oct. 9.

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Sodus Point in Wayne County was a busy port during the 2021 Sodus Pro-Am, as boats from different harbors were in town for tournament competition. The week started July 14 with $1,000-a-day action and Captain Jack’s Goodtime Tavern Big Fish Friday. The main event was July 17-18, with 62 team…

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The Wayne County Soil and Water Conservation District and Wayne County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs are once again hosting the Wayne County Youth Fishing Derby. The 22nd annual event, for anglers ages 4-16, began June 19 and will continue until July 31. The competition includes all waters…

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GENEVA — If numbers demonstrate an outstanding contest, then the 57th Annual National Lake Trout Derby is in the winner’s circle again. The 2021 event had 720 registered anglers, which is fantastic considering the ramifications caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Shortly after sending 12 emails to the different athletic directors in our area like a Gatling flare gun, I was pancaked by emotion and elation in anticipation of next week.

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NAPLES — The first day of April is a special one for trout anglers fishing the inland streams of the Finger Lakes. It’s opening day, and although there are new regulations for stream casters (check the weekend edition of the Times for a complete look at the new rules), opening day will alway…

A space-age styled snowmobile called the ‘Hustler’ was designed by Motrak Corporation of Minneapolis, MN for 1967. A clear, bubble wrap around windshield marketed it as the snow- mobile of tomorrow, here today. Minnesota Twins players Rich Rollins, 3B, and Bernie Allen, 2B, signed autographs…