spring outdoors

Column: Rod, Gun and Game: Fish are Biting, Turkeys are Gobbling, Weeds are Growing

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Spring is a call to action for all outdoor lovers. The warming air and tree leaves just “pop” into full color and size. The weeds joined in and popped all around the house, too. These are indicators of the pre-spawn smallmouth bass bite and deep daytime jigging action for spring walleye that will soon peak on Lake Erie. If you […]

Column: Rod, Gun and Game: Outdoor Fun for Hunters and Fishers Starts Now

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It’s been a late spring for all of us in Western New York. No matter; the fish and turkey are ready for action right now. From shore or boat, spring fishing offers an exciting time for all ages. At Chautauqua Lake, Silver Lake, Honeoye Lake and other nearby inland lakes, near-shore access for plentiful crappie and walleye offer fish-catching fun […]

Column: Rod, Gun and Game: Spectacular, Sustainable and Sleeveless…it’s Spring

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Wait a minute…SLEEVELESS?! Each of us can dream! Yes, I read somewhere that spring really is coming! I think it was the Farmer’s Almanac; it might have been the calendar.  Honest, it is, but for now, for this year, it seems we need to maintain some of the keep-me-warm clothing and rain covers within reach. Many of our local streams […]

Column: Rod, Gun and Game: Spring is for the Birds, the Bee’s and the All the Rest of Us 

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As we say goodbye to winter, we are welcomed by traveling birds of the south migrating back home to our warming north.  The Atlantic Flyway is a defined corridor for bird migrations and we are part of that bird migration corridor. Many folks fill their bird feeders right about now to watch and enjoy the ingress of multiple bird species. […]