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DEC Releases New York’s Hunting Safety Statistics For 2019

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos has announced that the 2019 hunting seasons in New York were the safest on record. DEC documented seven tree … more

CFFCM Fly Fest Set For Feb. 29

Go to the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum (CFFCM) on Feb. 29 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and “leap” into Fly Fest. Fly Fest is an annual escape from the doldrums of winter where … more

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Free Fly-Tying Classes - Fun with Steel, Feathers and Fur

The Jerry Bartlett Memorial Angling Collection at the Phoenicia Library will offer its annual fly tying classes beginning on Saturday, Feb. 1 and continuing through Saturday, Feb. 22. The classes are … more

DEP Recreational Boating Program Continues to Grow

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection announced use of more than 1,300 boats in 2019 through its recreational boating program in the Catskills, including 711 canoes and kayaks rented to visitors by local businesses. more

DEC Issues Safety Precautions, Invites Anglers to Try Ice Fishing

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos encouraged anglers to get out and safely enjoy ice fishing, a great way to spend time with family and friends outdoors during the winter months. more

You Can’t Get a Buck for Buck

I was at a German restaurant many years ago in Ulster County. On the menu was jaeger schnitzel. Apparently, in German, “jaeger schnitzel” translates into “hunter’s cutlets” traditionally … more

Where’s the Wood?

The “local movement.” It’s a big thing these days, or at least on paper. There is the “Buy Local” movement, followed by “Think Locally, Act Globally” bumper-sticker, and even a … more

Forestry - The Estranged Land Use

I wasn’t raised on venison or deer meat; I was raised on beef. It was a common occurrence to eat beef 2 – 3 times per week growing up; whether it was hamburgers or medium-well steak. However, … more

Adding Depth to the Forest

I grew up in New Paltz, Ulster County in the 1980s. I didn’t know it at the time, but this little town sat at the cultural crossroads of upstate New York and New York City. I had friends on … more
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