OLEAN — Two more deaths due to COVID-19 were reported in Cattaraugus County on Tuesday. There have now been 132 coronavirus deaths since April 2020.
Black trees stretched their gnarled limbs toward the barely discernible, dark gray sky as I silently stole into the hickory grove and sat expectantly.
FRANKLINVILLE — The state Department of Environmental Conservation has determined the cause of the deaths of a number of trout in Ischua Creek earlier this month as a fungal infection brought on by stress.
New York state’s new catch-and-release trout stream season begins Saturday, expanding fishing opportunities in fall’s cooled waterways that hold trout.
Hunting with a bow puts an extra amount of responsibility on the hunter.
When I get email comments from readers, they generally fall into one of two broad categories.
The other day I glanced around my den.
ALFRED — A new group wants to bring trails throughout Allegany County to the attention of the public.
The legacy remains, 41 years after he retired, 12 of them following his passing.
Bowhunting seasons for deer and bear in New York’s Southern Zone get underway Thursday, with several changes to big game seasons set this year through regulations.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation is proposing a regulation that, if adopted, would allow counties to opt out of a new end-of-year deer hunt, slated to occur annually between Dec. 26 and Jan. 1.
EAST AURORA — The Allegany-Limestone boys cross country team finished third and the Gators’ girls team was fourth in the large school divisions at the Knox Invitational on Saturday.
Before recent days, the biggest fish 4-year-old Colton Sulewski had caught were bluegill.
Deer and bear hunters must wear some fluorescent orange or pink clothing during New York’s firearms seasons in 2021, while legal shooting time has been expanded by about an hour each day.
New York state fisheries researchers identified lake trout fry in Lake Erie this past spring, a significant milestone in re-establishing wild stocks of the species in the lake after more than half a century.
The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will host a public webinar Wednesday on the ATV Regional Trail Connector pilot program in Potter and Tioga counties.
LITTLE VALLEY — After a year off due to COVID-19, the 2021 Cattaraugus County Trappers Association is back this weekend with its annual Sportsmen’s Rendezvous.
GOWANDA — Four kayakers on Cattaraugus Creek ran out of daylight Wednesday and had to be rescued by members of the Gowanda Volunteer Fire Department and state forest rangers.
SMETHPORT, Pa. — Growing up just a few blocks away from a golf course has turned out to be a blessing for Connor Alfieri.
OLEAN — The 14th annual Bergreen Junior Match Play Championship is set for this weekend at Bartlett Country Club.
From a purely financial point of view, my 20 acres of land has very little economic value. In other words, there’s no timber, oil or gas. Most of it was cleared over a century ago and has been in hay fields ever since, and while the hay does have a small amount of economic value, the greates…
OLEAN — It could be argued that today’s Championship Flight semifinals of the 85th annual Southwestern New York-Northwestern Pennsylvania Men’s Amateur Golf Tournament at Bartlett Country Club is one of the most interesting ever.
OLEAN — Half the matches got to at least the 17th hole and two former winners of the five in the Championship Flight were pressed that far in Thursday’s opening round of match play in the 85th annual Southwestern New York-Northwestern Pennsylvania Men’s Amateur Golf Tournament at Bartlett Co…
ALBANY — The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation said Wednesday that hunting and trapping licenses and deer management permits (DMPs) for the 2021-2022 seasons are on sale.
We’re fortunate in Cattaraugus County to have access to large tracts of public lands, but every once in a while I may happen to find myself walking on logging roads on large tracts of privately-held forest land. If that does happen it may possibly be because there are no obvious POSTED signs.
Maine is the northeastern-most U.S. state.
Choosing the correct lure style and color can be critical, either making or breaking your day. To address this lure manufacturers make a seemingly endless variety of shapes and sizes — and the color choices today are simply mind-blowing.
One morning after turkey hunting this spring, I actually still had enough ambition leftover to go trout fishing.
Well, spring is over, June half-gone and most fishermen have taken to lakes and rivers for their fishing.
For as long as I’ve been writing this column I’ve generally focused on what could be described as the recreational or aesthetic aspects of birds — their songs, plumages, habitat and behavior — because that’s what interests me.
Steven Bressan, a McKean County, Pa., native turned Florida resident, has set out for the trek of a lifetime as he braves the 2,190-mile Appalachian Trail in one trip.
“What’s that noise?” I asked, listening intently.
The increasing popularity of kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards (SUPs) has Cattaraugus County officials scrambling for suitable sites for kayak and canoe launches.
The human animal has a very real need for socialization.
WELLSVILLE — What and where is the WAG Trail?
The alarm blared and I turned wearily over.
Chronic wasting disease has been found in a deer for the first time in northwestern Pennsylvania.
When examining a map of the US Northeastern Seaboard, I find it very interesting.
It’s spring gobbler season once again.
Perhaps the most entertaining aspects of spring gobbler season involve the neverending series of mistakes my friends and I make every spring.
ALBANY — New York cannot cut down thousands of trees for a 27-mile snowmobile trail in the Adirondack Park without voters approving an amendment to the state constitution, the state’s top court ruled Tuesday.
As I’ve said here before, May is the month that many of us look forward to all year. The reason is that, generally speaking, May is when our most colorful songbirds begin pouring out of the night sky into our trees, bushes, lawns, fields and feeders.
As I think back over the years, I find it easy, like the great majority of us, to remember opportunities lost, poor decisions made, relationships that should have been cherished much more than they were, loving words that weren’t spoken.
You’d fallen exhausted into bed the night before.
With the start of Western Conference’s Maple Grove and Cassadaga, the Southern Tier Youth Trap league is in full swing. With the exception of the East Conference, the only perfect score reported is from Otto-Eldred’s Clayton Holden. The Western Conference like the Central Conference will not…
The alarm went off at 5:15 a.m. and I rolled groggily from bed.
This week’s round of matches saw the start up for the Central Conference in the Southern Tier Youth trap League. Central Conference teams participating chose to not travel to other clubs and shoot all matches at their host club. Perfect scores were reported by Bolivar-Richburg’s William Fren…
Hunters in Cattaraugus County took 47 black bears in 2020, five fewer than the year before, according to a state Department of Environmental Conservation report.