Hunting is many things: enjoying nature, family, friends and all the little events that make each day memorable and unique.

The Winter Travel League has decided to cancel the remainder of its winter trapshooting season. This decision was made among the five area gun club representatives after just one match in the interest of safety due to continued concerns about the rise of COVID-19. As such, all league fees ha…


ALLEGANY — About a month ago, friends in Allegany told Dan Jordan of a large, all-white bird in the area. The photographer and raptor enthusiast had been diligently looking for the bird ever since.

JAMESTOWN — New York State environmental conservation officers partnered with Ellicott Town Police on Dec. 12 to arrest two men on numerous violations of Environmental Conservation Law following the illegal taking of a deer in Chautauqua County.


ALBANY (TNS) — A day after gray wolves officially came off the federal Endangered Species list, lawmakers in New York are urging the state to keep the canines on the list here, even though they’ve been extinct in the Empire State for decades.


Here today and gone tomorrow — and that’s if you’re lucky. I’m referring to winter birds generally, and winter finches specifically. Unlike spring and summer birds, which stake out territory and defend it against other birds for weeks or months, winter birds are much more transitory. It’s tr…

Last week’s article covered the history of lead bullets from the original round balls to the modern, sharp-tipped, copper-jacketed spitzer shape.

ALBANY (TNS) — The pandemic this year has helped reverse a long trend of dwindling interest in hunting as the number of people taking New York state’s mandatory hunting licensing test and license payments nearly tripled, according to an analysis by the Rockefeller Institute of Government.

Lead has been the choice of bullet makers for as long as there’s been firearms.

ALBANY — New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos on Friday announced the release of a draft Deer Management Plan for New York State for public review and comment.

Even amid the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 figures to present some unique opportunities to local deer hunters.


Editor’s Note: Local professional photographer and eagle authority Dan Jordan shares his photographs of and experiences with bald eagles in Western New York and northwest Pennsylvania, as well as other locations in the U.S.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (TNS) — In its new Strategic Plan for Management of Trout Fisheries in Pennsylvania 2020-24 the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission lays out 72 actions ranging from doing assessments on another 2,500 of the 51,800 streams across the state that have not been sampled for thei…

ILION (TNS) — Despite finding a new buyer, the bankrupt Remington Outdoor Compay laid off 585 employees on Monday and said their benefits would expire later in the week, without severance pay, according to the union that represents them.


Typically at this time of the year, I’d be preparing for a trip to New Jersey. As I’ve written many times, New Jersey is a mecca for autumn ecotourists because the state acts as a giant “bird funnel” with many species of songbirds, shorebirds, hawks and eagles collecting at the narrow end of…

When my daughter, Julie, had our first grandchild, Kylie Jane Dixon, my wife and I ventured out to Provo, Utah, to see the little angel.

WELLSBORO, Pa. — Tri-County REC and Tri-Co Connections teamed up to host a charity golf outing in September that raised $20,000 for two Potter County organizations dedicated to providing outdoor experiences to disabled military veterans.

Serious deer hunters know stand placement is critically important, especially on public lands in Pennsylvania, where the average hunter has skills far above the national average.

Editor’s Note: Local professional photographer and eagle authority Dan Jordan shares his photographs of and experiences with bald eagles in Western New York and northwest Pennsylvania, as well as other locations in the United States.

The sky brightened in the East, the vast black sky slowly surrendering the stars to a greater light, the far hills and valleys a deep, hungry blackness eager to devour and battle the coming dawn, reluctant to release its hold on the night.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents statewide. Working with other state agencies, local emergency response organizations, and volunteer search and rescue groups, Forest Rangers locate and extract lost, injured, o…