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…

A recent article on funding for the Elk viewing area in Benezette, Pa. meshes very well with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (Western New York Chapter) and its fundraising banquet held every year — in recent years at The Bartlett Club.

It’s interesting New York State has a strong, dedicated lobby of archers and even more interesting that it’s most decidedly against crossbows, so much that regulations forbid using one in even rifle/shotgun season, which seems a little ridiculous.

The Pemigewasset River is born in a small lake high in Franconia Notch, N.H., literally in the front yard of the famous Cannon Ski Resort in the heart of the White Mountains.

LITTLE VALLEY — The annual Cattaraugus County Trappers’ Association Sportsman’s Rendezvous scheduled for Aug. 14-16 at the County Fairgrounds has been canceled due to coronavirus concerns.

Aside from the Buffalo Bills, I don’t follow sports very closely, and even with the Bills, I’d much rather listen to the game on the radio so I can be doing other things instead of being glued to the television.

UTICA (TNS) — U.S. Rep. Anthony Brindisi, D-Utica, says he stands with the workers at Remington Arms following the announcement this week that the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the U.S. Bankruptcy court for the Northern District of Alabama.

HARPSWELL, Maine (TNS) — The small public beach nestled into Mackerel Cove would usually be full on a hot summer day, but it was mostly empty Tuesday after a New York City woman was killed in the first fatal shark attack in recorded Maine history.

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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.

ALBANY — The New York DEC’s Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) helps qualifying landowners and resource managers implement site-specific deer management on their lands to address crop damage and forest regeneration problems and to conduct custom deer management.

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BENEZETTE, Pa. — Benezette Township in Elk County got some welcome news from Gov. Tom Wolf this week. After years of trying, they’ve finally been granted state funds to reconstruct Winslow Hill Road.

ROCHESTER (TNS) — At the site where escaped enslaved people once boarded ships to make their way to Canada and freedom, the present met the past on Thursday — with hopes that the future will be impacted.

The rocket soared upward, a thin finger of red against the black sky, then burst into a hundred gold and silver balls which arced gracefully downward like the boughs of a willow before sizzling and disappearing.

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Lake Erie’s annual blob of pea-green algae is expected to be smaller this summer than a year ago following a relatively dry spring, but that doesn’t necessarily reflect significant improvement toward reducing the nutrient pollution that causes it, scientists said Thursday.

ALBANY — The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation marks the beginning of the summer season by launching a new mobile app to provide visitors and prospective visitors information about destinations and activities.

BRADFORD, Pa. — Though things will look and feel a little different than in years past, the annual Golf “Fore” Heroes tournament to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project is still set for July 11 at the Pine Acres Country Club.

While on my recent getaway to Rhode Island, my grandson Nate’s church group had planned a father-son float trip. Seth, my son-in-law, was exceptionally busy from 7 a.m. to often 10 p.m., seven days a week, administering the nation’s AP testing. I didn’t envy him that responsibility one bit a…

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

It wasn’t the type of day you’d expect to catch a single fish. A hot, bright sun beamed down from a cloudless sky and the humidity was terrible. Still, it was cooler on the water than shore and I motored up to Young’s Point on Chautauqua Lake to cast for muskie.

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

With the ever-growing number of canoes and kayaks on the water today, safety should always be in the back of everyone’s mind. I thought it important to review how potentially dangerous obstacles such as rocks, sunken trees, fast rapids and other dangers shape the water’s surface, how to read…

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Local professional photographer Dan Jordan is sharing his photographs of — and experiences with — American bald eagles in Western New York and northwest Pennsylvania, as well as throughout the United States.

This has been an unusual spring. Being in the woods every day for the last six weeks scouting and hunting gobblers, I gradually became aware of subtle differences from May of previous years.

FRANKLINVILLE — Two orphaned fawns were rescued and taken to a wildlife rehabilitation facility after their mother was killed by a vehicle earlier this month.

Turkey hunting is a time-consuming and often difficult sport. This year has been especially frustrating since birds I know are in the general vicinity refuse to gobble.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (TNS) — Division of Wildlife Chief Kendra Wecker is under investigation after the Ohio Department of Natural Resources received an allegation that, while hunting on private property in Delaware County, Wecker recently harvested a wild turkey within 50 yards of a game feeder.

CORTLAND (TNS) — With fishing season well underway and turkey hunting popular in May, the the Department of Environmental Conservation reports an increase in hunting and fishing licenses.