If There Be Mountain Lions in These Hills!

Contributing Writer Steve Sorensen Lots of people say mountain lions roam Pennsylvania and New York. Stories emerge from the Adirondacks, from northern Pennsylvania, and from other remote places, and so far they’ve been impossible to prove. People have sent me photos that supposedly show mountain lions in both states, but the photos have never shown […]

The February Turkey Hunter

Contributing Writer Steve Sorensen It’s not too early to start looking for the place where you’ll tie your tag to the leg of a longbeard this spring. Hunters who enjoy success year after year are already beginning to scout. You should too if you want to increase your odds of success. You’ll often find spring […]

Don’t Be Fooled

Contributing Writer Steve Sorensen Now that Old Man Winter has finally wrapped us in his bitter blanket of snow, we’re burning our firewood, using our snow shovels, fretting about frozen pipes and watching our heat bills climb. While the promise of Groundhog Day isn’t far away, we know what that promise will be. Whether or […]

What Is Taxidermy?

Contributing Writer Steve Sorensen In the modern world we often hear people talk about topics they know nothing about. One of those topics is taxidermy. Taxidermy is the removal of the skin of an animal, preserving it, and using it to recreate the lifelike appearance of the animal. An obvious reason for doing this is […]

A Post-Deer Season Debriefing

Contributing Writer Steve Sorensen Now that firearms deer season has ended, serious hunters are already beginning to think about next year’s deer season and planning to make some adjustments. To all who brought home some venison, congratulations. But even if you filled a tag or two, your season probably could have been better. To make […]

Where Did the Deer Go?

Contributing Writer Steve Sorensen A week into the firearms season deer suddenly became scarce where they seemed abundant just a week ago. A hunter can spend a lot of time looking for them in places where they aren’t. It’s as though deer have a sixth sense, and know that hunting season has started. Hunters are […]

Forecast for Deer Season

Article Contributed by Steve Sorensen Rain, snow, wind, sun… we’re likely to have it all in western New York during the three week firearms season for deer. You can’t do anything about the weather except to prepare for whatever comes, which makes warm waterproof clothing and insulated boots hot commodities at the sporting goods stores. […]

Stop Wearing a Deer Hunting Dunce Cap

Contributing Writer Steve Sorensen “Why don’t you wash that dirty hat!” My wife had been scolding me about it for months. “It’s not dirty—it’s just faded,” I said, and I was right. My favorite hat wasn’t so much dirty as it was worn, distressed, comfortable. What looked dirty to her was formerly midnight black, but […]

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