- Rick Brockway
Gray squirrels bring back some fond memories
I was on my hill sitting in a tree stand about a month ago when a large, gray squirrel ran across a branch not far from me. I was actually surprised. There hasn't been a gray squirrel in my woods for many years, at least none that I've seen. I watched him go from branch to branch and then down the trunk of a large, red oak tree.
Whitetail bucks are as smart as they come
I was on my hill deer hunting the other day. I sat on a pine hillside where deer usually wander. Quite a few tracks were in the snow when I got there. After about an hour, I decided to get up and wander. With little patience for sitting, I was lucky to have lasted that long.
DEC makes deer season even better
This deer season has been great. A lot of hunters are taking some beautiful bucks. Well not all of us, but that's a different story. All fall, my friends have shown me the bucks they've captured on their trail cameras, and some of them have made it to the freezer.
If you happen to come across a lynx, the DEC wants to know
I was buying bananas in one of our local supermarkets the other day. A gentleman came up to me and said how much he enjoyed my columns. I thanked him and he went on to tell me he had seen a lynx in his backyard near East Meredith.
It's the right time to hunt, but you won't be alone
Let me ask you a question. What does a chipmunk have in common with a marching band on Main Street? They make about the same amount of noise.
- Friday, November 1, 2013
Don't let time tick away if you contract Lyme Disease
The other day, my oldest son asked me to help him remove a couple of ticks from one of his cats.
- Friday, October 25, 2013
In the Adirondacks, not all bucks are created equal
Opening day of deer season in the Adirondacks has always been a special time of year.
- Friday, October 18, 2013
Creatures of nature are truly amazing
I sat in my tree stand the other day quietly waiting for the right deer to come along. As I've said before, I'm not a patient person. I'm not a good sitter, so I have to find something to occupy my mind.
- Friday, October 11, 2013
Sometimes it's just fun to watch
The other day, I moved a ladder stand to a big, white pine tree not far from a wild apple tree in my old pasture. The deer had been feeding there regularly as the apples fell to the ground. Last night before dark, I took my bow and headed out.
- Friday, October 4, 2013
Good luck hunting bear in Adirondacks|
A couple of weeks ago, a friend asked me where he should go to hunt bears in the Adirondacks. I told him he would be better off staying home, but he was rather insistent.
- Gray squirrels bring back some fond memories