- Rick Brockway
- Friday, May 9, 2014
A gobble-gobble here and a gobble-gobble there is always nice
"We called that big tom all the way across the field," the young fellow said. "Then it stopped and strutted just out of range. It wouldn't come any closer."
- Friday, May 2, 2014
Giant trout are still out there, but you have do a little work
I grew up fishing the Otego, Charlotte, Schenevus and Cherry Valley creeks. It was absolutely wonderful. They were all filled with trout, and there wasn't a posted sign.
- Friday, April 25, 2014
Despite the chilly weather, spring is right on time
This has been a really cold year. Winter has been reluctant to give up, so spring has been far colder than normal.
- Friday, April 18, 2014
Gilbert Lake brings back fond memories
A friend posted on Facebook some pictures of him and his daughter fishing at Gilbert Lake.
- Friday, April 11, 2014
Frog legs always a neat treat
We ate at a local restaurant a couple of weeks ago and had frog legs. They're one of my favorites and I hadn't had them for several years, so I was excited.
- Friday, April 4, 2014
You never know what you're going to see on the slopes
I was skiing at Belleayre Mountain last Thursday. As we rode up the chairlift, I noticed several trees that were stripped of their bark in the upper branches. One of the guys I ski with asked, "What would cause that?"
- Friday, March 28, 2014
Chestnuts are making a comeback
For better than 10 years I leased an old log cabin in the Adirondacks on International Paper Land east of Speculator. We had wonderful times there hunting and fishing. The camp was located just a few feet from the state's Siamese Ponds Wilderness Area, so we had great access to backcountry lakes and forests on the state land.
- Friday, March 21, 2014
Fishing is all about being in the right place at the right time
I got an email from the Department of Environmental Conservation to remind all of you that trout season begins April 1. Now as some of you remember, I got mixed up one year with deer season because they changed the opening day. But there's no doubt where I'll be on April Fool's Day: I'll be skiing.
- Friday, March 14, 2014
It's funny how animals can adapt to almost any wild situation
My wife was coming home from work the other morning. She travels across Gun House Hill Road, which runs from Hobart to Harpersfield. It's not unusual to see a dozen deer or so on any given day. They're in the fields and crossing the road, making the trip more or less like an obstacle course.
- Friday, March 7, 2014
It's cold, but there's still plenty to do
This has been a tough winter. In fact, it has been one of the coldest winters on record. Now don't get me wrong, I love winter and I always have. I've always believed that people who don't like winter don't have anything to do when the snow flies and temperatures drop below freezing. But I've never had that problem.