- Rick Brockway
- Friday, December 13, 2013
Winter is great, but always be prepared for the worst
Winter is one of my favorite times of the year. It's not just that I love to ski, but it's a great time to be out in the woods. There's very little snow on the ground right now, so hiking can be a lot of fun.
- Friday, December 6, 2013
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.
- Friday, November 29, 2013
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.
- Friday, November 22, 2013
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.
- Friday, November 15, 2013
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.
- Friday, November 8, 2013
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.