- Rick Brockway
- Friday, January 10, 2014
Red or gray, foxes are one of nature's wonders
The other day I headed for Stamford and saw three crows feeding on something in the road.â€©
- Friday, January 3, 2014
Coyotes specialize at disturbing peace
Cállate translated from Spanish means shut up.
- Friday, December 27, 2013
Trees have it tough during harsh winters
My wife and I went to Maine the week before Christmas to visit some relatives. While we were there, you folks experienced a sudden change in the weather. Temperatures rose into the 60s and the snow quietly vanished without fanfare.
- Friday, December 20, 2013
Caution: Serpents and monsters lurk on area ski slopes
I'm sure many of you still remember the old Mt. Otsego Ski Area.
- 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.