Greetings Hunters: October is here and so far it seems to be pretty quiet. We haven’t seen much in terms of hunting success so if you’re having some luck, let us know. Acorns seem to be spotty this year, and where they are they seem to have fallen early (that we know of). Tough year for apples too, so it you’ve got them consider yourself lucky. A warm trend is in place later this week followed by a cool-down for the annual youth deer hunting weekend. Good luck out there, check us out on Facebook and be sure to send a photo.
Apprentice Wanted: After giving this some serious thought this summer, what we would like to find – at some point – is an apprentice who would be interested in helping out with the website. Knowledge of WordPress webhosting software would be a bonus, but is not necessary, although the willingness to learn is. What is needed is experience in photo editing, and if you have Photoshop experience (and software) all the better. Also, if the person is from the Glens Falls/Lake George region, all the better, but this is also not neccesary. We can’t offer any compensation but we can discuss ways to make the website more financially feasible in the future. If you’d like to talk, shoot me an email.
Meanwhile, as gun owners we sure have a lot to deal with thanks to the passage of Gov. Kathy Hochal’s Concealed Carry Improvement Act. The two main components of this legislation that will impact hunters is the laws regarding transporting of firearms and possessing a firearm on private property. In nutshell, you have to lock all firearms (not just handguns) in hidden, fireproof (which doesn’t exist) and tamper proof case when leaving a vehicle unattended. That means stopping for coffee, gas, a lunch or a beer. Also, make sure that where you stop welcomes firearms and do the same on any private property you hunt.
Be sure to familiarize yourself with these laws prior to hunting season. Below are a few links that will help. Happy hunting!
New York’s new Gun Safety website:
New York’s detailed Concealed Carry Training Info
The Concealed Carry Improvement Act, July, 2022
GOA Lawsuit dismissed in Syracuse Federal Court, Aug. 31
NYODN: Communication Lacking on Gun Laws
Introducing the New York Outdoor News Great Northeast Podcast
with NYODN Editor Dan Ladd
From Outdoor News Radio
Ep. 4: Sept. 29, 2022 – Wildlife Corridors
Ep. 3 – Sept. 15, 2022 – Ben “The Bear Man” Galway – Nearly Speaking
Ep. 2 – Aug. 31, 2022 – Todd Waldron, Nate Kennedy of the Ruffed Grouse Society & American Woodock Society
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