Lets Go Hunting – Opening day is nearly upon us and after a few warm days (again) things are supposed to cool off a little for the opener. Recent rains have brought down some leaves but there’s still plenty of green in the woods, and likely will be until we get some frosts. It was a wet first day of the early muzzleloading season for many, then a front came through and made for nice hunting day on Sunday. We found a few rubs, but no scrapes, although a mock scrape I made has had some activity. We found spotty acorn production – thanks to the gypsy moths – and a few beechnuts too. We’re hearing of a good crop of both is some places, and not so good in others. So, it’s all about local this year. I’m looking forward to getting in the woods and doing some in-season scouting. Finding food, and does, will be paramount and where you find both is likely to be where you find the “boys” as the rut kicks in, hopefully soon. Good luck!
Congrats to Frank Brownell on his dandy buck! He shot this bruiser 15-pointer that weighed 185-pounds on Oct. 17, during the muzzleloading season in Warren County.
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Meanwhile, trout season is here and stream anglers (not pond fishermen) need to know that DEC has a new trout stream plan that begins this season. Check it out here: https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/111015.html. Also, the new regulations guide is only available online at this time but printed copies should be out soon.
Read 2021 hunting reports here: