That magical time of year for deer hunters is beginning. The rut, which is the terminology all the knowledgeable deer biologists and veteran deer hunters talk about referring to the breeding season of the whitetail deer, is finally showing signs of being in the early stages.

With archery deer season underway many deer hunters will be using treestands in pursuit of the No. 1 game animal. Portable climbing and lock-on style stands along with ladder stands have been used for decades by deer hunters for a better vantage point when hunting deer with bow or gun.

Beginning Saturday, Sept. 7, hunting season kicks off with the opening day of dove season. Hunters in the northern zone of our state will venture out to fields in pursuit of the fast-flying Mourning Dove. For decades past the opening day of dove season has signalled the start of the upcoming…

Each fall prior to hunting season, hunters and landowners set out to plant food plots. In recent years the practice has become popular. More and more of these greenfields are dotting the landscape across hunting lands. Deer hunters have realized the importance of providing quality food for d…

It wasn’t until Will Phillips, of White Plains, was in high school that he started fishing. In fact, he and a few other students helped start the high school fishing team at White Plains. He and his teammates shared techniques, learned as much as they could about bass fishing and competed in…

In 2018 a new professional bass tour was established. The Bass Pro Tour (BPT) under the Major League Fishing (MLF) group. In 2011, MLF was started by pro bass anglers, for bass anglers. The anglers along with the Outdoor Channel formed a partnership. The goal was to take professional bass fi…

May is a magical month in the world of bream anglers. Many will circle the full moon date on their calendars and prepare their tackle. Most anglers will opt for live bait when fishing for bream, bluegill and other sunfish. Traditionally crickets and redworms are at the top of the list.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — This week, 52 professional bass anglers suited up for the 49th Bassmaster Classic on the Tennessee River in Knoxville. The anglers are the top bass anglers in the world. Each angler earned their spot to compete on the world’s biggest stage for fishing.

With water spring-like weather in the forecast bass anglers will be itching for a fishing trip to the lake. Savvy anglers can narrow down their lure choices and spend more time catching fish and less time searching through their tackle bag.

Around 1920 biologists began banding various types of waterfowl. The small metal bands have not changed much over the years. A unique number is engraved on each band. The numbers are entered into a database maintained by the Bird Banding Laboratory in Maryland.