Outdoor Web Words by Bill Hilts Jr.
The next time you take a hike, fish a stream or hunt a forest, take along an extra bag and pick up some trash. continue reading ›
As we grow older, more and more people I know have opted to head south in their “golden years.” continue reading ›
It’s time to lend a hand enforcing the fish and game laws in New York! Not physically taking matters into our own hands, but becoming more pro-active in being the eyes and ears for DEC’s environmental conservation officers continue reading ›
Ice fishing season has finally arrived, but caution is advised with the roller coaster weather ride we’ve been experiencing around the state. Safety needs to be the number one concern for hard water anglers, starting with being prepared for the worst. continue reading ›
Lake trout season opened up in the lower Niagara River and Lake Ontario on Jan. 1. The actual season runs for nine months, through Sept. 30. Then it’s shut down for three months, closed because of spawning considerations. Therein lies the problem. Fish with a closed season cannot be targeted to catch. It’s also a gray area for holding up one of these fish for a quick picture before its release. continue reading ›
Assembly bill pending in New York continue reading ›
Maybe we should look at the big picture here and see what’s happening regarding tournaments, derbies and other fishing contests. continue reading ›
We can cross the Ozarks off of our bucket list, but that doesn’t mean we won’t be back for some more fun in the sun continue reading ›
Spring pens ‘Ghosts of Autumn' continue reading ›
About This Blog
Bill Hilts, Jr. of Lockport (Niagara County) has been a freelance writer since 1980 after graduating from SUNY-Oswego (’78). His first job was with Gun Week Newspaper out of Buffalo. He now writes every week for seven newspapers, contributes to magazines and has been writing for New York Outdoor News since its inception in 2004. He is past president of the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers, a former board member of Outdoor Writers Association of America, and active with New York State Outdoor Writers Association. A life member of NRA, he’s also involved with numerous sportsmen’s and conservation groups. He’s an avid deer and waterfowl hunter, and Great Lakes angler.
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