Outdoors in Whitehall with Gene Terry

O pening of the Northeast Duck Season on Oct. 1 turned out to be as busy as possible. We got out of the woods just before all the rain came down and down and down for the whole weekend. It wasn’t very good for the duck hunters. The ducks loved it though.

Bow season so far have produced very few deer. Most of the ones coming into John Rozell’s processing have been from Vermont.

Opening of the Lake Champlain Duck Season on Oct. 12 was as usual. Sounded like a war going on down along the lake. Must be all the duck that were shot at in the Northeast zone though they had a safe haven in the marshes along the lake.

Black powder season opened up on Saturday, Oct. 15 and not a shot was fired from where I was and I can hear quite far away. Hunters are finding with the lack of acorns this year also means the lack of deer but the big question is where did they go? It’s not hard to figure if a hunter spends any time in the woods all he hears are coy-dogs howling and yipping. They’re chasing something and what else but deer.

Deer that survived this spring where the coy-dogs almost destroyed the fawn crop only to be chased continuously by the dogs.

There certainly is a definite of lack of deer in the woods not only on the land we lease but everywhere. Last winter was not a hard one for the deer but with the ever presence of coy-dogs chasing them down, does a terrible job on the deer herd.

We (the Washington County Federation of Sportsman Clubs) have been on DEC constantly to not only open the season year around on them but to put a bounty on them also. DEC is very slow to act on anything and by the time they realize that the coy-dogs are the villains, it will be too late for the deer herd in NYS.

Opening of the regular deer season was Saturday, Oct. 22. Hope the hunters have more success than the Black Powder hunters and if you see coy-dogs you know what to do. Good hunting!

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