Outdoors in Whitehall with Gene Terry: Slow season for outdoors activities

H ere it is a new year, and like everyone else I have a long list of New Year Resolutions that we have every intention of keeping for the next year, then the next day we have already thrown out several of them. It’s good to have good intentions but what to heck, we tired-for two days.

Ice fishing is certainly taking a back seat so far this year. Here it is the first week in 2012 and there’s no ice anywhere. In fact as I’m writing this for you snow birds who went and left us, there’s no snow either. I know, famous last words. Within a few days I’ll have to eat my words. This can’t stay the way it has been for this winter.
It’s a good thing for the animals so far. There’s absolutely no feed in the woods for the wildlife. There’re chasing every where trying to find anything to eat. If we had deep snow by this time as we sometimes do, it would be hard pressrd for any of the wildlife to survive. How they do it as it is amazes me.

Bad news in the paper the other day for sportspeople where our long time elected officials Senator Betty Little and Rep. Teresa Sayward, who both support sportspeople in their official offices might be put into the same voting district where they might have to run against each other for a political position.

We cannot afford to lose either of them as both Betty in the Senate and Teresa in the Assembly have supported out issues 100 percent and both are very good friends. Neither wants to run against the other and we certainly don’t want that either.

Bad time of the year for hunters and fisherman. Deer season is over with of course. We could still go small game hunting if we could find any. Fishing of course is out because of the lack of ice. You could go out and use a boat—nah, don’t even think about that. Clean your guns for the fifth time. Did that too. Watch all the reruns on television. Saw John Wayne umpteen times. About the only thing that’s not a repeat are the football games and that will come to an end soon.

I’m rambling on here and I’m supposed to write about outdoor issues or news inWhitehall. Frankly I can’t think of a darn thing to say and it took me three pages of paper to say it. Wonderful! Now you know why Miss Waite up when we went to high school always kicked me out of class. Have a good day!

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