Outdoors in Whitehall with Gene Terry

L ast week’s column on the new gun laws coming down the pike stirred up a lot of phone calls over the weekend. I couldn’t cover all of the laws and questions that were asked that night. For the best information on all of the new laws, contact Sheriff Jeff Murphy or the Washington County Sheriff’s hotline. There’s a lot more than I put in the paper last week.

Don’t forget to attend the rally on the 28th in Albany on the new gun control. As this paper comes out the night of the 27th, there’s not much chance of getting a seat on the buses that are driving down free of charge by the Washington and Warren County Federations of Sportsmen clubs. Your contact people to try to get a seat are Jamie Whitney at 642-9570, or Rick Hoag at 793-6527. If you want to drive down yourself, contact either of them and they can tell you how to get there.

Not much in the way of fishing going on. A few crappies and perch being caught on South Bay and Lake Champlain, but most fishermen don’t believe the ice of Lake George is safe enough to wander out there. Just as well; Better to be safe than sorry. If you want fish for supper, head to Green Mountain Produce.

Some locals have gotten back into snowshoe or rabbit hunting. This year has been ideal for that as there is very little to hamper the dog and the hunter. Rabbit hunting is a lot of fun, especially when you hear that beagle bellowing for all he’s worth while chasing the rabbit.

Rabbits usually go in a circle and many a hunter have chased his dog while on the scent of a rabbit only to find if he had stayed put he could have shot the rabbit fifteen yards from where you first stood.

Remember that on April 15, 2013, registration for assault weapons begins. Registration for seven round magazines begins on Jan. 15, 2014.

A background check is required for ammo purchases. Discard, sell, or permanently modify magazines greater than 10 rounds by April 15, 2014.

Assault weapons must be registered with the N.Y. State Police. For more info, call 1-855-law-guns (529-4867), or visit www.nysafeact.com

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