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Posted By:
George-Ruland
Field Editor

12-20-2012 10:16
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 30-34 Degrees – Open Water
More birds have been showing around the island each week now. Ice may be a factor at ramps and docks this coming week. Hunt safe. Enjoy all aspects of waterfowling. Happy Holidays to all….. .

Posted By:
George-Ruland
Field Editor

11-28-2012 09:35
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 35-40 Degrees
From what I have heard it was a slow start to the season in the center of the island, south shore… . Reports from the north shore indicated that the numbers of birds on the harbors were down. It seems that over the past few years birds have been arriving latter than normal. Quiet a few complaints about the debris in around and under the water and on the marshes as result of Sandy. Take care going and coming…. on the waterways and marshes. Enjoy your time afield, on the water, and the marshes. // Some good interviews of Fred Zink by Skip Knowles in the Sept. issue of Wildfowl magazines, and by P J Rielly in the Dec. issue of Wildfowl. Over the past couple of months I have also read an article by, or interview of Clay Hudnell on helpful hints… . Clay worked for and with Fred Zinc for many years as did his brother Field. Exactly where I read it leaves me now….but I will edit it in as soon as possible. If you recall that article drop me a PM… . If you haven’t read these…. do so they are very good. Some good waterfowling info in this months Field and Stream also… . Buy two duck stamps… . Think safety first.

[Edited By George-Ruland on 2012-11-30 08:26]

Posted By:
DukGuy
Web Member

11-19-2012 14:28
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Glad to hear you all survived the storm. The ducks never seem to mind some new wetlands, tho, it might have been better off not being someone’s living room! Jus sayin’ DG

Posted By:
George-Ruland
Field Editor

11-13-2012 10:45
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DukGuy, Thanks for the come back…. . We’re doing ok….. . Was without electric for 7 days….in my neighborhood.. .Some were without power for over 14 days. Just a few left without power as I write this. Lots of help on getting electric back from other states… . Most all had or got generators. Gas was a problem last week but seems to have cleared up within the past few days. The odd and even rationing helped and deliveries seem to be getting back to normal. Most of the folks on the island have grown up with these storms…. . There was good local preparedness. The worst part was for those that lived on the water close to the inlets and harbor entrances… . Quiet a few homes were lost. There is a lack of housing although the government and local agencies seem to be getting on top of it. Local cleanup has been rapid… . Hopefully all will be getting back to a more normal state for Thanks Giving. We do have a lot to be thankful for. GNR. PS The local ducks didn’t seem to mind the storm a bit. Go figure…. .

Posted By:
DukGuy
Web Member

11-02-2012 20:14
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George, You and yours doing ok after Sandy blew through? Let us all know if you guys need anything… Wow! what a storm!

Posted By:
George-Ruland
Field Editor

10-11-2012 09:10
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The South Bays Ducks Unlimited 2012 Dinner and Auction will be held on November 8th at The Rock Hill Country Club 105 Clancy Road Manorville, NY 11949. Doors open at 6:30. Don’t miss DU 75th Anniversary events. For more information and tickets go to http://NY.ducks.org or call 631-878-1146. Enjoy, GNR.

Posted By:
George-Ruland
Field Editor

09-12-2012 11:19
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South Shore Waterfowlers Duckboat Show and Waterfowl Festival is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 28th 8AM to 3PM at the Cedar Beach Marina, Ocean Parkway, Babylon, NY. Rain date is Nov. 4th. Visit sswa.org for vendor application or info.. Enjoy.

Posted By:
George-Ruland
Field Editor

08-22-2012 12:26
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Delta Waterfowl’s Long Island Chapter is having a Sportmans Dinner on Sunday September 23rd at Bacci Restaurant, Ocean Beach Fire Island. For information call John Ferguson at 631-807-9251. Tickets are available at deltawaterfowl.org . Doors open at 1 PM, dinner is at 5.

Posted By:
George-Ruland
Field Editor

08-10-2012 09:39
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Ocean County Decoy Show, Calling Contest, etc…. Tuckerton, New Jersey Sept. 29th and 30th.

Posted By:
George-Ruland
Field Editor

07-26-2012 08:43
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National Hunting and Fishing Day Expo at the Hunter Check Station in Ridge on September 22nd. Enjoy your time in the out of doors….. .

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George-Ruland
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Suffolk 07-10-2012 04:43
Mostly Sunny, No Precipitation – 60-65 Degrees
Be sure to check L.P. Brezny’s article “Deadly Downrange” in his ballistics section of the August issue of Wildfowl. High speed photography has again brought new insights as to aftermarket choke tubes…..and how they acually work…….. . Enjoy. GNR.

Posted By:
George-Ruland
Field Editor

06-21-2012 12:00
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This Satuday….The Long Island Chapter of Delta Waterfowl is having their annual sporting clays shoot at The Suffolk County Skeet and Trap Range in Southaven. The event starts at 10 AM. All are welcome…. . Enjoy…. . // Have a great weekend no matter what you do…, GNR.

Posted By:
George-Ruland
Field Editor

06-18-2012 06:00
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Three thumbs up for The Stony Brook Baseball Team. Talented players, great season, and a great coaching staff. You impressed the world. Job well done. The brook is on the map…. . Always was on mine. Looks like it will be a great NCAA College World Series as it continues. I do not believe that any of the remaining teams have shown all their cards…yet. Enjoy. // Also enjoy this great June weather. Enjoy the out of doors before breakfast…. it’s like living an extra day… . Go figure, GNR.

Posted By:
George-Ruland
Field Editor

06-17-2012 07:12
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Good morning waterfowlers, cyberfowlers, wanabees, and others. Happy Fathers Day. Just up and around the kitchen and noticed a Home Depot flyer on the table which said “Give Dad the Gift of Doing” … . Go figure… . I thought this was dads day off…,(not). . Nothing like family though…!!!. I wouldn’t have it any other way… . Have a great day what ever you do. The sun will shine on our back yards today…. . Enjoy, GNR.

Posted By:
George-Ruland
Field Editor

Mid Suffolk 06-07-2012 06:58
Mostly Sunny, No Precipitation – 50-60 Degrees
Consider supporting other none profit organizations that help preserve our out of doors habitats, as well as, our hunting and gathering traditions. Join Pheasants Forever, Quail Unlimited, and Trout Unlimited……. . // Check out Noreast.com for the latest information on fishing around our area…. . It is very good…. . Have a great weekend. Think safety first while on the roads and waters, GNR.

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Posted By:
George-Ruland
Field Editor

05-25-2012 06:21
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Have a great Memorial Day weekend. Take time to thank those who have served our country. Live free, GNR. // Support Operation USO Care Package. Send our troops overseas phone cards, music downloads, sun screen and much more…….. . Send your contributions to The USO P. O. Box 96860 Washington DC 20077-7677 .

Posted By:
George-Ruland
Field Editor

Suffolk 05-14-2012 16:09
Mostly Sunny, No Precipitation – 60-65 Degrees
It’s a good time of the year to start cleaning up, repairing, and reorganizing your hunting gear….. . Along with the general maintenance, take time to think about new ways you can make pre hunt packing… easier next season. One thing you can do is to store your equiptment in a fashion that makes decoys and accesories easy to find and sort in a timely fashion. It seems best to have a rack system at which you can quickly grab the needed numbers of different species. It’s usually best to think species number ratios that match the spot you have scouted, then bag them along with other needed accesories… . Work smarter not harder. Enjoy the off season,GNR.

Posted By:
George-Ruland
Field Editor

Mid Suffolk 05-09-2012 04:47
Cloudy, Light Rain & Drizzle – 50-60 Degrees
If your interested in the spring waterfowl nesting surveys they are under way…. . Go to FLYWAYS.US . Have a great day, GNR.

Posted By:
George-Ruland
Field Editor

Suffolk Co. 05-05-2012 05:49
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 50-60 Degrees
Good morning….. . A big thumbs up for the most recent e-Newsletter from DU. Job well done. Happy 75th, DU….. . Look’n good. Keep the news and information flowing… . Support DU. // Again, a big thumbs up for The South Shore Waterfowler’s Wounded Warriors Porject that has made wheel chair access to duck blinds avaliable to our service men and women…. . Well done. // Have a great weekend, GNR.

Posted By:
George-Ruland
Field Editor

Mid Suffolk 05-02-2012 06:28
Mostly Cloudy, No Precipitation – 35-40 Degrees
Don’t miss Fred Greenslade’s Photos of the Year 2012, featured on the home page at Deltawaterfowl.org. A big thumbs up Fred… . Well done.

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George-Ruland
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Mid Suffolk 04-27-2012 05:26
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 40-45 Degrees
South Bays Chapter of DU is having their Guns and Gear Event on Thursday May 24th at the Rock Hill Country Club from 6 to 9 PM. Tickets are available at the door or in advance…. . You do not have to attend to win… . For futher info see www.ducks.org or call 1-800-45DUCKS. Have a great weekend, GNR.

Posted By:
George-Ruland
Field Editor

Mid Suffolk Co. 04-25-2012 06:14
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 35-40 Degrees
A big thumbs up for John Devney’s article in the spring 2012 issue of The Delta Waterfowl magazine titled “The Hole in the Bucket” on page 8 regarding agriculture change that threatens to drain wetlands and the use of Swampbuster to help ensure a strong wetlands base in the US. John is the director of US policy for Delta Waterfowl. Check it out and work to preserve all wetlands as they provide breeding grounds for all types of wildlife, prevent flooding, and act as Mother Nature’s water purefication plants… . // Reports from Captain Sly indicate that some flatties are still being taken, along with small bass, blues, and Weakfish. Also that the recreational limit on Porgies has increased to 20 per man at this time… . As usual check with the DEC web site for the latest on salt and freshwater regulations… . Enjoy your time on the water, marshes, and fields…. . Think safety first, GNR.

Posted By:
George-Ruland
Field Editor

Mid Suffolk 04-13-2012 07:41
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 40-45 Degrees
I have heard that the DEC has stocked West Lake, Upper Yaphank Lake, and The Connnectiquot River State Park. Give them a try if the winds let up. Enjoy. Some flatties are showing along with some schoolie bass and blues on the south shore. WKYP. FMFMO,GNR.

Posted By:
George-Ruland
Field Editor

04-06-2012 00:22
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Had a nieghbor Ed that passed away a few years ago. He had a best friend that retired as a pilot from Pan Am and purchased an estancia in north east Cordoba. He loved shooting. Ed said that we could go when ever we wanted as his friend’s guests… . All we had to do was pay the air fare and ammo costs. I have seen many pictures and videos of shooting in that area and feel as if I have been there myself… . I recently over heard a person say that they had shot fifteen hundred doves in a few days stay in that area. Someone listening said “How did your arms feel?…..”… . // I had a person recently ask me “How many birds did you shoot this season?” I answered two. He seemed to take great pleasure in my so called lack of sucess….this past season as compared to the previous. It didn’t bother me at all… . Like many of you, I started waterfowling on public lands at a time when the majority of hunters owned or leased large tracks of the best hunting areas…… . I learned to enjoy waterfowling for all of it’s pleasures and not just for the count of birds taken or the speed at which they were put into the freezer. I know that this made me a much better hunter… . Over the years along with family and friends and a lot of hard work we have had good sucess at harvesting natures bounty. We still love days though on the marsh and in the field just as much when our bag is empty… . Enjoy all the aspects of waterfowling and or your time afield // I only hunted afew times this season. I have found that it has become a time in my life when scouting clay birds and finding them has become much more attractive…. . I will though continue to make every effort, to keep you informed as to what is happening around the island regarding waterfowling….,as well as, other related news and events… . // Early on as a Field Editor for Waterfowler.com I wrote that “…on the island we have to many hunters and to few spots to hunt”… . This is still true in many respects. We also don’t hold the birds that we used to… . There are though still many fine days on the marshes and on the water to be found, for those who enjoy the out of doors and have a passion for waterfowling. Enjoy all the aspects of waterfowling. Regards, GNR.

Posted By:
George-Ruland
Field Editor

03-27-2012 07:24
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Thumbs Up for the latest issue of Field and Stream magazine….. . Some great information on spring fishing and hunting…. . If you haven’t checked it out yet do so. You won’t regret it. Well done gentlemen… . // Enjoy your time with family, friends, and the out of doors. // NOTE… Delta Waterfowl’s Peter Ward has passed on at the age of 92. Information on his extrodinary life and what he accomplished to preserve waterfowl…, and waterfowling please go to deltawaterfowl.org. AFN,GNR.

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Posted By:
George-Ruland
Field Editor

Suffolk Co. 03-16-2012 08:50
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The South Shore Waterfowlers will meet for the election of officers on April 2nd in Brightwaters.// Delta Waterfowl Long Island will be installing Wood Duck Houses on March 25th, 10 AM at Blydenburg Park. All are welcome. See deltawaterfowllongisland@yahoo.com // Support DU and Delta Waterfowl, as well as, other outdoor groups in the off season. Join in and participate in projects and events in you area… or start your own waterfowl project(s)…. .// Now is the time to organize and get ready for next season…. . Enjoy.// If you have a dog or other pets, visit your local Veterans Hospital, or any adult care facility that has a Pets Visitor Sign In, in your area… . This is a great way to make their stay more enjoyable.// Enjoy your time with Mother Nature, whatever you do and always think safety first.

[Edited By George-Ruland on 2012-03-16 09:04]

Posted By:
George-Ruland
Field Editor

Suffolk 02-20-2012 06:48
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41st Annual Decoy (and this year, Fishing and Sporting Collectibles) Show. Sat. March 3rd at the IBEW Union Hall, 370 Vanderbilt/Motor Pky, Hauppauge, NY. Enjoy. Have a great week, GNR.

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George-Ruland
Field Editor

Suffolk Co. 02-15-2012 06:14
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 35-40 Degrees
One of the basic skills a waterfowler has to master is shooting. Now that the season has wound down….it’s a good time to hit the range and work on that game. Shoot sporting clays, trap, skeet…., they will all improve you shooting skills. Two public ranges in our area are The Suffolk County Trap and Skeet Range in Southaven (only public sporting clays on the island) (run by Hunters Sports, Inc. of Massapequa) and The Long Island Shooting Range (Brookhaven Range) in Ridge. Both have good instructors if you are just getting started and both have all the equiptment you would need to shoot including gun rentals… . Both of these ranges are open Wednesday thru Sunday from 9 AM till 4 PM. For The Suffolk Co. Range call 631-924-5600. For the Long Island Shooting Range in Ridge (they have archery, wobble trap, international skeet and trap, as well as, rifle, pistol, and air gun ranges…), call 631-924-5091. “Shoot more, shoot more often,” …Bill Miller . Improve you shooting game……. . MTC, GNR.

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George-Ruland
Field Editor

Suffolk 02-12-2012 06:01
Sunny & Clear, High Winds – 10-20 Degrees – Open Water
QFTD: “The Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp is approriate for everyone who values wetlands and grasslands habitats, not just for waterfowl hunters. It’s a way for birders, hunters and general conservationists to support a mutual effort, regardless of any other minor differences.” Paul J. Baicich writing in the American Birding Association Blog.(quote taken from the spring 2011 issue of Delta Waterfowl magazine). This also applies to our states’ Habitat Stamps. Please purchase 2 of both this year if you haven’t already done so. AFN,HAGD,GNR.

[Edited By George-Ruland on 2012-02-13 05:09]

Posted By:
George-Ruland
Field Editor

Suffolk Co. 02-08-2012 06:47
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 25-30 Degrees – Open Water
A thumbs up and hopefully a hats off for Uncle Artie. He recently retired from Fed EX after 25+ years of service as an Express driver… … . His last 18 years were spent on the norrth fork from Cutchogue to Plum Island… . I gave him a good pair of binoculars and a N A Birding book and he gave me the N F Reports. I could not write all that he reported due to political reasons (sorry for the P word) but he was a great help…. . Way to go Artie. I know a lot of people are already missing you!!!…. . ML,GNR.

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George-Ruland
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Suffolk 01-24-2012 06:58
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 40-45 Degrees
A real roller coaster ride this season…. . Warm again now. Go figure. Enjoy your time afield and on the water anyway. The sun will shine on our back yards again… . BWTBWTBGNR.

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George-Ruland
Field Editor

Suffolk 01-21-2012 14:58
Mostly Sunny, No Precipitation – 25-30 Degrees – Open Water
Conditions have improved. Numbers are increasing. HS and BWTBWTB, GNR.

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George-Ruland
Field Editor

Suffolk 01-18-2012 06:48
Sunny & Clear, High Winds – 30-34 Degrees – Open Water
Ramps Monday were iced and the bays were covered with light ice. It blew off later in the day. Ramps on the north shore were also iced and the inner harbors had ice. Yesterday back to the warm weather…, go figure… . More ice predicted for Thursday AM so use caution… . Some more newbies on the way…. . The Mosquito fleet is waning. Voc. update at NY Form later this week. BWTBWTB, SMASMO, GNR.

[Edited By George-Ruland on 2012-01-18 17:29]

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George-Ruland
Field Editor

Suffolk 01-14-2012 07:51
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 25-30 Degrees – Open Water
Some new migrants have arrived within the last 24 hours. Some birds have been blown out of the safe zones… . Enjoy, GNR.

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George-Ruland
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Suffolk 01-10-2012 19:24
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 45-50 Degrees
More warm weather…. . Birds still to the north…. . Very slow. A few bright spots. Hang in there… …. …. …. .

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George-Ruland
Field Editor

Suffolk Co. 01-04-2012 03:36
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 10-20 Degrees – Open Water
Another cold, strong push of arctic air has arrived. With it new birds are also arriving. Enjoy. Think safety first. Take head of hyothermia, wether wet or dry. Also hypthermia is dangerous for dogs afield also. GNR.

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George-Ruland
Field Editor

Suffolk Co. 12-28-2011 20:43
– – 30-34 Degrees – Open Water
New birds have been arriving…… . Many in safe zones…. . There are some bright spots… . Things are looking up… . BWTBWTB, GNR. PS Hunt safe.

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George-Ruland
Field Editor

Suffolk Co. 12-23-2011 09:02
Cloudy, Light Rain & Drizzle – 45-50 Degrees
Happy Holidays to All. May you have a safe and enjoyable time with family and friends. Think safety first. Ice at docks, ramps, and along the shore will be a factor for the upcoming week in the AM. Enjoy, GNR

Posted By:
aidan7
Web Member

Cicero,ny 12-04-2011 17:45
– – 25-30 Degrees – Open Water
Hello fellow waterfowlers … Cicero swamp is loaded with mallards! Even caught glimpse of some pintails a few weeks ago. I’ve hunted a few other places just to the south and have not seen many ducks at all …. still hoping the later part of the season produces more numbers. happy holidays and be safe!

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George-Ruland
Field Editor

Suffolk 11-21-2011 10:03
Cloudy, Light Rain & Drizzle – 45-50 Degrees
The migrants have arrived… . Not impressive numbers. More to come, I’m sure. Have a great opener. Hunt safe. Enjoy your days afield and on the water. Happy Holidays to all…., GNR.

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aidan7
Web Member

Broome County 11-09-2011 15:27
Mostly Sunny, No Precipitation – 40-45 Degrees
I spent Sunday morning in the Town of Lisle and saw ZERO ducks what so ever! Geese however were a constant. On the return trip I drove past a good sized pond in the Town of Chenango and saw quite a few mallards and even a few blacks. I would have to say, I don’t think The “Massive Migration” that has been predicted is quite underway yet. still optimistic !

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George-Ruland
Field Editor

Suffolk Co. 10-18-2011 09:15
Mostly Cloudy, No Precipitation – 60-65 Degrees
The Long Island Chapter of Delta Waterfowl will meet this evening Oct. 18th at 7:30 in The West Islip American Legion Hall. Check the facebook page at Longislanddeltawaterfowl or E-mail them at deltawaterfowllongisland@yahoo.com . // The South Bays Chapter of DU will host it’s dinner event on November 17th. Tickets and info. is available at DU.org . // Support DU and Delta Waterfowl, as well as, purchasing 2 ducks stamps this year. Do your share to promote waterfowl and waterfowling. // The 31st Annual Duckboat Show and Waterfowl Festival, sponsored by The South Shore Waterfowlers will be held on Sunday October 30th, 8 AM to 3 PM at The Cedar Beach Marina, Ocean Bay Parkway, Babylon, NY. Rain date is November 6th. Events this year include Duckboat Contest, Sporting Clays, Dog Dock Jumping, Sport Fishing Museum, Swap Shop, Decoy Contest, Greenwing Event, Door Prizes, Vendors and Exhibitors, Paintball Shooting, and more… . Visit sswa.org for vendor applications and info. . Please bring canned foods or non-perishable items for the Annual Food Drive to help feed LI’s hungry… . // Enjoy and hunt safe, GNR.

Posted By:
Vinci
Guest

Binghamton 10-10-2011 12:56
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 60-65 Degrees
Had a great time with the Wood Ducks over the weekend. We got our limit both days. Saw very few Mallards though & only bag a few,but all in all feels great to be Duck Hunting again.

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George-Ruland
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Suffolk Co. 09-16-2011 09:50
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Long Island Chapter of Delta Waterfowl Dinner Event is this Sunday Sept. 18th at Bocce Beach Restaurant in Ocean Beach. If you are interested contact John Ferguson (631) 807-9251. Doors open at 12:30 PM, dinner is at 4:30. Hunt safe. GNR.

Posted By:
Vinci
Guest

Binghamton,NY 08-09-2011 13:05
Cloudy, Light Rain & Drizzle – Over 70 Degrees
Just wanted to say you can practice for Duck Season w/ the whole family. My son & I hunt but my daughter & wife have no interest, but we all went the other day & shot Sporting Clays & had great time. My wife & daughter can’t wait to go again, but still don,t understand why you would leave a perfectly warm house to go out & shoot Ducks when it’s 10 degrees. Oh well that’s there loss not mine.

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George-Ruland
Field Editor

Suffolk Co. 08-03-2011 09:10
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The Long Island Chapter of Delta Waterfowl is holding it’s annual diner event Sept. 18th this year. Monthly meetings of Delta Waterfowl will resume on Sept. 20th and continue on the third Tuesday of each month. For information on the dinner and or meeting locations call 631-987-8682.

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George-Ruland
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Suffolk Co. 07-23-2011 07:33
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – Over 70 Degrees
Note…. that The 29th Annual Ocean County Decoy and Gunning Show in Tuckerton, New Jersey will be held on Saturday Sept. 24th 2011. This is one of the better east coast shows…. . Enjoy… . // The first South Shore Waterfowlers Association meeting of the season will be on Sept. 12th at The Brightwaters Library. Enjoy.

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George-Ruland
Field Editor

Suffolk Co. 07-22-2011 13:27
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – Over 70 Degrees
The Suffolk Co. Historical Society summer show ” Privite Places Public Spaces , Suffolk Counties Elite Hunt Clubs and Regional Decoys ” exhibition continues this summer in Riverhead with Thursday evening Lecture Series to complement the daily summer exhibit…, on the same topic… . July 28th, evening lecture on Caleb Smith State Park at 7 pm; Agust 4th on Protecting the historic Carmen’s River watershed…; and August 11th at 7 PM on the former Suffolk Lodge Shooting Preserve, of Southaven… . Come and enjoy the waterfowling exhibits, as well as, the county’s more permanent exhibits, on early Long Island settlement and culture… . Also Thursday August 18th, a Silent Auction “The Carver’s Art:Contenporary and Period Decoys”. Tickets are $25 in advance ($30 at the door). Reservations are requested by August 11th. Wine hors d’oeuvres and music provided. 631 727-2881. // Enjoy your time with family and friends, as well as, you time afield and on the water this summer, GNR.

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George-Ruland
Field Editor

L.I. 06-29-2011 05:04
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – Over 70 Degrees
Now is the time to sharpen your shooting skills. Hit your local ranges… . If you are over at the Suffolk Trap and Skeet Range in Southaven remember to check out the “31 Guns in 31 Days” legal defense fund raffle. They have the ONLY sporting clays course open to the public on Long Island. Help keep this range and venue open to the public. // If you are interested in trying a diferent shooting game, say Wabble Trap, International Skeet, or International Trap see Joe or Jimmy at the Brookhaven Shooting Range office in Ridge and give them a try. The more you shoot, the more you know you need to shoot…., GNR.

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George-Ruland
Field Editor

Suffolk 06-23-2011 05:52
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Some event news….: The Suffolk County Historical Society 300 W. Main St. in Riverhead….invites all to the opening of their new exhibit ” Suffolk County’s Elite Hunt Clubs and Regional Decoys ” on June 24th ( 5 to 7 PM). For more details and daily hours… call (631)727-2881. // Suffolk Alliance of Sportsmen, Inc. is having a 50/50 fund raiser…. . Contact Ed Prevosto at (631)584-5209. Have a safe and enjoyable summer season. DWULandLWYD,GNR.

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George-Ruland
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06-11-2011 06:20
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Two thumbs up for the Delta Waterfowl fundraiser last Sunday at Southaven Range. One for the oficers and organizers of the event, and one for the members, family, and friends that participated. // My sincere thanks for all those waterfowlers that give of their time and resources each year for waterfowl, waterfowling, waterfowl habitats, and the peservation of our waterfowling heritage. Regards, GNR.

Posted By:
George-Ruland
Field Editor

06-07-2011 13:20
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A thumbs up for E.D. Thomas,Jr. and his article ” The Art of Waterfowling ” in the DU May/June 2011 issue. Very informative and nicely done. Check it out…if you haven’t already done so. Think safety first when afield, on the water, and at the range. Have an enjoyable summer season. Sincerely, GNR.

Posted By:
George-Ruland
Field Editor

05-10-2011 06:07
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REMINDER: Long Island Delta Waterfowl Sporting Clays Event 2011 on June 5th at The Suffolk Co. Skeet and Trap Range. Start time 10 AM. $65.oo includes a round of 100 clays…,BBQ with beverages…,and a T-shirt… . All age groups and guages welcome. A fun shoot for all. Ammo is available at the range. Reservations call Rocco Castellano 631 820 1253 or Shaun Leggio 631 987 8682. Support Delta Waterfowl and it’s ongoing reasearch to promote waterfowl and waterfowl hunting…. . If you are a hard core DU Fan note that DU and Delta Waterfowl are not in competition. These two great organizations complement each other. Support our brothers to the north. They are doing good things too. Oh! Canada…. . And here’s looking forward to more sustainable H 2 Oh! (they are WATERfowl) on the breeding grounds.

[Edited By George-Ruland on 2011-05-22 06:38]

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George-Ruland
Field Editor

04-28-2011 07:22
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NOW is the time of the year to get out and work on your shooting game. Trap, Skeet, 5 Stand, Sporting Clays….. they are all good for your game. Shoot them all….. and your sucess afield and on the water will improve. Try a round or two at the Suffolk Co. Trap and Skeet Range on Gerard Rd. in Southaven. While you are there check out their 31 guns in 31 days raffle…. . Think safety first…. . Have a great day, GNR.

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George-Ruland
Field Editor

04-22-2011 06:09
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Events and News…..,not in that particular order.. . DU’s 4 Harbors Chapter had another great event last Sat. up at the Brookhaven Range in Ridge. Hats off to “retired” Craig Kessler for organizing the event. Lots of shooting, lots of colored targets, and lots of prizes…. . A great range with great facilities for club events. Hat’s off to Joe the range manager and his staff for a job well done. Go 4 Harbors… . / The mid island area will be having a Delta Waterfowl event on June 5th. This event will be a Sporting Clays Shoot at the Suffolk Co. Skeet and Trap Range in Southaven. Mark your calendars for that date. / Information on DU and DW events are posted on their web sites. Join and get on their e-mail list for heads up on events….. . / Happy Holidays to ALL.

Posted By:
George-Ruland
Field Editor

04-17-2011 10:48
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Support Delta Waterfowl, Ducks Unlimited, South Shore Waterfowlers, and other conservation organizations that help protect wildlife and habitat. Look for ways you can donate, events in your areas, and information on how you can volunteer to help these groups, can be found on their web sites. Sincerley, GNR.

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George-Ruland
Field Editor

04-06-2011 05:52
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Check out the Vedeo Updates on Delta Waterfowl’s web site regarding the latest research projects, predetor control, hen houses, and improving nesting sucess on the praire pothole region of N D and South Dakota… . Support D U and D W .

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Vinci
Guest

Cayuga Lake 03-14-2011 09:57
Cloudy, Snow Flurries – 30-34 Degrees – Open Water
Been sittting in my Lay Out Blind all morning iv seen about 2000 Canadian Geese & only 1flock of Snows w/ about 50 Birds in it.

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Vinci
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Binghamton 03-12-2011 09:43
Mostly Sunny, No Precipitation – 40-45 Degrees
I know it’s not many but I just saw the first flock of the Snow Geese in our area. About a 100 birds in a corn field. What a Awesome looking bird.

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Vinci
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Binghamton 03-11-2011 17:16
Cloudy, Winds Calm – 40-45 Degrees
Well final report on spring Canadian Goose Season. It ended yesterday but unfortunately we got 2ft of snow on Monday so that put a damper on getting our gear to the field. We still managed to get some Geese this week & I got 2 of my son’s friends out that have never hunted from a layout blind. Man can those boys go throw some steal shot. They might want to practice on some sporting clays this summer.

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Vinci
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FingerLakes 03-11-2011 12:34
Cloudy, Winds Calm – 40-45 Degrees
Chuck just got a report from a friend of mine @ Cayuga Lake.They are just starting to see some Snows up there. He also told me there starting to show up in Watertown also. Gd Luck.

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Chuck Bliven
Web Member

fingerlakes ny 03-10-2011 17:28
Cloudy, Light Rain & Drizzle – 30-34 Degrees – Open Water
does any one have a report from the fingerlakes area have been hunting past 3 days and onty a snows around

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George-Ruland
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Suffolk 03-02-2011 07:06
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 30-34 Degrees – Open Water
REMINDER Decoy Show in Haupauge at the electical warkers hall on Motor Parkway, Saturday, 9 AM. BWTBWTB, GNR.

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Vinci
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Binhamton 02-28-2011 14:59
Cloudy, Occassional Rain Showers – 30-34 Degrees – Ice
Good to hear from ya but, we have a 13 day Canadian Goose Season that ends March 10. So i don’t have 2 weeks. Starting to see some birds now saw about 300 today. By the end of the week the ice should be gone & the Ordeal should begin.

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Vinci
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Binghamton NY 02-27-2011 19:02
Mostly Sunny, No Precipitation – 35-40 Degrees
Went Goose hunting today & only saw about 2 dozen Geese. Send some Geese up to Upstate New York PLEASE !!!!

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George-Ruland
Field Editor

Suffolk Co. 02-27-2011 06:23
Mostly Cloudy, No Precipitation – 30-34 Degrees – Open Water
REMINDER: Decoy show next Saturday at the electrical worker hall in Haupauge, off of Motor PKY, 9 am. / CHECK OUT: The Delta Waterfowl’s Home Page and read the latest regarding Foiles… , US House cutting funding to wetlands… , cleaning nesting houses, and more at Deltawaterfowl.org. // Do your share… . Support DU, DW, The NRA, and your own area groups that are working to preserve our waterfowling and hunting heritage. Sincerely, GNR.

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George-Ruland
Field Editor

LI 02-16-2011 18:55
Mostly Sunny, No Precipitation – 30-34 Degrees – Open Water
New York sportsman, ALERT: There are 2 Bills currently in the enCon Committee of the NYS Assembly both of which support Youth Hunting Opportunities. Please send an e-mail in support of EACH of these to the Assembly Encon Chairman, Assemblyman John Sweeney. sweeney@assembly.state.NY.US The first bill is A04786 and provides for the establishment of youth-only pheasant hunting days on Long Island. The second Bill is A02021 and it reduces the required minimum age for obtaining a junor archery license from 14 to 12 years of age. Send seperate e-mails for each. Support these bills. /// Ducks need your voice today to Protect Conservation Funding for waterfowl. See Dale Halls action alert…..etc. at DU.org. Sincerely GNR.

[Edited By George-Ruland on 2011-02-17 05:54]

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George-Ruland
Field Editor

Suffolk Co. 02-13-2011 15:00
Mostly Cloudy, No Precipitation – 35-40 Degrees
The Long Island Decoy Show will be held on Saturday March 5th at 9 AM over at The IBEW Hall on Motor Pky. in Haupauge. Decoys on display, used, new, product booths….etc… . // Note the Western LI Zone Dark Goose Season will end on March 8th. // Scout, be where the birds want to be, take a friend, and enjoy your time afield or on the water. Think safety first. Regards,GNR.

[Edited By George-Ruland on 2011-02-18 07:04]

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George-Ruland
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Suffolk Co. 01-30-2011 05:46
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 25-30 Degrees – Ice
Last day of the regular season here on the island…. . Enjoy your time afield. Take family and friends. Don’t forget the camera. Hunt safe, and be where the birds want to be. // Make the off season this year an on season…. . There is always more to learn… . Think decoys, hides, shooting, and calling. Start a project to improve you local habit. Need ideas! Go to Delta Waterfowl and Ducks Unlimited online. The posibilities are endless and rewarding. Regards, GNR.

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Cedar Point MJC
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Watermill, NY 01-27-2011 07:49
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 0-10 Degrees – Ice
Hunted Monday,the 24th, in a corn field while we shivered in the 8 degree temp. The heater we had going helped, but konked out on us after awhile. The hunting was good though, and we shot our limit of geese by 11am. One goose had a white spot on top of it’s head which was a bit different. Any one else seen or bagged any like this?
Personally, it was a good season here on the east end of L.I. for me and I hope you all had a successful season too.
Good luck with the remaining days.

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George-Ruland
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Suffolk 01-22-2011 04:36
Sunny & Clear, High Winds – 10-20 Degrees – Ice
Hunt safe…: NOTE: Ice is everywhere. Take caution. // NOTE: You can get hypothermia without getting wet… . One of the regular symptoms of hypothermia is that you don’t think straight… . You must plan ahead. You can always take off clothing. Better to be over dressed. Jackets for the dogs are a must now too. Enjoy, GNR.

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Cedar Point MJC
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Watermill, NY 01-04-2011 15:47
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 25-30 Degrees – Ice
Since the “blizzard” there’s been a few changes in the way the geese are responding here on the East End. I’ve noticed the grass fields are attracting large numbers, birds are very wary and it’s taking a lot longer to take our limits. PLENTY of geese around, just have to be patient in the corn fields.
Our last two hunts have been trying, but successful. Have seen a few Snows in the mix also. Good luck with the remaining season.

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George-Ruland
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Suffolk 12-30-2010 13:24
Sunny & Clear, Winds Calm – 35-40 Degrees
A Happy and Healthy New Years to all. Sincerely. GNR.

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Suffolk 12-29-2010 05:00
Mostly Cloudy, No Precipitation – 25-30 Degrees – Ice
Bellport Bay was almost frozen accross yesterday AM. Looked like Southaven Park would not be open today. As of say 10 AM the blind roads weren’t plowed. They used to let it be open to those with 4×4 or walk ins… . Call the ranger station… . New geese and ducks have ben arriving as of yesterday, late AM. North shore should begin to pick up.. . Still alot of birds down west. South fork corn lots are cooking. Hunt safe. GNR

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George-Ruland
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Suffolk 12-26-2010 19:59
Cloudy, Accumulating Snow – 25-30 Degrees – Open Water
High winds have continued to hamper time spent afield. Now snow and icreasing amounts of ice are doing the same. Most large bodies of water remain open. Smaller creeks and Bays are freezing. Think safety first. Scout and take time to watch areas you plan to acces first. Be mindful of tides, wind direction, and moving ice. // Check out the first conservationists….. on the NY FORUM… .

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George-Ruland
Field Editor

12-25-2010 05:49
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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Check out some of the latest trends in waterfowling at the NY Forum.

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George-Ruland
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Suffolk Co. 12-21-2010 20:06
Mostly Sunny, No Precipitation – 25-30 Degrees – Open Water
The Long Island Chapter of Delta Waterfowl will now meet the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM in the American Legion Hall 340 Union Blvd., West Islip, NY. All are welcome. // Wind has hampered Sea Duck action since Sat. afternoon. More pudddlers and geese are expected with this new cold front. SO and BWTBWTB. Hunt safe, GNR.

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Cedar Point MJC
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Watermill, NY 12-20-2010 04:46
Sunny & Clear, High Winds – 25-30 Degrees – Ice
Hunted a corn field last Tuesday morning. We got off two quick shots on mallards just after legal shooting time with nothing to show for it, but that changed. Not much longer the geese began to fly and by 9:30 all five of us had limited out. A lot more geese around the east end now so gunning should be good. Happy Holidays!

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terryfinney
Web Member

Hudson River, Stillwater Village 12-19-2010 17:14
Cloudy, Winds Calm – 10-20 Degrees – Ice
Birds are beginning to migrate south. Small flocks flying from sun up to around 1000 am. Mostly mallads with some blacks. Rivers are freezing fast, don’t expect to be able to shoot the areas of standing water much longer. If using steel recommend larger shot, BB and #2.

Geese did not fly in the morning, did see more activity in the afternoon while deer hunting, but not the number that was expected from earlier in the week. No snows have been seen the past five days.

[Edited By terryfinney on 2010-12-19 17:15]

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Suffolk 12-16-2010 06:19
Sunny & Clear, High Winds – 10-20 Degrees – Open Water
Happy Holidays to All. Sincerely, GNR.

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