National survey shows growth in wildlife-associated recreation

National survey shows growth in wildlife-associated recreation – According to the findings of the 2011 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation, participation in wildlife-associated recreation is on the rise across the country. Wildlife-associated recreation includes fishing, hunting, and wildlife viewing (observing, photographing, and feeding wildlife).  The survey revealed that 38 percent of all Americans 16 years of age and older participated in wildlife-related activities last year. Since the previous survey in 2006, participation in fishing is up 11 percent and recreational hunting has increased nine...

National Hunting & Fishing Day coming up

National Hunting & Fishing Day coming up – Area sportsmen and outdoorsmen are setting up for 41st Annual National Hunting and Fishing Day gatherings at local sites Saturday and this weekend. NASCAR driver Tony Stewart is the honorary chairman of this year’s events, but many area volunteers will chair, coordinate and conduct an interesting variety of exhibits and hand-on activities to acknowledge the good things anglers and hunters do for the resource and mankind in...

Gun issues hot in 101st Assembly primary

Gun issues hot in 101st Assembly primary – If you want to win the northern part of the 101st Assembly District, it doesn’t hurt to have the workers at Remington Arms in Ilion on your side.  “We have 1068 union members that work here at this facility at Remington Arms,” United Mine Workers Local 717 PAC Chairman Rusty Brown said.  To get Brown’s seal of approval, you need to concentrate on jobs, a priority he says is compromised by something called...

Patrolmen Give Meng the Nod in NY-6

Patrolmen Give Meng the Nod in NY-6 – Assemblywoman Grace Meng just got a big endorsement to add to her public safety credentials.  The Patrolman’s Benevolent Association backed Meng’s candidacy on Monday, praising the assemblywoman for her stance on microstamping...

Schumer: Mayor Bloomberg wrong to equate Obama, Romney on guns

Schumer: Mayor Bloomberg wrong to equate Obama, Romney on guns – In an interview with The Post’s Ed O’Keefe in Charlotte this morning, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he disagreed with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s assessment that President Obama and Mitt Romney are comparable on the issue of gun control.  “I disagree with Mayor Bloomberg, and I thought that was unfair,” Schumer said. “Because basically Barack Obama espouses the policies the mayor agrees with or supports. Whereas Romney has...

Anti-gunners skipping the important facts, naturally

Anti-gunners skipping the important facts, naturally – In their zeal to exploit Friday’s shooting near the Empire State Building in New York City, anti-gunners are deliberately overlooking some facts and adding their own agenda items...
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