Budget cuts hurting sportsmen — I guess sportsmen have a lot to be thankful for over this long Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend, what with the extremely liberal hunting and fishing seasons we enjoy. Where else but in New York State can you hunt deer four months out of the year and where else but in the Empire State can you catch such a large variety of fresh and saltwater fish that inhabit state waters? If there is a better state, I’m not aware of it. Even the cost of a hunting and fishing license is in line — if not lower — than most states. And while I wouldn’t go as far as declaring that cost a bargain, it certainly falls within most sportsmen’s budgets.