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Outdoors with Sue Blog is Back

By Sue Bookhout | Mar 6, 2018

It’s been quite some time since I’ve published to this blog. You may have originally been familiar with it when I was publishing under the domain Lead and Line. But after giving it quite a bit of thought, I finally decided to go back to one of my original blog names, Outdoors with Sue. It…

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2017 NYS Winter Classic Tournament Event Results

By Sue Bookhout | Mar 22, 2017

The statewide NYS Winter Classic Tournament offered anglers an unprecedented prize pool during this 2-month long tournament that started January 1st and ran through February 28th. One of the main goals of this event is to highlight and draw attention to the world-class fisheries here in NY state, and this year’s event has done just…

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How to Clean a Squirrel

How to Clean a Squirrel

By Sue Bookhout | Oct 15, 2016

  If you are thinking about going squirrel hunting, but you’re not quite sure how to clean a squirrel once you shoot one, this is a pretty good video. This guy is quite the character, but he’s obviously cleaned a few squirrels in his day. Let’s just say, he knows how to get the job…

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Discover Upland Hunting with Dogs

Discover the Excitement of Upland Hunting with Pointing Dogs

By Sue Bookhout | May 10, 2016

Join Sue Bookhout and her two German shorthaired pointers, Porter and Daisy, at the Pompey Rod & Gun Club Youth Group from 7-8 pm on Thursday, May 19th, for a live pointing dog demonstration. In this casual one-hour event you’ll discover: The three most common upland game birds that live in our area. How pointing…

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fly tying a muddler minnow

Top 10 Reasons to Participate in the Trout Unlimited Fly Tying Apprentice Program

By Sue Bookhout | Jan 9, 2016

Once again, Madison County Trout Unlimited Chapter 680 will offer its popular Fly Tying Apprentice Program. Fly-tying is the art or hobby of making artificial lures for fly fishing. Here are 10 reasons why you should sign-up now. 10. It’s a fantastic opportunity to learn how to tie at least 20 different flies. 9. You…

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Women's pheasant hunt- CNY Pheasants Forever

Ladies Pheasant Hunt was fantastic

By Sue Bookhout | Oct 18, 2015

The CNY Chapter of Pheasants Forever held its annual Ladies Pheasant Hunt at Echoewood, a private field dog training facility in Mexico, NY on Sunday, October 11th. Everyone who participated had a great experience. The group of hunters included several women from the WIN program (Women in Nature). We were blessed with a perfect fall day– clear blue…

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Squirrel hunting season in NY

Hunting season kicks off in NYS with open squirrel hunting

By Sue Bookhout | Sep 1, 2015

September 1 marks the opening of the squirrel hunting season in New York State. Anyone with a valid hunting license can hunt gray squirrels, black squirrels or fox squirrels now through February 29, 2016. Red squirrels are an unprotected species and may be hunted at any time of the year and without a limit. Squirrels…

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Trap shooting

What is the difference between trap, skeet and sporting clays?

By Sue Bookhout | Aug 4, 2015

I shoot trap every Tuesday night with the Pompey Rod & Gun Club in the CNY Trap league. My non-shooter friends often ask me, “how has the skeet shooting been going for you?” If I correct them and say, “trap shooting.” Usually the response is something along the lines of, “yeah, whatever, that is what I meant.” What a…

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