- Rick Brockway
- Friday, August 24, 2012
Hiking up Mount Marcy was worth the weight
- Friday, August 17, 2012
It's hard to predict exactly where the deer will be when season begins
OUTDOORS COLUMN BY RICK BROCKWAY ... It's hard to believe that archery season for deer opens in about six weeks here in upstate New York. Yeah, opening day is Oct. 1.
- Friday, August 10, 2012
You really don't have to be perfect to set up a tent
OUTDOORS COLUMN BY RICK BROCKWAY ... I'd thought I had seen it all when it came to setting up a tent. I watched a young couple set up a tent in the Adirondacks a few years back. It was a small, free-standing, backpacker's tent, so once assembled, they could move it just about anywhere.
- Friday, August 3, 2012
Do the Jitterbug and wait until it's almost dark to tackle the really big fish
OUTDOORS COLUMN BY RICK BROCKWAY ... My wife wanted to go fishing the other day. She thought a few fresh fillets would really hit the spot. I suggested we take our fly rods. After all, hard-hitting and savage-fighting fish on light tackle is a lot of fun. Well, that's where it started.
- Friday, July 27, 2012
Don't let a wet hike in the Adirondacks dampen your spirits
OUTDOORS COLUMN BY RICK BROCKWAY ... A few years ago, I headed out on a three-day backpacking trip. The weather was good, if you don't mind hiking in 90-degree heat. But you can never tell about the Adirondacks. It can be sunny in one valley and raining cats and dogs just over the next mountain.
- Friday, July 20, 2012
DEC's youth camps are cool places to be during the summer
OUTDOORS COLUMN BY RICK BROCKWAY ... Every summer, the Department of Environmental Conservation runs camps for kids. Within the past two weeks, two guys I know attended these camps in the Adirondacks.
- Friday, July 13, 2012
You can shoot a bear with a camera and still have a successful hunt
OUTDOORS COLUMN BY RICK BROCKWAY ... Last week, I talked about how animals protect themselves. My wife read the column and wondered why I didn't tell you about the baby bears in Canada.
- Friday, July 6, 2012
Animals know how to protect themselves
OUTDOORS COLUMN BY RICK BROCKWAY ... A few days ago, I started mowing _ or bush hogging, if that's what you want to call it _ the meadows on our old farm. The song birds have raised their young, so it's time to mow down the tall grass and get the goldenrod before it flowers and spreads new seed.
- Friday, June 29, 2012
How to have a whale of a time
OUTDOORS COLUMN BY RICK BROCKWAY ... I've always been one to enjoy watching wildlife, so my wife and I did something out of the ordinary this week. We drove to Hubbardston, Mass., on Tuesday afternoon and spent the evening with my cousins. It was great seeing them again.
- Friday, June 15, 2012
A little rain never hurt anybody
OUTDOORS COLUMN BY RICK BROCKWAY ... I ran into a friend of mine at the bank the other day. He had been fishing a few days before on his favorite stream in Delaware County. Ray showed me a photo on his cell phone with the proof. He had caught five brown trout 17 inches or longer.