2015 Year In Review

Posted By VanOtisco, 4 years ago

We want to thank all of you for a great year at We experienced continued to experience fantastic growth in memberships, visits to the site, and pages viewed. But as much as we've accomplished, we still have much more to do! Below are a few of the posts that kept you coming back to

New York's Bizarre Hunting Season

The Successes...

Clinton County Hunter Tags A White 11 Point Near Geneseo

Tom's 150 yard shot dropped a nearly totally white, piebald 11 pt whitetail. Contributor Tags a New York Giant

Ben Williams is deliberate about about everything he does. It doesn't surprise us at all that he let so many bucks walk before taking this mature giant.
The Failures...

Where Have All the Deer Gone?

Without a doubt this was an odd hunting season in New York State. Popular blogs and forums spilled over with the frustration of New York's Whitetail hunters who held far too many unfilled tags.


Current Issues...

DEC Considering The Use of Big Bore Air Rifles for Big Game

The NYS DEC may allow certain air-powered rifles to be used for Big Game Hunting, starting in the fall of 2016.
Looking Back...

DEC Rolled Out New Antlerless-Only Rules

The DEC frustrated a number of hunters when it rolled out its new map for whitetail hunting, which had new antlerless-only restrictions.

Don't Take Pictures of Your Fish!
Wait, Nevermind...

The DEC inserted a rule into the regs prohibiting the handling of fish for the sake of picture taking, then rolled back its stance.

More New Videos Than Ever Before

Check out what it's like to fish with Fishchopper Charters.
A curious young buck visiting my tree during the early season.
It was two very different days on Otisco Lake during the Derby!
New York Crappie Derby
Whitney Point, NY 2015
See some amazing carp fishing at the Wild Carp Classic in Baldwinsville, NY.
Get to know this wonderful charity: Excalibur Leisure Skills Center

Happy trails


A Long Time Tackle Manufacturer Retiring

After more than 40 years making fishing gear for us, Stephen Sentz is heading to Florida to ride his Harley.

We're Becoming NY's Favorite Outdoor Site!

Over 150,000 of you visited in December, viewing over 200,000 pages! Our Facebook likes increased dramatically and many more began following us on Instagram! Thank you for a great year.

New Phone App Released

The first version of our app was released on iPhone a few months ago. The next version is in testing and we expect both our iPhone and Android versions to be released in January!

We Couldn't Do It Without You...

Thank you to all of our friends, new and old, who helped us with our Expo booth, with photos, blogs, access to events, and so much more.

Looking Ahead to 2016...


Look For Us at The New York Sportsman's Expo (again)

Pictured here is our friend Kendra making a couple of new friends you may recognize! If you haven't been to the Expo before, give it try this year. It's always a good time. Click here for dates and times.

Our Second Amendment Rights and The Election

What Will the Deer Harvest Numbers Look Like?

Android Version of the Reader App

Improvements to the Website

More Videos, More timely blogs, More, More, More,....