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Opening day success

Chandler Brown, left, and Austin Pierce, caught two turkeys around 7 a.m. opening day. They were in Long Lake near the Northville-Lake Placid Trail.

Turkey season starts May 1

By PETE KLEIN
Express News Staff

HAMILTON COUNTY—The season for hunting turkeys starts May 1 in all of upstate New York, including Hamilton County, where the big birds are often seen alongside the roads.
According to the Department of Environmental Conservation, the most successful turkey hunters use a variety of calls (e.g., box calls, slate calls, mouth calls) to bring a bird within gun range (usually 30 yards or less). Head-to-toe camouflage helps hunters to stay undetected prior to th ...
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Cameron Orr wins contest

Cameron Orr, son of Tom Orr formerly of Wells, won the National Hoop Shoot Contest held in Chicago. He competed against nine other regional champions. 
He made 24 of 25 free throw shots for the win. It is the fourth time he shot 24 of 25 throws during this hoop shoot season. He made 140 of 150 shots in the past six competitions in the Elks Hoop Shoot Competition. 
Orr’s name will be engraved on a plaque at the Basketball National Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. 

DEC announces there were no fatal hunting accidents in 2015

2015 is the first year in decades without a reported fatality, marks growing trend of improved hunter safety
The 2015 New York hunting season proved to be one of the safest on record and yielded the first year without a hunting-related shooting fatality since the 1950s, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Acting Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today. DEC’s 2015 Hunting Safety Statistics report highlighted a total of only 23 hunting incidents, the third lowest ...

Columns

DEC proposes to increase hunting and trapping opportunities
by Dick Nelson

In an effort to provide more hunting and trapping opportunities, the DEC is currently accepting public comments on several regulatory proposals for hunting black bear and white-tailed deer and for fisher trapping and general trapping regulations.
“The proposed changes for deer and bear hunting will increase opportunities for junior hunters to take bears, rescind an antlerless-only rule from 2015 in portions of southeastern New York and the Lake Plains, reduce antlerless harvests in two man ...

Make Windows Recovery Media now

By PETE NEWELL
For the Express
 
In the good old days, computer manufacturers used to provide a set of system disks such as an actual Windows installation disk and one or more driver, utility, and supplemental program disks.
The advantage was that you had a flexible way to install or repair Windows and all the other software. The disadvantage was that it could be a complicated process.
Many years ago, manufacturers moved towards only providing a factory recovery “solution.” Fact ...

The Way Things Were
by Anne Weaver

About the week of May 19th, 1968, an animal killed along a highway in Fulton County earlier this year has definitely been identify as an eastern gray wolf, or timber wolf, according to the New York State Conservation Department. This is the first authenticated report of a wolf in New York State since 1899.
The animal, an adult male which weighed 84 pounds and measured 71 inches in length, had been discovered eating a turkey stored on the back porch of a Caroga Lake resident last January. Three S ...

Linux: Free, secure alternative to Microsoft Windows

By PETE NEWELL
For The Express

Regular readers of this column know that Microsoft stopped providing updates for Windows XP in April 2014. Vista updates will end in April 2017.
Microsoft calls this “end of extended support,” but I think that it is a misleading term. In most cases, you really can’t call Microsoft and get any actual help or support on any product without paying hundreds of dollars for a single incident or thousands for a support contract. 
Predictions were t ...

Police Reports

Police Report - 05/05/2016

Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office

WELLS – Nicholas R. Mauro 3rd, 50, of Wells, was arrested by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office for two counts of Criminal Contempt 2nd on April 25, 2016.
Mauro was arraigned i ...

Police Report - 03/10/2016

LAKE PLEASANT—A Speculator man is facing two counts of first degree rape.
John K. Martz, 23, was arrested in the Town of Lake Pleasant on March 3 by the Hamilton County Sheriff and charged with two counts of first degree rap ...

Police Report - 02/25/2016

INDIAN LAKE--An Indian Lake woman faces three criminal charges after an incident Sunday night, Feb. 14, in which another person’s property was damaged.
Allisa C. Blanchard, 24, was arrested Sunday night after an investigatio ...

Police Report - 02/11/2016

• On Feb. 6, at 11:51 p.m., an officer from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department contacted DEC Central Dispatch reporting two missing snowmobilers. A 23-year-old man from Fishkill and an 18-year-old man from Poughqu ...
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