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Fly Fishing Hall of Fame dinner

ROSCOE and CALLICOON, NY — The 2017 Fly Fishing Hall of Fame Ceremony and Recognition Dinner will take place on Saturday, October 7. The induction ceremony and reception will take place at 1:30 p.m. at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum (CFFCM) to honor the 2017 Class: Vernon S.


TRR photos by Scott Rando

This close-flying broad-winged hawk allowed us to get a good look. Broad-winged hawks are smaller than red-tailed hawks; they also feed on small mammals. In flight, the barred tails are very evident as well as the dark fringe on the trailing edges of the wings.

The flight of the broad-winged hawks

If you have been in or near the woods during this past summer, you may have heard a high-pitched single-note whistle. It is piercing and carries a fairly long distance, even through the forest. Occasionally, you may have spotted a stubby-winged hawk, appearing somewhat like a miniature red-tailed hawk, sounding this call.

A Catskill fall

It seems like just the other day that we were grumbling about a late spring, cold water temperatures, high flows and lack of rising trout, and here we are, in September. One has to wonder where May, June, July and August went.


TRR photos by Scott Rando

This fawn is displaying its spots as well as the typical reddish coat of summer. These fawns, like adult deer are molting (or shedding), and the fawns lose their spots at this time as the summer coat is replaced by the darker winter coat.

Mammal madness

Well, its September now; the kids are back to school and some folks have made preparations to close summer cottages for the season. It is still officially summer, and green still abounds in the environment, but there are subtle changes that can be seen that tell of a change of seasons.

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