By Lissa Harris on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 - 1:51 pm
Photo of Muzzy arrows by Flickr user Justin D. Miller. Published under Creative Commons license. Early October is usually prime time for leaf-peeping in the Catskills. This year, it's time for deer-hunting too, thanks to a rule change by the state... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Sep. 28, 2012 - 3:21 pm
John of Catskills Photography surprised this fellow in his Monticello backyard a few days ago: Lately I have seen a number of deer in my neighborhood and today I caught this one contemplating a nap in my hammock under our apple trees. He posed for this... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Sep. 10, 2012 - 11:14 am
Watershed Post reader David snapped this shot of a fawn trying to blend in with his lawn ornaments from his front door in Delhi. Thanks David! (Send us two more, and you're on your way to earning our "Where The Wild Things Are" badge.) Photo taken on... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012 - 12:40 pm
Above: Peter Ames posting with his memorial to late Andes resident Kevin Roney, which was installed in the Andes Hotel tavern on January 19, 2012. Photo by MJ Donnelly. A year ago today, Kevin Roney died. Roney was a beloved fixture in the town of Andes... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 - 8:09 pm
A dying deer found last month in Thurman, a town in Warren County, has biologists at the state Department of Environmental Conservation doing some detective work to see if the animal's infection is a symptom of a larger problem. The agency is asking the... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011 - 12:29 pm
Our correspondent Aaron Bennett reports this morning on a dozen signs that have appeared along Oliverea Road in the Big Indian/Oliverea Valley. The signs, which seem to have appeared today, announce that hunters have joined the Occupy Wall Street movement... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 - 11:01 am
Antlers: Too small (top) and large enough to kill (bottom): DECThe New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is expanding its antler-restriction program for deer hunting into a larger portion of the Catskills, in a bid to allow more young... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Jun. 22, 2011 - 1:44 pm
Photo of a fawn crossing a road in Delaware County last week by Jeremy Carden. Used with permission. Last week, New York State's Department of Environmental Conservation released a draft of its new Deer Management plan, a new set of hunting guidelines for... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Apr. 27, 2011 - 3:18 pm
Photo of a man wearing buckskins by Robert Lawton, via Wikimedia Commons. Have a few deer hides lying around? The Catskill Forest Association is hosting a two-day workshop on how to turn a raw deer hide into buckskin, a kind of soft leather akin to suede... Read more


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