As far back as I can remember, deer hunting season has been a big deal here in Central New York and it's going on right now. In my own family, my grandfather, father, and brother were deer hunting enthusiasts and actually enjoyed venison dishes, much to my dismay.  Can you guess I didn't care for it and that's putting it mildly! Any venison I ever consumed was tough and chewy, not to mention it tasted "gamey".  My poor mother had an unfortunate habit of overcooking meat just to make sure it was "safe" to eat. Insert rolling eyes here. Those of you who have ever eaten wild game, know what I mean. Venison is generally not "kid-friendly".

In my opinion, the only fun thing about deer hunting season has always been the silly deer hunting songs.  So no matter if you are a hunter or not, you can appreciate two of the most popular deer hunting songs, both by the Da Yoopers.

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Look Inside This 4 Million Dollar Camp In Old Forge New York

This Christmas season, Santa may not be able to carry this $4.3 million dollar Old Forge camp down your chimney.

When this home was built, the first gasoline-powered motorcar in America was being driven. It was near the end of the Gilded Age, and almost the start of the 1900s. This Upstate New York camp was built in 1893. The home is located at 4540 Route 28 in Old Forge.

14 Of New York State's Most Wanted Criminals

Below are individuals wanted by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision's (DOCCS) Office of Special Investigations who have been designated as its Most Wanted Fugitives. They should be considered armed and dangerous. This list is current as of 11/19/2021:

NEVER attempt to apprehend a fugitive yourself. If you have information on the location of any of these fugitives, you can contact OSI 24 hours a day / 7 days a week to report it. All leads and tips are treated as confidential information.

If an immediate response is necessary, such as you see the wanted person at a location, please call “911” and report it to the police.