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Long Island Gun and Game Magazine!

As a lifelong hunter and transplanted Long Islander, I am excited to be bringing you this new website designed specifically for the Long Island outdoorsman.

As a southern Minnesota native, I cut my teeth in God's country where hunting was a way of life. So, when I moved to Long Island in 1992, after a four year enlistment in the United States Marine Corp, I thought that my hunting career had come to an abrupt end. After all, there is no hunting on Long Island- right! At least, that is what I thought. In time, I would come to realize that Long Island is a crown jewel for all types of hunting from small game, waterfowl, upland game birds and of course big game. As my deer hunting brothers and sisters know, Long Island is home to some of the largest whitetails in New York state.

One Fall evening in 1999, I had attended a local Duck's Unlimited dinner and had begun building my network of friends who hunted the Island. 14 years later, I still hunt with one of my closest friends whom I met that night at the dinner. But, that's what hunting is all about - building lifelong friendships and meeting new friends that share a common bond that compels us to weather the elements and to sit for hours on end in the field in pursuit of the game we love. Remember, a true hunter never returns empty handed, spending time in the wilderness temporarily satisfies the soul, but leaves us longing for more.

As you browse through the articles on this site, I hope that you enjoy reading about some of the experiences and perspectives as well as projects that your Long Island neighbors are involved in. Please be sure to check in with us from time to time to see new articles as they are posted. You can follow us on and for announcements as new information is uploaded.

Please be sure to visit our sponsors by clicking on the banner advertisements within the site. Without them, the hunting culture on Long Island would not exist and neither would Long Island Gun and Game.

In the meantime, I hope to meet all of you at some of the local fundraising events or maybe see you out in the field. After 20 years on the Island, I am still building my network of friends.


Michael Byrne
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go hunt birds   NYDU



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