Nature's Prize Field & Pro Staff

We're the Pro Staff for Nature's Prize--one of the area's best outdoors and taxidermy shops! We will be posting photos, videos, and updates from the field.

The Field and Pro Staff members for Nature's Prize promote fellow sportsmen and sportswomen getting more involved in the field and hope to help bring everyone greater success hunting, fishing, and trapping. Follow us as we involve youth hunters and anglers, improve our own shooting, archery, hunting and fishing skills, and help us get the word out about Nature's Prize's commitment to its customers.

Pro staffer Paul Kuss was out fishing for catfish last night in Cattaraugus creek the bite was slow but he did manage to catch one very solid one

Opening day!

Good luck to everyone on this rainy cold May morning..

Pro Staffer Ken Oliver. "Here we go! Turkey season is right around the corner and velvet season has begun!"

#moultriecam #moultrie
#trailcams #velvetbucks
#foodplots #foodsources
#newyorkoutdoors #preseason

Staffer Ken Oliver had the privilege of joining up with youth hunter Steven Reiner and his dad Steve for the Spring 2019 Youth Turkey Hunt Easter morning. Although Steven was not able to tag a bird it was an action filled morning and a perfect example of gobblers being "hened up". From gobbles on the roost to hens yelping, toms and jakes strutting and birds fighting, the morning was one they won't soon forget! While the hens had the big boys tied up all morning and out of range, the jakes tried their best to be part of the action. At one point a couple of jakes did break off and began to approach the decoys, but hung up a little to far out for a quality shot.

Nick and Aaron hit the woods this morning in search of a Turkey for the NYS youth hunt. Although the block of woods they were in was silent, they had a kick butt time and had several laughs as time expired this morning. Making memories and spending time in the woods is what these boys did today! That’s what it’s all about!!!

[04/20/19]   Curtis took his youth Hunter and friend, Taylor Winship out this morning for her go at a long beard. It didn't take long before birds were talking and they had hens in front of the blind. A silent Tom snuck in from the side and we had to do some twisting around. Unfortunately, we couldn't seal the deal this morning with a tom in spitting distance. It was all a great experience for Taylor tho and got our blood pumping! Thank you to James for letting us take her out. Hopefully next time, we can finish the right way!

We can't say enough about Captain Ted! We almost didn't go based on the weather forecast. Caught a hand full of walleye and some beautiful steelies! Our hands were numb halfway thru the day and somehow, Ted was still managing to tie hooks and bait. He more than earned every penny! If you want a great Charter from a great man, who will work his tail off....Ted is the man you want!! Thanks again Ted!!!

Heating up!!!

Heads up deer hunters if you have these stands!

Treestand recall, pass it on!

This might get the heart racing! C'mon May 1st. This tom was ahead of the pack with the future behind him. @buckman_17

#bushnell #trailcams #toms #jakes #turkeys
#turkeyhunting #gobblegobble #nyturkeyseason2019

What a great day for trout fishing!
Started the day at my favorite spot to get breakfast( zider zee ). Took a couple cast at clear & Catt. Creek and got a few. Moved down Catt creek to almost Elton creek and was banging them. My daughter has out fished her teacher with this nice 2 yr old. Going to hit east branch of caz creek on the way home. I’m going to say it again what a beautiful day it is today !!!

Welcome Archer and Arrow to the future ProStaff of Nature's Prize. With any luck, Beau, Curt's veteran bird dog will be able to pass on some of his extensive work history and teach them how to find pheasants! Looking forward to the chance to spend the hours with these dogs that the past 10 years have blessed Curtis to have with Beau, the pheasant hunting freak.#GSPHunter


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Field staffer Brian Wilkinson and his daughter tried to get in a quick fishing trip for the stockers. So far Bowen was a bust and it’s not looking good for Borden either. Still good quality father daughter time. #fatherdaughterfishingteamforlife

If you haven't been up to see us lately, it's about time. We're finishing up some big changes! Still some cleanup to get done and finishing touches but products have made it back out and some new ones too! Come up and check out our #gains

Staffer Nick Bidwell is getting setup for Day 1 of his Turkey hunt in Tennessee! 60deg with 3mph winds.

Just touched down in Nashville for the Turkey opener tomorrow, 3/30..


Great day to be out practicing turkey calls = success!

The beginnings of Africa 2019 Marvel Africa Safaris - South Africa Elite Archery Ritual 30 Ripcord arrow rests GAS Bowstrings Badlands camo TightSpot Quivers

Naples Creek Rainbow Trout Derby

Some photos from the shocking this morning! 9.01 lb Female was the largest I saw.

Trout sampling points to encouraging opener DEC's annual event at Naples Creek draws a crowd as fish begin their run, but aren't yet spawning

The boys were at it again tonight working hard. Well, besides Dave. He watched lol

Curtis, Paul, Brian and Tyler were working hard last night at the store on the expansion of our firearms room. We're working hard to make more space for all the new toys and equipment coming this year. Please be patient with us the next few weeks while we reorganize and get products back out.

Not the parts of a buck you want to find this time of year

Big Ripcord ordered arrived, we have all models and colors in stock including the all new LOK. Stop in and see what we consider the best rests on the market

For those of us that aren’t totally sold on hard water fishing or do what the bears do ( hibernate ). This is the time of year to get excited for the up coming fishing seasons. Fishing for the stockers can be a great way to shrug off winter and if you go out with the right stuff it can be all day tight lines. Great for the kids and there short attention span.

Ducks Unlimited

Good read this morning

With eyes located on either side of their head, waterfowl have a field of vision of almost 340 degrees! Check out this list of other amazing waterfowl facts!

Just a few from today's outing

Today’s adventure

The Marcum fish camera makes things even more fun! Was a great day on the ice. Each caught a pile but 3/4 were put back for a chance to keep growing. Curtis Berghorn Paul Kuss and Brian W had some good laughs

Team Natures Prize out for some late season ice fishing. Starting to heat up!

We feel your pain.....

Curtis and Crystal had what we would call a pretty good day. Scouting lots of turkeys and shed hunting. Even found a matched set laying on top of each other. May will be here before we know it. Get your shotguns ready!

Spent the day fishing at long point caught lots of smaller perch still had a blast the ice was in good shape about 8-10 inches thick

Pro Staffer Ken Oliver - I got out last weekend to check cameras and do a little shed hunting. Although I didnt find any sheds, there was a good showing of numerous bucks still holding on as recently as the 8th & 9th. There were some half racks and a few bucks that had dropped both sides. Another good sign was that I didnt come across any deer carcasses!

#trailcams #shedhunting
#muddy #gomuddy

Well since a little gear care package came in today I guess there is no better time to announce that I am now a BadlandsPro Staff member. Very excited to represent a great company with great gear, not to mention a lifetime warranty! There are many hunting apparel companies out there and it took much thought in to choosing Badlands but after all the research it was an easy decision. Looking forward to this year and the opportunities ahead. Oh did I mention Africa this year with Marvel Africa Safaris - South Africa?!

Pretty good day on the hard water today!

Good day on the ice today!

If you haven't seen some of our gun dips or always thought about it. Come down and have us dip your guns or whatever else you may want! This is a Winchester SX-AR in 308 done up in black and white American flag by our very own Matt Smith

Today staffer Nick Bidwell is out trying the impossible. Late season geese are already difficult to hunt, so adding a bow to the equation makes it that much more interesting! Fingers crossed

Cold morning down in the gorge this morning. Curtis Berghorn and his good friend Brian decided to try their luck for some steelies. Water was down 6 to 8 ft. No fish to bring home but we still had fun doing what we love. Tomorrow it's back to business on the skeet fields

Pro Staffer Ken Oliver - The 2018 season has come to an end. The highs and lows, the accomplishments, meeting people and making memories are all part of the love we have for the outdoors. Good luck to all in 2019 and stay safe!


A special thanks to my wife Karen for putting up with my outdoor passion.😉😘

Also thanks to:

#barnettcrossbows #elite
#muddy #moultrie #bushnell
#tactacam #gopro #s4gear

With the warm up today, high winds and rain, it proved to be very beneficial on Lake Ontario for staffer Nick Bidwell. At sunrise, all the birds started to decoy in to the nickel rigs, but kept landing just outside of ideal shooting range. After repositioning the boat, it was game over. 1st drake golden eye in the books.

Lynch Mob Calls

Jezzy. She's the real seducer.

📸Ken Oliver

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