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Whitaker’s Sport Shop and Motel in Pulaski opens up at 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. from September 1 to October 31 to catch the salmon and steelhead rush coming from Oneida Lake.

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Bob Adamski, 61, takes a cup of coffee before his day long day starts. Generally two of the workers come and open up at 5 a.m. and Adamski makes his way downstairs from his house to his store.

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“There are three passions, dogs, duck hunting, and fishing; I come somewhere after that,” says Katherine Deagman jokingly as Bob Adamski feeds Jacob his daily pieces of buttered toast. Deagman who is Adamski’s significant other used to work with him at a telephone company in the past and came into his life after the passing of his wife. She now comes in on Thursdays and works through the weekend to help out with the weekend rush.

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Bob Adamski holds a onto a duck hunting stamp. Adamski’s favorite past time is duck hunting and he is also the president of the Ducks Unlimited group of Oswego.

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Bob Adamski takes a nap with Katherine Deagman during the middle of the day. They takes naps during the day since the store opens at 5 a.m. Adamski still dons the wedding ring of his late wife.

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Adamski totals up the days earnings as he prepares to close the store. Adamski closes the store each night and his son, daughter-in-law, significant other and a few employees help out with the store daily.

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Bob Adamski does paperwork in his office at the end of the day and prepares for another 5 a.m. day at the store the next day. Whitaker’s sports shop and motel is open every season except summer. In the summer they close for renovations.