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State forests’ history a lot like the present

October 12, 2013 While rummaging through an old trunk recently, I uncovered an original copy of the “Official Report of Forest, Fish and Game Commission for New York — In the year ending September 30, 1901. more »»

Demystifying hunting as the season kicks off

October 5, 2013 All woodland travelers should be aware the annual big-game hunting season has already begun. However, it will be at least two weeks before hunters are carrying firearms. more »»

Autumn is in the air and the mountains

September 28, 2013 Autumn has arrived, and it didn’t just sneak through an open door. This year, the season has barged right into town, flouting its grand colors with the accompanying chill and frosty coverings. more »»

Conference participants get taste of the Adirondacks

September 21, 2013 The season’s first true blast of cold autumn air visited the region earlier in the week, delivering the first significant frost of the season. more »»

Self-induced seasonal sporting schizophrenia

September 14, 2013 While golfers are still busy chasing their balls and clubbing the duff at distant downstate golf course grounds, Adirondackers are lusting for the fall. more »»

Bird’s eye view of the fishing season

September 7, 2013 Fast on the trail of the recent Labor Day crowds will be the hundreds of paddlers who journey north each year to participate in the Adirondack Canoe Classic 90-mile race. more »»

Mind your mountain manners

August 31, 2013 Over the course of my many years in the woods, I’ve managed to put a lot of trail miles under my feet. I’ve climbed most of the High Peaks and hiked the Northville-Placid trail. more »»

A family that hikes together stays together

August 24, 2013 It appears the recent spat of fair weather has combined with the looming threat of a new school year to drive more than half the nation’s population outdoors. more »»

With fall closing in, kids take to the woods

August 17, 2013 As the summer season starts to wind down and children begin to stir under the threat of returning to school, it seems I’ve been running into a lot more young anglers on the water than usual. more »»

Time stands still with a rod in hand

August 10, 2013 Gary Berti once claimed, “Brook trout are the canary in the coal mine when it comes to water quality, and the presence of brook trout in a watershed indicates that water quality is excellent. more »»

Further adventures with Doctor Bob

August 3, 2013 Over the course of many years working in the woods and on the waters, I’ve come across plenty of unique characters. more »»

Summer storm brings bass, bear and birds

July 27, 2013 Over the weekend, I managed to get in a few days on the water with an old, young friend. more »»

Searching for Shangri La

July 13, 2013 Last weekend, I took a long wander through a vast area of familiar old woods and still waters. I blame it on all the rain; my mind was simply too soggy to think straight. more »»

‘Lake folk’ population undergoing its annual surge

July 6, 2013 Summer has finally arrived in the Adirondacks. Although it may appear the spring showers have been slow to depart, there are surely blue skies soon to be on the horizon. more »»

High water extends whitewater season, challenges anglers

June 29, 2013 Rain, rain and more rain. It’s been the most consistent storyline of the past week and quite possibly, the entire month. more »»

Busy turtles usher in official start of summer

June 22, 2013 Summer has officially arrived in the North Country. It began on Friday and will continue until Sept. 22, no matter what the weather looks like. more »»

Outdoor quiz for an indoor day

June 15, 2013 As the skies continue to drip and drizzle with a miserable mix of rain, winds and foggy morns, hardy Adirondackers have learned to take it all in strid. more »»

That time of year again as crowds arrive

May 25, 2013 Last weekend, I spent the majority of my days on the ponds searching for brook trout, and as luck would have it, I was fortunate to catch a few fish. more »»

On the hunt for a camp

May 18, 2013 Last week, I had the good fortune to sit in on a panel discussion that was hosted by Historic Saranac Lake. The topic of the evening was the traditions and culture of Adirondack hunting camps. more »»

A long way from the grime and crime of NYC

May 11, 2013 I’ve done a fair bit of traveling during my life, and it’s always been interesting to note the first impressions of people when I tell them I’m a native New Yorke. more »»



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