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Home was a relative term among early Adirondackers

March 22, 2014 For the past few weeks, I have used this space to review historic evidence of native peoples in the Adirondacks in an effort to consider the long-held notion that the Adirondack region has always... more »»

Evidence of native cultures widespread in Adirondacks

March 15, 2014 In last week’s column, I attempted to trace the history of the first Europeans to venture into the Adirondack region in an effort to determine the source of the name “Adirondack. more »»

Native Adirondackers and their distinct cultural identity

March 8, 2014 Over the years I have listened to lecturers, educators and hosts of other acknowledged experts explain how the Adirondack region got its name. more »»

Rediscovering natural beginnings

March 1, 2014 Human beings are largely all-natural, purely organic creatures when they first arrive on this earth. more »»

Other shoe drops on New York’s SAFE Act

February 22, 2014 Ever since state legislators passed the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013 in response to the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the outdoor industry has been... more »»

Using nature to bridge gap between combat and home life

February 15, 2014 The Adirondack region has a long and extensive history as a health resort. more »»

Skiing, skating conditions improving

February 8, 2014 As the region sinks deeper into another winter season, the local weather patterns have been excellent for making ice, but rather spotty when it comes to providing for snow. more »»

A cry for help, from half a world away

February 1, 2014 I’m a product of the 1950s. I was born in the middle of the decade, and grew up in a nation of veterans who had served in three consecutive conflicts — World War I, World War II and the Korean War. more »»

Something for everyone in the natural world

January 25, 2014 For many years, I’ve spent a great deal of my time researching and studying the positive effects of outdoor life for purposes of both avocation and vocatio. more »»

Trout stocking and its impact on different species

January 18, 2014 Brook trout (salvelinus fontinalis) were designated as the official New York state fish in 1975. more »»

Thaws present threat to economy

January 11, 2014 It appears we have already reached the point in the season when the annual January thaw sweeps through the region. more »»

'CSI (Critter Scene Investigators): Adirondacks'

January 4, 2014 "CSI: Crime Scene Investigators" is one of the most popular television shows on the air. more »»

One last shot for big game hunters

December 7, 2013 Although winter will not officially arrive until Dec. 21, recent weather patterns seem to indicate the season is well underway. more »»

Step off the pavement for a healthy retreat

November 23, 2013 Game on! From all reports, it appears that the peak of the rut has arrived. The rut is a term used to describe the annual whitetail deer breeding seaso. more »»

In search of more snow at hunting camp

November 16, 2013 The month of November is already halfway gone, and there’s barely been enough snow to reveal deer tracks, much less ski tracks until this week. more »»

Challenges and rewards of sportsmen’s pursuits

November 9, 2013 As the regular big game hunting season shifts into full gear, North Country hunters are again learning how to deal with unexpectedly warm weather patterns that have limited the supply of any... more »»

On the hunt as the weather finally turns

November 2, 2013 Finally, the weather pattern has begun to look and feel more seasonally appropriat. more »»

Camping: An American vacation tradition

October 26, 2013 The annual American Camping Report, sponsored by KOA and Coleman Outdoors, has long provided some of the finest and most comprehensive information on the state of an industry that has rarely been... more »»

Whitetail deer: the original Adirondack attraction

October 19, 2013 Although Indian Summer weather has been hanging on well into the autumn months, Adirondack residents know that the weather can turn ugly at any moment. more »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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