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Outdoors

Bear escapes from Adirondack Wildlife Refuge in Wilmington

WILMINGTON — A black bear has escaped from the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge in Wilmington. The bear, named Ahote, dug out of its enclosure on Thursday morning, according to the refuge. This is not the first time Ahote has escaped from the wildlife refuge. The last time was in 2019, when ...

No fishing license needed this weekend

ALBANY — This Saturday and Sunday is a Free Fishing Weekend in New York state, the second of six Free Fishing Days recognized across the state each year. During designated free fishing days, New York residents and non-residents are permitted to fish without having to buy a fishing ...

Moose killed in Route 3 collision

SARANAC LAKE — A moose was hit and killed by a vehicle on state Route 3 west of Saranac Lake around 2:30 in the morning Sunday, and at least one person was taken to the hospital. The collision happened between South Creek and Bartlett Carry Road. Six firefighters with the Saranac Lake ...

DEC releases final deer management plan

ALBANY — Informed by public input, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation recently released a final version of its management plan for white-tailed deer. DEC first released its draft deer management plan for public review in the late fall 2020. The final plan ...

Gypsy moth larvae damaging trees around area

WEST CHAZY — The barren landscape at Rockwood Maples in West Chazy looks like a scene from a Hitchcock thriller, a chilling Kafka insect tale or an Agent Orange backdrop. The culprit is not fertile imaginations or herbicidal warfare but gypsy moth larvae. - Warning ...