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Outdoor recreation can be a dangerous undertaking

March 28, 2015 Over the past week, I spent a lot of time researching some of the new and exciting outdoor activities I’d like to share with my mother-in-law, just in case she ever comes up for a visit. more »»

 
 
 
Shed hunting season is upon us

March 21, 2015 Although a heavy snow is falling as I write this week’s column, spring weather appears to be on the near horizon. more »»

Time to get rid of outdated stereotypes

March 14, 2015 March is Women’s History Month, and International Women’s Day was celebrated on March 8. more »»

Of winters past and those to come

March 7, 2015 As I grow older, the winter season appears to have grown longer too, and it’s become a bit more tedious than usual. more »»

Destination unknown, but glad to be on the way

February 28, 2015 After the prolonged cold snap finally broke last weekend, I jumped at the opportunity to get in a long ski trip that would take me up and over a series of smaller peaks near Ray Brook and connect... more »»

The art and virtue of wilderness tramping

February 21, 2015 I haven’t seen a thin red line on my back porch thermometer in more than a week. The mercury remains buried far below the final legible numerals on the metal cover. more »»

Retuning within more peaceful surroundings

February 14, 2015 Despite our increasingly technological society, it has been proven that traveling to forests, lakes and similar wild places provides us with an opportunity to reconnect with the natural world. more »»

A tip of the cap to disappearing values

February 7, 2015 Every small town has a few of ’em. They’re quiet and unassuming, but equally gregarious and excitable — no one seems to know why or when. more »»

Rules, reality and plain old common sense

January 31, 2015 File this one under the “Oh no, not again department.” As the recent incident report from the state Department of Environmental Conservation Region 5 explained, “On Jan. 20 at 1:33 a.m. more »»

Walk off the road, and into your senses

January 24, 2015 Boots, skis and snowshoes have been responsible for taking me to most of the interesting places I’ve traveled. more »»

Ghosts of the wilderness appear in unexpected places

January 17, 2015 Dick Emperor, a veteran Adirondack guide and game protector with the old Conservation Department once claimed, “A guy that claims he’s never got lost, never went in the woods very far. more »»

A Christmas surprise from an old friend

January 10, 2015 I recently received a belated Christmas card in the mail. It arrived with no return address, and the author requested no reply. more »»

Are predator hunts an effective management tool?

December 20, 2014 As a youngster, I did what most boys tend to do. I bopped bullfrogs in the marshy ponds, gathered crayfish in the streams and caught a few trout when I could. more »»

The long, hard journey of the gray wolf

December 13, 2014 Earlier this year, policymakers at the U.. more »»

Returning to our home in the woods

December 6, 2014 I’ve been busy researching the therapeutic benefits of outdoor travel in the aftermath of the Wellness Summit recently hosted at the Lake Clear Lodge. more »»

Archery on target for big popularity gains

November 29, 2014 Last week, I detailed the recent trend of women taking to the hunt in ever-increasing numbers. more »»

Get well in the Adirondacks, and it will sell

November 22, 2014 Last week, I took a day off from tromping through the local woods in order to attend a conference hosted at the Lake Clear Lodge. more »»

Hunting camp evolves with changing demographic

November 15, 2014 Regrettably, less than 8 percent of the U.S. population regularly participates in the most traditional of all outdoor recreational pursuits. more »»

Finding a way to get out of range

November 8, 2014 Unfortunately, I spent the majority of last weekend indoors, which is a highly unusual event in my normal autumn routine. more »»

A hard lesson in hunting preparedness

November 1, 2014 It’s been a relatively wet week in the local woods, which made for quiet travel and expanded views. more »»

Mutual respect crucial as users share common lands

October 25, 2014 The long wait is finally over. Opening day of the regular big game hunting season arrives with sunrise at 6:02 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25. more »»

 
 
 

 

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