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Thrill of the hunt is what matters

October 1, 2016 With the annual big game hunting season looming on the calendar, it is time for all woods walkers and similar outdoor travelers to be aware and dressed accordingly. more »»

 
 
 
Hunting no longer just a man’s game

September 24, 2016 “In a civilized and cultured country, wild animals only continue to exist at all when preserved by sportsmen. more »»

Anticipating a time of transition and tradition

September 17, 2016 As the high holy days of the sporting life grow near, sportsmen and women will take to the local waters to pack in just a few more brook trout forays before the trout season comes to an end on Oct. more »»

Girl power in hunting camp and beyond

September 10, 2016 Rachel Carson, author of The Sense of Wonder, explained that every child has an inborn sense of wonder waiting to be guided to its full potential. more »»

The time is right to get kids outside

September 3, 2016 Although there has been a ground swell of interest in getting children “back to the woods” over the past decade, there remains much to be don. more »»

Trying to hang on to the fleeting summer season

August 27, 2016 Although there are sure to be a few Indian Summer days left in the Adirondack calendar, it is evident autumn is on the way. more »»

In the woods and on the podium

August 20, 2016 Apparently, last week’s column touched a nerve among a variety of woods travelers. The story touched on how much is too much in terms of overuse of the local woods and water. more »»

How much is too much on the trail?

August 13, 2016 Although I owned a pair of Dunham “waffle stompers” back in the 1970s (which was over a century ago), my favorite hiking boots were a pair of Converse high top Chuckie D sneakers. more »»

Overcoming summer doldrums on a backwoods brook

August 6, 2016 As the dog days of summer descend upon the mountain scene, it’s time for ethical anglers to consider the impact of their adventures. more »»

A new take on the good old outdoors

July 30, 2016 Last week, I devoted this column space to the traditional Scandinavian concept of friluftsliv, which promotes outdoor recreation to provide positive benefits for both the land and healthy people who... more »»

Friluftsliv is alive and well in the Adirondacks

July 23, 2016 Recognizing the human need for a comfortable coexistence in the outdoors is an example of what the concept of “friluftsliv” has to offer. more »»

Cooking up an appetite with tasty camp fare

July 16, 2016 The old saying “an Army marches on its stomach” also holds true for hikers, paddlers and similar outdoor travelers. more »»

The trails and rivers less traveled

July 2, 2016 I spent most of the past week enjoying views from the eastern edge of the Adirondacks while traveling on the increasingly popular Champlain Area Trails system, or CAT. more »»

Let’s not forget, we were all rookies at one time

June 25, 2016 As the annual camping season arrives, it is important to be patient when dealing with newcomers — whether in the field, the forest or on the water. more »»

Bass fight their way to blue collar status

June 18, 2016 Although the Adirondack region has long been recognized for cold-water species such as brook trout, lake trout and landlocked salmon, it is the warm-water species of bass, perch and northern pike... more »»

Rewilding the curmudgeon within

June 11, 2016 Well, it seems I’ve lived long enough to earn the right to be an old curmudgeon. more »»

Outdoor opportunities spring to life with warm weather

June 4, 2016 Following fast on the tail of a pleasant string of nearly summer-like days, the local lakes and ponds are finally turning on. more »»

The woods is where to find the goods

May 28, 2016 While the stereotypical image of an angler is often framed by the sight of Joe Sixpack sitting patiently in a boat waiting for a bite, the actual portrait is far different. more »»

Wild Bill connects fishing legend to descendant

May 21, 2016 Rueben Woods, a portly, old sporting goods salesman from Syracuse, had bested the finest European and British fly casters at the World Casting Championships. more »»

Mud, bugs and trout bring in the new season

May 14, 2016 Although a spat of snow flurries revisited the region recently, the small storms produced no more than a dusting of snow that melted off promptly with the rising su. more »»

Gotta know when it’s time to pull up stakes

May 7, 2016 Rising temperatures, rain and the steadily increasing daylight hours indicate that spring has arrived, and with it comes the traditional influx of migrating birds and the return of native wildlife. more »»

 
 

 

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