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DEC reports increase in deer harvest

April 26, 2013 RAY?BROOK — Hunters harvested approximately 243,000 deer during the 2012-13 hunting seasons, about 6 percent more than were taken the previous year, the state Department of Environmental... more »»

Time to get ready for annual ice-out

April 14, 2013 As Adirondack anglers wait for the winter to come to an end, most brook trout fanatics have already completed the process of readying their gear and scouring the map. more »»

North Country student saves barred owl

April 12, 2013 SARANAC LAKE — A North Country Community College student saved a barred owl’s life on Monday, April 1. more »»

Old-school approach may be the best course

April 6, 2013 In last week’s column, I wrote a story about a canoe trip that Phil Brown, editor of Adirondack Explorer magazine, undertook through private propert. more »»

Adirondack invasive program receives national award

March 24, 2013 The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program received the 2013 National Invasive Species Awareness Week Award in the category of Outstanding Achievement in Invasive Species Leadership. more »»

Trusting your gut: the rest of the story

March 23, 2013 A few weeks ago in this column, I recounted the story of a tragic accident that had occurred on the Chatooga River in North Carolina. more »»

Outdoor rec creates money and peace of mind

March 16, 2013 Preserving access to outdoor recreation not only protects the natural environment, it also helps the economy, businesses, communities and the many people who depend on the availability of open space... more »»

Montreal couple survives Trap Dyke avalanche

March 15, 2013 A man and woman from Montreal survived an avalanche while climbing the Trap Dyke on Mount Colden on Feb. 17. The pair was in the upper portion of the climb when the snow let loos. more »»

Backcountry fest brings skiers together

March 8, 2013 ELIZABETHTOWN — The scene at Otis Mountain during the Adirondack Backcountry Ski Festival on March 2 was definitely relaxed with a down-home feel to it. more »»

Skiing, hunting, fishing as spring approaches

March 2, 2013 The focus of this week’s column will likely remain out of focus, as there are simply too many outdoor related options to pursue in dept. more »»

Judge upholds right to paddle through private lands

February 27, 2013 A state Supreme Court judge has found that Adirondack Explorer magazine Editor Phil Brown had the right to paddle on waterways that run through private property in northwest Hamilton County, and... more »»

Reflection and restoration in nature

February 16, 2013 Even though the darkest days of winter have come and gone, the past week proved to be a dismal time for members of the guiding community, as news of a tragic car accident involving two local guides... more »»

Study suggests cougars could return to Adirondacks

February 15, 2013 An article published last month in the international conservation journal Oryx indicates that the Adirondack Park could sustain a wild cougar population. more »»

Indian River tract part of Finch deal

February 2, 2013 The Essex Chain of Lakes tract isn’t the only former Finch, Pruyn and Co. parcel the state will acquire in the first phase of its $49.8 million deal with The Nature Conservancy. more »»

A lesson in trusting your instinct

February 1, 2013 During the summer of 1978, I was involved in a tragic incident that has forever changed my perspective on the guiding professio. more »»

Enjoy winter’s pleasures while they last

January 27, 2013 For three straight days, a thin red line in the thermometer on my back porch has retreated well south of the zero digit. more »»

Wilkinson shows climbers the ropes

January 26, 2013 KEENE VALLEY — Ice climbers and mountaineers converged on the small hamlet of Keene Valley Martin Luther King Jr. weekend for the 17th annual Adirondack International Mountaineering Festival. more »»

Risk, adventures and similar leaps of faith

January 19, 2013 Outdoor travelers were thrilled when the winter season’s first significant snowfall roared in and deposited a seasonal shield over the local landscape. more »»

Camp Santanoni buildings will open to the public

January 18, 2013 Three Winter Weekend events will once again be held at Camp Santanoni this year, state Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens announced Tuesday, Jan. 15. more »»

2012 officially the warmest in recorded history

January 13, 2013 It is now officia. more »»



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