Finch Lands Update
By Dan Ladd
Land acquisitions in the Adirondacks, and anywhere for that matter, are always controversial. I’ve been following the developments of the state’s acquisition of the former Finch, Pruyn lands in the central Adirondacks since 2007. If you are not familiar with this topic, then let me refresh your memory. In June of 2007, Finch, Pruyn Inc., a timber company based in Glens Falls, New York, sold 161,000 acres of Adirondack timberland to the Adirondack chapter of The Nature Conservancy (TNC). By early 2008, TNC had worked out details with the state to sell portions of the land in fee purchase for inclusion in the Adirondack Forest Preserve.
In Pursuit of the King of Gamebirds
By Leo Maloney
The golden rays of the autumn sun cast a soft glow on the remaining crimson and orange maples or yellow birch along the hillsides and stream bottoms. The fallen leaves that line the old log road give a soft crunch under the step of the hunter. The hunter pauses to enjoy the sights and smells in the crisp mountain air of his favorite time of the year. As he stops near a briar patch, there is a sound like a muffled explosion followed by the rapid whir of wings as a partridge erupts in a twisting flight towards the safety of a nearby evergreen patch.
Whole Grilled Trout
2 whole medium trout, cleaned and heads removed.
1 Tbs olive oil
1 pinch sea salt
1 pinch ground black pepper
½ lemon thinly sliced
½ sweet onion thinly sliced
1 clove garlic minced
2 sprigs rosemary
2 sprigs thyme
A group of us were out this past weekend in the Piseco, Tupper, and Saranac areas, and vertually all the lakes are covered with ice. Most are fishable.
At long last we have ice! Many weeks have gone by and with the warm weather so far this winter myself, along with many others, were wondering if ice would ever form.
We have some big name ice fishing venues up here; in fact there are so many places to ice fish in the Adirondacks that you can easily go somewhere different each weekend. Many of these fisheries are a combination of warmwater and coldwater species.
Todd Mead of Queensbury, NY won this year’s International Bowhunting Organization (IBO) Championship.
Benson, NY - Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center will host its two-day annual Open House Saturday and Sunday, November 21 and 22 from 9:00am - 4:30pm each day.
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