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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.

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Partridge Hunting:
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.

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Whole Grilled TroutWhole 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

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2014 Adirondack Loon Celebration

Sunday, Oct 12, at Saranac Lake’s Riverside Park and the Harrietstown Hall

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Brian Winchill, Warrensburg NY took top honors with a limit of largemouth weighing 15.45 lb. Winchill reports fishing Senkos around Lock # 12 and he backed that up by fishing spinner baits along lay downs in the canal with most of his fish coming off the end of the lay downs in 10-12 ft.

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Clearwater Chapter Trout Unlimited will hold its monthly meting

October's guest speaker will be Adam Franceschini from the West Branch Angler with a presentation on fishing the Delaware River system.

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Adirondack News Fall 2014

Spiny waterflea, a tiny invasive species that can have a significant impact on the aquatic food chain of waterways, is spreading in the Adirondack Park. First discovered in the region in Great Sacandaga Lake in 2008

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Cuomo signs bill to prevent Adirondack invasives

Governor Cuomo yesterday signed into law a bill that requires New York boaters to take "reasonable precautions" to keep invasive species from spreading

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