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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

Ingredients:
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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REMAINING DEER MANAGEMENT PERMITS AVAILABLE FOR HUNTER

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced that remaining Deer Management Permits (DMPs) in several Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) will be available to hunters beginning November 1, 2014

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DEC OPENS ROADS ON ADIRONDACK LANDS TO IMPROVE PUBLIC ACCESS TO BIG GAME HUNTING AND OUTDOOR RECREATION

Roads Provide Motor Vehicle Access to Lands in Essex, Franklin and Hamilton Counties

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North Country Deer hunting Report 10/14

The deer we observed were all about feeding. That's what you have been telling us as well. This time of year it's all about food and that's what you need to be hunting.

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NY TBF ANNOUNCES 15' TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Our goal is to provide exciting participation opportunities for anglers at all levels structured under a draw format where boaters are randomly paired with non-boater (co-anglers) for an eight hour tournament day. Each angler competes only in their respective category with boater entry fees of $100 and the co-angler fees are $50.

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North Country Deer Hunting Report 9/30/14

The bad news is we seem to have a bumper crop of acorns which will spread our deer across the area and very few apples which generally serve to concentrate them in our hunting areas.

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