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A Day On an Adirondack Trout Pond By Dan Ladd

A Day On an Adirondack Trout Pond By Dan Ladd

Apr 4, 2017 - The spring of 2016 was a gift for Adirondack brook trout anglers. The mild winter made for an earlier than usual ice out, perhaps by a month in some locations at lower elevations.
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A Triple in the Siamese Ponds Wilderness

A Triple in the Siamese Ponds Wilderness

Apr 4, 2017 - Spring can be the season of giving, the giving of hope, the hope of a new day, a new day and a new adventure, an adventure not yet witnessed, witness of a wonderful world, a world without judgment.
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Dust Off the Canoe Or Kayak: It’s Spring!

Dust Off the Canoe Or Kayak: It’s Spring!

Apr 4, 2017 - The period after the snow has melted and the creeks are still above summer levels is my favorite time to paddle and explore. There are many places that are accessible in the spring which are otherwise impassable or too rocky in the summer.
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Responsible Slide Climbing

Responsible Slide Climbing

Apr 4, 2017 - It may be difficult to grasp the full context of slide climbing if one has not experienced it. It is the slide climbers/bushwhackers responsibility not to run amuck without considering the impact to the flora and fauna with which we interact.
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Spring Panfish on the Fly

Spring Panfish on the Fly

Apr 4, 2017 - Spring is the best time of the year to fly fish for panfish. The biggest members of the various panfish species school up and move into the shallows to spawn.
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Spring Turkey Tips

Apr 4, 2017 - Twenty five years ago at a NYS Outdoor Writers Association conference I was handed a single shot H & R 10 gauge shotgun, Quaker Boy Easy Yelper box call, and a pair of turkey decoys for the next days hunt. It was my first ever turkey hunt and somehow I was able to shoot my first tom turkey.
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Square Tales Of an Adirondack Spring

Square Tales Of an Adirondack Spring

Apr 4, 2017 - I try to plan my brook trout outings to coincide with the spawning periods of prey species such as smelt, suckers, leeches, salamanders, grass minnows, crayfish, snails, dragonflies and damsel flies
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Tactics for Early-Season Walleye

Tactics for Early-Season Walleye

Apr 4, 2017 - Anglers wont see the walleye on any list of the top-five species in Adirondack waters, but on those lakes where walleye thrive, this species likely ranks number-one in popularity.
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Three Family Hikes in the Fulton Chain Wild Forest

Apr 4, 2017 - Directions: From the intersection of Route 28 and Big Moose Road in Eagle Bay, follow Big Moose Road.
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To Decoy Or Not On Woodland Turkey Hunts

To Decoy Or Not On Woodland Turkey Hunts

Apr 4, 2017 - This gobbler was fired up and gobbled at least two or three times a minute for the next half hour. I managed to fumble a slate call and striker from my vest and scratch off a few ...
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Two Missions In One Trip -- Fishing, Scouting and Enjoying the Adirondacks in the Spring

Two Missions In One Trip -- Fishing, Scouting and Enjoying the Adirondacks in the Spring

Apr 4, 2017 - When the snow begins disappearing in the Adirondacks in early spring, visions of brightly colored brookies dance through the heads of the die-hard fishermen
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Warblers Return to the Adirondacks

Warblers Return to the Adirondacks

Apr 4, 2017 - The first warbler to return is usually the yellow rumped warbler, whose numbers are greater than any other warbler in the entire country. Many sportsmen see these little birds with a yellow rump flitting around the shore of their favorite trout pond catching midges that are hatching. These birds are also feeding on any berries that maybe are left from last fall.
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Wildlife Photography Tips

Wildlife Photography Tips

Apr 4, 2017 - Nine years ago I got my first digital camera and I have never looked back. I bought every photography magazine and looked over every digital photography book that Barnes and Noble stocked.
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A “HaBaSa” Winter Traverse—Haystack, Basin & Saddleback

A “HaBaSa” Winter Traverse—Haystack, Basin & Saddleback

Dec 29, 2016 - HaystackBasinSaddleback...each mountain is a peak of the Upper Great Range.
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Adirondack Hares and Hounds: The Tradition Continues

Adirondack Hares and Hounds: The Tradition Continues

Dec 29, 2016 - it is a known fact that the Adirondack region still provides ample opportunities to hunt small game. Lepus Americanus, known more commonly as the snowshoe or varying hare, is one of the game species that can provide both challenge and excitement for the hunter who is either lucky enough to have a beagle or two ready to chase hares or know someone who does.
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Backcountry Ski – Embracing the Adirondack Winter

Backcountry Ski – Embracing the Adirondack Winter

Dec 29, 2016 - While most of the opportunities feature human powered pursuits, there are a host of snow and ice sports that are driven by gravity and the wind. The best way to survive the dreariness of the long Adirondack winter is to fully embrace the opportunities that are readily available at hand.
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Buck Meadow Mountain: Exploring a Remote Peak in the Siamese Pond Wilderness

Buck Meadow Mountain: Exploring a Remote Peak in the Siamese Pond Wilderness

Dec 29, 2016 - Buck Meadow Mountain, at least on a map, has always looked like a peak I desired to check out. I still dont understand the allure it had on me. Then came the day to start planning the hike.
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Champlain Area Trails Creates Trails All Can Enjoy

Champlain Area Trails Creates Trails All Can Enjoy

Dec 29, 2016 - Imagine being in a part of the Adirondacks where there are fabulous views of sparkling blue water, lush forests, rolling farm fields, and mountains but hardly any hiking trails. Pretty sad, right? Well, welcome to the Champlain Valley ten years ago, just before Champlain Area Trails began making trails.
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Cross Country Skiing in the Central Adirondacks

Cross Country Skiing in the Central Adirondacks

Dec 29, 2016 - I had one of the first pair of cross-country skis in the Inlet area other than Walter Schmid who was the person who built the Inlet cross-country trail system.
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Hunting Big Trees

Hunting Big Trees

Dec 29, 2016 - So what defines a tree a champion? It means the tree is the largest known specimen of that species.
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