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Joe Hackett

Columnist, Adirondack Outdoors
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Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman residing in Ray Brook.

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The benefits of a truly wild life! | Notes from the North Woods

Research continues to confirm what most of us already knew as kids, that outdoor recreation provides a variety of important benefits that go well beyond the obvious fun and games.

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Get back to nature and be happy! | Notes from the North Woods

In recent days, I’ve spent a fair share of time in the woods and on the mountains.

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Get out ... and stay out! | Notes from the North Woods

For people who haven’t been paying attention, it’s time to get outside.

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Wet woods, high water and tall tales | Notes from the North Woods

It’s been an extremely, wet week to be in the woods, which is good for mushrooms, gardeners, whitewater paddlers and waterfall photographers, but not for much else.

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The last eastern cougar | Notes from the North Woods

According to a Proposed Rule document recently issued by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the known status of the eastern puma within its historical range is extinct.

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The original anglers | Notes from the North Woods

Nearly 5,000 years ago, a pair of ancient anglers waded out into the frigid waters of the Baltic Sea.

Take a hike, buddy! | Notes from the North Woods

In the current age, where everyone has instant access to everything in a moment with the simple push of a button; it’s nice to know there are still a few places left that require more of an effort.

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The original campers | Notes from the North Woods

Over the years, I’ve had the good fortune to have traveled in the company of many highly skilled outdoor travelers.

“And you actually get paid to do this?” | Notes from the North Woods

Although most college students have already departed campus, high-school students are still preparing for final exams.

In the outdoors, there’s always a game | Notes from the North Woods

Game is a traditional term used to describe any fish, fowl or other wild creature that is hunted for either sport or food.

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