Columnist, Adirondack Outdoors
Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman residing in Ray Brook.
It has been an interesting week in the Adirondacks, and fortunately, I spent a fair portion of it in camp.
The month of November has finally arrived on the wall calendar. I should have seen it coming, but I prefer not to spend much time gauging the time.
Although the Adirondack woodlands remain primarily brown and damp, the Big Game Hunting Season is now in full swing.
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to confront only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived” Henry David Thoreau
The recent Columbus Day holiday weekend certainly brought out the crowds, as hikers too to the trails, and paddlers packed the ponds.
Well, I did it! I finally took a little trip way back into one of my favorite brook trout waters.
I’ve recently returned from a long weekend, spent in the hamlet of Indian Lake.
Although the ancient Egyptians have been credited with utilizing a combination of fur and feathers on a hook for the purpose of angling for fish, there is very little known about the history of flyfishing prior to the seventeenth century.
September 11 is a date that will long be remembered in the history of this country.
It may seem far too early for hunters to be taking to the woods again, especially in light of the recent 90 degree temperatures.