Columnist, Adirondack Outdoors
Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman residing in Ray Brook.
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.
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.
Nearly 5,000 years ago, a pair of ancient anglers waded out into the frigid waters of the Baltic Sea.
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.
Over the years, I’ve had the good fortune to have traveled in the company of many highly skilled outdoor travelers.
Although most college students have already departed campus, high-school students are still preparing for final exams.
Game is a traditional term used to describe any fish, fowl or other wild creature that is hunted for either sport or food.
Last weekend, I loaded up the canoe and traveled over the hill to Elizabethtown.
While the spring season has not yet arrived in all quarters of the region, it’s apparently on the way.
It’s been well-established that outdoor activities are beneficial to our overall physical, emotional and mental health.