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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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Good Times in Small Towns | Notes in the North Woods

I’ve recently returned from a long weekend, spent in the hamlet of Indian Lake.

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The great Adirondack Flycasting Championships | Notes from the North Woods

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.

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The survival of a native species | Notes from the North Woods

September 11 is a date that will long be remembered in the history of this country.

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New York begins its long big game season | Notes from the North Woods

It may seem far too early for hunters to be taking to the woods again, especially in light of the recent 90 degree temperatures.

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Autumn is knocking on the forest floor | Notes from the North Woods

After enjoying a pleasant and slightly wet, Labor Day weekend, I’ve already been making plans for the impending Fall season.

Cabela’s, Bass Tracker, LL Bean: Sporting scenes in the Adirondacks | Notes from the North Woods

I recently received a phone call from an old friend who wanted to know if I could help him arrange to get a wild turkey for use as a prop in a photo shoot that was to be produced in the area.

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Berried Alive and Under the Shroom | Notes from the North Woods

By nature, humans are foragers.

Troutopia | Notes from the North Woods

Troutopia is a new sporting term that I recently coined.

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Fish tales, camp fires and a speckled mousetrap | Notes from the North Woods

Over the course of the past week, I have stumbled across two unique new experiences that have threatened many of my long held wildwood beliefs.

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Back on track | Notes from the North Woods

After a few months of skipping out on providing my regular weekly columns, I am finally back on track.

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