Outdoor Tales


Deer take down 10 percent in the northern zone

While some really nice antlers hit the forest floor this hunting season, I think the universal theme coming from Adirondack hunting camps was that less deer were being seen. I know that was our experience at my camp. The preliminary deer take numbers in the northern zone seem to follow that trend, according to senior wildlife biologist Ed Reed.

Predictions on the 2011 rut

Predictions on the 2011 rut

More on backcountry damage

Okay, so more information is coming in about the extent of the damage to the backcountry, and all but one of the state's campgrounds in the Adirondacks are operational just in time for the long Labor Day weekend. That campground is the Little Sand Point Campground in Piseco — Looks ...

Irene did not spare the backcountry

Somewhat lost in the news of Tropical Storm Irene’s impact on manmade objects like buildings and roads throughout New York is the devastation the storm caused to the mountains and backcountry here.

Deer plan has holes

My two cents on the state's proposed deer management plan

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