Columnist, Adirondack Outdoors
Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman residing in Ray Brook.
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.
It appears the long, hard, Adirondack winter may finally be coming to a conclusion, and while many local anglers are still hauling around their ice fishing gear, it’s time to get out your trout gear as the annual “ice out” grows near.
Researchers finally confirmed what most children already knew, which is the fact that outdoor recreation provides a variety of important benefits beyond the obvious fun and games.
Although the arrival of the spring season has come and gone, it appears the winter season will continue to maintain command over the local landscape, with a deep snowpack in the woods, and chilly temperatures in the air.
As has been my custom for more than a decade or so, I recently spent another fine, March day traveling down Schroon Lake way in order to attend the annual Adirondack Sportsman’s Dinner.
Recently, while watching our family dog toss his stuffed toy around the room, I wondered if he was simply playing, or actually refining his hereditary hunting skills.