Visitors from overseas, including these hikers from Germany, are often surprised by the vast expanse of land encompassed within the Adirondack Park.
In fact, the image of a cross in a stag’s rack is still found on the label of Jagermeister, (Master hunter) a powerful liquor that is still bottled in Germany.
St. Hubert is also considered the patron saint of archers, forest workers, furriers, trappers, hunters and huntsmen as well as hunting as a profession.
Although I had attended Catholic school for a fair portion of my education, I was never told of the legend of St. Hubert.
It’s likely the management did not mention such notions in an effort to discourage any further youthful investigation into the elixir that bears his logo. You know, bad habits and all!
Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman residing in Ray Brook. Contact him at email@example.com.