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Cold winds and summer camp | Notes from the North Woods

Imagine the suprise of this hunter who reportedly found his stand was already occupied when he hiked to it for an aftenoon watch.

Imagine the suprise of this hunter who reportedly found his stand was already occupied when he hiked to it for an aftenoon watch.

Participants will have an opportunity to learn outdoor skills ranging from paddling and hiking, to shooting sports, angling and land navigation.

They may even take a Hunter Education or Trapping Education course to qualify for their Youth Hunting or Trapping License.

Camp fees are $350 all inclusive for a full week of adventure, which is one of the best bargains in the state. To learn more or register for a Conservation Camp please visit http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/29.html

Dreaming of Ice Out

On Saturday, March 1, from 3 - 5 p.m. the public is invited to join long-time Adirondack guide Joe Hackett for a multimedia presentation titled “Dreaming of Ice Out: An Adirondack Angler’s Perspective on Speckles and the special places they can be found.”

The event will be hosted as part of the Annual’ Got Game’ Program at the Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY 12852

The event will be hosted at the historic Huntington Lodge, the event will be fireside and include chili dinner and light beverages, at a cost of $5 per person. Pre-registration isrequired.

Discussion will include an assortment of flies, lies, lures and tactics for the early season. Hosted at the historic Huntington Lodge, the event will be fireside and include chili dinner and light beverages. $5 per person. Pre-registration required. Call or email to register at aic@esf.edu,or 518-582-2000.

Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman residing in Ray Brook. Contact him at brookside18@adelphia.net.

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