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Joe Hackett

Columnist, Adirondack Outdoors
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Joe Hackett is a guide and sportsman residing in Ray Brook.

Recent Stories

Winter still hanging on | Notes from the North Woods

I spent most of the past weekend in Elizabethtown, in order to visit with family and friends, and to check out a few of the local rivers and streams.

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A guide’s life—long days, short pay | Notes from the North Woods

The annual sugaring season has finally arrived, and soon, frost heave season will be upon us.

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New York’s sporting connections | Notes from the North Woods

Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently unveiled over four dozen new outdoor access projects that are intended to connect hunters, anglers, bird watchers and other outdoor enthusiasts to an additional 380,000 acres of untapped and underutilized State lands across New York.

Fire tower power | Notes from the North Woods

I saw the headline from a distance, and I rushed to grab a copy of the newspaper.

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Cold winds and summer camp | Notes from the North Woods

As the cold winds of winter continue to whip across the region, it is difficult to conjure up the image of kids enjoying themselves at a Summer Camp.

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Olympic dreams and the Adirondack scene

Notes from the North Woods

Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later, and the timing couldn’t have been better.

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Outdoor playing fields | Notes from the North Woods

A few weeks back, I published a story titled The Outdoor Gym.

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The damned dams of the Adirondacks

Notes from the North Woods

Dams provide opportunities for power, navigation, fish barriers, and often serve as bridges for snowmobilers, hikers, bikers and skiers.

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Doing it outdoors, with Hope and a Prayer

Notes from the North Woods

Occasionally, in my zealous effort to promote getting kids outside, I’ve often neglected a pressing need to do the same for adults.

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Racing for everyone, with everyone in the race

Notes from the North Woods

By all appearances, the winter season is here to stay.

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