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Joe Hackett

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History of the Hunt

Notes from the North Woods

Before the beginnings of basic civilization, the human race survived primarily on their gathering, foraging, scavenging and hunting skills.

The hunt is on

Notes from the North Woods

The Regular Big Game Hunting Season has finally begun across the Adirondacks, and as sportsmen and women return to the woods, it is important to note the role that hunters hold in the region’s vast outdoor heritage.

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A season well completed

Notes from the North Woods

A season well completed

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Looking back, into the future

Notes from the North Woods

From an historical prospective, the vast forested lands of the Adirondacks have been in conflict from before the time of recorded time.

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A Sure Shot

Notes from the North Woods

Although autumn delivers a wide range of recreational opportunities, one of the true joys of the season is the opportunity to return to the field in the company of man’s best friend.

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Autumn’s Splendor

Notes from the North Woods

Autumn’s full splendor has finally arrived, especially in the upper elevations, where the hillsides are currently flanked in a startling array of fall color.

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Wild weather gives way to Indian Summer

Notes from the North Woods

Following a couple of wet and wild weeks, the weather has finally returned to more predictable patterns.

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Bad weather, good people

Notes from the North Woods

A few weeks back, I had the good fortune of joining a group of young men for a hike up Hurricane Mountain, near Elizabethtown.

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Camp life, continued

Notes from the North Woods

Last week’s column about the tradition of camp life, has sparked a deluge of responses. It appears Adirondackers are very proud of their camps,

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Back to Camp

Notes from the North Woods

Monday, Aug. 15, 2011 has come and gone, and for the vast majority of outdoor travelers, the day passed by nearly unnoticed.

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You caught what?

Notes from the North Woods

Over the course of my career as a guide and angler, I have had numerous opportunities to witness some strange catches.

Bugs and Bats

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No cats, no dogs

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Bug battle

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A wild child

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Paddling home

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Winter marches on

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Where's the trail?

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Country or city?

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The next great war

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Going it alone

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Off to the woods....

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Autumn's approach

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