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John Gereau

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The perfect marinade machine | Outdoor Tales

I have coined this column for more than two decades and rarely have taken the opportunity to endorse a service or product.

His Indian name was Tenderfoot | Outdoor Tales

An old dirt road once snaked its way through the woodland between North Hudson and Keene, unrolling through the Adirondack forest like a crooked streambed.

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Fire destroys storage building on Lake George Ave

Building was unoccupied but cars, boats lost in the blaze

A fast moving fire destroyed a storage building on Lake George Avenue early Friday morning, Aug. 22.

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Essex County Judge: No changes to pistol permits

Despite concern among local sportsmen to the contrary, the ability to obtain a permit in Essex County to carry a concealed pistol in public has not been taken away.

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Owens wins third term

Incumbent U.S. Rep. Bill Owens (D-Plattsburgh) was elected to a third term in a tightly contested race against Republican opponent Matt Doheny on Election Day, Nov 6.

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Crown Point couple comes to the rescue

Hirtles save dachshunds

Rev. David Hirtle relaxed in a large easy chair as his two rambunctious dachshunds tossed toys at his feet, pleading for him to play fetch. As he reached for one of the stuffed objects, a small head peaked around the corner from the next room. And, just as quickly, disappeared.

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Lessons learned will serve Westport graduates well

Westport Central School graduation

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Fur prices trending upward

Outdoor Tales

I used to love to trap. Some of my most fond memories growing up in the Adirondacks involve wading around bug-infested beaver meadows, a packbasket laden with steel traps tugging on my shoulders.

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They were biting this morning ...

Outdoor Tales

It’s Monday morning as I write this and all I can think about is that old Labatt Blue commercial of the fish on the phone with the guy at his office.

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County supervisors vs legislators: Which makes more sense?

A little more than two decades ago, there was a groundswell of support in Essex County for switching from an 18-member board of supervisors to a five- or seven-member board of legislators.

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A shedding story

Outdoor Tales

An interesting anomaly seems to be occurring this year with the deer herd in the form of bucks bouncing around in mid February still wearing head gear.

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Deer take down 10 percent in northern zone

While some really nice antlers hit the forest floor this hunting season, I think the universal theme coming from Adirondack hunting camps was that less deer were being seen. I know that was our experience at my camp. The preliminary deer take numbers in the northern zone seem to follow that trend, according to senior wildlife biologist Ed Reed.

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Bridge will open to motorists following today’s ribbon-cutting

Motorists will be allowed to cross the Lake Champlain Bridge Monday, Nov. 7 immediately following the 2:30 p.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony commemorating its opening, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office said Friday morning.

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New York State DEC adopts deer management plan

Plan will guide deer management for five years

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) officials Oct. 17 announced that they have adopted a five-year deer management plan.

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Crossbows legal during regular big game season

Outdoor Tales

There seems to be some confusion regarding the new legislation that allows crossbow use during the upcoming 2011 big game season, and with good reason.

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Cedar, the Gladiator

Outdoor Tales

Summer drawing to a close gives me a warm fuzzy feeling for a whole host of reasons.

Predictions on the 2011 rut

Outdoor Tales

Perhaps the number one question I hear from whitetail hunters this time of year is if I’ve read any predictions about when peak breeding activity will occur this fall.

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The state’s deer plan: My two and a half cents

Outdoor Tales

Faithful followers of this column undoubtedly fell off their seats last week when I actually penned something on the state’s proposed deer management plan that was chock full of facttoids but absent of my ever-so-superfluous opinion.

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The skinny on the state’s proposed plan to manage white-tailed deer

Outdoor Tales

For those who have not kept up, the state is in the process of formulating a plan that biologists hope will help them better manage the white-tailed deer herd here, and new rules and season dates will most likely emerge as a result — some as early as next year.

Lowe’s closure a reality check: Soul searching needed

Editorial

Just two years ago Ticonderoga leaders envisioned a vibrant commercial district at its “Four Corners.” The area surrounding the intersection of Routes 9N and 74 already had Wal-mart attracting thousands of shoppers.

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History relived in CP

Hundreds to take part in reenactment

Battles will once again be fought on the grounds of the Crown Point State Historic Site during a British, French and Indian War encampment Aug. 13 and 14.

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A bear named sunscreen

When I was a kid — way before the World Wrestling Foundation, E.T. or even Star Wars — the Saturday evening entertainment wasn’t a night out at the movies, it was watching black bears gorge themselves on table scraps at the Newcomb dump.

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New North Creek doctor enjoys scenic ride to work

A long, scenic drive into the Adirondacks is just what this doctor ordered.

Ice out on horizon

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The perfect hunt

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Manitoba or Bust!

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