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DEC attempts to curtail accidental discharges, fatalities

December 7, 2016 The state Department of Environmental Conservation is taking up an awareness campaign in the wake of several hunting-related shooting deaths this year. more »»

Stalking whitetails in snowless woods

December 7, 2016 There was a time, not so long ago, when a brisk, cold blanket of snow covered the local landscape for a fair share of the year. more »»

PEOPLE AT WORK: Konowitz sheds light on backcountry rescue volunteers

December 1, 2016 KEENE — During frigid, icy winters here in the Adirondacks, rescue phone calls from deep within the wilderness occur on a weekly basis. more »»

DEC seeks comments on proposed hunting regs

December 1, 2016 The state Department of Environmental Conservation is asking the public to submit comments on several proposed changes to state hunting regulations. Comments will be accepted until Dec. 23. more »»

Big Tupper’s opening still uncertain this winter

December 1, 2016 TUPPER LAKE — Amid heavy recent snowfall, organizers of Big Tupper Ski Area are still considering whether to open it this winter, according to Jim LaValley, chairman of volunteer organization... more »»

Brown provides early look at Finch lands

November 30, 2016 Phil Brown, the editor of the Adirondack Explorer and author of the “Short Hikes” series, has come out with a new book on the recently acquired Finch, Pruyn and Co. lands. more »»

Snow lovers celebrate fresh season

November 30, 2016 Skiers, boarders, snowshoers, sledders and hunters celebrated as the first major winter storm of the season delivered more than a foot of fresh powder just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday... more »»

Local governments call for access and wilderness for Boreas lands

November 29, 2016 A local government coalition of towns in the central Adirondacks is calling for both wilderness and access as the state Adirondack Park Agency prepares to decide the make-up of land within the Borea... more »»

Missing hunter found dead

November 28, 2016 ELLENBURG CENTER – A Vermont man who has been missing for more than a week was found dead Sunday morning, Nov. 27, on the eighth day of looking for hi. more »»

Whiteface Mountain opens a day early

November 28, 2016 WILMINGTON — Whiteface Mountain Ski Center was able to push its opening day up by 24 hours thanks to fresh snow. The mountain was slated to open Friday, Nov. more »»

Whiteface to open on Thanksgiving

November 23, 2016 WILMINGTON — Growing up just outside of Plattsburgh and tagging along to ski at Whiteface Mountain with his father, still a ski patroller to this day, Aaron Kellett would bring a sandwich in his... more »»

Turkeys rebound with help of DEC

November 22, 2016 At just about the end of World War II, there were no wild turkeys in New York state. more »»

Hunters welcome fresh snow with open arms

November 22, 2016 The first “dumb snow” of the season has finally arrived, and it wrapped the local landscape in a cold, white sheet. more »»

Paddle through time on Seven Carries

November 17, 2016 PAUL SMITHS — It was cool and overcast, with a little mist falling as we launched the canoe on Little Green Pond near the state fish hatchery in Lake Clear. more »»

UP CLOSE: Hooked on hiking

November 17, 2016 WILMINGTON — About 110 miles into their 2,650-mile hike from the Mexican border to the Canadian border, a man known as “Horsewhistler” gave a Wilmington couple their trail names for the most epic... more »»

Deer hold the advantage so far this season

November 17, 2016 The current big game hunting season has been rather slow to date. The warm weather systems, combined with a lack of snow cover, have provided deer with a true home-field advantage. more »»

APA classifications under the radar

November 9, 2016 RAY BROOK — The state’s recently acquired 20,000-acre Boreas Ponds tract is up for classification this year, but more than 100 other parcels are also being classified or reclassified by the agenc... more »»

Look to the sky for clues of animal movement

November 9, 2016 Back in the day, calendars were used to mark the passing of time by noting particular events and activities that were pursued during the various seasons. more »»

Bolster youth interest with outdoor education

November 2, 2016 Although the annual New York big game hunting season is currently in full swing, there appears to be a distinct lack of both deer and hunters in the local wood. more »»

Peregrine falcon population holding steady in Adirondacks

November 2, 2016 Peregrine falcons, a top predatorial bird, nest high up on cliff-sides around the Adirondacks and are monitored each year by a combination of volunteers and state Department of Environmental... more »»



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