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North River man bucks trend

November 20, 2010 The big game hunting season has passed its midpoint and, to date, the take has been meager. more »»

Snow is a welcome guest to the North Country

November 13, 2010 I know many people will take umbrage with the mere mention of such an obvious observation, but it sure is nice to have snow on the ground again. more »»

Whitetail hunting season close to its peak

November 6, 2010 It’s that time of year again. For whitetail hunters, the most important two weeks of the entire deer season are just around the corner. more »»

Shirttails intact, camp regular makes up for early misfire

October 30, 2010 Recent weather patterns have been largely conducive for big-game hunters, with a little snow, a bit of rain, some cooler nights and a string of several nice days. more »»

Hunting season opens with snow on the ground

October 23, 2010 On the day the door closed on this year’s trout season, winter came knocking and brought along nearly a half a foot of fresh snow. more »»

The golden age of autumn has arrived

October 16, 2010 In the upper elevations, autumn has reached its golden age, as forests shed their foliage and the evergreens become ever more apparent. more »»

Muzzleloaders have come a long way

October 9, 2010 The inexorable advancement of autumn continues unabated. Birds are still on the wing headed south, brook trout and lake trout are on the spawn and hunters are again on the prowl. more »»

Sporting options abound with coming of October

October 2, 2010 October has finally arrived and on the sporting calendar, it ranks a perfect 10. more »»

Slow down to unveil nature’s mysteries

September 25, 2010 It was a soft morning along the hard road to camp, with a thousand shafts of sunlight illuminating the woods. more »»

As the old saying goes ...

September 18, 2010 If questioned, most people can usually remember at least one old weather proverb. Often, it’s an old adage about a woodchuck seeing it’s shadow. more »»

Raquette River revisted, this time with a motor

September 11, 2010 After paddling down the Raquette River last week, I decided to take a trip up the river the following week, with a plan to do a little fishing along the river and to visit Raquette Fall. more »»

Riding the Raquette River rapids

September 4, 2010 The day dawned bright and blue, offering ideal conditions for an overnight expedition along a lonely stretch of the Raquette River. more »»

Hints of autumn’s splendor

August 28, 2010 Fast on the tail end of a long, hot, mostly pleasant and nearly rain-free summer, the rains finally arrived.  However, it does not appear that the rain is here to stay. more »»

Battle brewing over woods and waters

August 21, 2010 There is a major social and political battle brewing and it is about to strike in the heartland of our nation’s longest-held sporting tradition. more »»

Seeing things through the eyes of a child

August 14, 2010 For the past few weeks, I have been involved in a constant blur of outdoor activities, from hiking and fishing to paddling and camping. more »»

Presidents take to the field to escape ‘strenuous life’

August 7, 2010 I remember the report. A radio news bulletin announced, “A killer rabbit penetrated Secret Service security and attacked President Carter on a recent trip to Plains, Georgi. more »»

Rebirth of the Adirondack healing woods

July 31, 2010 The Adirondack region has a long and storied history as a health resort, and for many years it served as a second home for people suffering from tuberculosis and other respiratory ailment. more »»

Finding your way with the help of natural landmarks

July 24, 2010 I’ve often wondered why some people seem to have a problem traveling in a straight line. I know that I certainly do. It isn’t a good trait for a person who so often travels off the beaten trail. more »»

Angling opportunities limited by the sizzling heat

July 17, 2010 The region has experienced another week of hot, humid and sticky summer weather with a breeze that wasn’t strong enough to rustle the tree’s leaves. more »»

Longtime columnist will be missed

July 10, 2010 Outdoor enthusiasts throughout the North Country were saddened by the recent news that Dennis Aprill, the Press-Republican’s longtime outdoor writer had passed away over the weekend from pancreatic... more »»



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