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Saturday, June 22nd, 2024

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Early muzzleloading season in New York’s Northern Zone: A perfect time to be in the woods

Scouting and enjoying the fall colors are just two attributes of the early muzzleloading season in the Northern Zone. As is the possibility of some early season venison. (Photos by Dan Ladd)

There is a watch on one of our Adirondack deer drives that produces a buck nearly every year, sometimes more than one. Uncharacteristically, it’s a small clearing surrounded on three sides by thick brush, which serve as pinch-points the deer will work their way through, and past the watcher/stander, when we tackle this drive.
For whatever reason, the deer are often well ahead of the drivers/pushers when we make this drive, even though these hunters are moving stealthily. Still, this makes it a perfect early-season push, including during the early muzzleloading season in the Northern Zone.

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