Tuesday, May 30th, 2023
Tuesday, May 30th, 2023

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Donald Wharton

The ultimate trout adventure: Backwoods brookies

I got into backwoods trout fishing after reading an article in a national outdoors magazine about a couple of state biologists who hiked into a remote pond in what is now the Siamese Ponds Wilderness Area. The author told of map-and-compass bushwhacking adventures and encounters with beavers, bears and large brook trout.
One of the story’s photos showed a trout too big to fit in a large frying pan. That was challenge enough for me.

Looking at 50 years of Adirondack predators

For several reasons there were many years when there were very few predators in the Adirondacks. Coyotes didn’t really proliferate until about 1970, some believe because of three severe winters in a row in the early 1970s that left the woods littered with dead deer in the spring. I remember loggers wearing snowshoes in felling trees and 3-foot stumps in the spring. If you saw a deer in those days, it was something to talk about back at camp.

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