The Countdown Begins: With hunting licenses going on sale soon that means we are counting the days until hunting season. If you hunt small game and geese, Sept. 1 is on your calendar. Early bear season in the Adirondacks is Sept. 19; grouse season is Sept. 20; and, early archery for deer is Sept. 27. Just as spring turkey season was a reprieve from the COVID-19 situation, our Adirondack hunting seasons – and those throughout New York – should be as well. They can’t come soon enough.
For now, there seems to be a lot of critters out there, especially woodchucks and bear activity is picking up in the Adirondacks. Want to find a bear hunting spot, then follow the news reports with an ear towards camping areas. Also, check out the new DECALS landing page, which DEC continues to update: https://decals.licensing.east.kalkomey.com. Here, you can buy a sporting licenses (hunting, trapping coming soon), purchase a Habitat Stamp, or even donate to the Conservation Fund and Venison Donation Coalition.
Meanwhile, New York Outdoor News is surely keeping me busy. Gathering, editing and publishing news items from the outdoor world is interesting beyond my imagination and in the professional world there’s been little time for anything else.
As for the status of ADKHunter, we’re keeping things going for now and plan to going forward. Some things may change as we try to streamline a few tasks as fall approaches, but we’ll talk more about that later. Meanwhile enjoy the summer, stay safe and get outside. The mountains are waiting.