Heat Wave: Other than a refreshingly chilly opening morning, the Northern Zone early muzzleloading season is off to a warm start. That’s not much fun for deer and hunters alike, although as you’ll see from the photos below some hunters have had some luck. There’s not too much of a cool down in the forecast and the remainder of the week looks to be wet but still pretty warm, right on into the rifle opener. It’s also very dry in the woods and many brooks have no water in them at all. Between the lack of snow last winter and lack of rain this summer, it is sure taking a toll. Something to think about when you head to the whitetail woods. The underbrush is also very thick and very green.
We need to note on here that in Region 6, WMU’s 6A, 6F, 6J, and 6N are BUCK ONLY this year. Unfortunately DEC did not print this in the Regulations Guide (it is on their website) and apparently many hunters did not know this and some inadvertently shot does this past weekend. This is not the fault of these hunters; many of which who might not read a newspaper column or visit a hunting website like this one.
Fall 2016 Adirondack Hunting Photos
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