April 28, 2013

Outdoors Briefs: April 28, 2013


---- — Hendrickson Hatch Fly Fishing Tournament set

MALONE —The ninth-annual Hendrickson Hatch Fly Fishing Tournament will be held in Malone the weekend of June 1 and 2.

According to a press release, the community-sponsored event evolved in spring 2005 with hopes of drawing attention to one of the North Country’s most productive streams: the Salmon River. The event’s success over the past eight years has demonstrated that this river is one of New York’s State’s finest trout fishing streams, the release states.

Tournament registration will run from 8 until 9:45 a.m. at North Country Community College’s Tulloch campus. Fishing will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 1, and ends at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 2.

Registration fee is $40 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. All proceeds for the tournament will go to the Malone Revitalization Foundation for continued enhancement of the Salmon River.

An awards ceremony and chicken and ribs barbeque will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon at the Tulloch campus. Plaques will be awarded to the top three winning fishermen based on the total number of inches accumulated. Every participant will be entered in a drawing for the chance to win miscellaneous door prizes.

The Hendrickson Hatch Fly Fishing Tournament is a catch-and-release buddy tournament. Interested anglers may contact John Miletich at 483-6333 to register or visit for a brochure and additional information.


Great Adirondack Birding Celebration slated for May 31

PAUL SMITHS — The 11th-annual Great Adirondack Birding Celebration is scheduled for May 31 through June 2 at the Paul Smith’s College Visitor Interpretive Center.

The event will feature field trips to boreal birding hot spots, informative lectures and workshops. Field trips include: an all-day Birding Across the Adirondacks trip Friday, plus a selection of half-day field trips Saturday and Sunday (Birding by Ear at the VIC; Beginner Birder Workshop at the VIC; Bloomingdale Bog; Intervale Lowlands; Little Clear Pond for loons; Madawaska Flow; Spring Pond Bog; and Whiteface Mountain).

The keynote speaker Friday night is Sara R. Morris, professor of biology and the program coordinator of the Environmental Science Program at Canisius College, who will speak on bird migration. The keynote speaker Saturday night is Michale Glennon, coordinator for the Adirondack Program at the Wildlife Conservation Society, who will speak on the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Boreal Bird Project.

Some of the boreal species that participants in the Great Adirondack Birding Celebration hope to find include the black-backed woodpecker, American three-toed woodpecker, boreal chickadee, spruce grouse, bicknell’s thrush and a variety of migrating warblers.

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BRASS plans birding outing along Boquet River

LEWIS — The public is welcome to join a Boquet River Association birding outing along the North Branch of the Boquet River on Saturday, May 11.

The group will bike or walk along a seasonal road that goes through woods for about 1/3 mile and then follows the river for about 2/3 mile, looking for birds and other wildlife.

Birders of all ages should meet at 8 a.m. at the junction with Route 9, just south of Magic Pines Campground, 3 miles north of Vaughan’s Corner Store in Lewis.

For more information, contact Becky Bosley at 873-6879. The rain date is Sunday, May 12.

Visit BRASS’s website at for a list of 2013 events.