September 8, 2013

No firearms on SUNY ESF lands


Along with the 5,300 acres that SUNY ESF operates at Pack Forest and Dubuar, they also operate the Adirondack Ecological Center & Huntington Wildlife Forest (15,000 acres) in Newcomb and the Cranberry Lake Biological Center (1,000 acres), a boat-accessible only facility on the shores of Cranberry Lake. Hunting is not allowed in any form at these two facilities. 


Please allow me to pass on some items of interest. Aside from black bear season opening soon squirrel season is already under way and grouse hunting begins Sept. 20.

As for events, a fly fishing seminar by Rick Kovacs is going on at the Adirondack Interpretive Center on Saturday, Sept. 14 ( On Friday, Sept. 20, the Northwoods Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society is having their first banquet in Malone. For information, call 518-521-4559.

I’ll be in Lake Placid next weekend for a joint outdoor writer’s conference between the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA) and the New York State Outdoor Writer’s Association (NYSOWA).

Dan Ladd is the author of “Deer Hunting in the Adirondacks,” outdoors editor for the Glens Falls Chronicle, columnist for Outdoors Magazine and contributor to New York Outdoor News. Contact him at

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