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Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-14-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,262
Posted By mgc
The little buggers are really lit up right now...

The little buggers are really lit up right now and will keep getting worse in the next few weeks.
Unless it's cool, expect them to try and carry you away. Strap yourself into your canoe or tie your...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-06-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,702
Posted By mgc
Slat seats are fairly common on Canadian craft...

Slat seats are fairly common on Canadian craft and especially the Peternuts. Down here they were used for a while during the war years when cane (and labor) were in short supply. They were also a...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 05-04-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,173
Posted By mgc
Buckladd, Nice when a plan works. It took me...

Buckladd, Nice when a plan works. It took me about 30 minutes to get the birds in close. I thought I had called in a hen with a tom until they finally got close enough for me to really see them. It...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 05-03-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,173
Posted By mgc
Not quite the same way as Deer and Bear but yes....

Not quite the same way as Deer and Bear but yes. Here are links to the DEC Spring and Fall harvest results by county;
https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/30420.html...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 05-02-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,173
Posted By mgc
The gobblers were lighting it up this morning....

The gobblers were lighting it up this morning. What a day compared to yesterday. Yesterday I sat in the snow for 6 hours before giving up. I saw one hen and got one very weak gobble response.
Today...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 05-01-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,702
Posted By mgc
Since most of my canoes are vintage I usually use...

Since most of my canoes are vintage I usually use whatever is present and add a swimming pool noodle to it to relieve some of the harshness.
Most of my modern boats have a straight thwart where I...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-30-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,702
Posted By mgc
Understood now.... often the entry lines and...

Understood now.... often the entry lines and location of the bow seat location don't give you exactly what you want. I also like to be able to get tight to the rails. It's nice to be able to hitch...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 04-29-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,702
Posted By mgc
Neil, the seats from Essex are hard to beat. ...

Neil, the seats from Essex are hard to beat.
For modern canoes rather than go through the trouble of re-caning I simply buy them from Essex. When I make a set of seats it takes me about three days...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 02-05-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,119
Posted By mgc
Last I heard there aren't any fish in BML other...

Last I heard there aren't any fish in BML other than bluegill and an occasional hornpout. Worms or canned corn work super well for bait.;)
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 01-08-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,891
Posted By mgc
The North Forest Trail Record

In 2007 my son and I ran into a paddler on the Allagash...on Chesuncook. We spotted his Hornbeck making the crossing to Gero Island towards the end of a very windy day. Anyone who has paddled that...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 12-05-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 28,464
Posted By mgc
I have a Lyman tang peep installed on my M94....

I have a Lyman tang peep installed on my M94. It's a perfect setup for this gun.
The LR adjustment can be made by moving the front site a bit....You should be able to move it more than enough to...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 11-19-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,140
Posted By mgc
I'm from a bit North of the park. There is no...

I'm from a bit North of the park. There is no shortage of deer. They are everywhere. As you move deeper into the park the numbers drop off. It's been that way for the past 55 years that I recall. ...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 11-04-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,402
Posted By mgc
Yes.... My son lives out here in Idaho and...

Yes....
My son lives out here in Idaho and makes a good part of his living doing stream remediation and improvement. Landowners and the state each are willing to fund these endeavors due to the...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 10-31-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,401
Posted By mgc
Some of the worst hunting advice I ever received...

Some of the worst hunting advice I ever received was from several well meaning "mentors". Once I got out on my own and started to put all of the pieces together I quickly realized that there are...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 10-13-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,220
Posted By mgc
When I was 14 (and in scouts) I thought I was...

When I was 14 (and in scouts) I thought I was super clever so I built a cart to use on the Indian Carry. It broke about halfway through. My buddy and I ended up carrying not only the canoe (a 1916 OT...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 08-18-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,312
Posted By mgc
Find someone that you trust and respect who hunts...

Find someone that you trust and respect who hunts and ask them to take a walk in the woods with you. Ask them if they might take you out one or two times.....hunting is something that you do not...
Forum: Paddling in the Adirondacks 07-19-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,424
Posted By mgc
Raquette or Long Lake are ideal....but keep a...

Raquette or Long Lake are ideal....but keep a close eye on the weather. They can get a bit bruttish. Blue Mountain Lake is another one worth thinking about..easy in and out.
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 07-13-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,010
Posted By mgc
So one of the interesting things that the ECO's...

So one of the interesting things that the ECO's enforce is someone interfering with a legal hunt. The honker could end up with a ticket if you can catch them in the act. One of the local ECO's tells...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 07-13-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,010
Posted By mgc
ECO's are spread thinly but they are out there...

ECO's are spread thinly but they are out there and they are more dialed in than the average Joe realizes. They do rely on information from the tiplines but they also have a pretty good idea of the...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 06-24-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,489
Posted By mgc
Being from the North Country, we have our own...

Being from the North Country, we have our own ways of doing things.
On a perfect day we hope to sit no more than a few hours and make it to "the Timber" by noon. We appreciate the downstaters and...
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