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Still at the Top: The Adirondacks Reign Supreme

When speaking about the many places in this country that hunters, anglers and the general outdoorsmen/women count on to provide the best when it comes to wildlife, it is the Adirondacks that are still making every list that’s accumulated on these subjects.

This is no surprise actually; the Adirondack Mountains seem to be a location that time doesn’t even touch. The beauty and the huge population of species draws in the human being; not only will there be more of a chance at triumph in that wilderness

Image: Trout Unlimited

Image: Trout Unlimited

when it comes to hunting, but it is also THE place for the avid angler.

Perhaps there is some kind of magical veil that hovers over the Adirondacks. After all, according to biologists and geologists the mountains are a very unusual formation when it comes to ranges, considering they run along fault lines. From a distance the Adirondack Mountains almost look like a dome, protected from the rest of the world’s issues like industrialization or the expanding of suburbia.

Once buried, it was a recent ‘lift’ in the land that made the Adirondacks appear (well, recent when you’re looking from a geologist’s POV); there are ancient rocks in the Adirondacks more than a billion years old.

For anglers, the Adirondacks are among the best of the best and should be, considering the fact that the mountain range includes and borders, Lake Champlain and Lake George, as well as the Green Mountains in Vermont; not to mention the Mohawk Valley, Tug Hill Plateau, and the multitude of rivers and streams that run throughout.

With all the headlines that commence on a daily basis about areas that need reconstructing, rejuvenating, or repopulating – the Adirondacks never cease to amaze when it comes to the sheer amount of habitats that thrive.

The forests are heavy and many, and include everything from spruce to pine to broad-leafed trees. The timberlands are more than safe, seeing as that lumbering was halted in 1892. Over 250 species of birds remain in the Adirondacks because of the boreal forest (untouched) habitats, and the wild scenery is stunning.

Tourism is huge, with a majority of the area covered in hunting lodges, cabins and hotels. And for the person who thrives on Old Man Winter’s temperatures, the Adirondacks are perfect in the snowy months because the climate can be more than severe enough to please the happy ice-fisherman.

Although there are regulations when it comes to the hunting and fishing group, they remain a big part of the Adirondack Park. Because of the regulations the brooks, streams, rivers and more, are amazingly healthy, filled with large trout and black bass that become an angler’s dream

Canoeing, rafting, rock climbing, everything is provided – so whether looking for that peaceful valley or rugged terrain that’s the ultimate challenge, the Adirondacks, again, supplies them both.

May is a fishing extravaganza in the Adirondacks. This picturesque spot is the perfect place to be as the spring warms up and the pike and walleye become plentiful. In fact, whatever fish it is that you’re after, the Adirondacks has them there just waiting for you. Saranac Lake, Lake Placid – the locations never end. And when it comes to fly-fishing, the Ausable River and the famous West Branch are the perfect places to catch that trout.

Bass fishing is a major industry in the Adirondacks, with multimillion dollar competitions in place. It is not a strange sight to see professional anglers in a corporate sponsored boat setting sail for that one bass that will win them a half a million that day.

The American hunt for bass is still the most popular; remaining the most prized game fish. And although widely distributed in North America, the wealth that the lakes of the Adirondacks have to offer are second to none. And in New York, anglers can fish for bass all year long,

So…how’s the hunting season? That’s another story. But let us just say the wealth of wildlife and the absolute beauty of the surroundings while you’re taking down that trophy buck make the Adirondacks – yet again – the perfect destination.

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