Black Bears Already Acting Up in New York State

Black Bears Already Acting Up in New York State

Guidance on how to get along with these burly bruins. Officials at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) said now that spring is here, the more than 6,000 black bears (Ursus americanus) in the state are awake and on the move. They...
Black Bear Attacks Dog and Man in the Adirondacks

Black Bear Attacks Dog and Man in the Adirondacks

The hiker is in the hospital and expected to survive. The dog was treated and will also survive. Statement from New York State Department of Environmental Conservation On Tuesday, August 11, at approximately 5 p.m., a 55-year-old man from Troy, NY, was walking his...
The Adirondack Outdoors is Open for Business

The Adirondack Outdoors is Open for Business

The trails will be muddy, but the weather looks good for the holiday weekend. If you have not planned your weekend of Adirondack outdoor adventures yet, get on it. After what seemed like 40 days and 40 nights of rain, the clouds lifted and are blowing away on a...
Woman Stabs Bear on the Northville-Placid Trail

Woman Stabs Bear on the Northville-Placid Trail

The Three Bears Do the Adirondacks Not a Golden Book Story According to the resident biologist and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) Wildlife Biologist, three bears in the Blue Mountain Lake region of the Adirondacks have exhibited...

Adirondack Black Bear Yellow-yellow Takes Up Backpacking

Yellow-yellow, my favorite Adirondack black bear is back in the news.  As you can see in the video, Yellow-yellow knows what great fun it is to go on a backpacking excursion. She enjoys backpacking so much and is such an equipment geek that she goes through dozens of...
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