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Old 09-22-2015, 11:47 PM   #21
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I once saw Glen buying big brown trout at Hannafords.
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Old 09-23-2015, 07:13 AM   #22
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1894: I believe it is Woodcock, not Wood cock which is something else entirely. :-)
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Old 09-23-2015, 07:26 AM   #23
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Out of what has been listed thus far in this thread by others, black bear, moose, & ermine are the only species that I've yet to lay my eyes upon in the wilds of the Adirondacks in my 3 decades of visiting.
Almost forgot the little weasel in his winter ( ermine ) coat .

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Old 09-23-2015, 08:23 AM   #24
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Old 09-23-2015, 10:32 AM   #25
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Out of what has been listed thus far in this thread by others, black bear, moose, & ermine are the only species that I've yet to lay my eyes upon in the wilds of the Adirondacks in my 3 decades of visiting.
You're kidding! I saw 4 bears on my first true excursion into ADK wilderness yet you are always out in the backcountry and have never seen eve none? I just don't get it
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Old 09-23-2015, 04:14 PM   #26
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One can see plenty of bears around Old Forge but a wary bear is a phantom. Methinks Justin treads where the bears are wary and the scent of his traveling companion would make a wary bear more wary.
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Old 09-23-2015, 04:25 PM   #27
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I can count the number of black bears that I've laid eyes on while hunting for decades in the ADK's on one hand.
Campsite bears are a dime a dozen.
Black bears are equipped with the best nose of all wild critters in the mountains.
The old saying:
A leaf fell in the forest.
The deer heard it.
The eagle saw it.
The bear smelled it.
Most black bears are taken by accident when deer hunting.
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Old 09-23-2015, 04:27 PM   #28
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1894: I believe it is Woodcock, not Wood cock which is something else entirely. :-)
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Old 09-23-2015, 04:30 PM   #29
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Did I see the bird? He was right there in front of me for about 5 minutes.
I got a pic just as he flew away too.
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Old 10-25-2015, 10:37 AM   #30
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Out of what has been listed thus far in this thread by others, black bear, moose, & ermine are the only species that I've yet to lay my eyes upon in the wilds of the Adirondacks in my 3 decades of visiting.
I have also not seen a bear, I've seen their tracks and signs, I've captured them on my trail cam, and I missed them when my husband watched them eating the wild blueberries that grow on the side of the road. It's because I hike with at least one of the three (canine) stooges. I'm pretty sure the bears do all they can to avoid their inbred cousins (evolution-arily speaking)!

In addition to most of the lists above, I've seen fisher, and some interesting birds including the least bittern, some very colorful pheasants. And I have been lucky enough to see the Spruce grouse. I am not a great identifier of birds, it takes a lot of checking field guides, but the spruce grouse stands out because of ts weird behavior.

I've only seen bobcat signs, I would really like to see one but I'll have to leave the stooges at home. They treed an errant housecat deep in the woods once.
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Old 11-19-2015, 10:28 PM   #31
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Saw a pine marten on LWJ summit this past June, friendliest marten ever- he would not completely go away.... Stumbled upon a ruffed grouse on the way to Big Slide via the Bros. in August, I was off trail for a bit..... Saw moose tracks near Tabletop summit last September
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Old 11-20-2015, 05:12 AM   #32
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A few weekends ago, I watched a fisher stalking a snowshoe hare. At one point as the hare circled around, it came straight towards me. Got relatively close before it made a hard turn into the spruce. The fisher was a few feet behind it.
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Old 01-30-2016, 02:46 PM   #33
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Mammals
Deer Speculator first place I remember seeing one.
Bear Lewey Lake
Moose Wells
Mink Lake Durant
Beaver Moose river plains
Otter Lost Ponds
PineMartin Lake Colden
Fisher Moose river plains
Skunk Moose river plains
Red Fox Rogers rock campground
Raccoon lake Durant
Coyotes Inlet
Mice Moose river plains
Red & Gray Squirrel Speculator and Old Forge
Chipmonks Moose river plains
Cottontail rabbits Caroga lake
Snowshoe Hare Moose river plains
I think I've got everything the mammals I haven't seen are Gray Fox, Porcupine, Bobcat & weasel.

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Old 03-03-2016, 09:41 PM   #34
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Lets see, Ive lived in Paul Smiths for 4 and Saranac Lake for 3 years.

2 moose (together).
At least 8 Bald Eagles
numerous deer
Spotted Salamanders
a black bear in the Whitney Wilderness area
Red Squirrels and a black squirrel on church st saranac lake (seen him 2x)
Chipmunks
Blue jays, chickadeers
Downy Woodpecker-or maybe the hairy woodpecker?
Rabbits (lots on blue mtn rd) Im talking at least 30 I saw one evening in the late summer.
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Old 03-08-2016, 03:27 PM   #35
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How about otter?
I've seen them sliding on the Raquette River above Axton landing.
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Old 03-08-2016, 09:32 PM   #36
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Ive seen all these animals except the spruce grouse and although i dont live inside the blue line im about 10minutes away and have been seeing a lot of moose lately and see at least one bald eagle every day here. Sasquatch also frequents this corner of the woods but i try to get him to stay in the adirondacks, hopefully he will scare away some of the tourists!
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[QUOTE=albert;242664]Ive seen all these animals except the spruce grouse and although i dont live inside the blue line im about 10minutes away and have been seeing a lot of moose lately and see at least one bald eagle every day here. Sasquatch also frequents this corner of the woods but i try to get him to stay in the adirondacks, hopefully he will scare away some of the tourists![/QUOTE

I was going to ask about Eagles in the ADKs this winter. I live across the border and I have probably seen at least 25 including 5 together one day. They aren't spread out either, they're in one area. Only thing I can figure is there is a large deer yard with lots of wolf/coywolf sign.
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned a cougar yet.
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Old 03-12-2016, 04:49 PM   #39
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About as likely to see a Musk Ox.
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About as likely to see a Musk Ox.
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I believe he was referring to a different kind of cougar
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