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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-04-2017, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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I'm not happy with politics and shady govt officials in NY but love the camping, scenery and wildlife.
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Nice pictures. Contrary to what everyone believes, NYS is fantastic, and has a lot of undeveloped land. It's just ruined by NYC politicians.

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Good pics and beautiful country! Thanks for the post! We down here have trouble realizing that there is NY, and then there is NYC

or else...................

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Great pictures. I got to see things that I''ll never see in person. Please post some more.

The bridge cameras take excellent pictures. My original zoom camera was a Canon IS3. It's still taking good pictures and my 8 year old GGdaughter is learning with it. I've worked my way up with more zooms over the years and my Christmas present this year was one with 65X. I have to drive quite a few miles to mountains, even more to see an eagle, and a long, long way to find a river like that. Deer I can find and antelope are plentiful but everything is at a long distance. My son retired last year and got back to taking pictures with a new camera but he went the DSLR route. We get out together a lot and take pictures of the same things and compare shots.
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Good pics and beautiful country! Thanks for the post! We down here have trouble realizing that there is NY, and then there is NYC
That is something I had trouble explaining to my friends back when I was in the military. Many seem to picture NY as all tall buildings and sidewalks. While that is true of NY City and to a lesser extent, the other 3-4 cities in the state, there is much more to offer..even though we suffer from the voting power being centered in the cities, particularly NY city.
Outside the cities, we prefer to look at it this way.

#1) NY City, what everybody thinks (traveldk.com photo)

#2) The Adirondack region (punditintendds.comphoto)

#3 Rest of NY State outside the Adirondacks (TeddyLlovet/Flikr photo)

#3 is what it is mostly like where I live.
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I saw a bald eagle a couple of weeks ago. I get excited every time.

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We have the golden eagle here. Not quite as large as the bald eagle but still king of the raptors in this area. There is a large pecan orchard/grove/farm about a mile north of me and every year there is a pair of golden eagles there. I sit on the patio and watch them from early spring until the middle of summer and then they are gone until the following spring. I'm going to get closer and see if I can get some pictures of them with my new camera this year. They are probably the reason why I hardly ever see a jackrabbit around here.
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Years ago I crossed Lake Champlain from my home in the mountains of Vermont to try out some of that famous New York whitetail hunting. Terrific deer in NY. Although I did not fill my tag, I spent two+ days wandering the 'big woods' around Blue Ridge with my '06 and my backpack and two nights camping wherever I ended up when daylight expired. Those two days and two nights were as close as you can come to a wilderness experience anywhere from Michigan east to Maine and south along the Appalachains. At the end of day two I waded the Boreas River at dusk and bushwhacked the last half mile to the truck with Orion rising over my shoulder in the southeast sky. I was completely fulfilled by the experience, buck or no buck, and I recommend the Adirondacks without reservation to hunters and hikers alike. That's quite an admission coming from a native Green Mountain Boy, given our history with the "Yorkers".

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With leaves off the trees now, I've been seeing hawks, believe they're red-tailed? All I have to is roll down the van window and shoot. Expecting a camera window mount to be arriving tomorrow.

Mrchongo, I stopped hunting a few years ago, too many crazy's in the woods. Never met a Vermonter I didn't like though





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Some more great pictures.

Redtails are our predominant hawk here but we have no trees for them to perch in, just mesquite bushes. It's common to see them sitting on highlines or fencepost and they will let you drive right by them but if you stop they are gone.
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