Second Annual "History Matters" Series Begins with Talk on Hunting Camps

Historic Saranac Lake will host the first talk in their Second Annual "History Matters" series at the Saranac Laboratory Museum in Saranac Lake on May 9.  If hunting is your thing, you won't want to miss this sure to be lively talk by Jack Fogarty and Joe Hackett, with slides provided by Billy Allen and moderation by Bob Brown.

Stoddard Hunting photo

Our hunting heritage dates back to the first inhabitants of the Adirondacks, who hunted to feed themselves and their families. Hunting's been a tradition for many people in the Saranac Lake Region. Many Saranac Lakers have spent countless hours in the woods during hunting season. Of course, one of the long-standing jokes in the Adirondacks is that if you want any work done around your property, don't try to schedule it during hunting season - that's how devoted the hunters are.

The camaraderie of the hunters at camp is legendary. The Adirondack guides who took clients into the woods for hunting in the late 19th and early 20th century were also required to cook, so became excellent at the art of camp cuisine.

Joe Hackett is a featured columnist in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and several other regional publications. His column in The Enterprise is called "Adirondack Gadabout". He writes about hunting, hunting camps and outdoor recreation. Joe is an Adirondack Guide and owns Tahawus Limited, an Adirondack guide service he founded in 1978.

Jack Fogarty, a former teacher at Saranac Lake High School, has belonged to the East Branch Rod and Gun Club for forty years.

Details of the event:

Thursday, May 9 - 7:00 pm

John Black Room of the Saranac Laboratory Museum, 89 Church Street, Saranac Lake 

Hunters carrying the kill

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