General Outdoors

Franklin Gulf Park

Formerly known as Larkin Woods, Franklin Gulf Park is a 637-acre, County-owned, undeveloped park in the Towns of Eden and North Collins. It is primarily a wooded area that has impressive topography and scenic natural features, such as creeks, ravines,…

Bear Spray vs Bullets

A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service study concluded that bear spray is more effective than firearms in stopping bear attacks. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has authorized its field employees to carry bear spray based on the USFWS report and a study…

Guy Waterman vs. SAR teams

Guy Waterman wrote in “Backwoods Ethics” that the very presence of communication devices such as cell phones, even if they’re tucked away and unused, reduces the wilderness experience. A recent article in the New York Times – Hikers: Can You…

Roadkill Dinner

A recent Associated Press story, entitled “In rural NH, deer-car crashes bring free ‘dinner’” reports on the practice in New Hampshire of eating road kill deer.  The story states that: “if the animal can be salvaged, it’s offered to the…