Editorial: The Great White-tail Count

There was a marked decline of the New York deer population through most of the 19th century, to a low between 1880 and 1890. By 1885, deer were in danger of extermination throughout the state, except for in the wild, nonagricultural region of the central Adirondacks.…


The Wolf Is at the Door

The Wolf Is at the Door By Carrie Thompson Last December, an unidentified hunter in Central New York killed a coyote — or so he thought. The hunter posted the picture of his prize on Facebook and, frankly, it looks a lot like a wolf. But there are no wolves in New York State, right? This post was spotted by a member of the Northeast Ecological Recovery Society and the hunter was contacted for a tissue sample submission. He complied…