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Lewis Page recently caught four nice trout in a remote pond. (Photo submitted)

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Park is not well known

Sunday, September 08, 2013 - Updated: 8:23 PM

Dear Cris,

How about it teachers, town boards, clergymen; do your students or people know about the history and future of the Adirondack Park? The future of the park is being considered in many places.

Maybe you could ask forest rangers, EnCon officers, state officials and the APA to give talks in schools; after all, it is going to be their park. I think there are people and students that don't realize what is going on.

I hiked back to a remote pond and caught four nice trout; no one goes there. This is one example of what we will lose if the state and EnCon build new snowmachine or ATV trails into Wild Forest areas. I hope they can print my picture of the fish.

I also think trappers and hunters that care the most about the park and animals are the most restricted from it.

I was raised at a time when venison and fish were a big part of meals. I would like to see the deer and moose built back up to where they used to be.

I'm thinking of people and students in the future and hoping they can hunt and trap like I have. It is over for me; I'm 73. We need tourist and ATV trails, but not in Wild Forest.

There are people that think by bringing the same atmosphere that is in Central Park -- tourists, blacktopped trails, park benches, easy access and money -- to our small towns and Wild Forest that this will solve all their problems.

In my opinion if you mix New York City and Wild Forest together you will end up with their problems. What we do now, good or bad, we will pay for in the future.

See you on the trail. Wild Forest forever.

Lewis N. Page Sr.

Speculator

     

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