When people talk about the Adirondack Mountains and Deer Hunting one name becomes obvious, Pat Salerno Jr.

Pat Salerno began his hunting journey at the young age of 12, shooting his first whitetail buck. As he matured as a whitetail hunter, Pat set his sights higher and became a Trophy Hunter. He passed up several bucks over the years, videoing them with a Mini-DV Digital Handycam by Sony.

Nowadays, Pat is accustomed to consistently averaging dressed weights over 200 lbs every year, having successfully taken down twenty-one 200 lb+ dressed bucks in the big woods of the Adirondacks with his trusty Remington 30-06 model 700 mountain rifle. Pat goes after only the biggest bucks, relishing the challenge that comes with hunting in the Adirondacks.

In the early mornings, Pat's brothers often approach him while he enjoys a cup of coffee and ask, "Where can we go see a monster today?" Pat smiles and promptly takes out a topographic map, showing them where to go as he has a reputation for spotting and taking down large bucks. He loves the woods and sometimes prefers being "lost in the woods than found at home!"

Pat stresses the importance of practicing shooting and paying attention to detail in the woods such as big rubs, scrapes, tracks, and beds. These signs can reveal if there is a "monster" in the hunting area. Pat encourages all young hunters to get out and enjoy the outdoors and wishes all his fellow hunters happy hunting!

Pat will be sharing his tips, advice, and guidance at the Northeast Outdoor Show at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, NY!