Actually one wildlife expert with the NYS-DEC a couple of years ago made a statement that there is a family of coyotes on every ridge between the Atlantic and Mississippi. They certainly are the #1 big predator east of Upper Mich. I don't remember much talk of predators in the Adirondacks during my time there--mid 40's to 50's--other than an occasional lynx or bobcat--no mention of wolves, coyotes or feral dogs. That was in the eastern part near L. Champlain. Of course there was always the mountain lion spotting that never produce a body and was denied by the DEC-- other than the one someone apparently released near Keene.