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Equipment maintenance becomes a long chore

June 21, 2009 I am not a summer-loving person. more »»

Big changes will affect hunting licenses this year

June 21, 2009 With the first official day of summer just passed, it seems dreadfully early to start talking about buying our new hunting licenses, but several circumstances this year probably make that necessary. more »»

Spawning stress kills local fish

June 21, 2009 HARRISBURG — Recently reported fish kills on the lower Susquehanna River are believed to have been caused by spawning-related stress, according to Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission biologist. more »»

Look, don't touch!

June 14, 2009 A few weeks ago I told you about my curious encounter with a large red fox. more »»

If you’re going to go fishing, you need to plan a trip to Erie

June 14, 2009 There are any number of reasons why Erie has become one of my favorite destinations in Pennsylvania and why I visit there as often as my schedule permits. more »»

Look at finer points of bait fishing

June 6, 2009 June is National Fishing Month, and June is the perfect month for the live-bait fisherman. The streams are at good water levels, thanks to the recent rain. more »»

Bird calling

May 31, 2009 Early last year, my friend Bill Carter of Altoona earned the nickname “Grouse Whisperer” when he introduced me to an amazingly friendly ruffed grouse that had taken up residence near his hunting cam... more »»

Outsmarted twice by same turkey

May 31, 2009 A big, suspicious, long-bearded gobbler made two hunters — who supposedly know what they are doing and give seminars telling other people how to hunt turkeys — look like complete greenhorns this... more »»

Hidden gem

May 24, 2009 One day last week, I was able to combine three of my favorite things about fishing: trying a new piece of water, spending a day with a good friend and experimenting with new or different lures or... more »»

Leaving wildlife in the wild is best strategy

May 24, 2009 Already reports are surfacing of black bears being seen in towns, and of course, this causes a stir wherever it happens. more »»

Take me back

May 17, 2009 Last November, I had the pleasure of spending a couple of days on the White River in Arkansas where I enjoyed some of the wonderful trout fishing that waterway is famous fo. more »»

Being a master of disguise helps one enjoy nature

May 17, 2009 I sat against a tree, just prior to the first pink of sunrise, stroking out quiet tree calls on my small slate cal. more »»

Kids fishing derby

May 17, 2009 The Glendale Sportsmen’s Club will hold their annual kids fishing derby on Sunday, May 24, at the club grounds located at 2732 Black Elk Rd., Irvona. Registration is from noon-2 p.m. Fishing is 2-4 p. more »»

Remember patience when it comes to turkeys

May 10, 2009 As I write this, four days have passed in the spring gobbler season, and for me, they have not been very spectacular. more »»

Clay shoot set for May 30

May 10, 2009 The Blair County Chapter of Pheasants Forever will hold a sporting clays shoot at the Hollidaysburg Sports-man Club on Saturday, May 30. more »»

Calling all hunters

May 2, 2009 My good friend and outdoors woman par excellence Teresa Patterson bagged a wonderful gobbler on opening day — no surprise there — and a few moments later, her father also bagged on. more »»

Warbler invasion has begun

May 2, 2009 I once asked a friend if he had any special plans for the summer. He replied, “That depends on whether or not summer falls on a weekend this yea. more »»

A little bird told me

April 26, 2009 Given even moderate cooperation by the weather, this should be a banner year for harvesting spring gobblers. more »»

Recent game and fish meetings mostly business as usual

April 26, 2009 Both the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission met last Monday and Tuesday for their quarterly meetings. more »»

Grannom hatch kicks off season for fly anglers

April 19, 2009 Now that the circus of opening day is over, trout fishing can begin in earnest for most dedicated trout angler. more »»

Safety important for all hunters

April 19, 2009 Yesterday was the special youth spring turkey hunt, one of the most successful and truly helpful programs every birthed that genuinely helps get youngsters off to a good start. more »»



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