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A day to remember what Dad meant to me in my outdoors world

June 15, 2014 My father didn’t hunt or fish, but he had a profound influence on my dedication to those sports and the love of the outdoors in general. more »»

Grenoble: Walk this way

June 8, 2014 The Game Commission recently sent a press release outlining things outdoors people could do until the next hunting season starts. more »»

Young: Green Drakes produce quite a show

June 8, 2014 Last weekend, three friends from out of the area came to visit and fish for trout on the Little Juniata River. more »»

Rule changes up for discussion

June 8, 2014 Pennsylvania Game commissioners debated a couple of possible rules changes at their most recent working group meeting. Neither may go anywher. more »»

Panfish are fun to catch ... even better to eat

June 1, 2014 Taking some of my own advice from last week’s column, I spent much of the Memorial Day weekend on the water fishing with friend. more »»

Youth Field Day a must on your to-do list

June 1, 2014 The Pennsylvania Game Commission works hard at educating the public about wildlife and programs to help and to encouraging folks on the fringes of an interest in the outdoors. more »»

Treat someone on fish-free day

May 25, 2014 Memorial Day weekend traditionally celebrates the unofficial opening of the summer recreation season, so it’s hard to believe that tomorrow is Memorial Day already. more »»

Critters in all kinds of places

May 25, 2014 The week before I left for my annual spring gobbler hunting vacation, as I dashed around the city doing errands, I had to dodge an incredible variety of wildlife that was also dashing around the cit... more »»

Clouser Minnows can add to your trout outing

May 18, 2014 Last week, I spent a couple of days fly-fishing for trout on several streams here in central Pennsylvania with my friend Todd Justus of Chapel Hill, N.C. more »»

Guess it's time to reminisce about gobbler hunting, 24/7

May 18, 2014 Beginning Monday, gobbler hunters may hunt from a half-hour before dawn to a half-hour after sunset each day until May 3. more »»

Gobbler hunting now involves more patience

May 11, 2014 S econd-week gobbler hunting is in full swing this week. But many hunters have faded away, victims of fatigue and/or a crowded schedule. Getting up at 4 a.m. more »»

Mom supported, enabled early love of the outdoors

May 11, 2014 Today is Mentored Youth Fishing Day on 41 lakes around Pennsylvania. more »»

Grenoble: For heaven’s sake, do something different!

May 4, 2014 About three days after opening morning of spring gobbler season, the big boys often go into lockjaw mode. more »»

Young: Another grouse greeting: Encountering a friendly state bird, again

May 4, 2014 Of the hundreds of columns I’ve written here over the past 12 years, none evoked more response than those about an amazingly friendly wild ruffed grouse I happened to meet back in the winter of 200. more »»

This week’s trout stockings

May 4, 2014 Bedford County Wednesday: Raystown Branch Juniata River, 9:30 a.m. at Shawnee Lake, Colvin parking lot Saturday: Beaver Creek, Yellow Creek, 9:30 a.m. more »»

Hunter-trapper education

May 4, 2014 Cambria County Date, time: Saturday, May 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. more »»

Nothing wrong if you want to wait to go fishing

April 20, 2014 Weatherwise, opening day for trout could not have been more perfect. Nevertheless, I am not a fan of opening days for anything but spring gobbler and deer. more »»

Lifejacket in small boats, canoes and kayaks a must

April 20, 2014 Serving two masters is never fun, and that’s somewhat how I feel this time of year. more »»

Terrain likely to attract CWD-infected deer gets identified

April 20, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — A study of the spread of chronic wasting disease among white-tailed deer in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania found that infected deer tend to cluster in low-lying... more »»

Braided lines can be terrific for jig fishing

April 6, 2014 Last Tuesday, I enjoyed one of my favorite rites of spring as I hooked and landed 18 smallmouths from the Juniata River. more »»

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