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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 »»

Nothing like the aroma of fresh trout from the kitchen

April 6, 2014 Soon, homes all over Pennsylvania will be enjoying fresh trout dinners, including mine. I love trout, yes, even stocked trout. I like them cooked simply like this. more »»

Lawmakers are pushing EPA for more time on water rule

April 6, 2014 WASHINGTON — Industry groups and more than a dozen GOP senators are urging the Obama administration to reconsider plans to regulate many of the nation’s streams and wetlands, saying the proposed rul... more »»

Early-season fishing opportunities do exist

March 30, 2014 Trout season actually began yesterday morning in 18 counties in the southeastern corner of the state. This split trout opener has been in effect here in Pennsylvania for several years now. more »»

Enhance your vocabulary

March 30, 2014 It truly is going to get warmer between now and the opening of trout season. Just when you need them, worms will be lurking under all the leaves you didn’t get raked up last fall. more »»

Mentored fishing event rescheduled for May 10

March 23, 2014 My first order of business this week is to correct an error I made in the first paragraph of last week’s column in which I erroneously listed the first day of the statewide trout season as April 5. more »»

Bears, birds and other sites mean spring has sprung

March 23, 2014 Signs of spring are creeping in even though many of us are still unaware. Robins are back, I’ve seen a couple shivering on the branches in my back yard. more »»

Help at Muncy Creek matters a lot

March 23, 2014 For the Mirror HUGHESVILLE — With 45,000 miles of rivers and streams and more than 2,500 lakes in need of fish stocking every year, the state Fish and Boat Commission has its hands full when early... more »»

Preparing for some bluebird weather

March 9, 2014 Because I watch quite a bit of late-night TV, I’m all too familiar with the unending array of after-midnight commercials for all sorts of silly gadgets, gizmos and thingamabob. more »»

March is about movement with wild turkeys

March 9, 2014 Wild turkeys are all about their usual March flock adjustments and gobbling exercises, but it’s all more difficult this year than usua. more »»

Trout stocking begins this week throughout region

March 2, 2014 As harsh and unrelenting as this winter continues to be, turning the calendar page to March brings at least a glimmer of hope that something resembling spring can’t be too far off now. more »»

Don’t worry, wildlife will learn to adapt to surroundings

March 2, 2014 It is not just hunters who have expressed concern for the state’s wildlife during this prolonged and wicked winter. It is not easy to explain nor to contemplate. more »»

Some diversions for you winter enjoyment

February 23, 2014 When I made the decision to become an outdoor writer more than 25 years ago, I promised myself never to use some of the tacky metaphors, buzzwords and other contrived sayings so many hunting and... more »»

Nothing like a turkey hunting dream

February 16, 2014 Imagine yourself on the point of a mountain just before dawn on a spring morning. I know that will take a lot of doing this snowy day but dream with me. more »»

Owls are fascinating, yet elusive creatures

February 16, 2014 I ended my column last week with a brief note about the unusually high number of snowy owls that have been sighted here in Pennsylvania this winte. more »»

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