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Be thinking safety while in tree stands

November 16, 2014 Many hunters prefer to seek height in pursuit of deer using different types of tree stands — those devices which attach to the trunk of a tree and put them at least 12 to 15 feet off the ground. more »»

Fall turkey hunting enjoys a rich history

November 9, 2014 Turkey hunting has long been a highly regarded tradition each fall here in Pennsylvania, and in many respects the past several decades have represented the golden age of turkey hunting here in our... more »»

Using scents wisely can boost chances of success in the woods

November 9, 2014 Years ago, I read an article in a major magazine that espoused the idea the Nov. 11 is THE big day for the whitetail’s rut, the day when breeding activity is at its pea. more »»

Hunting experiences differ for different birds

November 2, 2014 Exciting doings are happening this Friday at the Casino in Lakemont and you still have time to get in on it. more »»

Grand weather day perks up river smallmouths

November 2, 2014 One of my favorite natural events is a day when the weather totally belies the calendar. more »»

Bedford Elks to host archery champ

October 26, 2014 BEDFORD — The Bedford County Chamber of Commerce announced that IBO State Champion Ryan Clapper of Clapper’s Archery will provide the featured presentation during the Chamber’s Annual Sportsman’s... more »»

Modern hunting a different experience

October 26, 2014 If our forefathers could see the technology and electronics we cannot live without they would be totally befuddled. more »»

Weighing options can be its own reward

October 26, 2014 Enjoying a triple-option day in the woods Having options is usually a good thing. Last week, for example, I pondered my options for a welcome day off to do whatever I please. more »»

Young: Squirrels, grouse kick off small-game seasons

October 19, 2014 The traditional fall small-game seasons got underway yesterday with the opening of the squirrel and grouse seasons statewide. These are the “woodland” species on the small-game menu. more »»

Grenoble: Grouse hunting with a purist can be unmatched experience

October 19, 2014 I did it! I’ve broken out of the Hillview facility and am now further recovering at home. more »»

Hunters set to take to the woods

October 19, 2014 HARRISBURG — Tens of thousands of Pennsylvania hunters are looking forward to crisp autumn days spent outdoors. more »»

Trying to understand discount on fishing license

October 12, 2014 At their quarterly meeting last month, the Pennsylvania Board of Fish and Boat Commissioners revealed their intention to reduce the price of fishing licenses for the 2015 season. Beginning Dec. more »»

Beagle hunting always brings back memories

October 12, 2014 I’m improving rapidly in my recovery and I’ll be breaking out of this place soon. more »»

Grenoble: Trying to get better while prepping for the season

October 5, 2014 As I grind away at the monotonous activity known as rehab drills, I can lift my eyes to peer out the window. In the distance I see a mountain. There’s my goal, to get to the top of it. more »»

Young: Long-range shooting a specialized game

October 5, 2014 For a couple of centuries now, rifle shooters have strived for ultimate accuracy in their firearms. more »»

Game-land rules are now in effect

October 5, 2014 With the calendar now flipped to October, and the fall hunting seasons all to open soon, restrictions are back in place on all tracts comprising Pennsylvania’s 1. more »»

Game Commission produces noteworthy actions

September 28, 2014 Most Game Commission meetings are about as fascinating as watching paint dry as the commissioners ponder a bunch of mundane matters and other policymaking tasks that, while necessary, are often far... more »»

Hunters weigh where to add tree stand

September 28, 2014 That your life can change in an instant is a worn cliche. For me it became oh so real about 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. more »»

PGC offers game farm and game lands tours

September 21, 2014 One week from today — Sept. 28 — the Game Commission will host guided tours of four game farms around the state from noon until 3 p.m., rain or shine. more »»

Game Commission’s riding permit unwise

September 14, 2014 At its regular quarterly meeting next week, the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners will consider a proposal that would require a special permit costing $30 a year for those who ride bicycles,... more »»

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