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Introducing youth to hunting a rewarding experience­

April 15, 2012 Madeline Reed of Altoona was plenty excited when dawn broke in the woods on the special youth day spring gobbler hunt last year. more »»

Bad weather is good for fishermen

April 15, 2012 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Some rain was expected for this area late Saturday afternoon and into the evening. For many area trout fishermen, it could not get here soon enoug. more »»

First day weather should be terrific for trout opener

April 13, 2012 BELLWOOD — With hail and light snow flying through the air on Wednesday morning, the irony of the situation was not lost on Blair County waterways conservation officer Craig Garman. more »»

Commission should consider moving up turkey season

April 8, 2012 Most spring gobbler hunters are looking forward to the upcoming season with equal amounts of anticipation and dread. more »»

Conditions should be ideal for trout opener

April 8, 2012 Most anglers are probably aware that trout season opens in our area next Saturday, April 14 at 8 a.. more »»

Grannom caddisflies a bonus for fly anglers

April 1, 2012 Like almost everything else this spring, some of the first fly hatches of the season will undoubtedly be arriving slightly ahead of schedule. more »»

Deputies do more than just carry a badge

April 1, 2012 What do deputies do? “Don’t let my wife find out about this or she’ll kill me,” is what Tom Shippey, a deputy Wildlife Officer under Bedford County WCO Tim Flanigan, says... more »»

A need to be responsible around bear population

March 25, 2012 Spring has arrived but so is the brush fire season. We’ve already had a few skirmishes in the area. If we don not have significant rain soon, the situation will get dir. more »»

Numbers a hot topic with deer harvest

March 24, 2012 Well, it’s now been about a week and a half since the deer harvest estimates for the 2011-12 seasons were released by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. more »»

Video scouting not a good idea while hunting

March 18, 2012 The spring turkey hunter’s itch to hear that first gobble and to video strutting gobblers is in full swing now. more »»

Weather helping area fishermen

March 18, 2012 I surely don’t have to tell any outdoor enthusiasts how wonderful the weather has been of late. more »»

It's time to start thinking spring

March 11, 2012 Daffodils poking up through the soil, robins staking out their territories, daylight saving time, trout stocking trucks cruising the back roads and wild turkeys gobbling. more »»

Officials prepping area streams for fishermen

March 11, 2012 Trout season here in our area, along with most of Pennsylvania, opens at 8 a.. more »»

Gobble, gobble is music to their ears

March 4, 2012 Music lovers flock to concerts to enjoy their favorite artists. more »»

Landowners have ability to obtain native seedlings

March 3, 2012 Whether you just have a large backyard or many acres of land that you would like to make more attractive to wildlife, one of the best ways to do so is by planting native trees and shrubs. more »»

Migrating geese showing up in droves

February 26, 2012 Last weekend, most of Pennsylvania enjoyed unseasonably bright and balmy weather for mid-February. more »»

It's been a good month for area turkey hunters

February 26, 2012 As the local outdoor shows have wrapped up now, turkey hunters have stocked up on new calls, new camouflage, new decoys and perhaps a new one-man chair blind. more »»

Time to talk some turkey

February 19, 2012 The annual turkey-calling contest season is now in full swing. Few things give the serious turkey hunter more entertainment and more learning in a short time than a calling contest. more »»

Coyotes are still an enigma in Penns Woods

February 19, 2012 Over the past couple of generations, we have directed considerable time, money and other resources toward so-called threatened and endangered species. more »»

Rutledge headlines Alleghenies show

February 12, 2012 Alex Rutledge doesn’t care how big the deer was that you shot back at the end of November, but if you want to talk about your passion for bagging that big buck on the first official day of hunting,... more »»

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