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Jaff Show has little bit of everything

February 9, 2013 Wild turkeys are strutting and gobbling already and I’m getting reports of flocks seen here and there. Turkeys are very hardy birds and this winter has not been too hard on them. more »»

Ice fishing can be a special time in the winter

February 9, 2013 When I was in my late 20s and early 30s, I was befriended by a couple of older gentlemen who were very dedicated ice fishermen and always invited me along with them a time or two each winter. more »»

Hunting with Haidle and Company has been the best

February 3, 2013 The day I met Joanie Haidle my life was changed. It was an “accidental” meeting. I was hunting with Marc Jordan from Punxutawny, a world-class taxidermist, one spring morning in 2003. About 8 a.. more »»

Big day for bird loves is coming up

February 3, 2013 Almost anything to do with the history and traditions of Pennsylvania interests me greatly, but Groundhog Day is one notable exception to that fascination. more »»

No good way to look at canceling outdoor show

January 27, 2013 In about a month the Jaffa Outdoor Show will be in full swing in the area. more »»

Dubious banning of firearms dooms Harrisburg show

January 27, 2013 By now, I’m sure most folks who are regular readers of our outdoors page are well aware of the cancelation of this year’s Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show scheduled for Feb. 2-10 in Harrisburg. more »»

Winter feedings help feathered friends

January 20, 2013 Wildlife managers have long discouraged the winter feeding of wild animals because such artificial food can easily do more harm than good overall. more »»

Can’t go wrong when it comes to turkey calling contests

January 20, 2013 Turkey calling contests are one of the hunter’s most serious and most comical events that occur during the off season. more »»

Plenty of outdoors options for Steelers fans

January 13, 2013 Now that we die-hard Steelers fans have to fill those winter weekend afternoons with something, here’s some suggestions to get you through to next season. These are a few things to keep you busy. more »»

Fly tying rewarding diversion in winter

January 13, 2013 Although there are ample things to do outdoors this time of year, springtime can never arrive soon enough to suit me. more »»

Sense of humor important at this moment

January 6, 2013 There are a couple dozen organizations that are well funded and determined to put a halt to hunting. more »»

Here is some wishing for some spring-time fishing

January 6, 2013 I was sitting at my computer one morning last week, engrossed in a project, when I heard the distinctive “thud” of the mailman slipping some heavy item through the mail slot on my front door. more »»

Winter climates allow for only survival of fittest

December 30, 2012 The trimmings are in the trash by now, and the venison has been transformed into steaks, hamburger and bologna. more »»

Snowy woods lead to wildlife sightings

December 30, 2012 Weather often determines or, at times, limits our choice of outdoor activities this time of year. Snow is the weather factor that most often affects those choices throughout the winter. more »»

Altoona woman is patient hunter

December 23, 2012 Connie Wilt of Altoona proved the truth of what I have always maintained: persistence is the most valuable asset a hunter can possess to ensure success. more »»

Late-deer season requires a large measure of dedication

December 23, 2012 Many hunters with an unfilled deer tag are now anticipating the late archery and flintlock muzzleloader season. more »»

State hunters spared the worries of CWD scenario

December 16, 2012 As of this writing, it seems we have been spared the horror of Chronic Wasting Disease spreading through our deer herd. more »»

Plenty of gift ideas for outdoors guys

December 16, 2012 I’m sure a great many folks in our area have at least one outdoor enthusiast on their Christmas gift lis. more »»

End of deer season ushers in more opportunities

December 9, 2012 Another deer season is now in the books, although I should note that I am crafting this column with a couple days left to hunt. more »»

It's not a secret when you share a recipe

December 9, 2012 The black bear harvest for 2012 is something over 2,600 animals at this point and now those lucky hunters who bagged a bear are wondering how to prepare this meat for the table. more »»

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