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Sometimes you adjust your tactics

April 22, 2012 Anyone who has been out trout fishing this week has likely found the creeks quite low and clear. This is especially true of most of the freestone streams in this area. more »»

Spring gobbler season in full force

April 22, 2012 This Saturday, I will be among the horde of hunters out to begin the month-long spring gobbler season. Only the opening of deer season rivals the sheer excitement I experience on this day. more »»

Childhood memories will last a lifetime

April 15, 2012 During the first half of my life, the opening day of trout season was something I looked forward to with great anticipation. more »»

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 »»

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