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Bats survey seeks signs of life for Commission

August 7, 2016 HOP BOTTOM — Biologist Richard Fritsky drives at 20 miles per hour down a dark country road. He’s listening. more »»

Grenoble: Meet a porcupine, learn something new about nature

July 31, 2016 Soon, the porcupine hunting season will begin on Sept. 1, but at present, that sends a few chills of anticipation up anyone’s spine. more »»

Young: Carp cures hot-weather fishing doldrums

July 31, 2016 T he relentless, broiling summer heat continues to make fishing problemati. more »»

Washington scientist goes digital over fish

July 31, 2016 SEATTLE — University of Washington biology professor Adam Summers no longer has to coax hospital staff to use their CT scanners so he can visualize the inner structures of sting ray and other fish. more »»

Game Commission holding big-buck photo contest

July 31, 2016 HARRISBURG — As dear season approaches, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is holding a big-buck photo contest to showcase some of the huge whitetails caught on trail cameras this summer and fall in... more »»

Go deep to beat the heat for summertime bass

July 24, 2016 No one in our region needs to be reminded the weather during the last several week has been hot, brutally hot. more »»

Bears, banquets and enhancing wildlife

July 24, 2016 As I was writing this column, my hunting buddy and I saw a bear in the area we had been scoping out all summer. more »»

Group will work to improve deer hunts

July 24, 2016 HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Game Commission is bringing several hunting groups together to expand the agency’s goal to improve deer hunting in Pennsylvania. more »»

Two millionth student is in the right place

July 24, 2016 HARRISBURG — Twelve-year-old Jon Kreiser, of Palmyra, would be getting his first hunting license in the coming season, so he enrolled in a Hunter-Trapper Education course to be held at the Izaak... more »»

Feeding bears usually leads to scary situation

July 17, 2016 How could anyone have imagined that a train derailment would ultimately result in scores of drunken bears creating havoc? The story was chronicled in “National Wildlife’’ magazine and happened in... more »»

HTE class set in Bedford

July 17, 2016 BEDFORD — The Bedford County Sportsmen’s Club will host a Pennsylvania Game Commission Basic Hunter/Trapper Education Course on Aug. 19-20. more »»

‘Last Chance’ on Appalachian Trail

July 17, 2016 QUARRYVILLE — Many of those who hike all 2,189 miles of the Appalachian Trail within 12 months have their climactic celebration on top of Mount Katahdin in Maine, with a knot of other finishers. more »»

Outdoors bills need help to get passed

July 10, 2016 If by any chance you have forgotten that tomorrow is the day that county treasurers are accepting doe license applications, you better get a move on. more »»

Kayak fishing opens new dimension

July 10, 2016 This summer marks my 11th season of fishing from a kayak, and I still find myself wondering how I ever got along without one. more »»

Audit of fish license fees spurs debate

July 10, 2016 The Associated Press HARRISBURG — A new legislative audit has spurred some debate about the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s efforts to reverse a long-term decline in the number of anglers by... more »»

Becoming a common site

July 3, 2016 As my brother and I unloaded our kayaks and began unpacking our fishing gear, I was delighted to see no other vehicles at the popular parking spot along the Juniata River last Wednesday morning. more »»

Bill could eliminate confusion over firearms

July 3, 2016 When World War II was raging, I was in grade school, and so the impact of that war did not hit me until many years later. I do remember that my father’s brother was killed at the Battle of the Bulg. more »»

Lyme disease still a concern throughout state

June 26, 2016 A couple of weeks ago I ran into a good friend who told me he had recently been diagnosed with Lyme disease. more »»

They’re called wild animals for a reason

June 26, 2016 What’s up with all the recent wildlife episodes involving children these days? There was a 2-year old who was recently snatched by an alligator from shallow water and killed, a child falls into a... more »»

Erie houseboat folks enjoying the good life

June 26, 2016 ERIE — Tom and Nancy Bloom don’t like to travel. The retired Erie couple — both are 76 — say they don’t crave the Florida warmth like many of their friends. more »»

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