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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 »»

Remembering dad’s influence on Father’s Day

June 19, 2016 My father didn’t hunt or fish, but he had a profound influence on my dedication to those sports and the love of the outdoors in general. more »»

Finding value in a backyard

June 19, 2016 Somewhere I heard that the world is about evenly divided between the keepers and the tosser. more »»

Bass season set to open this Saturday

June 12, 2016 When bass season opens at midnight this Saturday, all species of fish will once again be in season in Pennsylvania. more »»

Graduation time is more interesting than it has to be

June 12, 2016 Days before the spring gobbler season started — and just a few days before a scheduled trip to Nashville for my grandaughter’s college graduation — I was stricken with a strange and very painful... more »»

Leave wildlife wherever you find it in nature

June 5, 2016 It happens all too often. Some folks are out enjoying the woods, fields or other open spaces this time of year, and that is totally understandable. more »»

Wild animals a mix of beauty and beast

June 5, 2016 The spring gobbler season that just ended was one of the strangest I can remember as far as weather is concerned. more »»

Shawnee crowns derby champ

June 5, 2016 The Memorial Day weekend kids’ fishing derby, presented by the Friends of Shawnee, was open to kids under the age of 16, who had their carp, caught at Shawnee State park, weighed and measured at the... more »»

Mayflies put the “fly” in fly-fishing

May 29, 2016 In my early days as a fly-fisherman, I studied mayflies intensely because they are so important to so many aspects of the sport. more »»

Offering some recipes for your summer barbecues

May 29, 2016 Have you ever lain awake nights wondering how you could fix possum or frog legs so your family would eat it? How about Mud Hens or a clean-out-the freezer stew of rattlesnake or barbecued Beaver? ... more »»

Mark your calendar for fish-for-free day

May 22, 2016 Next Sunday will be the first of two Fish-For-Free days in for 2016. The other is Monday, July 4. No fishing license is required to fish on either of these days. more »»

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