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Clouser Minnows can add to your trout outing

May 18, 2014 Last week, I spent a couple of days fly-fishing for trout on several streams here in central Pennsylvania with my friend Todd Justus of Chapel Hill, N.C. more »»

Guess it's time to reminisce about gobbler hunting, 24/7

May 18, 2014 Beginning Monday, gobbler hunters may hunt from a half-hour before dawn to a half-hour after sunset each day until May 3. more »»

Gobbler hunting now involves more patience

May 11, 2014 S econd-week gobbler hunting is in full swing this week. But many hunters have faded away, victims of fatigue and/or a crowded schedule. Getting up at 4 a.m. more »»

Mom supported, enabled early love of the outdoors

May 11, 2014 Today is Mentored Youth Fishing Day on 41 lakes around Pennsylvania. more »»

Grenoble: For heaven’s sake, do something different!

May 4, 2014 About three days after opening morning of spring gobbler season, the big boys often go into lockjaw mode. more »»

Young: Another grouse greeting: Encountering a friendly state bird, again

May 4, 2014 Of the hundreds of columns I’ve written here over the past 12 years, none evoked more response than those about an amazingly friendly wild ruffed grouse I happened to meet back in the winter of 200. more »»

This week’s trout stockings

May 4, 2014 Bedford County Wednesday: Raystown Branch Juniata River, 9:30 a.m. at Shawnee Lake, Colvin parking lot Saturday: Beaver Creek, Yellow Creek, 9:30 a.m. more »»

Hunter-trapper education

May 4, 2014 Cambria County Date, time: Saturday, May 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. more »»

Nothing wrong if you want to wait to go fishing

April 20, 2014 Weatherwise, opening day for trout could not have been more perfect. Nevertheless, I am not a fan of opening days for anything but spring gobbler and deer. more »»

Lifejacket in small boats, canoes and kayaks a must

April 20, 2014 Serving two masters is never fun, and that’s somewhat how I feel this time of year. more »»

Terrain likely to attract CWD-infected deer gets identified

April 20, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — A study of the spread of chronic wasting disease among white-tailed deer in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania found that infected deer tend to cluster in low-lying... more »»

Braided lines can be terrific for jig fishing

April 6, 2014 Last Tuesday, I enjoyed one of my favorite rites of spring as I hooked and landed 18 smallmouths from the Juniata River. more »»

Nothing like the aroma of fresh trout from the kitchen

April 6, 2014 Soon, homes all over Pennsylvania will be enjoying fresh trout dinners, including mine. I love trout, yes, even stocked trout. I like them cooked simply like this. more »»

Lawmakers are pushing EPA for more time on water rule

April 6, 2014 WASHINGTON — Industry groups and more than a dozen GOP senators are urging the Obama administration to reconsider plans to regulate many of the nation’s streams and wetlands, saying the proposed rul... more »»

Early-season fishing opportunities do exist

March 30, 2014 Trout season actually began yesterday morning in 18 counties in the southeastern corner of the state. This split trout opener has been in effect here in Pennsylvania for several years now. more »»

Enhance your vocabulary

March 30, 2014 It truly is going to get warmer between now and the opening of trout season. Just when you need them, worms will be lurking under all the leaves you didn’t get raked up last fall. more »»

Mentored fishing event rescheduled for May 10

March 23, 2014 My first order of business this week is to correct an error I made in the first paragraph of last week’s column in which I erroneously listed the first day of the statewide trout season as April 5. more »»

Bears, birds and other sites mean spring has sprung

March 23, 2014 Signs of spring are creeping in even though many of us are still unaware. Robins are back, I’ve seen a couple shivering on the branches in my back yard. more »»

Help at Muncy Creek matters a lot

March 23, 2014 For the Mirror HUGHESVILLE — With 45,000 miles of rivers and streams and more than 2,500 lakes in need of fish stocking every year, the state Fish and Boat Commission has its hands full when early... more »»

Preparing for some bluebird weather

March 9, 2014 Because I watch quite a bit of late-night TV, I’m all too familiar with the unending array of after-midnight commercials for all sorts of silly gadgets, gizmos and thingamabob. more »»

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