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Time to make a short list of fly patterns

March 3, 2013 Last week, I received an email from a friend of mine who lives in southeastern Pennsylvania. more »»

Poaching hunting trophies more trouble than you’d think

March 3, 2013 One fear that lurks in the mind of every deer hunter is that someone will steal a trophy buck, that once-in-a–lifetime prize that one has finally taken and now will have mounted as a memorial to tha... more »»

Archery program introduces youth to lifetime sport

February 25, 2013 On Friday, March 8, nearly 900 elementary, middle and high school students representing 30 schools from all over Pennsylvania will converge at the Multi-Sport Facility of Penn State to compete in th... more »»

Big box call one of Jaffa highlights

February 25, 2013 What a great way it was to spend an otherwise dreary winter weekend at the Jaffa Outdoor Show. more »»

Wacky weather wakes up critters early

February 17, 2013 During the brief January thaw a few weeks ago, there were several reports of bears showing up in someone’s backyard. more »»

Snow geese begin their wintertime invasion of Pennsylvania

February 17, 2013 During the next several weeks, nearly a million snow geese will migrate through Pennsylvania in route to their breeding grounds on the arctic tundra of Canada. more »»

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 »»

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