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Nature plays no favorites when carrying out natural order

September 30, 2012 A couple of weeks ago I was setting up my camera and tripod in the parking area of the Lower Trail near Canoe Creek in preparation for a short walk to take some wildflower photographs and other... more »»

Autumn brings renewed trout opportunities

September 23, 2012 Fall is a time of transition, and with those transitions come a variety of options for outdoor enthusiast. more »»

Signs of buck season are out there

September 22, 2012 Weather predictions for the archery deer season opener, which is this Saturday, are favorable. more »»

Never take outdoors safety for granted

September 16, 2012 It all happened so quickly that I had no chance to break my fall even slightly. more »»

Mild winter can be problematic months later

September 16, 2012 As much as we all enjoyed the mild winter last year, the results can be dangerous to hunters and other outdoors persons as they head out this fall to hunt, fish, hike, bird-watch or whatever. more »»

Game lands tour offers look at wildlife

September 9, 2012 As we make the transition to fall this month, most avid hunters will begin preseason scouting in some manne. more »»

Soundof bugling elk part of nature's best

September 9, 2012 One aspect of the outdoor life that we enjoy most is the various sound effects; hearing things you just won’t hear in the city. more »»

‘Gray birds of September’ kick off fall hunting season

September 2, 2012 A longtime hunting buddy of mine calls them the “gray birds of Sept. more »»

Benefit dinner for conservation officer highlights weekend

September 2, 2012 Next Sunday provides sports people a couple important events. Yes, it’s the Steelers’ opener. more »»

Looks like a good year for grouse

August 26, 2012 At last, the subtle changes that outdoors people see, hear and smell are drifting in on the wind and the seasons we so look forward to are blessedly about to begin. more »»

Local sportsman’s clubs help preserve, promote outdoor traditions

August 26, 2012 As I sat down to type this week’s column, I experienced a sort of calendar shock. more »»

Here, there & everywhere: Animals in strange places

August 19, 2012 I recently spent several days in the Midwest where they are enduring a severe drought. more »»

Juniata smallmouth fishing continues to impress

August 19, 2012 The Juniata River in Huntingdon County has long been one of my favorite fishing spots here in our regio. more »»

Firearms debate isn’t going anywhere

August 12, 2012 Like most of you, I breathed a gargantuan sigh of relief when I learned that that United National Arms Treaty failed to pass. I fear that this is not the last we will hear of this one. more »»

Finally ... a reason to watch the Olympics

August 12, 2012 I can’t remember the last time I paid even slight attention to the Olympics, let alone actually spending any time watching some of the events. more »»

Reflections on loss of fishing friend

August 5, 2012 Like so many folks in this region, I possess a lifelong attachment and abiding passion to the outdoors — not only hunting and fishing, but just about any activity embracing nature and our beautiful... more »»

Good causes present themselves to outdoorsmen

August 5, 2012 If there is nothing out there to eat, there simply will not be a deer behind every tree in hunting season. more »»

Grenoble: Gun debate finds itself back in headlines

July 29, 2012 My deer hunting buddy took his rifle to the range and sighted it in the other day so he is ready for deer season, he says. more »»

Young: State park system a statewide treasure for all

July 29, 2012 Pennsylvania established its first state park in 1893 to preserve the historic Valley Forge site near Philadelphia. more »»

Area bulletin board

July 29, 2012 Physicals AASD ATHLETIC SCREENINGS FOR FALL SPORTS: Student athletes who will attend Altoona Area High School and wish to play fall interscholastic sports are required to report for physicals on... more »»

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