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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 »»

Many tasty ways to prepare trout

May 22, 2016 Ah, summer! Many of us have trout and wild turkey in the freezer and wonder how to cook these delicacies, especially on the grille or for a summer supper. more »»

Saltmarsh sparrow facing extinction

May 22, 2016 PORTLAND, Maine — The saltmarsh sparrow is disappearing from its home on the East Coast and could be headed for extinction in as little as 50 years, say scientists whose work could help protect the... more »»

Hunters around the state used to new turkey times

May 15, 2016 Beginning Monday, gobbler hunters may hunt from a half-hour before dawn to a half-hour after sunset each day until May 31. more »»

Springtime crappies provide fishing fun and good eating

May 15, 2016 Around mid to late May is usually a prime time to catch crappies as these popular panfish migrate to the shoreline prior to spawnin. more »»

Good line makes fishing a pleasure

May 8, 2016 We fishermen love to discuss our favorite rods and reels and how well they perform on the water. I, too, am quite fond of my pet outfits and the many great fish they helped me catch. more »»

Finding a way to survive week No. 2

May 8, 2016 The second week of 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 »»

Streamside manners make fishing better for all

May 1, 2016 Courtesy. Respect. These are two fundamental social concepts that often take a backseat in the fast-paced, “me first” lifestyle so many folks are caught up in nowadays. more »»

Details important for the hunt

May 1, 2016 Mary Jo Casalena, the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s wild turkey biologist, recently said that an earlier spring has coaxed hens into nesting sooner, which is helping to set the table for hunters to... more »»

Nesting birds known to face many natural perils

April 24, 2016 Back in January, I reported on the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Eagle Cam that was in place to deliver a live video stream via the Internet of a pair of nesting bald eagles near Codorus State Park... more »»

Never too early to get your turkey hunting groove on

April 24, 2016 This Saturday, I will be among the horde of hunters who will crawl out of bed about 3:30 a.m. more »»

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