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PFBC withdraws proposal to revamp regulations

April 18, 2015 Back in February, I reported on proposed changes to trout stream sections managed under Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only regulations. more »»

When calling, less is better many times

April 18, 2015 Frank Piper, founder of Penns Woods Calls and one of the great gobbler hunters of our time, told me back in 1987 that “We are seeing the trend from constant gobbling down to silentsville toda. more »»

With ground moist, it’s time to gather bait

April 12, 2015 The warm rains of this last week created almost perfect conditions for finding worms to use for fishing bait in the coming weeks. more »»

Apps for anglers, hunters rolled out

April 12, 2015 Unlike many folks of my generation, I was not dragged kicking and screaming into the world of computers and all the other amazing forms of electronic communications that have dramatically transforme... more »»

Hitting the water for some early smallmouths

April 5, 2015 I had been fishing for about 20 minutes, casting tube jigs into one of my favorite early-season fishing spots on the Juniata River. more »»

Loading up for turkey season

April 5, 2015 An exciting new turkey load has been introduced by Federal Premium ammunition and those from the National Wild Turkey federation who have tested it say they are very impressed. more »»

Hammel at the Jaffa Shrine worth the price

March 29, 2015 Ken Hammel, head honcho of Mountain Hollow Turkey Calls, and a native of the Altoona area, did a fascinating seminar at the Jaffa Outdoor Show a few weeks ag. more »»

Webcam stars get to hatch a pair of eaglets

March 29, 2015 Back in January, I reported on a special video camera that had been installed in a bald eagle nest near Codorus State Park in York County. more »»

Going ‘old school’ with traditional wet flies

March 22, 2015 As I embark on my fifty-first season of fly-fishing and fly tying, I find the many changes that have altered these pastimes over that timespan to be nothing short of mindboggling. more »»

This kind of weather is terrific for bullhead fishing

March 22, 2015 The blustery days of March are still here — and snow is still everywhere — but these are ideal times for an angling activity that is great fun: bullhead fishin. more »»

Young: Deer harvest numbers down from last year

March 15, 2015 It’s the middle of March, and the wizards of Elmerton Avenue have finally worked all their magic, crunched the numbers and released the final deer harvest estimates for the 2014-15 deer seasons. more »»

Grenoble: Hunter-safety course offers up some terrific opportunities

March 15, 2015 Things get easier and easier every day it seems and now an innovation in taking the required hunter-safety course is here. more »»

Pennsylvania gains 25 new wildlife conservation officers

March 15, 2015 HARRISBURG?— Following 51 weeks of intensive training, the 30th class of the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Ross Leffler School of Conservation recently graduated during a ceremony at Susquehanna... more »»

Youth days expanded to all approved trout waters

March 8, 2015 As we head into the second week of March, the official first day of spring is just about two weeks away now. more »»

Youth days expanded to all approved trout waters

March 8, 2015 As we head into the second week of March, the official first day of spring is just about two weeks away now. more »»

Opportunities exist to improve habitat

March 1, 2015 The Jaffa Outdoor Show has been fabulous so far and on this last day of it, there is still plenty to do and see. more »»

Trout stocking begins this week throughout the region

March 1, 2015 After another week of brutal cold weather, turning the calendar to March brings a little more daylight each day and with that the hope that some warmer days will follow. more »»

A little ‘lining up’ for springtime fishing

February 22, 2015 Another week of sub-freezing temperatures makes it hard to fathom that the first day of spring is now just four weeks away. more »»

Jaffa show, turkey hunting provide so many memories

February 22, 2015 By the time the Jaffa Outdoor Show ends this week, it will be March and we will be mere days from spring. more »»

Howard Nursery supplies native seedlings

February 15, 2015 Whether you just have a large backyard or many acres of land that you would like to make more attractive to wildlife, one of the best ways to do so is by planting native Pennsylvania trees and shrubs. more »»

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