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Outdoors

Scandal rocks fishing tournament

By Mark Gillispie The Associated Press CLEVELAND — The county prosecutor’s office in Cleveland has opened an investigation into an apparent cheating scandal during a lucrative walleye fishing tournament on Lake Erie last week. A video posted to Twitter shows Jason Fischer, tournament ...

Pa’s elk herd thrills hunters and others

The restoration of elk in Pennsylvania represents a great conservation success story. Native elk were found throughout Pennsylvania in the early 19th century but were all but eliminated from the state by the late 1800s, except for a small population in the area around Elk County. The ...

Archery season always a fun time

Archery season opens Oct. 1 in this area, an exciting time to be in the woods. My buddy, Joanie Haidle, was out checking her trail cams and came upon one that had been totally ripped off the tree. It was bent and twisted, and teeth marks peppered the outside of it. She spent a couple of ...

Sept. squirrel season is a new tradition

The opening days of the mourning dove and early Canada goose seasons on Sept. 1 are well-established traditions in Pennsylvania. The start of the statewide squirrel last weekend on Saturday, Sept. 10, however, is somewhat of a new tradition for early-season hunting here in Pennsylvania. It is ...

Sympathies appreciated as hunting life goes on

Ah, September is here! First I sincerely want to thank everyone for your calls and cards during the recent loss of my son, Mark. He was my only child, my best hunting buddy and a great son. I know I will never get over it but life must go on and archery season is just around the ...

Spotting is just the start: Plenty of prep is needed before successful hunts

From the time I began archery hunting for deer in the 1960’s, the advice from writers and hunting pros and assorted experts has always been the same — do a lot of preseason scouting and start in late August. Defining preseason scouting is a varied exercise, to be sure. To some, it means ...