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Outdoors

Firearms season offering up convenience for hunters

From Mirror reports HARRISBURG — Opportunity, meet convenience. Pennsylvania’s upcoming firearms deer season — always the most popular on the hunting calendar — features abundant whitetails and increased flexibility in when and where hunters can harvest them. No wonder excitement ...

Vermont, New Hampshire order COVID-19 tests for deer

The Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. — With hunting season underway, wildlife agencies in New Hampshire and Vermont have started testing for COVID-19 in white-tailed deer, as antibodies for the virus have been found in deer in other states, according to a government study. “We collected ...

Area men set to reel in big prize

The Johnny Morris U.S. Open National Bass Fishing Amateur Team Championships is a World Series caliber-event that is set for next Friday through Sunday on Table Rock Lake in Missouri, and several area fishermen will be participating in it. Jerry Brumbaugh, Sr., and his son Jerry, Jr., both of ...

Ammo shortages could affect hunters

The statewide bear season opens next Saturday, followed by the beginning of the regular deer season the weekend after that. Each of these ranks among the most popular events for many Pennsylvania hunters each year. Having worked in the sporting goods business for many years in my younger ...

It could be banner black bear season

Statewide, the black bear season opens Nov. 20 and ends Nov. 23, extended seasons for WMU 4D is Nov. 27 to Dec.4, also part of deer season. So this will be a busy, noisy deer and bear season this year. This year could be the best black bear season in Pennsylvania’s history. The Game ...

Paddling the Susquehanna something to be experienced

By Ad Crable The Associated Press WRIGHTSVILLE — Summer was fading into autumn as I glided into a labyrinth of wooded and grassy islands and exposed necks of mud — the Conejohela Flats in the lower Susquehanna River. There may be no other place on the Susquehanna that surrounds you by ...