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Start of archery season kicks off October

September 25, 2016 Who doesn’t love October? This Saturday, Oct. 1 is the opening day of archery deer season. more »»

Shooting deer with camera harder than using a gun

September 25, 2016 Having been an outdoor photographer for more than 30 years, I have a special appreciation for the work of some of the real masters of the craft. more »»

State elk viewing opportunities happening now

September 18, 2016 Elk can be a spectacular sight any time of year, but these impressive animals are especially compelling to view in the fall, which is the mating season for elk. more »»

Hunters must be aware of baiting

September 18, 2016 Some years ago, on the opening day of bear season, I decided to take my rifle along while I scouted out my favorite deer stand in the Game Lands. I had little hope of seeing a bear. more »»

Creation of Atlantic’s first monument upsets fishermen

September 18, 2016 By Jennifer Mcdermott The Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. more »»

Call of the wild can be rewarding experience

September 11, 2016 Over 115 entries from more than a dozen states were received for the annual Turkey Call Manufacturers national contest. more »»

Game, fish agencies need to restructure

September 11, 2016 I enjoyed the long Labor Day weekend with a couple of fishing outings with friends and family, including a two-day trip to the Susquehanna River last Sunday and Monday. more »»

California’s salmon struggle after fifth year of drought

September 11, 2016 STINSON BEACH, Calif. — The sleek, flapping salmon that fishermen hauled aboard the rolling Salty Lady charter boat near the Golden Gate Bridge were the survivors of the survivors. more »»

Coming of autumn marks a time of transition

September 4, 2016 The Labor Day weekend traditionally marks the unofficial beginning of the fall season for many folks. more »»

Loved the legend thing

September 4, 2016 Thirty-five years ago, I stood in line with scores of others to get my picture taken with baseball legend Ted William. more »»

Labor Day ushers in outdoor opportunities

August 28, 2016 As I confronted the keyboard to compose this week’s column I realized there are a bunch of important events on the horizon. Sept. more »»

Summer’s end brings beginning of preparations for fall season

August 28, 2016 Every hunter loves to see August end; it signals the end of a long, hot summer and the beginning of preparations for all types of hunting soon to com. more »»

Popular river closes after thousands of fish die

August 21, 2016 By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. more »»

There's a reason they call it wildlife

August 21, 2016 The rugged outdoorsmen of the past, who went west before the Conestoga wagons, were trappers. Trapping furs to sell to the earliest settlers was how they made their livelihood. more »»

Wilderness guides mauled by bear

August 21, 2016 By Rachel D’Oro The Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A brown bear mauled two wilderness guides who were leading a hiking excursion in Alaska after the group came between the female animal and he... more »»

Young: DCNR, PFBC close Penns Creek to save trout

August 14, 2016 The summer of 2016 will not be a fond memory for most trout anglers here in the south-central region of Pennsylvania. more »»

Grenoble: While listening, Commission needs to use own judgment

August 14, 2016 No doubt, deer hunting is the heart of most Pennsylvania outdoorsperson’s dreams. Deer hunting is also the bread and butter of the Pennsylvania Game Commission. more »»

Hunter-trapper courses

August 14, 2016 CAMBRIA COUNTY ON LINE REGISTRATION ONLY Date and time: Saturday, Sept. 10, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. more »»

Legendary Beckey still plotting routes

August 14, 2016 SEATTLE — He’s notched more first ascents than any other American mountaineer, wrote the definitive guidebooks to a major North American mountain range, and at age 93, Fred Beckey is still plotting... more »»

Red hooks important for summertime fishing

August 7, 2016 Almost every avid fisherman I know, and myself included, tends to be a stickler for the details. more »»

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