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Preparing for some bluebird weather

March 9, 2014 Because I watch quite a bit of late-night TV, I’m all too familiar with the unending array of after-midnight commercials for all sorts of silly gadgets, gizmos and thingamabob. more »»

March is about movement with wild turkeys

March 9, 2014 Wild turkeys are all about their usual March flock adjustments and gobbling exercises, but it’s all more difficult this year than usua. more »»

Trout stocking begins this week throughout region

March 2, 2014 As harsh and unrelenting as this winter continues to be, turning the calendar page to March brings at least a glimmer of hope that something resembling spring can’t be too far off now. more »»

Don’t worry, wildlife will learn to adapt to surroundings

March 2, 2014 It is not just hunters who have expressed concern for the state’s wildlife during this prolonged and wicked winter. It is not easy to explain nor to contemplate. more »»

Some diversions for you winter enjoyment

February 23, 2014 When I made the decision to become an outdoor writer more than 25 years ago, I promised myself never to use some of the tacky metaphors, buzzwords and other contrived sayings so many hunting and... more »»

Nothing like a turkey hunting dream

February 16, 2014 Imagine yourself on the point of a mountain just before dawn on a spring morning. I know that will take a lot of doing this snowy day but dream with me. more »»

Owls are fascinating, yet elusive creatures

February 16, 2014 I ended my column last week with a brief note about the unusually high number of snowy owls that have been sighted here in Pennsylvania this winte. more »»

Talkin’ big-game scores and snowy owls

February 9, 2014 The Pennsylvania Game Commission will host a big-game measuring session in Huntingdon on Feb. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.. more »»

Morrett is the man you need to meet

February 9, 2014 Matt Morrett is the headliner at the Jaffa Shrine outdoor show this year — slated for Feb. 21-23 — and he’s a hunter and outdoorsman worth the time to come see and hea. more »»

Feeding winter wildlife can have deadly consequences

February 2, 2014 The Pennsylvania Game Commission recently announced that a large bull elk found dead on Jan. 9 in Byrnedale, Elk County, was likely the victim of being fed a quantity of corn. more »»

Punxy Phil not that cuddly of a rodent

February 2, 2014 Not often do two super-important events happen on the same day but today they do. It’s a few long hours now until Super Bowl kickof. more »»

Now is the time for coyote hunts

January 26, 2014 If you are hardy enough to brave it, this weather offers some of the best coyote hunting of the yea. more »»

Fly tying is the perfect off-season hobby for fly anglers

January 26, 2014 Few hobbies complement one another as well as fly tying and fly-fishing. more »»

Plenty to check out at Alleghenies event

January 19, 2014 The headliner for the Altoona Mirror’s Alleghenies Outdoors Adventures show Jan. more »»

Turkey calling contest gives many chances to succeed

January 19, 2014 One of the main attractions at the Allegheny Adventures Outdoor Show coming up this weekend, from Friday through Sunday, is the Alan Keagy Memorial Turkey Calling Contest. more »»

Commission scheming to get more money

January 19, 2014 Part of my weekly computer time routinely includes browsing the websites of the Game Commission, Fish and Boat Commission, DCNR and others to keep abreast on what these agencies are doing and for... more »»

Mid-winter freeze provides opportunity to organize

January 12, 2014 You know we just escaped a bitter cold snap when the temperatures in the mid-40s we experienced this weekend seemed rather balmy. more »»

Deer must weather both storms and CWD

January 12, 2014 It is precisely for habitat conditions such as we are experiencing now with the prolonged, cold, snow and ice that seasons, antlerless allocations and habitat needs are so carefully calculate. more »»

Always a sad day when you lose a hunting buddy

January 5, 2014 Some years ago, the rumor circulated that my hunting buddy, Buck Alt, was dead. It was a false rumor and Buck lived to roam the woods a bit longer. Today, however, it is no longer rumor. more »»

First case of CWD confirmed from 2013

January 5, 2014 One of the biggest outdoor stories of 2013 was the discovery of chronic wasting disease in wild deer here in Pennsylvania. more »»

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