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State hunters spared the worries of CWD scenario

December 16, 2012 As of this writing, it seems we have been spared the horror of Chronic Wasting Disease spreading through our deer herd. more »»

Plenty of gift ideas for outdoors guys

December 16, 2012 I’m sure a great many folks in our area have at least one outdoor enthusiast on their Christmas gift lis. more »»

End of deer season ushers in more opportunities

December 9, 2012 Another deer season is now in the books, although I should note that I am crafting this column with a couple days left to hunt. more »»

It's not a secret when you share a recipe

December 9, 2012 The black bear harvest for 2012 is something over 2,600 animals at this point and now those lucky hunters who bagged a bear are wondering how to prepare this meat for the table. more »»

Multi-year fishing licenses no bargain

December 2, 2012 New fishing licenses go on sale each year on Dec. 1. more »»

Hunters must freshen up tactics as crunch time nears

December 2, 2012 By the third day of Pennsylvania’s rifle season, it’s crunch time for hunters. Two hours after dawn on opening day, deer – especially bucks- knew what was up. more »»

There is nothing like this time of year

November 25, 2012 For me it is today, more so than tomorrow, that is the most exciting day of the year. Fueled by memories of over 59 deer seasons past, my anticipation of the season is as strong as it ever was. more »»

A few reminders for deer season

November 25, 2012 I’m sure anyone browsing this page is well aware that tomorrow is the opening of the regular deer season here in Pennsylvania. more »»

Grenoble: Getting your first gobbler always memorable

November 18, 2012 Bagging a longbearded gobbler in the fall is a challenge and a feat when accomplished. Palmer Loose did just that. Loose, of Altoona, recently bagged an 18-pound gobbler with a double beard. more »»

Young: Hunters need to contact their congressmen

November 18, 2012 In an attempt to cut the federal deficit by $1.2 trillion over the next 10 years, Congress passed the Budget Control Act in Aug. 2011. This act is scheduled to trigger mandatory spending cuts on Ja. more »»

Bear hunting is getting bigger

November 11, 2012 For some reason, this year seems to have flown by more quickly than any other I can remembe. more »»

Hunters eager to start season

November 11, 2012 Black bear hunting season for archers begins tomorrow and runs through the 16th. Regular rifle bear hunting begins on Saturday, and runs until Nov. 21. more »»

Life jackets vital to outdoor world

November 4, 2012 Boaters in most small watercraft now required to wear life jackets during cold-weather months A new regulation went into effect last week in Pennsylvania that now requires boaters to wear a life... more »»

Sandy can take toll on animals, too

November 4, 2012 It’s been a wicked week, obviously, and the Frankenstorm certainly will have an impact on wildlife and wildlife habitat. Raging winds and waters have uprooted many trees in the areas you like to hunt. more »»

Learn how to care for game in field

October 28, 2012 The fall turkey season opened yesterday, of course, and with the start of the rabbit and pheasant seasons last weekend, all species of small game are also now in play. more »»

Always something new to talk with turkeys

October 28, 2012 As I write this, the weather forecast for the next few days is “iffy.” I have every hope and intention of being in the woods Monday at dawn to chase the big bird. more »»

Grenoble: Tactics change as archery season warms up

October 21, 2012 Things are heating up now in the woods for archery deer hunters. The rut is coming on so now tactics change. more »»

Young: Hunters should see more pheasants in fall

October 20, 2012 With the opening of the rabbit and pheasant seasons yesterday, small-game hunting is now fully underway throughout Pennsylvania. more »»

Wild trout engaged in spawning session

October 14, 2012 Most outdoor folks are aware that the breeding season for white-tailed deer, commonly referred to as the “rut,” is fast approaching. more »»

Enjoy the fall ... and get your license!

October 14, 2012 On page A2 of this past Wednesday’s Altoona Mirror, a photograph by J.D. Cavrich stopped me in my tracks. more »»

 
 

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