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Details important for the hunt

May 1, 2016 Mary Jo Casalena, the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s wild turkey biologist, recently said that an earlier spring has coaxed hens into nesting sooner, which is helping to set the table for hunters to... more »»

Nesting birds known to face many natural perils

April 24, 2016 Back in January, I reported on the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Eagle Cam that was in place to deliver a live video stream via the Internet of a pair of nesting bald eagles near Codorus State Park... more »»

Never too early to get your turkey hunting groove on

April 24, 2016 This Saturday, I will be among the horde of hunters who will crawl out of bed about 3:30 a.m. more »»

Fed helps those who love gobblers

April 24, 2016 HARRISBURG — With Pennsylvania’s spring gobbler season about to kick off, the state’s turkeys are benefiting — now and in the future — from habitat work performed in partnership with National Wild... more »»

Trout opener hit or miss

April 17, 2016 By John Hartsock HOLLIDAYSBURG — The opening day of the 2016 trout season for fishermen in Blair County and surrounding areas provided a study in contrasts. more »»

Teaching youth turkey hunting rewarding

April 17, 2016 This Saturday will be an exciting day for many young folks since it is youth hunting day for spring gobblers. more »»

Time to select early-season dry-fly patterns for fishing

April 17, 2016 Last week, I offered some suggestions on assembling a basic assortment of nymph patterns for early-season trout in our region. This week, I’ll present a similar discussion targeting dry-fly pattern. more »»

Trout fishing always turns into an adventure

April 10, 2016 Our thoughts are equally divided between trout and turkey these days. We marvel at the annual opening day “bank-yank,” and yet the excitement for it seems never to wane. more »»

Selecting early-season nymph, wet fly patterns

April 10, 2016 By far, the question I hear most from beginning and inexperienced fly-fishermen (and quite a few experienced ones, too) is, “How do I know what fly I should use?” A close second would be, “What (or... more »»

Japanese fly-fishing making mark in York

April 10, 2016 HANOVER — Tenkara rods have no reel. Averaging 12-feet in length, they telescope down to about a foot — perfect for fishing on the fly. more »»

Rigging braided line for successful bass fishing

April 3, 2016 Early last month, I reported on the great early-season smallmouth bass fishing some friends and I had experienced during incredible warm weather during the first couple weeks of Marc. more »»

It’s official: Spring has sprung

April 3, 2016 Spring has come with its usual hit-or-miss pattern: warm today, cold and snow tomorrow. more »»

Special regulation waters offer trout fishing now

March 27, 2016 Last week, I reported on some great early-season smallmouth fishing on the upper Juniata River. And, that great springtime bite is ongoing. more »»

This music is for the birds

March 27, 2016 Oh how we enjoy the sights and sounds of spring, even the spring showers. The sound of wild geese flying overhead will always stop me in my tracks. more »»

Young: Special regulation waters offer trout fishing now

March 20, 2016 Last week, I reported on some great early-season smallmouth fishing on the upper Juniata River, and that great springtime bite is ongoing. more »»

Grenoble: Turkey hunters should get ready for all the noise

March 20, 2016 The spring prom in the woods is under way! Every bird, from robins to wild turkeys, is gearing up for the process of attracting a mate and building a nest. more »»

Deer harvests increase from 2015

March 20, 2016 The Pennsylvania Game Commission recently reported results from the 2015-16 deer seasons, which closed in January. more »»

This week’s trout stockings

March 20, 2016 BEDFORD COUNTY Date Body of water Meeting place Time Friday Bobs Creek Reynoldsdale State Fish Hatchery 8:30 a.m. more »»

Hunter-trapper education classes

March 20, 2016 CAMBRIA?COUNTY Emeigh Sportsmen Club Date: Saturday, April 2 Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. more »»

Time to get an early start on river smallmouths

March 13, 2016 For once the weatherman got it right. more »»

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