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Here, there & everywhere: Animals in strange places

August 19, 2012 I recently spent several days in the Midwest where they are enduring a severe drought. more »»

Juniata smallmouth fishing continues to impress

August 19, 2012 The Juniata River in Huntingdon County has long been one of my favorite fishing spots here in our regio. more »»

Firearms debate isn’t going anywhere

August 12, 2012 Like most of you, I breathed a gargantuan sigh of relief when I learned that that United National Arms Treaty failed to pass. I fear that this is not the last we will hear of this one. more »»

Finally ... a reason to watch the Olympics

August 12, 2012 I can’t remember the last time I paid even slight attention to the Olympics, let alone actually spending any time watching some of the events. more »»

Reflections on loss of fishing friend

August 5, 2012 Like so many folks in this region, I possess a lifelong attachment and abiding passion to the outdoors — not only hunting and fishing, but just about any activity embracing nature and our beautiful... more »»

Good causes present themselves to outdoorsmen

August 5, 2012 If there is nothing out there to eat, there simply will not be a deer behind every tree in hunting season. more »»

Grenoble: Gun debate finds itself back in headlines

July 29, 2012 My deer hunting buddy took his rifle to the range and sighted it in the other day so he is ready for deer season, he says. more »»

Young: State park system a statewide treasure for all

July 29, 2012 Pennsylvania established its first state park in 1893 to preserve the historic Valley Forge site near Philadelphia. more »»

Area bulletin board

July 29, 2012 Physicals AASD ATHLETIC SCREENINGS FOR FALL SPORTS: Student athletes who will attend Altoona Area High School and wish to play fall interscholastic sports are required to report for physicals on... more »»

If you see a bear nearby, keep your cool and wait it out

July 22, 2012 Fanciful tales of our forefathers, having only the sparsest gear and clothes, tracking their quarry over mountains and rivers until finally they got the shot, make great by-the-fireplace readin. more »»

Going smaller can yield big fishing results

July 15, 2012 Summertime fishing can be a time of plenty or an exercise in frustration, depending on what you are fishing for and when, where and how you do i. more »»

Pioneer offered outdoor enthusiasts plenty

July 8, 2012 L.L. Bean has been a revered name in outdoor clothing and gear for about as long as I can remember. Like most of you, I have several items in my wardrobe that bear that label. more »»

Time to get ready for some heat-wave bass

July 8, 2012 The brutal heat wave we are currently experiencing has produced tough fishing conditions to say the leas. more »»

Bald eagle’s return marks success story

July 1, 2012 Watching wildlife has always given me much satisfaction all my life. Even as a youngster, I was especially fascinated by birds of prey. more »»

Hunting license can provide liftetime of memories

July 1, 2012 One of the best investments I ever made was my Senior Citizen hunting license. I’ve been using it for over a decade now and I get plenty of pop for my money. more »»

Youth event aimed towards Outdoors kids

June 17, 2012 Activities for kids dominate every parent’s summer plans. Conservation clubs worth their salt all have events and promotions designed to help youngsters find their way into outdoor activities. more »»

Try weightless worms for summertime bass fishing

June 17, 2012 With the official arrival of summer later this week, bass anglers can look forward to many weeks of interesting fishing for both largemouth and smallmouth bass. more »»

Alleged poachers face heavy fines from GC

June 10, 2012 If you are one who complains that there are no deer left in Pennsylvania to hunt, or who looks the other way when people kill deer illegally, it is time to pay attention. more »»

Both species of bass rank as top game fish

June 10, 2012 When bass season opens at midnight this coming Saturday, all species of fish will once again be fair game in Pennsylvani. more »»

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