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Winter feedings help feathered friends

January 20, 2013 Wildlife managers have long discouraged the winter feeding of wild animals because such artificial food can easily do more harm than good overall. more »»

Can’t go wrong when it comes to turkey calling contests

January 20, 2013 Turkey calling contests are one of the hunter’s most serious and most comical events that occur during the off season. more »»

Plenty of outdoors options for Steelers fans

January 13, 2013 Now that we die-hard Steelers fans have to fill those winter weekend afternoons with something, here’s some suggestions to get you through to next season. These are a few things to keep you busy. more »»

Fly tying rewarding diversion in winter

January 13, 2013 Although there are ample things to do outdoors this time of year, springtime can never arrive soon enough to suit me. more »»

Sense of humor important at this moment

January 6, 2013 There are a couple dozen organizations that are well funded and determined to put a halt to hunting. more »»

Here is some wishing for some spring-time fishing

January 6, 2013 I was sitting at my computer one morning last week, engrossed in a project, when I heard the distinctive “thud” of the mailman slipping some heavy item through the mail slot on my front door. more »»

Winter climates allow for only survival of fittest

December 30, 2012 The trimmings are in the trash by now, and the venison has been transformed into steaks, hamburger and bologna. more »»

Snowy woods lead to wildlife sightings

December 30, 2012 Weather often determines or, at times, limits our choice of outdoor activities this time of year. Snow is the weather factor that most often affects those choices throughout the winter. more »»

Altoona woman is patient hunter

December 23, 2012 Connie Wilt of Altoona proved the truth of what I have always maintained: persistence is the most valuable asset a hunter can possess to ensure success. more »»

Late-deer season requires a large measure of dedication

December 23, 2012 Many hunters with an unfilled deer tag are now anticipating the late archery and flintlock muzzleloader season. more »»

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 »»

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