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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 »»

Start of small games dovetails with peak of archery season

October 7, 2012 The early small game seasons coincide with the best part of the archery deer season. So this upcoming week means skulking around the woods for squirrels and grouse scratches the hunter’s itch. more »»

Squirrel, grouse seasons open soon

October 6, 2012 Next Saturday ushers in the first wave of the small-game seasons here in Pennsylvania as hunters will head to the woods in pursuit of squirrels and grouse. more »»

Rainy opener for archery season benefits hunters

September 30, 2012 A chilly, showery opener for archery season, as we had here Saturday, is to the hunter’s liking. Deer are apt to feed nearly all day and the woods are quiet so the archer can still-hunt if he chooses. more »»

Nature plays no favorites when carrying out natural order

September 30, 2012 A couple of weeks ago I was setting up my camera and tripod in the parking area of the Lower Trail near Canoe Creek in preparation for a short walk to take some wildflower photographs and other... more »»

Autumn brings renewed trout opportunities

September 23, 2012 Fall is a time of transition, and with those transitions come a variety of options for outdoor enthusiast. more »»

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