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Hunter-trapper education courses

April 13, 2013 When: Saturday, April 20, noon-6 p.m. Where: Gander Mountain — Richland, Galleria Dr., Johnstown Class limit: 25 Contact: Bill McCombie — (724) 238-9523 When: Saturday, May 11, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. more »»

Life jacket a must these days

April 7, 2013 Although the calendar says spring is already more than a week old, our recent spell of cold weather and snow showers indicates that winter intends to go away grudgingly this yea. more »»

Game Commission provides helpful hints

March 31, 2013 Clayton Lutz, a diversity biologist with the Pennsylvania Game Commission, told the crowd gathered at the Riggle’s Gap Sportsmen’s Club Landowner’s Appreciation dinner recently that Smokey the Bear... more »»

You should know the facts about CWD

March 24, 2013 Like several hundred other area hunters, I attended the public meeting last week at Roaring Spring regarding the recent discovery of chronic wasting disease among wild deer in Blair and Bedford... more »»

Spring means birds ready to do their magic

March 24, 2013 Let the party begin! The spring dance in the woods is already underway. Every bird, from robins to wild turkeys, is gearing up for the process of attracting a mate and building a nest. more »»

Spring is almost sprung

March 17, 2013 Doggedly, I’m clinging to the fact spring is just around the corner. I see the signs, despite the wind, cold and sno. more »»

March a great time to observe migrating waterfowl

March 17, 2013 I’ve never put much faith in weather folklore, so I don’t recall if this month came in like a lion or lamb this year. more »»

Trout stocking now under way throughout the region

March 10, 2013 Although the opening of trout season is more than a month away for most of Pennsylvania, the huge task of stocking trout in hundreds of waterways around the state is already well under way. more »»

Something must be done to fight ever-growing CWD

March 10, 2013 Hunters, who have been both angry and concerned for years over the reduction of the deer herd in Pennsylvania, now have a new and serious threat to the deer herd, Chronic Wasting Disease. more »»

Time to make a short list of fly patterns

March 3, 2013 Last week, I received an email from a friend of mine who lives in southeastern Pennsylvania. more »»

Poaching hunting trophies more trouble than you’d think

March 3, 2013 One fear that lurks in the mind of every deer hunter is that someone will steal a trophy buck, that once-in-a–lifetime prize that one has finally taken and now will have mounted as a memorial to tha... more »»

Archery program introduces youth to lifetime sport

February 25, 2013 On Friday, March 8, nearly 900 elementary, middle and high school students representing 30 schools from all over Pennsylvania will converge at the Multi-Sport Facility of Penn State to compete in th... more »»

Big box call one of Jaffa highlights

February 25, 2013 What a great way it was to spend an otherwise dreary winter weekend at the Jaffa Outdoor Show. more »»

Wacky weather wakes up critters early

February 17, 2013 During the brief January thaw a few weeks ago, there were several reports of bears showing up in someone’s backyard. more »»

Snow geese begin their wintertime invasion of Pennsylvania

February 17, 2013 During the next several weeks, nearly a million snow geese will migrate through Pennsylvania in route to their breeding grounds on the arctic tundra of Canada. more »»

Jaff Show has little bit of everything

February 9, 2013 Wild turkeys are strutting and gobbling already and I’m getting reports of flocks seen here and there. Turkeys are very hardy birds and this winter has not been too hard on them. more »»

Ice fishing can be a special time in the winter

February 9, 2013 When I was in my late 20s and early 30s, I was befriended by a couple of older gentlemen who were very dedicated ice fishermen and always invited me along with them a time or two each winter. more »»

Hunting with Haidle and Company has been the best

February 3, 2013 The day I met Joanie Haidle my life was changed. It was an “accidental” meeting. I was hunting with Marc Jordan from Punxutawny, a world-class taxidermist, one spring morning in 2003. About 8 a.. more »»

Big day for bird loves is coming up

February 3, 2013 Almost anything to do with the history and traditions of Pennsylvania interests me greatly, but Groundhog Day is one notable exception to that fascination. more »»

No good way to look at canceling outdoor show

January 27, 2013 In about a month the Jaffa Outdoor Show will be in full swing in the area. more »»

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