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State elk herd attracts wildlife watchers

September 8, 2013 This Friday, 86 lucky hunters will be awarded an elk license for the 2013 elk season that will take place throughout the Elk Management Area in northcentral Pennsylvania. more »»

Grenoble: Off to the right start: Programs instructing youngsters a shrewd move

September 8, 2013 Programs that help youngsters get the right start in hunting are among the wisest things Sportsmen’s Clubs and the Game Commission have undertaken in recent years. more »»

Make fishing part of your agenda

September 1, 2013 I know most of the hunters in the audience are likely to be out tomorrow for the opening of the early dove and Canada goose seasons for some wing-shooting opportunities at those popular game birds. more »»

Hard to find a hunter who doesn't love September

September 1, 2013 Labor Day is the unofficial kickoff for hunting seasons. Every outdoor person can literally smell it. more »»

Labor Day weekend a busy time for outdoors folks

August 25, 2013 As we begin the final week of August, the annual transition from summer to fall begins for many of us. more »»

Area hunter loves to talk about bear hunts

August 25, 2013 Being charged by an elephant is the stuff of fantasy and intrigue for most Blair County hunters but it actually happened to Dave Weyant in Africa. more »»

First-time hunters must prep for safety

August 18, 2013 As summer winds down, most parents and other relatives of young folks are preparing for the annual back-to-school ritua. more »»

Info you need on bucks and bears

August 18, 2013 Conservation officer Al Zellner told me recently that Game Commission officers are indeed fielding plenty of nuisance bear complaints this summer. more »»

Fly fishing helps disabled vets on recovery path

August 11, 2013 I’ve been a fly-fishing guide for 25 years and during that time have had the pleasure of fishing with hundreds of folks from all walks of lif. more »»

Bugling of an elk remains a thrilling sound

August 11, 2013 One aspect of the outdoor life that we enjoy most is the various sound effects; hearing things you just won’t hear in the city. more »»

Grenoble: Deer, turkeys, plus bargain-priced gear

August 4, 2013 Here are a couple of reminders for my outdoors friends and followers that you should know about at this point in the year. No. more »»

Young: There’s a time when you have to ‘stick it’ to river smallmouths

August 4, 2013 My favorite midsummer pastime has long been fishing for smallmouth bass on the Juniata River. more »»

Game Commission sets new rules for migratory bird hunters

August 4, 2013 Pennsylvania’s early migratory bird seasons have been approved, and changes this year will increase the number of birds hunters can keep in their possession. more »»

Grenoble: Writer’s home a wealth of hunting keepsakes

July 28, 2013 A man-cave is a space where a person — usually male — keeps his mementos, programs, souvenirs, bowling trophies and whatever else defines his hobbies and interests. more »»

Young: Some tips for summertime topwater action

July 28, 2013 I’ll always have fond memories of the first bass I caught on a topwater lure. That event occurred more than 40 years ago when a nice largemouth inhaled an Arbogast Jitterbug for me. more »»

Hunter-trapper education class

July 28, 2013 Date: Saturday, Aug. 10, 9 a.m-3:30 p.m. more »»

Invasive algae now on state’s worry list

July 21, 2013 Last week, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission announced the spread of yet another undesirable invasive species here in our state with the news that didymo had been discovered on Pine Creek in... more »»

Some working hard for Sunday hunting

July 21, 2013 While sportsmen hopefully cheer for the Pirates and suffer with the Curve, there are still important things to accomplish to have a successful upcoming hunting season. more »»

Officials are considering fishing license proposals

July 14, 2013 All the rain during the past week found me spending much more time indoors in front of the computer catching up on research and other projects than outside fishing or taking photographs as I usually... more »»

Game Commission does its best to keep all of us informed

July 14, 2013 Antlerless deer licenses again are on sale; did you remember to send in an application? Hunter-trapper education classes are filling rapidly, have you reserved spots for family members who will join... more »»

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