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Young: Soft sticks are top summertime bass producers

August 3, 2014 For more than 10 seasons now, soft-plastic stickbaits have been my go-to bait for bass in both rivers and lakes. more »»

Return of brook trout signals clean waterways

August 3, 2014 Nature always seems to be imperilled by man. Sometimes wildlife species threatened or endangered cannot be helped, but other times man can intervene with improvements that will enhance the future. more »»

Birdwatchers have plenty of choices in Pennsylvania

August 3, 2014 There are more than 300 species of birds living in Indiana, Cambria and Armstrong counties, and members of the local Todd Bird Club are dedicated to seeing as many of them and learning as much about... more »»

Fishing the night shift makes for a good time

July 27, 2014 During the summer, most anglers are fully aware that fishing can often be less than productive during the middle of a hot, bright da. more »»

The do's and don'ts of getting your buck

July 27, 2014 “How many deer do you people want anyhow?” someone asked me — because I am a hunter — just last week. more »»

Bald eagle recovery represents remarkable success story

July 20, 2014 Forty-five years ago today, American astronaut Neil Armstrong transmitted these now famous words from the surface of the moon: “Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has lande. more »»

Birds on film make for fun time

July 20, 2014 It was a stark example of poetic justice. The cadre of anti-hunters who criticize me because I hunt are going to love this story. more »»

Fishing ants for summertime trout

July 13, 2014 This time last year, we were already into the early stages of what amounted to a four-month drought throughout our region. more »»

Bears wander into town for a reason

July 13, 2014 Few outdoor events will get you on television faster than having a black bear decide to stroll through town. more »»

Monday is key date for hunters

July 13, 2014 It’s hot out today, and sitting in a tree stand doing your best to keep your toes from freezing is far from most of our minds. more »»

Bears are finding ways into urban New Jersey

July 6, 2014 CHERRY HILL, N.J. — Last month, one black bear had quite the adventure through Burlington County. more »»

Always find the time to be thankful for our country

July 6, 2014 The other day I was leafing through a tired old book and a tattered piece of paper fluttered to the floor. more »»

Sharks on protected US listings

July 6, 2014 HONOLULU — The National Marine Fisheries Service recently classified as endangered and threated four distinct populations of a shark species whose fins are favored as an ingredient in shark fin sou. more »»

Game Commission putting the work in on elk

July 6, 2014 What does an elk eat? Some are about to find out. Researchers recently placed a collar on a cow elk on Pennsylvania’s elk range. more »»

Sometimes you need to re-connect with brook trout

June 29, 2014 A friend emailed me early one Friday several weeks ago inviting me to join him the next day to fish his favorite brook trout stream. more »»

Saga of Chronic Wasting Disease will continue for area hunters

June 29, 2014 Last year, our region became the first Disease Management Area ever created by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. All because the dreaded Chronic Wasting Disease was found here. more »»

Into the frying pan

June 22, 2014 Last week, my son and family from Missouri visited me. He was hardly inside the door when Mark inquired if I had any trout in my freezer. more »»

Tying own fly leaders improves performance

June 22, 2014 I’ve tied my own leaders almost as long as I’ve been fly-fishin. more »»

Never hurts to practice caution when Mother Nature’s critters are involved

June 15, 2014 I was stunned one early morning this week past when WTAJ had a news story of a woman in the Pittsburgh area who was actually bitten by a fox. more »»

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