The Altoona Mirror, 31 Aug 2016 01:47:13 EDTWed, 31 Aug 2016 01:47:13 EDT Day ushers in outdoor opportunities I confronted the keyboard to compose this week's column I realized there are a bunch of important events on the horizon. Sept.Sun, 28 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTSummer's end brings beginning of preparations for fall season hunter loves to see August end; it signals the end of a long, hot summer and the beginning of preparations for all types of hunting soon to come.Sun, 28 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTPopular river closes after thousands of fish die Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont.Sun, 21 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTThere's a reason they call it wildlife rugged outdoorsmen of the past, who went west before the Conestoga wagons, were trappers. Trapping furs to sell to the earliest settlers was how they made their livelihood.Sun, 21 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTWilderness guides mauled by bear Rachel D'Oro The Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A brown bear mauled two wilderness guides who were leading a hiking excursion in Alaska after the group came between the female animal and her cub in the Tongass National Forest, state...Sun, 21 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDT