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Monday, April 15th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Monday, April 15th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Ben Moyer

Ben Moyer: Selfless steelhead angler an example all can learn from

Hopefully, the young man described below is an Outdoor News reader and will recognize himself here. I didn’t ask him, as the moment was his. There was no call to identify myself in that way, at that time. We were two strangers on a stream.
Days before that, I’d decided to go to Erie, Pa., to try and catch a steelhead. This is not something I’ve had much success with on earlier attempts.

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Writings of former outdoor humor columnist Pat McManus are health aid for the outdoorsmen

A silver lining of my wife’s recent resolve to monitor my blood pressure is that I rediscovered Pat McManus.
Protocol dictates that I sit, comfortable and relaxed, for several minutes before the electric sleeve performs its python-like constrictions on the upper arm. That’s so your pressure returns to normal after exertion (Like trekking across the room?). I’ve read that laughter reduces blood pressure. So, hoping for readings that won’t alarm my spouse, I sought my copy of “They Shoot Canoes, Don’t They?” a McManus’ classic I’d neglected for years, to read between the squeezes.

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Proposing a ‘Plan B’ for Pennsylvania’s fall trout stocking

I was present on a small mountain stream when the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission’s truck arrived for the creek’s scheduled fall stocking. The air was crisp and held that intoxicating autumn tang – a beautiful October day to be outdoors. The pleasant conditions, though, accented the absence of the long line of pickups that follow a stock trout in spring. Only one vehicle trailed that load of trout upstream.

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Nix the “Git it done” syndrome that engulfs modern-day hunting culture

Earlier this week, on the eve of a new hunting season, I enjoyed a phone conversation with a friend.
“Enjoyed,” though, isn’t the right word because my friend is an avid and skilled bowhunter, and throughout the call we shared mutual concerns about contemporary trends in hunting – what those misgivings portend for the future, and what the trends say about our modern motivations to hunt. Because of its gravity, our discourse was more endurance than enjoyment.

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No wild pheasants in Pennsylvania? State Pheasants Forever chapter keeps giving

Pheasants Forever stands out among groups because its work benefits the environment and society, beyond the welfare of its species of interest – the ring-necked pheasant. Pheasants Forever promotes and helps to implement agricultural practices and policies that conserve topsoil, protect clean water, sequester atmospheric carbon, provide habitat for nongame wildlife and other hunted game, foster public access, and improve farm productivity.
So, if Pheasants Forever’s national program is admirable, a local PF chapter that continues to strive for those improvements, even after hope for huntable flocks of wild pheasants on its home turf have dimmed, is a group that merits appreciation and praise. 

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To enjoy Pennsylvania’s herd more, boost your elk IQ

Observant outdoors folks have already noticed wine-red gum leaves and Virginia creeper’s scarlet bursts in the woods. In Pennsylvania, that means elk watchers from all corners of the state and beyond are planning their annual elk pilgrimage.
They know that September, on that crescent of Allegheny Plateau, is the time and place to enjoy a wildlife spectacle like no other in this part of the world.

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One day showcases what Pennsylvania’s outdoor scene has to offer

I sense that even those of us who indulge in Pennsylvania’s outdoor assets sometimes forget how varied, appealing, and welcoming our woods and waters are. A recent day of mild adventure proved the Office of Outdoor Recreation has a lot to work with – a great story to tell.
I launched my canoe at a public access provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. From there, I coasted by scores of anglers wading from shore, casting from rocks, or anchored on rafts at midstream, maneuvering always to avoid their casting lanes.

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Pennsylvania fish stocking notice is overdue, deserves angler support

It’s a natural fact that dates back to the first bands of early humans. We do not like rules. A lot of anglers and organizations already know about the Notice of Stocking regulation adopted last month by the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission, but a lot don’t.
When the regulation goes into effect on Jan. 1 next year, many will resent the Notice of Stocking rule just like early motorists resented the STOP sign.

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