Pennsylvania – Mark Nale

More public relations needed by the Pennsylvania Game Commission

A recent email exchange with Unified Sportsmen of Pennsylvania president Randy Santucci provides food for thought. Santucci and I were discussing the merits of the Pennsylvania Game Commission spending hunting license dollars to expand the agency’s information and education presence in the elk range — including work at the joint Department of Conservation and Natural Resources-Keystone Elk Country Alliance visitor…

Good news on the chronic wasting disease front – finally

With deer farms quarantined in 16 counties, the chronic wasting disease situation seemed to be getting worse by the day. Now, there is finally some good news. The two free-roaming deer with connections to Ronald Rutter’s New Oxford deer farm — where chronic wasting disease was first discovered in Pennsylvania — have been shot and killed by hunters. Even better…

Fall colors, pleasant temperatures and outdoor opportunities make October a special month

Mother Nature’s curtain is about to drop on the final act of October — my favorite month of the year. Temperatures were cool enough on many days to provide a pleasant environment for archery deer hunting. At the same time, nighttime temperatures were often warm enough to make for very productive trout fishing the following morning. I took advantage of…