Parts of June and all of July have been pretty rough on the writer – in both body and mind.
Pennsylvania – Ron Steffe
Not easy to trust politicians’ words, but let’s hope they come through with the license-fee increases so desperately needed by agencies.
Hunters and wildlife enthusiasts alike had better accept the fact that CWD kills affected animals, plain and simple.
While bass to the north of our state take a longer time to grow big, and some fish in southern states reach large size much faster, we here in the middle are pretty good at producing big bass rather quickly, too.
I sat against the base of a large hemlock last Monday. To my front was a wide limb of another hemlock that had broken off and fallen long ago, its desiccated short branches along the main stem providing perfect cover in all directions. I was spring gobbler hunting in the vastness of Tioga County, but it was different from any…
I’ve just returned from my annual week-long trip to Tioga County to partake of the first week of spring gobbler season and pitch and lob various insect imitations into the waters of the Big Pine Creek for the big stream’s trout. The canyon, also known as the Pine Creek Gorge, is a 47-mile-long chasm that was formed over eons of…
Why is it so difficult for Pennsylvania representatives to grant small fishing license fee increases?
Cold and snow not finished, even though signs of the spring season are starting to show.
A foot of new snow will make for some rough early season trout fishing in eastern Pennsylvania.
Stopping the broadening reach of CWD seems destined for failure in Pennsylvania and beyond.
The birds are here, but huge numbers do not mean success is sure to follow.
The blogger and a hunting buddy carried out a final hunt for deer last Saturday and filled a tag.
First it’s too cold, now it’s rainy and warm, and hunting suffers either way, especially flintlock for deer.
If you’re a hunter or fisherman, Pennsylvania offers chances for just about every game animal and fish species available.
(Photo by Windigo Images)Although it only takes a day or two until results – and opinions – start rolling in from hunters who were out at the start of Pennsylvania’s rifle season for deer, I like to wait until the season ends before I decide how hunters viewed the experience. For those who saw success, happiness always abounds, especially in…
Blogger’s archery hunting closed with melancholy thoughts.
So far, hunters’ outlay of $25 for a pheasant stamp to hunt ringnecks has had minimal return.
Stopping the spread of CWD is important to everyone who enjoys the outdoors, and helping the Game Commission and any other state agencies involved with this task should be a priority for all of us.
It pays to hunt early in archery season, especially if nice bucks are your main objective.
Preliminary numbers from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service survey indicate a five-year national drop-off of over 2 million hunters.
This invasive species is spreading quickly, and without much hope of stopping its reach.
Pretending scientific knowledge is untrue regarding CWD will not make the problem go away.
Slight weather change cranks up hunting anticipation.
A half-hour drive in Pennsylvania produced numerous sightings of deer, plenty with fuzzy antlers sprouting.
No more excuses for withholding license increases for Pennsylvania’s Fish & Boat and Game commissions.
Does are adept at hiding their newborns from natural predators, but humans can spoil their efforts.