Those with an interest in whitetail deer and elk in this state are splitting over how to deal with chronic wasting disease crisis.
Pennsylvania – Ron Steffe
With all the new-fangled mock bass attractants being marketed today, plus an uncountable number of lures constructed in vast varieties, live baits have taken a back seat.
The deluge of rain, and destructive power of spring storms, if limited, can both hurt and help the world outside.
Not all was lost, however, as Big Pine Creek offered outstanding trout fishing all week.
For anyone seeking a good time in a scenic outdoor setting, this is sure to please.
The tireless work of the agency’s personnel helps ensure sportsmen of the state have ample places to fish.
Welcome warmth greets anglers as the first day of the regional trout opener arrives. But in general, catches are slow and complaints many.
It is important that the hunting public stick to the facts regarding CWD and not subscribe to unproven statements.
Crazy weather has slowed snow geese migration movements locally.
Rather than sitting around and waiting for springtime, utilize the current weather patterns.
The blessing of being a serious deer hunter in turn brings the writer to ponder the future of deer and elk in a world being more and more ravaged by the disease.
Here in southeastern Pennsylvania, flintlock and archery seasons continue for deer, and blogger plans to hunt as much as possible during those remaining days.
Flintlock season for deer in Pennsylvania opened the day after Christmas, and it’s a terrific time of year to be hunting this distinctive season.
Deer numbers appear solid, but with once-vibrant deer camps aging, and fewer youths joining the mix, harvest numbers suffer.
With the first crack of a rifle on the opening morning of the gun season for deer, hunters know they’re in the woods at a special time.
Too many days of rain along with flooded woods and fields have hurt prime-time archery hunting in Pennsylvania.
With so many various seasons in play, October’s third week gives hunters an option to chase just about any game species.
Many different deer species may be infected with EHD, and white-tailed deer are highly susceptible, and experience high rates of mortality.Much like October of last year, the weather is just too darn humid and warm to immerse myself full-bore into archery hunting. This past Friday was my first excursion afield. The afternoon was cooler than the earlier part of week…
Hunt usually offers extended chances to harvest a deer without hurting the resource. That’s a good thing for both young and older hunters, at least those who don’t have excuses for not hunting.
A long stay of extreme heat has resulted in poor goose hunting, and may allow biting midges to nibble on whitetails much too often.
Scouting, hard work, patience and serious planning with a willingness to change from what worked in the past are the ways to go.
Parts of June and all of July have been pretty rough on the writer – in both body and mind.
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…