A Natural Perspective by Mark Nale

Copper bullets should be in your future

Negative publicity about lead ammo is not an assault on my right to hunt or bear arms, it is just factual reporting, common sense and switching would be good for the image of hunting.

Pennsylvania bait anglers beware

At least three Pennsylvania Fish & Boat commissioners think that catch-and-release, artificial-lures-only regulations would be best for 3,000  miles of the state’s best streams.

Why this blogger is not renewing his Trout Unlimited membership

Why should someone who has devoted a fair portion of his life to coldwater conservation for the past 44 years be "forgiven" for fishing with lures? Most TU members don't understand this concept. To them, it is all about what they view as a "greater calling" — fly-fishing. And this blogger has had enough.

About This Blog


Mark Nale grew up in rural Bedford County, where he caught his first trout at age 6 and started accompanying his father rabbit hunting by age 10. His interest in outdoor sports and nature influenced his decision to earn BS and M.Ed degrees in biology education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. A member of the Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association, Mark’s articles and photographs have appeared in local, state, and national publications. Married with three grown children, Mark now hunts, fishes, and writes from his home in the wilds of Centre County.

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