On the Trail by Ron Steffe

A mixed bag in trout opener

Welcome warmth greets anglers as the first day of the regional trout opener arrives. But in general, catches are slow and complaints many.

Keep CWD in your thoughts in Pennsylvania

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.

Let the sparks fly in Pennsylvania

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.

Another archery season start with summer weather

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…

Tapping into the bass haven that is Pennsylvania

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.

Old gobbler hunter tries new approach

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…

About This Blog


Ron Steffe grew up in the farm country of Berks County, where he still resides today. His first hunting outings began at the age of 8. Those episodes consisted of following close behind his father on small game hunts, a broken .22 rifle in hand, with which he pretended to shoot his share of fleeing quarry. His angling experiences started at about the same time. A member of the Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association and the Outdoor Writers of America Association, he has been published locally, statewide and nationally, most often reflecting upon first-hand outdoor experiences, in which he still fully engages today.

Outdoor News Store

26 Issues For
Subscribe Today!

Shop our online store for products and gear: Print of the Year, Outdoor News History Book, Outdoor News Clothing and more!


Outdoor News Blogging Team