Outdoors

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Zach Knepp, right, says it was more fun to watch daughter Bella take this doe than the buck that will soon adorn his cabin wall.

Goals met for this year’s archery deer season

This year I headed into archery season with two goals. My primary goal was to help my daughter Bella harvest her first deer with the use of a crossbow. The second was to shoot what I would consider a very nice buck. I was elated when Bella was able to harvest a doe during the second week ...

Woods, words are perfect combination for hiker

NEW CASTLE (AP) — Some mothers coax their kids to bed by reading them a story. It was the opposite for Gary Sizer when he was growing up. Sizer’s mother encouraged her children to tell stories based on what had happened to them during their day. That momentous time of his life paved the ...

Enter your buck in The Sentinel’s contest

LEWISTOWN — Hundreds of local hunters will be successful in bagging bucks this year and we look forward to seeing them in The Sentinel’s annual Big Buck Contest. Antlered deer that meet the three-point standard and are killed during the archery season or the regular firearms deer season ...

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A selection of knives made by Larry Rockwell.

Passion for craft work becomes business of knives

TROUT RUN — About 15 years ago, Larry Rockwell began making wood into things that he wanted people to have, that were custom made. “Through my life I have always had a love for wood, particularly fancy figured woods used in items like gunstocks, knife handles and furniture,” he said. ...

Mentoring programs teach youth safety

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — When Chad Tussing’s daughter, Elisa, got her first deer two seasons ago, she was excited and ready to get back in the field. That excitement led to getting another dear last season, and even more excitement about the possibilities of the upcoming season, the Rapid ...

Enter your buck in The Sentinel’s contest

LEWISTOWN — Hundreds of local hunters will be successful in bagging bucks this year and we look forward to seeing them in The Sentinel’s annual Big Buck Contest. Antlered deer that meet the three-point standard and are killed during the archery season or the regular firearms deer season ...

Record harvest could be on the horizon

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s coming firearms deer season packs promise for hundreds of thousands of hunters as they await its opener Monday. Unseasonably warm weather and an abundance of fall mast made it more challenging to pattern deer movements throughout the statewide six-week archery ...

Enter your buck in The Sentinel’s annual contest

LEWISTOWN — Hundreds of local hunters will be successful in bagging bucks this year and we look forward to seeing them in The Sentinel’s annual Big Buck Contest. Antlered deer that meet the three-point standard and are killed during the archery season or the regular firearms deer season ...

Trapper’s dream comes true, from catch to cap

Now that trapping season is in full swing, I feel this is a great time to share the tale of a furtaking mission recently completed by a very enthusiastic young raccoon catcher. My son, who is now in first grade, loves trying to catch raccoons. From the time I took him out to check our first ...

Archery hunter surprised to learn he harvests 500-pound bear

MOUNTAIN TOP (AP) — Devon Woolfolk didn’t expect to see a bear while he was archery hunting in Rice Township on Oct. 31. In fact, Woolfolk wasn’t anticipating a bear walking in front of his treestand and offering a broadside shot. But just in case the unexpected happened, Woolfolk ...