Outdoors

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Stephen Clark and Stephen Peterson enjoy a hunt for wounded veterans.

Persistence leads to success in quest for gobblers

As I am laid up from a foot surgery and unable to chase my wife and kids around, scout for deer, run trail cams or really be active, I resort to one thing that always helps to ease my mind: the reliving and telling of hunting stories. I’m very fortunate that over the years I’ve been able ...

Dogs are family members, not machines

YORK SPRINGS (AP) — Each car that pulled into the York Springs State Game Lands was accompanied by a chorus of barking. Dogs weaved in and out of a sea of orange as hunters and their companions prepared for a long day of training. The hunters are a part of the Keystone Chapter of the North ...

Order expands hunting, fishing on public lands

WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke last month signed an order to expand hunting and fishing on federal land, saying it would improve wildlife management and conservation. Environmentalists dismissed it as “a do-nothing order.” The order directs the Fish and Wildlife ...

Four electronic devices approved

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today gave final approval in September a measure that makes four additional electronic devices lawful to use while hunting. Once the changes become official, either this month or next, hunters will be able to use electronic decoys in ...

Commission offers to test deer for CWD

HARRISBURG — Those hunting deer within the state’s Disease Management Areas have the opportunity to have their deer tested free of charge for chronic wasting disease, which at the same time helps the Game Commission fight this deadly disease. The Game Commission is installing large metal ...

Permit required for pheasant hunters

HARRISBURG — Even though pheasant production has been trimmed, hunters heading afield this fall might not notice much difference in the number of pheasants they flush. The Game Commission still plans to release about 170,000 pheasants, a modest reduction from the goal of 200,000 pheasants in ...

Enter your buck in The Sentinel’s contest – open to archery hunters, too

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 are eligible. Winners will be ...

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John Kendal, president of the Credit River Anglers Association of Toronto, Canada, prepares to release an Atlantic salmon into the Salmon River near Altmar, New York.

Chance at Atlantic salmon adds to lure of Salmon River

PULASKI, N.Y. — Back in the early years of the 19th century, Lake Ontario had the greatest population of landlocked Atlantic salmon in the world. So many ran the tributaries each fall to spawn, men could drive horse-drawn wagons into the streams and spear or net a load full. Housewives would ...

Five reasons you may come to love fall turkey hunting

Each time I speak to individual hunters or speak in front of a group, the mention of fall turkey hunting gets knowing smiles and cringes of non approval all at the same time. 42 states offer fall hunting opportunities for turkeys and not all hunters who have the opportunity to try fall hunting ...

In this Friday, Aug. 11, 2017 photo, Carolyn Choate, left, and her daughter Sydney Choate Turnbull paddle into shore at the Bushkill Access along the Delaware River in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area near Bushkill, Pa. The two are on a paddling adventure where they will be kayaking more than 300 miles as part of a new, River of Life fundraising initiative that will pay tribute to Dr. Angela Brodie, who discovered a class of drugs to treat estrogen-positive breast cancer. The kayak trek will end at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland. [Keith R. Stevenson/Pocono Record via AP)

Kayakers embark on 301-mile journey for a cause

BUSHKILL (AP) — When Carolyn Choate was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer in 2003, her tumor had already grown the size of a golf ball. Doctors gave her three years to live. Fourteen years later, Choate is kayaking the Delaware River for a cause that’s close to her heart: continuing ...