Outdoors

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 ...

Conditions right for memorable season

HARRISBURG — An abundance of fall foods will have a huge black-bear population on the move as hunters head out Nov. 18 for the opening day of Pennsylvania’s four-day statewide firearms bear season. Penn’s Woods has been smothered by hard and soft mast this past summer and fall. ...

Outdoors TV: The good, the bad, the indifferent

I had the privilege this spring to be a part of an Archery Assassins filming session about my turkey call company and spring turkey hunting. Up until this point I had done nothing other than dabble in self inking a few hunts. A crew of three guys came into my small town of Front Royal, ...

Elk hunters achieve a high success rate

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Game Commission reports that 104 elk were taken by hunters during the regular one-week elk season that ended Nov. 4. For those licensed to hunt antlered (bull) elk, the success rate was 100 percent. The 2017 harvest included some large elk. Ten bulls each were ...

Archers: Enter The Sentinel’s Big Buck 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 are eligible. Winners will be ...

LL Bean wants to be part of outdoor fun

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — L.L. Bean has done some soul-searching. The century-old brand known for Yankee durability is putting a renewed focus on the fun of being outside as it tries to invigorate sales in a fast-changing marketplace. “Be an Outsider,” the chain is urging, in a quirky new ...