Outdoors

The road less traveled is often the better route

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” These words from Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” are used as an allegory on life — that doing one’s own thing and not going along with the crowd often makes ...

Treatment tells ticks to bug off

Friends, I’m really tired of seeing my hunting buddies and colleagues of the outdoors industry struck down by a little, teeny-tiny, disgusting bug. Yes, I’m talking about the creepy-crawling and bloodsucking ticks. Fortunately for me, after spending years peeling ticks off my skin, ...

Even a seasoned hunter can find a new tradition

I have my routines as a hunter. Each matching article of clothing is laid out before a hunt, my calls sorted through and selected, my wake up time meticulously calculated, and like a line straight out of Stevie Wonder’s hit song “Superstition,” you can bet many other turkey hunters across ...

Alcohol and stream water should not mix

These stories were submitted by local author Denny Sieber, whose book “Tales from the Parking Lot” is available online from Xlibris, Barnes and Noble and Amazon. A few years ago, four of us were flying out of Gouin Reservoir in the wilderness of Quebec, with our egos stoked and our ...

June means it’s time to prepare for bass season

The Sentinel welcomes award-winning writer Harry Guyer Jr. to its outdoors page. Guyer grew up in central Pennsylvania. His father was an avid hunter and fisherman, who instilled his love of the outdoors in his son. Guyer graduated from Shippensburg State College with a degree in English and ...

‘Shallow’ thinking leads to bass success

CHESAPEAKE BEACH, Md. — Years before the current craze to fish from kayaks and target shallow water took hold among anglers, outdoors writer, author and lecturer Joe Bruce favored the action to be had on small streams and shallow rivers over the likes of the Chesapeake Bay and Potomac River ...

East Licking Creek Trout

Fishermen walk many miles. The float, they boat, they wade, and in some cases they even swim. If only we could stop by our neighbor’s trash can as they dispose of a old pair of leaky waders and somehow hear a story of where they’ve been and what they’ve seen. If boats, fishing rods or ...

New hunting adventure proved to be hog wild

Over the years I have been fortunate to experience some wonderful outdoor adventures throughout North America. From spending a week on horseback in the Bob Marshall Wilderness in Montana fly fishing for cutthroat trout to fishing for salmon in Alaska and hunting black bears in Canada to ...

Tips on directional, positional calling

The thing that can make hunting knowledge gleaned from other outdoorsmen and women somewhat dubious, is the fact that you may get a different opinion or suggestion from each person that you ask. This is especially true when gathering second-hand information in regard to turkey hunting. ...

New PFSC director Daub proves to be a self-starter

HARRISBURG — With the appointment of Harold Daub as newly appointed executive director of the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen and Conservations came all the public-relations generated quotes attributed to the 57-year-old Muir native always associated with such press releases. Then, one ...