Outdoors

Bull hunters fare better; elk hunt a success

HARISBURG — Nearly 100 lucky participants in Pennsylvania’s 2018 elk hunt have taken home a trophy. Ninety-nine elk were taken by 125 hunters during the regular one-week elk season that ended Nov. 10. And for those licensed to hunt antlered elk, also known as bulls, the success rate was ...

Wyoming man uses business to support veterans

RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — It was known simply as Red Rocks a generation ago, the restaurant and motel on the north side of U.S. Highway 26 just before the big curve 20 miles east of Dubois. While the meals may have been memorable, what goes on inside the former restaurant and motel complex is ...

Expert archery advice, part two

Previously I broke down some hot topics from the archery world with my dear friend Curtis Ashcraft, but I didn’t stop there. As a hunter, I have always believed that the more information I can learn, the better it makes me as an outdoorsman. So I had the chance to question a man I am lucky to ...

Pathway to Parks’ aim is diversity

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — There were some sketchy moments as Tanya Cummings thought her self-described “short, little legs,” wouldn’t get her up and over the boulders way taller than her 4-foot-11, well-coiffed and manicured frame, or out of the deep woods in the Plott Balsam ...

Montana bear specialist has 30 years of wildlife work

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Erik Wenum is known as the “bear guy,” and it’s an apt moniker, given the fact that he’s handled nearly 5,000 bears during his tenure with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. He’s the bear and mountain lion specialist for the state agency, but truth is, there ...

CDT director has devoted her life to trails

DENVER (AP) — Teresa Martinez said she’ll probably never thru-hike something like the Appalachian Trail or Continental Divide Trail, but that hasn’t stopped her from devoting her life to them. “To know that I’m a small part of something that, for 50 years, has been protecting ...

Champion archer: Practice, practice, practice

With bow season in full swing in most states and the transition to muzzleloader already happening in others, I took a moment to reach out to two dear friends with insurmountable experience in the archery world. First up, a mentor and hunting buddy Curtis Ashcraft. The second part of this ...

Dog trained to detect sewage

WILLIAMSPORT — Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper Carol Parenzan uses many resources to aid her in patrolling the Susquehanna River watershed, but only one has a furry body and a nose that is being trained to sniff out the presence of raw sewage in the water. Little Susquehanna, or “Sussey” ...

The time is here for Hunters Sharing the Harvest

HARRISBURG — According to Hunters Sharing the Harvest executive director John Plowman, a lot of people and organizations share in the ongoing success of the organization To date, since the formation of HSH in 1991, the program has generated more than 1.3 million pounds of venison ...

Group brings vets together for adventure

OHIOPYLE (AP) — Enjoying life: it’s just one of the things they went to war to preserve. A group of veterans came together in October to seek adventure and savor the day as a unit by hitting the rapids of the Youghiogheny River at Ohiopyle State Park. One of those veterans, Gail Schnell, ...