Outdoors

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 ...

Not your typical lesson on patience

Outdoors writers often cover the same topics over and over, and over again. Am I guilty of this myself as a writer? Absolutely, but I’m trying to kick the habit — starting after this article. I mean, is anybody else tired of beating that dead horse about patience in the woods? Absolutely ...

This ranking of being No. 1 is unwanted by all

HARRISBURG — When it comes to whitetail deer, Pennsylvanians can factually make the claim “We’re No. 1!” Unfortunately, that famous claim more associated with fans of competitive sports teams is not a boast if made by Pennsylvania deer hunters. Instead it reflects the ongoing sad ...

Respect an important skill to teach hunters

I have never been a hunter or fisherman who headed into the field with obtaining food as the main goal. While I enjoy and am thankful for the many meals I have secured during these outings, I have always seen collecting the sustenance as a nice bonus that came after a successful adventure. ...