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Outdoors

Guyer: Early spring fly fishing in the ‘Old Days’

Whenever we aging Baby Boomers gather, there is always a lot of talk about the “Good Old Days” of hunting. I’ve experienced some real heydays of rabbit, pheasant, turkey, and deer hunting that won’t be matched in the near future. Presently I think we are living in the golden age of bear ...

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Atkinson Mills Sportsmen’s Club ¯ Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. The club is located at 55 Sportsmen Club Lane, McVeytown; email atkinsonmillssportsmensclub@gmail.com; online at http://atkinsonmills-sportsmensclub.weebly.com Blue Rock Sportsman ...

Harshbarger: Veterans turkey hunt a yearly treasure

As any avid outdoorsman knows, few things get the blood pumpin’ and the adrenaline going like the sound of a Pennsylvania gobbler sounding off in the woods. The echoing of a double-gobble as a bird closes the distance can make the most experienced turkey hunter shake in his camos. The kind ...

Officials worry about wasting disease’s economic impacts

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Every autumn for 24 years, Kalispell resident and Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Board Chairman Ryan Busse has traveled to the wide-open spaces of Northern Montana’s Hi-Line to hunt, where few people reside and healthy wild game populations roam. He’s scaled ...

Harshbarger: Locals produce outdoor channel

It is hard being 16 years old. This time in a kid’s life can be extremely demanding. Between school, sports, first-time jobs, and managing a social life, it is hard to imagine having a lot of free time or energy left to devote elsewhere. Two local teens and their family friend have shown ...

Hunting participation sees recent decline

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Crystal Egli grew up in rural Vermont, the daughter of a vegetarian, and, for most of her life, terrified of firearms. She didn’t grow up in a family that hunted and wouldn’t know how to become a hunter even if she had an interest in learning. But when she was ...

Harshbarger: Winter walleyes - Tips for success

Winter walleye fishing can be physically grueling due to colder temperatures, but the chances of landing a trophy increase exponentially during this time of the year. From late October into March, as water temperatures plummet, the walleye start chowing down at an increased rate. With limited ...

Knouse: The guide to stop wasting wild turkey meat

The first thing most turkey hunters think of when they daydream of eating their most recent harvest, is usually lightly fried and golden brown breast nuggets. Even if it’s not exactly that, it’s safe to say that it’s some variation of the breast meat that comes to their mind. I can’t ...

Harshbarger: inspiring next generation of outdoorsmen

My fondest childhood memories occurred in the outdoors, starting long-before the age that I could actually hunt. My Dad had my brother and I stomping around in the woods, more-less, from the time that we could take an unassisted step or two. Of course, from the age of 12 and through my ...

Chronic wasting disease on hunter’s minds

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — This year was a dark one for Montana hunters and lovers of wild game meat with the announcement that, for the first time, a wild elk and a wild moose were found infected with chronic wasting disease. CWD is a contagious neurological disease that infects deer, elk and ...