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Outdoors

Pennsylvania Game Commission releases deer harvest report

From staff reports Pennsylvania hunters posted their highest overall deer harvest in 15 years when they took 389,431 deer during the state’s 2019-20 hunting seasons, which closed in January, the Pennsylvania Game Commission reported. The 2019-20 deer harvest topped the previous year’s ...

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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 ...

Grand Canyon pressured to close after virus outbreak

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Calls mounted Tuesday for the federal government to close Grand Canyon National Park after the popular tourist destination saw its first case of the coronavirus in a hospitality worker. The man who tested positive for COVID-19 lived at a dorm within the park and ...

Pennsylvania Game Commission releases deer harvest report

From staff reports Pennsylvania hunters posted their highest overall deer harvest in 15 years when they took 389,431 deer during the state’s 2019-20 hunting seasons, which closed in January, the Pennsylvania Game Commission reported. The 2019-20 deer harvest topped the previous year’s ...

Harshbarger: Memories from Pike fishing in Canada

I’m sure I’m not alone in the winter struggle after deer season has ended and spring temperatures for comfortable fishing seem like a painful distance away. Cabin fever is in full swing come the latter weeks of winter, even if we outdoorsmen are kept busy with kids, kids’ sports, work, ...

Trout season opening day pushed back due to coronavirus concerns

From staff reports HARRISBURG – Amid concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) today announced several changes to the 2020 trout season intended to protect the safety of the public and staff, while preserving the opportunity to enjoy the fun ...

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 ...