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Dear Santa, ‘Tis the season to take care all of many in my sports world. I would appreciate your attention in taking care of the following list. Safe travels! To the ...
December 17, 2022 Sports Columnists
Pennsylvania hunters have long commented on the troubles that they have had with the antlerless deer licenses required to hunt primarily whitetail does as well as any ant...
November 12, 2022 Outdoor
78-0-2. For any team to compile such a won-loss record in any sport at any level is incredible. Then again, the word incredible aptly describes the Mars Area High School ...
November 12, 2022 Sports Columnists
The uppermost tips of the submerged tree reached up to the 20 foot level, about 10 feet above the lake floor. Dropping it next to the boat, I allowed a 1/16 ounce jig to ...
November 05, 2022 Sports Columnists
Butler’s football team had to earn its way into the District 10 playoffs — on the field and through the court system. After filing for an injunction and going through two...
November 05, 2022 Sports Columnists
Can’t stop this
A winless season suggests not much has happened on the surface for Knoch’s football team this year. Underneath the surface, success may be bubbling, however — and it all ...
October 29, 2022 Sports
Hunters are starting to report that deer activity is starting to be much more active in the woods, fields, and highways. The weather and day-light saving time puts many m...
October 28, 2022 Sports Columnists
I was talking to my friends Brian and Howard this week and they were excited about their upcoming hunting trips to Wyoming and Colorado. October and November are the prim...
October 15, 2022 Sports Columnists
The fellows were having a discussion about the first day of autumn the other day and especially when the first day of fall is recognized and summer fades away. One though...
October 01, 2022 Outdoor
I was working with Beaver Boy this week on coming up with the perfect big-game loads for our hunting rifles. I specifically was looking for .30 caliber loads for a .300 W...
September 17, 2022 Outdoor
The term lightning never strikes twice in the same place goes way back to 1851 from a newspaper article in Melbourne. The initial discussion was that it was highly unlike...
September 03, 2022 Sports
Picking the right deer rifle is probably one of the most difficult decisions that most hunters make when they decide to open their wallets and make the purchase. Every hu...
August 20, 2022 Outdoor
We were planting some perennials that we picked up at St. Faustina’s Church Festival held at St. Christopher’s in Prospect. Part of their activities was a farm and garden...
August 06, 2022 Outdoor
It seems that the Antlerless deer license application draw comes upon us earlier and earlier each year. The first round of resident and non-resident licenses have already...
July 23, 2022 Outdoor
A flurry of parties and picnics was on our agenda for the 4th of July weekend, but I still had some time for some repairs to the local bluebird trail bird boxes that were...
July 09, 2022 Outdoor
The Summer Solstice on Tuesday was the official start of summer and the longest day of the year. It also marked the start of true pollinator activity in our garden. The b...
June 25, 2022 Outdoor
I was sitting on the kitchen deck enjoying some afternoon sun and a cool glass of iced tea this past week. We have an old feral cat that we were able to collect up and ha...
June 11, 2022 Outdoor
The Pennsylvania Game Commission announced that their 2022-23 hunting licenses will go on sale on June 13. The hunting license is good for one year starting from July 1 ...
May 28, 2022 Outdoor
The month of May is an absolutely awesome month to be outdoors in Pennsylvania. No matter what your interests are, there is something for everyone. Fishing, boating, gard...
May 14, 2022 Outdoor
Three church ladies often comment on my articles as we park near each other and walk into church. They enjoy the antics of human nature and the experiences that I have sh...
April 16, 2022 Outdoor
The statewide Pennsylvania Trout Season opens today and the weather forecast was for a sunny day with the temperature around 50 degrees … love it! The 8 a.m. start time ...
April 02, 2022 Outdoor
The anticipated first day of Spring arrives this weekend and I am sure that everyone welcomes that news! The warmer temperatures and spring rains are always better news f...
March 19, 2022 Outdoor
The sure signs of Spring are showing up everyday now that March is here! The snow is melting and the grass is showing spots of green in the fields and yards. One of my 2...
March 05, 2022 Outdoor
I was talking with a few of my friends recently who were planning or completing a hunt in North America. One friend, John Kappeler, had just achieved the triple crown o...
February 19, 2022 Outdoor
The recent break in the weather between the snow storms and frigid Arctic blasts was a welcome respite for all of the creatures including us. I couldn’t help but worry f...
February 05, 2022 Outdoor
The recent snowfall and freezing temperatures kept me close to home, but my concern for the wildlife had me busy with a few projects. I ran the snow blower along the edge...
January 22, 2022 Outdoor
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