Shots from the Hip: Prescribing children a healthy dose of mud
To the six young children, the muddy, clay-bottomed stream that wound through a number of campsites at the Central Pennsylvania Wesleyan Campground offered an opportunity to play. To stretch their imaginations and then put their plans into action, building a small dam and exploring for crayfish and other critters during the excavation process.
No Child Left Indoors: Time to help the bats
Some folks see them as creepy things with webbed wings, pointy teeth and sharp claws. What’s worse is that they have furry bodies of seemingly unkempt hair.
Ken Maurer Outdoors Column: Take it from the top
Last week I talked about how the river seems different this year and that has been the topic of several discussions I’ve had with anglers recently.
Don Steese's Outdoors Column: Beyond August
If there’s a month during the year that I’d just as soon skip, it’d be August. By now I’ve had about enough of summer’s heat and humidity and I’m well aware that in less than a month I’ll be hunting.
Shots from the hip: Gun safety starts at home
Despite the warnings and our parents’ best attempts to protect us, why do so many of us wind up having to touch a hot burner to realize that a kitchen stove can be dangerous?
Don Steese's Outdoors column: Debate heats up
Last week the group calling itself “Hunters United for Sunday Hunting” officially announced it’s long-anticipated lawsuit to end the prohibition of Sunday hunting here in Pennsylvania.
Ken Maurer's Outdoors column: River is changing
The river has been different so far this year. The main difference is there has been more water in it than usual, especially for July.
Outdoor Update: Game commission recruiting hunter education instructors
The Pennsylvania Game Commission is looking for experienced hunters and trappers who are interested in becoming volunteer instructors for the agency’s basic Hunter-Trapper Education (HTE), Successful Bowhunting, Successful Furtaking and the Successful Turkey Hunting courses, as well as future courses under consideration.
Outdoor Update: Hunter-trapper education classes starting to fill up
Those who plan to purchase their first hunting license this year will need to make plans to attend a Hunter-Trapper Education course, and there’s no time like the present to sign up, according to the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
No child left indoors: Let's take a hike!
One of the best ways to make sure that no child is left indoors is by making hiking your family’s past-time. I can tell you that, based on four decades of experience from being a Scouting leader, kids love to hike.
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