Focus on Wildlife: Ruffed Grouse
On our only trip afield together, I watched and listened in amazement as Ned Smith imitated the drumming sound that a nearby ruffed grouse was making.
Ken Maurer outdoors column: The angling brothers
We are finally getting some long overdue warm weather and it feels good.
Outdoors talking points: Trail cleanups, bike rides on tap this weekend
Wetland hikes, trail clean-ups and bike rides are all on tap this weekend as part of the Earth Month activities being coordinated by the Merrill Linn Conservancy.
Outdoors talking point: Stink bugs definitely not extinct
Were you like me and very skeptical this winter when news came out that the brutal weather, deep snows and nearly-record cold had killed off the stink bug population?
Outdoors talking points: Doe licenses to see major decline
Earlier this week, the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners set the antlerless deer license allocations for this year’s hunting season. The big news is that there will be many less licenses available for the coming season.
Don Steese outdoors column: Early birds wet the worms
My buddy and I managed to get out this past Monday to try for a few of those “rebel” trout (that’s trout who were stocked in the southern part of the state).
It was, for lack of a better term, a unique experience.
Ken Maurer outdoors column: Tough times as creeks run high
The early trout season has been tough for a lot of anglers. Some nice fish were caught, and if you were in the right spot, there was good fishing. But, for a lot of anglers it was pretty frustrating.
Focus on Wildlife: Groundhogs
Often portrayed as cute, cuddly, adorable and a bit ornery, in cartoons, movies and television commercials, groundhogs are typically shown as dim witted.
Ken Maurer outdoors column: Big bait equals big trout?
The early trout season is upon us, and shortly the rest of the state will open. Every year there are stories of large trout seen or lost, and once in a while, there are actual pictures of big trout.
Don Steese outdoors column: Outdoor infighting
The old saw, “You can’t please all of the people all of the time,” certainly seems to apply to the Pennsylvania outdoors.
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