The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


  • 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.

    August 3, 2013

  • 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?

    July 29, 2013

  • 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.

    July 29, 2013

  • 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.

    July 29, 2013

  • huntered.jpg 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.

    July 19, 2013 1 Photo

  • huntered.jpg 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.

    July 18, 2013 1 Photo

  • 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.

    March 16, 2013

  • Shots from the Hip: Scouts in crosshairs

    According to Miriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary’s Eleventh Edition, the word “vilify” means “to lower in estimation or importance ... to utter slanderous and abusive statements against.”

    March 16, 2013

  • Ken Maurer column: Early trout options

    Over the past several years, we have had two opening days of trout in Pennsylvania. It works out quite well, as the early season is for 18 southeastern counties, where some of the streams are marginal at best. Even the better streams there warm up far faster than the mountain streams in the northern tier.

    March 16, 2013

  • Don Steese column: Merged savings

    Both the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and the Pennsylvania Game Commission have been having financial issues in recent years.

    March 16, 2013

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