Friday, March 27, 2015


Saturday, February 28, 2015
Tom Banditelli, right, of Tamaqua, an owner of Caiger’s Resort on the St. Lawrence River in the 1000 Island Region, talks with amateur bass angler Bill Everett of Doylestown to the apparent amusement of Mike Melnick of Tamaqua at last year’s Lehigh Valley Sportsman Show, which gets underway Friday in the Agri-Plex of the Allentown Fairgrounds.

ALLENTOWN In 2015 the Lehigh Valley Sportsman Show is literally bigger and better than ever because of a redesigned floor plan that now provides more space for additional vendors and allowed others to expand their display at the show, Friday-Sunday, March 6-8, in the 60,000-square foot Agri-Plex at the Allentown Fairgrounds, 302 North 17th St., Allentown.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Cumberland Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited is holding the 21st annual Rivers Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp Sunday-Friday, June 21-26, at the Allenberry Resort in Boiling Springs.

This highly structured curriculum is based on college level classes, but students need not be an accomplished fly fisher or a budding aquatic biologist to attend, only highly motivated and willing to learn.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

A "Map and Compass Orienteering Workshop" is being held at the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Visitor Center, Saturday, Feb. 7, beginning at 10 a.m. This is a beginner's workshop appropriate for ages 14 and older and is free for Hawk Mountain Members.

Both members and non-members must pre-register by calling Hawk Mountain at 610-756-6961 during business hours. Cost includes trail fee for the rest of the day.

Saturday, January 31, 2015
Newly elected president Dave Putnam of the Pennsylvania Game Commission board of game commissioners listens to a question about the modifications to the Mentored Youth Hunting Program.

HARRISBURG – Proposals that would create what amounts to a 5-7 statewide split for the firearms deer season and drastically change the Mentored Youth Hunting Program highlighted this week's first quarterly meeting of the year by the Pennsylvania Game Commission board of commissioners at its Harrisburg headquarters to set seasons and bag limits for the 2015-16 hunting and trapping seasons.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

With the statewide flintlock muzzleloader and archery deer seasons coming to a close during the upcoming week in Pennsylvania, many hunters will begin turning their attention to predator hunting and trapping during the upcoming months. As such, many will be taking advantage of the free seminars being presented at the "Predator Classic" at Cabela's Hamburg, Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 10 and 11.

A series of four, one-hour seminars will be presented at the same time both days in order that those wishing to attend all sessions may do so. Here is the Saturday and Sunday schedule:

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Ice fishing is a lot like other types of fishing, other than the walking on the water aspect.

For the novice, ice fishing simply looks to be no more difficult than walking out on the ice, drilling a few holes and catching some fish. Well, not exactly.

As is the case with fishing open water, ice fishing requires knowledge and acquiring skills to be successful, but the good news is that almost angler who applies themselves can be successful. It all begins by learning about the water to be fished and the tackle being used and its capabilities.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

While hunting is often challenging, bagging the perfect gift for the hunters in one's life is as easy as placing a phone call or logging onto The Outdoor Shop at the Pennsylvania Game Commission's website at or by calling toll free to 1-888-888-3459.

Saturday, December 6, 2014
Urban deer such as this pair, left and center, are plentiful in and near many housing developments in the Special Regulations Area of Wildlife Management Unit 5C, but in order to meet safety regulations for hunting bows must be used rather than firearms.

LANDIS VALLEY – Most deer hunters are steadfast to the point of stubbornness in following family traditions during Pennsylvania's statewide firearms season, which ends a week from today, Saturday, Dec. 13.

Often the same woods and farms have been hunted for generations by family members and their friends regardless of decreasing success rates. Many of these hunters would no sooner consider breaking tradition by finding a new area to hunt than they would think of hunting with any sporting arm other than their favorite firearm.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Two limited archery/flintlock muzzleloader hunts for antlerless deer have been scheduled for the controlled access areas of the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, Hopeland Road, two miles south of Kleinfeltersville.

on the Lebanon/Lancaster county line, Wednesday, Dec. 17, and Wednesday, Jan. 14. These hunts will be held outside of any regular statewide deer season; the only hunting occurring within the management area on these days will be by those hunters with special permits.

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Beginning October 25 those hunting all species of small game will be sharing Pennsylvania’s field and woods with archery deer hunters.

If ever a specific weekend could be designated as the beginning of "hunting season" it would be the final weekend of October.

This year Saturday, Oct. 25, marks the end of the antlerless muzzleloader season that opens today, it is the mid-way point of the statewide archery season and it is the first day that all seasons for small game is underway with pheasants and rabbits being legal along with squirrels. In addition, waterfowl hunting remains open in some areas and fall turkey season is just a week away.