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Saturday, August 11, 2012

MALLORYTOWN, Ontario For recreational bass anglers, one of the biggest decisions they face is what color bait is the right color bait and when is the best time to fish that color.

In the Northeast, from the St. Lawrence to the Potomac, from the Susquehanna to the Delaware and all rivers in between what works at one location almost always is going to work at another. All that is needed is finding the right color bait for the species being fished.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Copies of the "2012 Pennsylvania Big Game Records" are available from the Pennsylvania Game Commission online at The Outdoor Shop, http://www.pgc.state.pa.us/, by calling 1-888-888-3459, or by mail at PA Game Commission, Dept. MS, 2001 Elmerton Ave., Harrisburg, PA 17110-9797. Over the counter sales cost $5, which includes sales tax; mailed copies are $6.25, which includes shipping and handling costs.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

KEMPTON – Calling a hand-crafted muzzleloader rifle that has been built by a master gunsmith like Mark Wheland a "reproduction" is clearly an inaccurate description.

Every rifle built by Wheland at his central Pennsylvania shop in Williamsburg and others like him is as much as of an original as were those build by the gunmakers of the 1700s. What sets the two apart is that one is contemporary, the other is an antique.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Test results have revealed that no chronic wasting disease was found in samples taken from hunter-killed deer during the state's 2011 hunting season, according to Dr. Walt Cottrell, Pennsylvania Game Commission wildlife veterinarian.

In 2011, 3,766 samples from hunter-killed deer were tested, and CWD was not detected. This marked the 10th year for testing hunter-killed deer. In total, nearly 35,000 deer and elk have been tested, and CWD was not detected in any samples from previous years.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Longtime Pennsylvania Game Commission employee Dan Figured has been promoted to Northeast Region director by executive director Carl Roe. Figured, who most recently served as Northeast Region Law Enforcement Supervisor, fills the vacancy created when Steve Schweitzer retired April 13.

Saturday, June 23, 2012
Nothing is more satisfying for an angler after battling a king salmon on a Lake Ontario charter trip than seeing it in the net off the stern of the boat.

OSWEGO, N.Y. – According to the lyrics of the song, in the summertime, the living is easy and the catfish are jumping.

For anglers booking charter trips this summer on Lake Ontario, however, all that matters is that the fishing is as easy as it gets. That is especially true for those targeting king salmon, which, while not exactly jumping into the boat, they have been aggressive and caught in good numbers.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

DALMATIA In less than 13 months, Keystone Shooting Park has earned the reputation as one of the finest Olympic Trap training facilities in the world.

Located on the grounds of Martz's Game Farm in Dalmatia, KSP and its founder Allen Chubb, president of Chubb International Shooting Sports in Elizabethville, held an open house earlier this month for members of the outdoors media attending the annual Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association Spring Conference based in Pottsville.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Blue Ridge Rifles Muzzleloader Club, located off Route 183, south of Summit Station, is holding the Eastern Pennsylvania Rendezvous and Muzzleloader Shoot this weekend. Shooting activities are today and Sunday, with the firing line open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with events for men, women and juniors at 25 and 50 yards.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Pennsylvania Game Commission wildlife conservation officers Rod Mee and Rob Minnich recently filed charges on two Tioga County residents for a weekend poaching spree in which eight whitetail deer were found shot and left to rot.

From Feb. 24-27, Zachary Ryan Zimmers, 21, and Michael Wayne Hinman, 24, both of Morris Run, were out driving around, spotting and shooting deer and then leaving them lay.

Monday, May 21, 2012

For many families, the Memorial Day Weekend represents the first group outing of the year into the outdoors with visits to Pennsylvania's State Parks and State Forests. These outings can be a time of bonding with nature, but should not be a time of "adopting" young wildlife that mistakenly are thought to have been abandoned by their parents.