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On January 13, the PA Game Commission (PGC) asked for public assistance in finding turkey flocks in Pennsylvania for an upcoming trapping and banding project. Turkeys will be trapped, processed … more
The Yellowstone River begins as a tributary to Yellowstone Lake, southwest of the Absaroka mountain range in Yellowstone National Park. Upon leaving Yellowstone Lake, the river joins the Missouri … more
Are you water-aware? Do you care about the quality of the water that sustains our lives and nourishes our spirits, while supplying us with a wellspring of wonderful things like beauty, inspiration, … more
I’ve always been accused of being a jack-of-all-trades. At first, it was sort of meant to be an insult, I think, but as I’ve gotten older I discovered there is a second part to the famous … more
REGION — It’s possible that, by the time this sees print, there will be ice on the regional bodies of water. One never knows. Should there be ice, and should one wish to go ice fishing … more
It was early morning when I arrived at GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center to volunteer for the day’s classes. The herd of horses had been turned out and some were grazing, while other horses seemed … more
There is a tradition in our small angling community; I don’t know who started it. I do know it was not me. Originally, it may have been my old friend, Frank, although I don’t recall ever … more
For the better part of a century, we have been graced with the existence of an impactful individual who recently departed this realm, leaving a legacy of powerful writing born of keen observation and … more
First and foremost, I want to wish all of my readers happy holidays. Whether you live out here or simply enjoy reading about it, these occasions are often a time when families and friends bridge the … more
There isn’t an abundance of peregrine falcons here. They are not as common in the region as the bald eagle is at the present time. Both species were thriving during the 1800s and into the … more
Many years ago, I had the opportunity to visit England with a good friend for the Christmas holiday. So a on a cold December night, we boarded a TWA 747 for our flight from Kennedy airport to … more
You’ve probably heard the phrase, “Dog is God spelled backwards.” It’s a reminder of the many graces bestowed on us by our beloved canine companions. Not the least of these is … more
I talk a lot about the way things are out here in the country. Some of the hobbies I enjoy, the lifestyle I pursue, and the work that fulfills my soul. As a somewhat belated update on the latter of … more
If you regularly visit area lakes, you may have noticed a very small duck that wasn’t here during summer or early fall. Black and white and rather small, they would have appeared around … more
Sometime in early 1978, I received a call from my friend and fisheries associate, Ed Van Put, letting me know that Joan and Lee Wulff had purchased the old Doubleday property on the upper Beaver … more
Finding a dead snake along the side of the road is unfortunately a fairly common occurrence as these regional reptiles attempt to navigate across our roadways. And while some of us might feel that … more
Like thousands of other local hunters, I found myself watching the sunrise from a deerstand on opening day of rifle season. Like many of them, I spent the time surveying my surroundings, taking in … more
Birding during this time of year is always interesting. Things are still in transition with the last of the fall migration. Some visitors from the north have arrived; you may see buffleheads on lakes … more
The other day, while contemplating a topic for this week’s column, I happened to pick up my old copy of “Matching the Hatch,” by Ernie Schwiebert. When I opened the little volume, … more
For as creative and clever as we humans fancy ourselves to be, the natural world often easily outdoes our efforts—without even trying. As I roam throughout the Upper Delaware River region, … more
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