•July 12, 2014 • Leave a Comment
Let’s start at the very beginning — a very good place to start.
Nevermind that people are still hanging out at their favorite summer camping sites, relaxing poolside or casting a line for a largemouth or two. Continue reading ‘Doe-day deadline is fast approaching’
•June 15, 2014 • Leave a Comment
I could never handle the turns at Daytona at 200 miles per hour. Or even hope to make contact on a Stephen Strasburg fastball. Thread a football perfectly into a running receiver’s hands 70 yards away as well as Peyton Manning? Not in my wildest dreams!
But I can break a clay target at the Pennsylvania State Trapshoot. Continue reading ‘Superpowers not necessary to become a successful shooter’
•June 13, 2014 • Leave a Comment
During a recent interview with 90-year-old Jack Plotts, of Milton, at the Pennsylvania State Trapshoot, the World War II veteran gestured to his disfigured right hand — the result of a grenade attack during the D-Day invasion more than seven decades ago.
“This made it hard to get a job when I got back from the war,” he said. “But Uncle Sam took care of us. He made sure we got work.”
But put a shotgun in those combat-altered hands and they come to life. They dust target after target in rapid succession. Continue reading ‘WWII veteran gets in on the action at state trapshoot’
•May 22, 2014 • Leave a Comment
While Memorial Day may be the unofficial start of summer, it doesn’t kick the season off with as big a bang as the annual Pennsylvania State Trapshoot.
Make that 1.5 million bangs — as in the estimated 1.5 million shots that will be fired at clay targets during the week-long rite of summer passage held at Elysburg’s Valley Gun Club.
Continue reading ‘1.5 million reasons to visit the 2014 Pennsylvania state trapshoot’
•May 3, 2014 • Leave a Comment
Because we can’t always be in the outdoors — as sad as that truly is — it doesn’t mean that our “indoor” time can’t still have an outdoors flavor. Continue reading ‘Outdoors puzzle time … can you find the hidden bird species?’
•April 30, 2014 • Leave a Comment
At the mention of cooking over a campfire, thoughts of hot dogs and Smores can go dancing through one’s head.
But there can be much more to outdoors cuisine than whittled sticks and flaming marshmallows. So nearly a year ago, my family and I decided to experiment. Our goal was to show that a campfire doesn’t limit what you can cook — it may even enhance your favorite dishes if used correctly. Continue reading ‘Campfire cuisine: Yes, you can cook pierogies over a campfire!’