•November 16, 2013 • Leave a Comment
While there are no wild elk residing in the Central Susquehanna Valley, local hunters don’t let that get in the way of their pursuits of the state’s largest game animal.
Approximately 20,000 hunters each year in Pennsylvania enter a drawing to be selected for one of just more than 100 elk licenses for a five-day regular elk season held the first week of November. Continue reading ‘Central Pennsylvania hunters fare well in state’s annual elk hunt’
•November 2, 2013 • Leave a Comment
Small game season is officially here in Pennsylvania and a number of large game seasons are scattered throughout the region, too. But just running out into the woods and opening fire isn’t how safe, ethical outdoorsmen and women operate.
Take a moment to see how hunting-savvy you and your friends truly are by taking the following quiz, created by pulling questions from hunting safety courses from throughout the country. Answers can be found at end of the post. Continue reading ’25 questions to hone your hunting habits’
•October 29, 2013 • 6 Comments
“Where were you when the world stopped turning?” asks country singer Alan Jackson in a song he wrote after the 9/11 terrorist strikes.
It’s a question we often ask after tragedies – moments that are seared into our memories as we create a mental scrapbook of big events that change our lives. Continue reading ‘A sincere request in the midst of a tragic situation’
•October 22, 2013 • Leave a Comment
My brother loves to tinker. He also loves venison cheese hotdogs and campfires.
So it was only a matter of time before those three worlds came crashing together with a nifty device he created with some spare parts. Continue reading ‘Campfire cuisine: Hot dog roasting meets a whole new level of awesome’
•October 3, 2013 • 4 Comments
Heather Franklin is not a hunter. In fact, she is avidly against anyone who is one.
Franklin once asked: “How could any decent person look into the lifeless eyes of an innocent animal he or she just killed and ever want to hunt again?” Continue reading ‘Roadkill fawn a reminder of hunting’s place in today’s society’
•September 24, 2013 • Leave a Comment
One quick glance is all it takes to realize that Allen Chubb knows what he is doing.
His Keystone Shooting Park, located on the campus of Martz Gap Vew Shooting Preserve near Mandata, is literally a sight to behold. The Olympic style trap shooting venue sits upon 162.5 cubic feet of concrete and the multi-phase construction of the facility and surrounding projects will run nearly $1.2 million.
However, at the heart of it all, elevating the shooting park into world-class status is a small blue kioski. Within its metal walls are the electronic brains of the world’s only fully automated Olympic trap shooting range. Continue reading ‘Keystone Shooting Park brings world-class competitors to central PA’