Wandering Aimlessly

Native Fishing by Phil Burkhouse The two older grandsons, Big Jake and Little Bear Wes, have terminated their academic endeavors for the summer and are now ready to expend all their energy they had previously devoted to homework and honing their scholarly skills to a razor sharp edge to another important educational milestone:  fishin’. (Full […]

Wild Things

by William Crisp   I enjoy growing things so I spend a lot of my time pampering plants. One of the projects I’ve got going are blueberries. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Doe License Process Begins July 9

With general hunting license sales underway, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe reminded hunters that county treasurers will begin accepting antlerless deer license applications from resident hunters starting Monday, July 9; and from nonresidents beginning Monday, July 30. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Wandering Aimlessly

  Lightning Bugs, Fireflies by Phil Burkhouse I grin when I hear an excited youngster suddenly screech out, “Look, lightning bugs!” Lightning bugs or fireflies are a familiar sight on hot summer nights and are a challenge and a delight for kids to chase around the yard and catch so they can watch their light.  […]

Nice Bass

  by William Crisp   ville, it came here. ‘It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. It even came without stocking, news releases and gawking. So I puzzled and puzzled ‘til my puzzler was sore, until I could puzzle no more’.   (Full Story available on the […]

PGC HTE Classes Filling Up

With schools on summer recess, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe is reminding all first-time license buyers to make plans to attend a Hunter-Trapper Education (HTE) course now.  Also, the 2012-13 licenses went on sale on June 11, and the antlerless deer license process begins on July 9.       (Full Story […]

Wandering Aimlessly Kill Deer

    by Phil Burkhouse   Two weeks ago I pulled into a large parking lot about three miles west of Emporium.  The lot had been covered with limestone chips and was in very nice condition.  I exited the truck and was immediately treated to a view of two birds that were each flapping around […]

Don’t Sack the Snake Hunts

  by William Crisp   As the pretext for today’s conversation I have to admit that I was part of a front line that used to like to drive nails with our foreheads as part of our relaxation time (football related concussions were not an issue then…   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in […]

PGC Adopts 2012-13 Hunting Seasons, Bag Limits

    SQUIRRELS, Red, Gray, Black and Fox (Combined): Special season for eligible junior hunters, with or without required license, and mentored youth – Oct. 6-12 (6 daily, 12 in possession limit after first day).     (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Wandering Aimlessly

by Phil Burkhouse   I hate to date myself with this question but what trait do Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle, and the Eastern Phoebe have in common?  The answer, popping into the brains of birders who are also old sports fans, is they are all “flycatchers.” (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s […]

Deer Hunter Questionnaire

by William Crisp   Ah, the “good old days”; smog, dead rivers, endangered species… Oh, wait…there were a lot of deer. Even in the recent past, as few as seventeen years ago, much of the environment had enjoyed a huge bounce back and at the same time, as the story is now told around the […]

Understanding Fawns and Knowing To Leave Them Be

By Joe Kosack Wildlife Conservation Ed. Specialist PA Game Comm. It’s an annual chapter in nature that begins in May, peaks in early June and always goes largely and surprisingly unnoticed. But with time, the annual birth of hundreds of thousands of white-tailed deer has the potential to influence the lives of most Pennsylvanians and […]

Spring Gobbler Hunters Reminded To Report Harvest

  As the spring gobbler season ends, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe reminded hunters who harvested a spring gobbler to report their harvest using any one of the three methods offered by the agency. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Mowing Season

by William Crisp   Once during a hot summer three month training deployment within the United States, somewhere in North Carolina, I took a moment to poke my head out of the woods and look across a field of private property. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Wandering Aimlessly

Where’s the Deer? by Phil Burkhouse Last week’s question asked you to compute the number of deer killed per square mile in Pennsylvania.  I stated the square mileage of Pennsylvania is 46,058 and last year’s “estimated” deer kill according to the Pennsylvania Game Commission was 336,200 animals.  If you divide 336,200 by the entire area […]

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