Sports Photo Showcase

I arrived at camp Rack & Feather early. The cell phone rang, it was Jim Acker. His wife, Carla, was preparing a large dish of lasagna and a salad for camp, but it wasn’t quite ready. Could…

From time to time, we all hear words or phrases that are irritating to us. In my personal category of bad words are those that are formally defined as Anthropomorphic. The definition of that 2…

The sun was shining, the leaves rapidly falling. Brilliant shades of orange, yellow and red had splashed the hillsides just a week ago turning the once monotonous shades of green into a master…

Shooters, hunters, and especially reloaders, have more choices today than ever when they shop for bullets. Rifle and handgun projectiles are available in commercial ammo or as reloading compon…

Almost every serious hunter dreams of hunting elk. These magnificent creatures inhabit many western areas and Colorado’s high population allows out-of-state hunters to purchase a tag over the …

The air was crisp and clean, a hard frost glittering on every surface. Pockets of fog swirled, some areas remained clear of the swirling mists while others were thick with eddying vapors obscu…

Over the years, I’ve had lots of encounters with bears. I’ve written about a few of them before. Of all these little adventures, it seems most occur when I’m not looking for a bear or even ant…

(Editor’s note: Wade Robertson was recently received an award for the top outdoor column in Pennsylvania. This piece was his winning article.)

I was having a crazy dream that woke me up. As many disturbing dreams do, it didn’t make much sense and my mind let out a sigh of relief. It was a dream only and promptly, I forgot the whole thing.

Take notice in, say about late afternoon, and you’ll see that the shadows cast by the sun are becoming longer. Also, while scanning a forested ridgeline, you’ll see that the vibrant hues of gr…

I well remember my grandfather telling me how time speeds up when you’re older. Well, like most youth I wasn’t particularly interested, but did remember him saying so since he repeated it ofte…

After decades of chasing game animals, I guess it’s understandable that I have a lot of special memories about places, animals and people involved in those pursuits. Quite often, something wil…

I was small for my age at 14, and that single-shot 30-inch-barreled 12 gauge was too much. Shouldering it properly and then hitting a running rabbit or flying grouse with the tight pattern of …

Everyone loves a surprise. Little did I know two surprises were awaiting me. Friday, I had no idea exactly what I’d be doing Saturday. Around 4 p.m. my phone dinged, Steve Colley asking if I m…

As any coach knows, it's always great to hear back from those you’ve coached. Special bonds, competition and common experiences create friendships that last. Coaches oftentimes are more richly…

As they are anxiously waiting for deer seasons to begin, hunters continue to be faced with issues regarding chronic wasting disease (CWD) that affects white-tailed deer. So what is being done …

I’ve spent a lot of time on shooting ranges over the years. Outdoors, indoors, strictly regulated or informal, some with dozens of firing points or just a target propped up in the backyard. Ev…

There goes that sneaky time again, slipping by, invisible, but always seemingly picking up speed and surprising you with its rapid passage. July is gone and August upon us! It is hard to belie…

After leafing through my last batch of monthly gun-related magazines, I noticed something seemed to be missing. There were the usual evaluations of the latest AR rifles with their endless opti…

Muskies, those long, toothy, tigers of the area’s lakes and rivers, adhere almost without exception to one rule. What rule is that? It’s this; never give a sucker (you) an even break.

Summer is here with its long, hot days and many of us are searching for something relaxing to do outdoors with the family. Now is just the time to travel to your favorite lake or pond with a c…

Time’s often been compared to a river. Rivers can be smooth flowing, peaceful and beautiful to behold. But, they can suddenly change into raging torrents that swiftly and without mercy sweep a…

The tin container appeared to be the type that cookies come in. Instead, the container held McCormick’s orange pekoe tea bags. It’s hard to say just how old the round metal tin was at the time…

The gift that keeps on giving. Christmas, more years ago than I can remember, is when it came to me. It was a toolbox crafted as a school industrial arts project by one of my daughters. Who co…