Sports Photo Showcase

Unlike the virus and fever we are currently concerned with, there’s an ailment that specifically targets hunters and can strike at any time: buck fever. I don’t hear that expression as much as…

Over the course of this month and next, my travels will take me to a secluded hollow free from interruptions. A place to unwind some may say, yet while there I will remain busy. To my way of t…

Christmas, oh, how my memories race when I think of that most glorious of holidays. Though we were far from rich, Mom and Dad always managed to save some extra money for important events, espe…

Hunters have always been fascinated by velocity. I guess it’s just human nature to want the fastest car, biggest house, earn the most. Humans are competitive by nature and this trait seems to …

Tucked at the brand new trailhead parking lot area off of Route 219 on Westline Road, which is part of the Kinzua Valley Trail Club, you’ll find a memorial bench placed in Howard Gustafson’s honor.

Ethical hunters realize it’s often necessary to use all your skill and experience trailing an animal you’ve hit with a bullet or arrow.

Lake Of The Ozarks, Missouri. This huge lake is known nationally for its great bass fishing, stretching some 92 miles, creating a mind boggling 1,150 miles of shoreline. Countless small creeks…

It’s safe to say that those who have been hunting for a while have their favorite haunts. Let’s face it, hunters that become successful in a particular area will return to those areas time and…

My interest in ammunition and ballistics started early in my shooting career. As a kid, I pestered my father until he agreed to take me to a friend’s farm to hunt woodchucks. The owner of the …

Our favorite memories are filled with many things. Sights, sounds, smells, friends and family, longed for anticipations and, of course, sweetest of all, those triumphs large or small.

HARRISBURG (TNS) — Hunters reflect the overall population when it comes to the impact they’re willing to accept from the coronavirus pandemic and related restrictions, although more of those d…

Deer season didn’t seem to be such a long, drawn out affair years ago. Few hunted archery, the camps were full and the great majority of hunters looked forward to the first day of buck season …

Recently, I took advantage of a couple of rainy afternoons to catch up on some reloading jobs and much-needed reorganization of work benches. These quiet times, often accompanied by a few oldi…

Fall in the woods can be so very beautiful. There's also the excitement and challenge all hunters know and feel this time of the year.

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…