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  • Kayaking

    Kayaking

    Just look around you - they are everywhere! On every waterway, on every roof rack, and in the bed of every pickup. Kayaks are the newest rage in watercraft. The chances of getting hurt in a kayak are small, but safety is always a concern.
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    Just look around you - they are everywhere! On every waterway, on every roof rack, and in the bed of every pickup. Kayaks are the newest rage in watercraft. The chances of getting hurt in a kayak are small, but safety is always a concern.

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  • Preventing Tick Bites

    Preventing Tick Bites

     It's no secret that this has turned out to be a particularly bad year for ticks and other biting insects in our area. If you have been bitten by a tick, immediate removal and aftercare is of utmost importance. But where do they come from? Where do you get them? And how can you prevent them from using you as a host?More >>
     It's no secret that this has turned out to be a particularly bad year for ticks and other biting insects in our area. If you have been bitten by a tick, immediate removal and aftercare is of utmost importance. But where do they come from? Where do you get them? And how can you prevent them from using you as a host?
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  • Hunting License Changes

    Hunting License Changes

    Doesn't it seem like hunting season just ended? I am still putting away hunting stuff from last season. I'm sure there are miscellaneous game calls, gloves, and hats lying around the house; and, lo and behold, the new licenses are already on sale and antlerless tags must soon be sent in.More >>
    Doesn't it seem like hunting season just ended? I am still putting away hunting stuff from last season. I'm sure there are miscellaneous game calls, gloves, and hats lying around the house; and, lo and behold, the new licenses are already on sale and antlerless tags must soon be sent in.
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  • Bass Season

    Bass Season

    We finally have some warmer weather, the waters of the state are finally beginning to warm and anglers are finally able to target some warm water species. Bass season in the Commonwealth started just a week ago and we boast some of the country's best. Bass are one of the two most popular species sought after by anglers and here in central Pennsylvania there are plenty of places to go.More >>
    We finally have some warmer weather, the waters of the state are finally beginning to warm and anglers are finally able to target some warm water species. Bass season in the Commonwealth started just a week ago and we boast some of the country's best. Bass are one of the two most popular species sought after by anglers and here in central Pennsylvania there are plenty of places to go.
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  • Buying a puppy for hunting

    Buying a puppy for hunting

     The American Kennel Club recognizes over 150 breeds of dogs, with yet another 400 crossbreeds. Picking the right dog for you can be daunting. Especially in choosing a hunting dog, you have to ask yourself some questions to make sure you have chosen the best breed for your type of hunting. Certain breeds are just better suited to some hunting situations than others.More >>
     The American Kennel Club recognizes over 150 breeds of dogs, with yet another 400 crossbreeds. Picking the right dog for you can be daunting. Especially in choosing a hunting dog, you have to ask yourself some questions to make sure you have chosen the best breed for your type of hunting. Certain breeds are just better suited to some hunting situations than others.
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  • Building & Monitoring Bluebird Boxes

    Building & Monitoring Bluebird Boxes

    Eastern bluebird numbers fell dramatically in the early 20th century as aggressive introduced species such as starlings and house sparrows took up most of the available nest holes used by the bluebirds. Since the establishment of bluebird trails using nest boxes designed to keep out the starlings, bluebird numbers have increased tremendously, but merely putting a nest box on a post is not enough.More >>
    Eastern bluebird numbers fell dramatically in the early 20th century as aggressive introduced species such as starlings and house sparrows took up most of the available nest holes used by the bluebirds. Since the establishment of bluebird trails using nest boxes designed to keep out the starlings, bluebird numbers have increased tremendously, but merely putting a nest box on a post is not enough.
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  • Appalachian Trail Museum

    Appalachian Trail Museum

    If you're looking for a place to take a hike, there is no better place than the famed Appalachian Trail.  Running from Maine to Georgia, the Trail is the longest continuous footpath in the world. And whether you are a hiker or not, the Appalachian Trail Museum in Pine Grove State Park is a fascinating look at the trail and those who hike it.More >>
    If you're looking for a place to take a hike, there is no better place than the famed Appalachian Trail.  Running from Maine to Georgia, the Trail is the longest continuous footpath in the world. And whether you are a hiker or not, the Appalachian Trail Museum in Pine Grove State Park is a fascinating look at the trail and those who hike it.
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  • Fly Fishing Rods

    Fly Fishing Rods

    Fly fishing has come a long way. The modern rods we have available to us today utilize the latest in strong, flexible materials and rods are custom built to fill the needs of anglers worldwide. But despite the advances in rod building over the years, there is nothing like the look, feel and performance of a fine handmade bamboo rod.More >>
    Fly fishing has come a long way. The modern rods we have available to us today utilize the latest in strong, flexible materials and rods are custom built to fill the needs of anglers worldwide. But despite the advances in rod building over the years, there is nothing like the look, feel and performance of a fine handmade bamboo rod.
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  • Bald Eagle Comeback

    Bald Eagle Comeback

    The recovery of the bald eagle has been one of the great wildlife conservation stories in the history of both Pennsylvania and the nation. In the 1980's, the eagle was listed as an endangered species and only there were only three nesting pairs in the state. Today, there are over 250 nests, rapidly increasing each year.

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    The recovery of the bald eagle has been one of the great wildlife conservation stories in the history of both Pennsylvania and the nation. In the 1980's, the eagle was listed as an endangered species and only there were only three nesting pairs in the state. Today, there are over 250 nests, rapidly increasing each year.

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  • Patterning your shotgun for spring turkey

    Patterning your shotgun for spring turkey

    Turkey season! You've scouted the birds, perfected your calling, chosen the right camo and you're ready to go. Nope, not yet. Before you step out into the turkey woods there is one more very important step to ensuring your success: patterning your shotgun.More >>
  • Winter Effects on Wildlife

    Winter Effects on Wildlife

    There is no doubt that this has been one of the most severe winters in many years. Heavy snows, ice storms, record colds and high winds have all combined to make this a winter to remember. Thank goodness for heavy clothes and well- heated homes. But what about those less fortunate who have to live their lives outside, dealing with the elements to survive? How has this harsh winter weather affected wildlife?More >>
  • Wooden Bird Carver

    Wooden Bird Carver

    This has been an exceptionally hard winter for wildlife, small birds in particular. Bird feeders this year have attracted large numbers of songbirds seeking some nourishment to get them through this harsh winter. So many of us enjoy watching the birds come to the feeders; the variety and color keep us amused for hours. An alternative to sitting at the window for a fleeting glance of a visitor is to bring the birds inside and watch them year round.More >>
  • Protecting your guns

    Protecting your guns

    If you are a gun owner, you are certainly aware of the increased scrutiny of you and your firearms in today's atmosphere. The illegal and criminal use of guns has stirred the emotions on both sides of the issue.More >>
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