YEAR-ROUND FISHING OPPORTUNITIES

by Ralph Scherder On January 1, 1991, the Pennsylvania Fish Commission established the first Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only (DHALO) sections on some of the state’s finest trout streams. DHALOs can be found on such well-known streams as Penn’s Creek, Pine Creek, and Little Juniata River, as well as on many of the lesser-known streams […]

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FROM THE EDITOR … Tracking Snow!

by Rich Faler Tracking snow! If ever a weather condition gets the juices flowing, it’s the snowfall laying down a white Etch-a-sketch over our state. A snow that is deep enough to record all the moving critters’ tracks, wet enough to hold a detailed impression, and not so deep that the snow sides crumble back […]

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MIDNIGHTS, LADDERS AND MOTHER-IN-LAWS

by Marshall Nych Following four years and 60,000 miles of the wear and tear side effects of hunting and fishing, my truck was in desperate need of expert repair. On the way to a Christmas party, Laura and I dropped my faithful chariot off at the shop. I must confess, two or three emergency dash […]

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THE 22ND ANNUAL RIVERS CONSERVATION AND FLY FISHING YOUTH CAMP

The Cumberland Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited is holding the 22nd Annual Rivers Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp on June 19 – 24, 2016, at the Allenberry Resort in Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania. The camp begins on a Sunday and ends the following Friday. The highly structured curriculum is based on college level classes. Students […]

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TWO-HUNTER TACTICS

by Ralph Scherder It’s often said that hunting is a solitary sport, but it doesn’t always have to be. Done right, tandem hunting can be extremely effective. Before we start talking about two-hunter tactics, though, I must offer this piece of advice. Two hunters in the woods doubles everything, not just your chances of tagging […]

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RIFLE HUNTING FALL TURKEY

by William Boggs If you hunt an area where fall turkey can be hunted legally with a rifle, you can do so without damaging a lot of meat. The key is to develop a load suitable for the game to be hunted. There are two basic methods to achieve this: one, reduce velocity below rapid […]

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THIS ARTICLE “COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE”

by H. “Bumper” Bauer I’m not sure what would get your attention but I hope the title did just that. Do you think your life is worth ten minutes of your time? If you’re a fisherman who likes to wade big streams and rivers, the time you invest in reading this article could possibly save […]

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CHOOSING A FLY ROD

by Ralph Scherder In the last issue we talked about fly lines and how to choose the right weight for certain situations.  Well, fly lines don’t mean much unless you have a fly rod and reel to cast them. There are many brands to choose from, ranging in price from bargain big box store brands […]

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FROM THE EDITOR … Trapping!

by Rich Faler Trapping! That single word conjures up images of Jeremiah Johnson, mountainmen and pioneers opening the vast North American continent. It brings up images of our heritage – trapping rendevous and Hudson Bay Fur Company. I understand how many are surprised to find that there is still trapping for furbearers in Pennsylvania, or […]

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THREE STRIKES MAKE A TURKEY

by Marshall Nych Bowling and hunting have more in common than one might initially think. Aside from the obvious, both relying on specialized, odiferous footwear that society has yet to deem acceptable, many more likenesses permeate. Heaving a projectile down range at an intended target is another shared goal. What about the sheer number of […]

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