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Before squeezing off a shot that could exceed 1,000 yards, an effective sniper has studied, planned and practiced; same for hunters.
For outdoor enthusiasts on your holiday gift list, a good book is always appreciated. Here are a few recent titles that are sure to please.
Nicholas Wetzel, 9, of Greensburg shot the coyote at a verified 260 yards about 15 minutes before firing on the buck at 100 yards.
There's evidence that mainstream America may be waking up to urban wildlife management.
Sometimes it seems that the deer population exploded overnight, but it's taken almost 100 years.
Ray Hanley of Irwin caught this 31-inch 12 1/2-pound steelhead on an orange sucker spawn pattern in Elk Creek Nov. 15.
The late cold snap and wet weather of the spring is expected to impact autumn whitetail behavior.
The ways a hunter field dresses and transports the carcass may determine whether you serve a delicious venison entree or not.
Local firearm discharge ordinances that don't provide exception for hunting are illegal.
The state Game Commission reported that hunters killed an estimated 343,110 white-tailed deer during the 2012-13 deer seasons.
Four fish were taken, including a lunker caught with an 11 1/2-foot noodle rod and released by Jim Saccamango of White Oak.
None of the fish have been found living or dead, but the carp's genetic matter was found in water samples.
For the deer, hiding is a no-brainer. Comfortable, routine behaviors changed weeks ago when the first does entered estrus.
A tax on overnight stays in Fayette, Somerset and Westmoreland counties will help fund a grant to benefit businesses along rail-trails.
The state is sponsoring a contest to find the best trail in the commonwealth, be it for biking, walking, running or skiing.
Each leaf-chomping whitetail eats about a ton of vegetation a year. Left unchecked, deer density doubles every two years.
Sometime before the end of the year, temperatures will plummet. Snow will fly. And some wildlife will die.
Next week legislators will vote on a bill that backers say would make it easier for gas drillers to avoid environmentally sensitive areas.
Mix a growing bear population with the ever-expanding suburbs and you have a recipe for conflict between bears and people.
The two organizations planning an event on Thursday might in Highland Park to lay the groundwork for a women’s bicycling magazine.