Month: April 2005

Electric Dog Polisher

This is a good read. Teaser: I see them silhouetted above the glistening river’s edge as I pull into the gravel parking lot of a Delaware River access area just off Station Avenue. They’re smoking, chatting and eyeing their 11-foot

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I finally got a chance to shoot a rifle at the range this weekend, my first time with real ammo. I had done some “virtual shooting” at last fall’s BOW workshop. The workshops were sponsored by the PGC, but now

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Tomorrow is the Day!

Trout Season is coming. It’s practically here. No time to waste, And nothing to fear. Get out your rods, Sharpen those hooks. Grab some cornmeal, And put on your boots. Tomorrow we start, Where we left off last year. We’ll

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Here We Go Again — Too Many Deer

Click here. The PGC tells the legislature there is still too many deer, with their canned presentation: “The dilemma wildlife management agencies face comes with the knowledge that the land can support a finite number of large herbivores, in this

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Alt II

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has selected a replacement for Gary Alt, the world famous deer management guru. Dr. Christopher Rosenberry has been named the new Pennsylvania Game Commission Deer Management Section Supervisor. Since 2000, Rosenberry has been employed by the

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Spring Gobbler Approaching Fast

Soon the woods will be filled with turkey hunters. April 30 marks the beginning for most; there is a special youth day April 23, but I am little too old to qualify. The PGC just released a detailed statement about

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Where Do You Fish?

Opening Day is fast approaching. April 16 will be here before you know it; right after that dreaded tax day. I can think of no better way to deal with the stress of funding our Goliath government than to go

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This is no April Fools… The furthest east chronic wasting disease (CWD) had been detected was Illinois. That all changed last week. The disease was found in two managed herd in New York. Check this out for more information. No

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Board of Game Commissioners to meet on April 25-26

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners is scheduled to hold a meeting on April 25-26, at the agency’s Harrisburg headquarters, 2001 Elmerton Ave., just off the Progress Avenue exit of Interstate 81. The meetings will begin at 8:30 a.m. on

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First Fish

I was young. Probably 10. Maybe even younger. My dad took me on my first fishing trip. I remember it was a very clear, sunny afternoon. We headed to the Stockertown Rod & Gun Club. What made mine special? The

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