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Late season about to kick off

Thursday, December 26, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

If you're like me and still have your buck tag intact, you'll get another shot when the late season for antlered and antlerless deer kicks in Dec. 26 to Jan. 25.

But listen up. The regulations have changed since last year. According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC), some areas wherein hunters previously were permitted to use in-line muzzleloaders and slug guns to hunt antlerless deer in the late season, will be closed to hunting.

Last minute gift ideas for your favorite outdoorsman

Thursday, December 19, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

With Christmas gift giving only two weeks away, buying a gift for the outdoorsman can always be a trying task. To ease the burden a bit, here are some gift ideas that will please the hunter, angler and nature lover.

Since the deer hunting seasons are winding down, and anglers await safe ice for ice fishing, this is the "down time" when it's a good time to curl up with a good book.

BOOKS

PGC issues bear harvest report

Thursday, December 5, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has issued its preliminary bear harvest report, but not included, is the tally from the archery and early bear seasons.

According to the PGC, bears were taken in 51 counties statewide, so far. And the top 10 bears checked on Monday were either estimated or confirmed to have live weights of 556 pounds or more. The largest, a male, weighed an estimated 772 pounds and was shot in Covington Twp., Lackawanna County by Dan Beavers of Covington Twp., Pa.

PGC: 85% elk hunters had success

Thursday, November 21, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

Up until recently, if sportsmen wanted to harvest an elk they had to travel to Colorado, Wyoming, Montana or New Mexico. Locations that turn out to be pricey hunts.

But if you were to draw an elk tag in Pennsylvania, the hunt would be a fraction of the cost of traveling out West.

A lucky bunch of Pennsylvania hunters stayed home and were able to score on one of our country's most majestic game animals.

According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, nearly 85 percent of hunters participating in Pennsylvania's 2013 elk hunt, took an elk.

outdoors

Thursday, October 3, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

As Saturday, Oct. 5, is the start of the antlered archery deer hunting season in Pennsylvania, bowhunters have two major concerns during the opener.

The first concern is tree stand safety. Every year a few bowhunters fall from their tree stands and incur serious bodily injury either because they didn't wear a safety harness or their tree stand became defective. And despite popular belief, it's not older hunters who fall.

Could be problems getting parts for Horton crossbow

Thursday, August 29, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

If you're like me and own a Horton crossbow, and if perchance it breaks, there may be a problem getting parts for it. Why?

"TenPoint Crossbow Technologies recently purchased selected assets of Horton since Horton's ability to operate deteriorate," said Rick Bednar, Chairman, President and CEO of Hunter's Manufacturing who does business as TenPoint.

LV Hunting & Fishing show runs Aug. 23-25

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

In two weeks, Pennsylvania's only true outdoor show opens where many of the exhibits and attractions are, where else, outdoors.

The Lehigh Valley Hunting & Fishing Extravaganza will again set up shop Aug. 23-25 at the Kempton Fairgrounds in Kempton, Pa. This year marks the shows 8th season of the show whose motto and philosophy is to maintain the fishing and hunting tradition in Pennsylvania.