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Get ‘bird’s-eye view’ of bald eagles

February 27, 2014 Last year, a young bald eagle fledged from a nest within the city limits of Pittsburgh for the first time in perhaps 200 years or more. more »»

Our forest is under fire

February 27, 2014 Through the past few decades it has seemed that the forest stretching across northern Pennsylvania has been under fire by a steady stream of new invaders from across the oceans. more »»

HWA workshop set

February 27, 2014 Hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) volunteer training will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, at the University of Pitt-Bradford, in Fisher Hall Room 107. more »»

The Everyday Hunter column evolves into book

December 5, 2013 Ask and you shall receive. After hearing “You ought to write a book” over and over, Steve Sorensen finally gave in. What started as a column titled The Everyday Hunter (EveryDayHunter. more »»

A memorable, homemade Christmas

November 23, 2013 I can make an evergreen wreath from the boughs that I collect in my backyard. I add in other items to dress it up and it is a one-of-a-kind holiday decoration. more »»

Gratitude

November 7, 2013 Several of my Facebook friends are engaging in an exercise called Thirty Days of Gratitude. more »»

Learn to build a ‘Gold Standard’ trail

November 7, 2013 The Allegheny National Forest (ANF) Chapter of the North Country Trail (NCT) volunteers maintain and build not only the trail but all the structures on local trail. more »»

THE EVERYDAY HUNTER: Deer think you stink — here’s what to do about it

October 26, 2013 Hunters have always been aware that deer can smell us. And evidence shows that they can smell us as much as a quarter mile away. more »»

Who??Who?

October 24, 2013 We met in the parking lot around 5:30 p.m. on a June evening. About eight of us piled into the wagon with a small tool box, a ladder, a few cameras and a lot of excitemen. more »»

THE EVERYDAY HUNTER®: Got a knife on ya?

October 12, 2013 It’s a question that separates the country boys from the city boys. I can make that claim because this country boy spent nine years living in three cities, and never carried a knife then. more »»

Beautifying the world around you

September 28, 2013 There are many things out there that make the world a better place. Kind words, thoughtful gestures, and volunteers in the community are amongst the things that make the world just a little bit nicer. more »»

THE EVERYDAY HUNTER®: 5 reasons why poachers are not hunters

September 28, 2013 What is a poacher? Historically, a poacher was from a low socio-economic class in Europe, where wealthy landowners were considered to own the animals that roamed their land. more »»

Cutting a cheery, cherry detour

September 26, 2013 Walking on the North Country National Scenic Trail (NCT) through the Allegheny National Forest (ANF) is a wondrous experienc. more »»

Time to visit the enchanted forest

September 21, 2013 I saw a mouse in the kitchen the other day. Out from underneath a cookie sheet cooling on the stove popped a little furry head. It happened so fast I wasn’t sure what it was. more »»

THE EVERYDAY HUNTER®: Why hunter stereotypes are false

September 14, 2013 People like to categorize people. That impulse may be negative, coming from our inclination to create stereotypes of others. Or it may be positive, coming from our God-given urge to name things. more »»

THE EVERYDAY HUNTER®: The Bambi Model of Wildlife Conservation

August 31, 2013 Have you ever thought about what’s going on in the woods when you’re not there? Some would have us believe that all the animals are enjoying a long, peaceful life, the pleasant company of their... more »»

Chapman State Park beach closes Sept. 8

August 29, 2013 The summer may be winding down, but you can still cool off at Chapman Lake for a few more weeks. The beach at Chapman State Park will remain open for swimming through Sunday, Sept. 8. more »»

Hiking with grandchildren. What could possibly go wrong?

August 22, 2013 My father always had a firm belief that nothing provides better family bonding time than communing with the great outdoors. I tend to agre. more »»

THE EVERYDAY HUNTER®: The Seven Sisters of Wildlife Conservation

August 17, 2013 Does wildlife need protection from hunters? No, not in North America, not if “protection” means putting wildlife off limits. more »»

THE EVERYDAY HUNTER: Why Wildlife Thrives in America

August 3, 2013 Passenger pigeon… gone. Billions once darkened the sky. A person has to wonder how they found enough food, and how they kept from turning the nation into a reeking pigeon coop. more »»

 
 

 

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