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How to Avoid Bear Encounters in Summer

Foraging

How to Avoid Bear Encounters in Summer

My family and I worked a patch of blackcap raspberries along a road winding through the mountains of central Pennsylvania. We’d waited until the heat of the July day broke with the evening to come pick. With only an hour of light left, we quickly tried to fill a gallon to freeze, and hopefully a cup...
How to Catch Big Trout in Small Streams

Fishing

How to Catch Big Trout in Small Streams

“Big water, big fish” is a maxim I’ve smiled and nodded at politely for more than a decade. It’s not that I don’t believe big fish live in big water-have you seen the trout they pull out of Pyramid Lake!? But I take mild offense to any suggestion that inverse of the statement implies: “Small fish...
How to Find Shed Antlers in Urban Areas

Scout

How to Find Shed Antlers in Urban Areas

“Town deer” are a subgroup of America’s favorite ungulate that are subject to both affection and disgust. Some folks feel like an evening stroll reveals a private national park with wide-eyed does and heavy-racked bucks grazing on the hepatica only feet away. But for others, these animals are...
3 Overlooked Dove Hunting Hotspots

Upland Birds

3 Overlooked Dove Hunting Hotspots

For many hunters, the Sept. 1 dove opener signals the official beginning of fall. A vision of a wide field ringed with orange caps flashes across the mind’s eye. Retrievers rush for downed doves, and shots echo off the leaves of trees just starting to turn color. For those of us not fortunate enough...
How to Salvage Roadkill

Foraging

How to Salvage Roadkill

“That deer looked fresh,” I said to Dad as we passed a road-killed doe on our way to hunt. It was the last week of Pennsylvania’s late muzzleloader season and we needed meat. After turning around a mile up the mountain, using precious daylight in a month starved for sun, we found the doe’s body was...