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 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    October 17, 2019 

The Sportsman's Corner

This Saturday (Oct. 19) ushers in the statewide small game season for squirrels, rabbits, and ruffed grouse. The following Saturday, Oct. 26, is the opening day for pheasants. For those "in the...

 

The Sportsman's Corner

When Pennsylvania's State Senate passed its version of a bill to allow hunting on Sundays, it appeared that limited Sunday hunting was going to be permitted in Pennsylvania. The bill allowed three...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    October 3, 2019

The Sportsman's Corner

Saturday (Oct. 5) is the opening day for the autumn archery season for deer. Next to the rifle-hunting season for whitetails, it is probably the season that attracts more hunters to the woods than any other. This season gives bowhunters and crossbow...

 

The Sportsman's Corner

Although a couple of less-popular fall hunting seasons have already begun, the major seasons are now only a week away. First up will be the autumn bow/crossbow season that is scheduled to begin on Oct...

 

The Sportsman's Corner

I have been fly-fishing for more than 50 years. During these years, I have caught a fair number of beautiful trout and have seen a good many unusual things. One of the most unusual "buildings" I ever...

 

The Sportsman's Corner

Late one evening I was slouched on the lazy-boy in my fly-tying room, reading one of the novels I have spent much of my time with since retiring. After all, television programming is so putrid that...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    August 15, 2019

The Sportsman's Corner

Back in mid-July, I listened to Dr. James Kroll's presentation about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). It was a scholarly presentation, and more than 100 sportsmen showed up to hear it. However, there...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    August 1, 2019

The Sportsman's Corner

I do not spend a lot of time on the internet; but when I am online, I visit a couple of fly-fishing sites. One of these is paflyfish.com, where there is a forum that includes various sub-forums. On...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    July 25, 2019

Midsummer Musings

"Don't you dare write anything negative about our trip to Cape May this year, Rich," Donna, my wife, recently warned me. "You and some of your friends might think your complaints about Cape May and...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    News    July 18, 2019

'Dr. Deer' Addresses Sportsmen on CWD and Herd Culling

On Saturday, July 13, Dr. James Kroll presented a seminar about deer and chronic wasting disease to more than 100 sportsmen at the Hollidaysburg Middle School auditorium. Kroll is known as "Dr. Deer"...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    July 18, 2019

The Sportsman's Corner

Not long ago, I had just finished mowing my lawn for what seemed to be the millionth time this summer when I noticed my neighbor, Dr. Archie O. Logist, professor of phenomenology at the nearby Ganiste...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    July 11, 2019

The Sportsman's Corner

I have been fly-fishing for trout for a little more than 50 years. After I had graduated from high school, I thought I would try to become a serious trout fisherman. When I saw Ralph Haney and his...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    July 5, 2019

The Sportsman's Corner

The recent audit of the Pennsylvania Game Commission's financial policies has pointed out that the Unified Sportsmen of Pennsylvania (USP) has long been correct about the commission's manipulation of...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    June 27, 2019

The Sportsman's Corner

With heavy rains blowing out my favorite local streams for much of the spring, I've gotten little fly-fishing in. For a while, though, several spots on the BFO River remained fishable. One drizzly...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    June 13, 2019

The Sportsman's Corner

June 17 is the first day to buy hunting licenses for the 2019-00 hunting seasons. It will be interesting to see how many additional hunters drop out of hunting because of the PGC's short-sighted...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    June 6, 2019

The Sportsman's Corner

I am sometimes asked how to dry the gristle attached to the beard of a gobbler that a hunter probably wants to save as a memento of a successful hunt. At one time I dipped the gristle of the beard...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    May 30, 2019

The Sportsman's Corner

One cloudy May afternoon 30 years ago, I had arrived home early from work and had zoomed out to the creek, hoping for a "Sulphur Day." A Sulphur Day is one when yellow-colored mayflies hatch during...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    May 23, 2019

Sportsman's Corner

Wednesday, May 1, was the fourth day of this year’s gobbler season. I had accompanied my son, Bob, on the windy opening morning and had helped turn around a 21-pound gobbler with a 10-inch beard that he shot. On Tuesday morning, I had been bested...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    May 16, 2019

The Sportsman's Corner

Spring gobbler hunters are reluctant to give up spots where they hunt. After all, it's tough enough to tag a tom without having large numbers of other hunters trying to call to a gobbler you are...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    May 9, 2019

The Sportsman's Corner

Like this year's spring weather, last spring's was generally not proper for effective fly-fishing for trout. However, when weather and water conditions were appropriate, I hit the water with mixed...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    May 2, 2019

The Sportsman's Corner

By May 12 last spring, the score with spring turkeys was gobblers – 12, me – 0. That Saturday I had my son, Bob, with me. We set up on a knob where I’d been hearing a gobbler. I hoped that Bob could turn the tables on him. However, the woods...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    April 25, 2019

The Sportsman's Corner

For several years on the opening day of gobbler season, my son, Bob, killed toms in the same woodlot. During my early scouting excursions last spring, it appeared that Bob might be able to repeat his...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    April 11, 2019

The Sportsman's Corner

Trout season opens in the Cove this Saturday (April 13). Many thousands of anglers will hit the water in the Cove and elsewhere, and they will employ many different strategies as they try to catch a few trout. Take Jake and Max, for instance. Last...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    April 4, 2019

The Sportsman's Corner

This Saturday (April 6) is the local one-day mentored youth trout fishing day. I am not generally a fan of mentored youth days because unscrupulous adults have been known to take advantage of these...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    March 28, 2019

The Sportsman's Corner

I have kept a journal of my fishing and hunting adventures since I was 17 years old. Some evenings I review these notes, hoping they'll provide some good hints about where I should fish or hunt...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    March 21, 2019

The Sportsman's Corner

By the end of the first week of March, I had a terrible case of the "shack nasties." The miserable weather had marooned me for weeks. Any little thing set me off into a paroxysm of screaming. I was...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    March 14, 2019

The Sportsman Corner

I have not always been a "dinosaur." At one time, I actually kept up with modern trends, except perhaps for items of clothing, which I used until they wore out or until Donna slyly discarded them. I...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    March 7, 2019

The Sportsman's Corner – PGC Ignores Stakeholders

As it has consistently done for at least 20 years, the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) continues to ignore the wishes of its stakeholders, Pennsylvania's hunters. In our area, the recent sneaky...

 

The Sportsman's Corner: A Word of Caution

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the research Dr. Frank Bastian of Louisiana State University (LSU) is doing regarding Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). In the column I included an address where you can...

 

The Sportsman's Corner: Thoughts from Fly-Tying Room

One late night during the recent "polar vortex," I was ensconced in my fly tying room, supposedly reading. Actually, I was probably spending more time daydreaming (although it was nighttime). I was...

 

The Sportsman's Corner: Hunters: Don't Celebrate Yet

A little more than a week ago, the big news for Cove-area sportsmen was that a scheduled cull of deer was staved off with the help of newly elected State Rep. Jim Gregory. Area sportsmen had applied...

 

The Sportsman's Corner: Unified Sportsmen All In

Not long ago, I wrote that the Unified Sportsmen of Pennsylvania (USP), the only statewide sportsmen's organization that has battled against the Pennsylvania Game Commission's fatally flawed deer mism...

 

The Sportsman's Corner: A Major Problem

I like to attend high-school athletic events. During the winter, I manage to get out to a few basketball games. Occasionally at these games, I run into someone who has something to say about "The...

 

The Sportsman's Corner: Outdoor Shows Season Upon Us

Here in the middle of winter we are once again entering the season for outdoor sports shows. Though there are numerous shows throughout the state beginning in January, there are three shows that are probably most convenient for sportsmen in and...

 

Sportsman's Corner: Aging Gracefully

A retired teacher, I occasionally run into former students. Sometimes one of them might say to me, “Well, Tate, you look the same. You don’t look any older.” I often reply, “Thank you, but that probably means I looked pretty bad when I had yo...

 

The Sportsman's Corner: Money Needs

For several years now, we have been bombarded with information about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) and how it is negatively influencing Pennsylvania's deer. The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) has...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    January 3, 2019

Annual Report for 2018

More than 70 inches of rain – officially. For months, it seemed as though we could not get more than two or three consecutive days of sunshine before things clouded up and the heavens let loose...

 

Fly Tying Time Again

Now that the dead of winter is about to set in, most sportsmen are looking for ways to put in their time. Some will do a little trapping, rabbit hunting, or cross-country skiing; but most will hole...

 

Dads

This year’s deer season began with miserable weather. The rainy opening day kept many hunters out of the woods and sent many others home early. In addition, the fierce winds of the next several days...

 

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