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Some glue and a top cut off a bottle may make this gear look extra redneck, but it will help keep the magnet from getting snagged on things under the water. 

Fishing without a license

In early summer, I braved the lower Delaware River and went striper fishing. It was cold, but we caught some great fish and had a fantastic time. I used bait I’d never touched before (bloodworms) and had to learn to let the fish go on the line longer than I was used to in order to hook one.

Far from the madding crowd

The Tri-State Region and Upper Delaware Valley offer outdoor enthusiasts plenty of hunting and fishing opportunities when autumn closes in. There are thousands of acres of publicly accessible land available on which to seek out waterfowl, wild turkeys, white-tailed deer, black bears, grouse, squirrels, rabbits and pheasants.

Understanding bullets

For many shooters, our choice ammo is often “what can we get the most bang for our buck?” This often means we are going for the lowest cost per round, and this will likely lead most of us to full metal jacket ammunition.

TRR photos by Scott Rando

An adult male peregrine falcon flies with a blue jay for the young at the nest. Frequently, the female will fly out from the nest and a food transfer takes place; the female grabs the prey from the male and delivers it to her young. The whole sequence takes less than a second to complete.

Peregrines come back

Historically, the peregrine falcon nested in this region through the early part of the 20th century. However, the peregrine suffered the same plight as the bald eagle; breeding failures became common due to the introduction of the pesticide DDT into the environment.

Hunting for chicken

I can’t tell you how many times I have been out in the woods and noticed a bright orange-and-yellow mushroom of some sort growing on an old maple tree.  Little did I know what I was looking at was edible. Heck, I didn’t like mushrooms anyhow. It was always a slimy ingredient on pizza or on an overcooked steak in my mind.

Photos courtesy of Bold Archery Design

The craft of the hunt

With Mother Nature slowly wrapping the arms of autumn around our corner of the world, many shift their focus to the plethora of opportunities appearing on the menu for those who enjoy hunting.

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NEWTOWN, CT — When you’re passing the turkey and stuffing around the Thanksgiving dinner table, here’s a story to tell—one that would not be possible without the thoughtfulness and generosity of hunters.

Ed Wesely took these photos of Walter Bryk back in 2005. At the time, he wrote, “Walter Byrk has motored from Dupont, near Wilkes Barre PA, to fish on the ice at Narowsburg’s Big Eddy. In the picture, Walter holds up three Walleyes he caught on Sunday, December 18.”

Ice fishing destinations

The sites below are listed by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation respectively, and allow for public access.


General statewide regulations: fishinpa.com/:




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