- Michael A Sawyers - Outdoors
My safety still on! But that’s not all that bad
You don’t have to pull the trigger a lot to have a memorable hunting season.
More bear permits, please
Earlier this year, before the Maryland bear season and before dead bears started piling up on the state’s highways, the Wildlife & Heritage Service told us that there were 800-plus bears in Garrett and Allegany counties.
Elk reintro meeting set Friday
The possible reintroduction of Rocky Mountain elk into Garrett and/or Allegany counties has been the quietest big story I have experienced in 3-plus decades here at your hometown newspaper.
Md. hunt-fish marketing plan in the works
Gov. Martin O’Malley is being asked to fund a marketing initiative that will bring more hunters and anglers to Maryland, sell more hunting and fishing licenses and, thus, put the Department of Natural Resources on firmer financial ground.
Fly fishing shop opens on North Centre Street
Early Rise Flies, a business with three successful years online, has opened a retail store at 457 N. Centre St.
A whopping 55 percent of the 340 available Maryland bear hunting permits went to residents of Garrett and Allegany counties during the lottery in September.
Md. officer attends hunting-related shooting training
Cpl. Jeff Herndon, the Maryland Natural Resources Police investigator for the state’s four most western counties, was in West Virginia recently when he and some other officers were made aware of a 911 call.
There are three things you don’t bring up at a West Virginia bowhunting camp; religion, politics or crossbows.
Tomorrow’s Hunter now has local chapter
Gino Attardi, the founder of Tomorrow’s Hunter, says it all on the organization’s home page (www.youthoutdoors.org), “If we spend all of our time and money preserving wildlife and habitat, but neglect to recruit and retain a future generation of outdoorsmen... we have failed.”
Turkeys doing nicely
As I toured western Allegany County a bunch of times looking for turkeys during July and August, I kept thinking that the bird population is not looking good.
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