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Changes possible to PA’s deer season and more

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Another Saturday opener, the Sunday following, and two weeks of concurrent buck and doe hunting. Those are just a few of the highlights that could define Pennsylvania’s statewide firearms deer season this fall. And that’s not all. Additional changes could be coming to bear, archery deer, turkey, raccoon and squirrel seasons, too. Pennsylvania Game Commissioners […]

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Tips on finding fish to catch fish

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The feeling is probably comparable to that of a prospector who discovers a gold nugget at the bottom of his pan. You’re at a flea market, perhaps, or an estate sale. Wandering among old furniture, tools and the odds and ends of a life not your own, you stumble upon some really nice fishing tackle, […]

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Outdoor Extras

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Take a quick look around the outdoors world with a tip, a fishing lure and more Tip of the week Anyone who camps, especially off the beaten path, has heard it: practice “leave no trace” principles. That implies getting to a spot, doing your thing, then leaving in such a way that no one ever […]

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Winter Vegetable Gardening

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Sue Gilmore’s love of gardening began at an early age. “I started when I was 7 years old,” Gilmore says. “I just wanted so much to grow food, I think I have a little farmer heart.” The parents in her neighborhood started a 4-H group, and Gilmore was the youngest member. She convinced her parents […]

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You don’t have to go to Gobbler’s Knob when you have Groundhog Day cookies at home

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Here in Pennsylvania, we’ve given a groundhog celebrity status. But he’s not just any old groundhog. On February 2, all eyes will be on the prognosticator of prognosticators, Punxsutawney Phil. Phil has been sharing his weather predictions every Groundhog Day with the public for going on 134 years (never mind that the average groundhog lives […]

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20 creative ways to use your KitchenAid mixer

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A friend of mine recently said she received a KitchenAid mixer for Christmas, but didn’t know what to use it for. If you too have one of the bright-colored beauties just sitting on your countertop, let me share with you the top 20 favorite ways I use my KitchenAid. I admit, I was a bit […]

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Does ginger ale actually help an upset stomach?

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Think back to when you were feeling a little under the weather as a kid. If an upset stomach was your complaint, Mom’s go-to remedy might have been a carbonated can of ginger ale. While you may have fond memories of swigging the spice-flavored soda for the good of your gut, Mom’s old school method […]

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What’s the difference between mayonnaise and Miracle Whip?

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Mayonnaise is one of the most versatile condiments on the market. You can thank that creamy combination of egg yolks and oil for tons of delicious salad dressings, dips, super moist steaks, and even that restaurant-quality crispy grilled cheese crust. In fact, it can even be used to shine up the leaves on your dusty old […]

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Homemade Hearty healthy V8 Juice Recipe

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There are tons of reasons to make juice at home. Aside from benefiting from all of the additional vitamins, minerals, and enzymes in your diet, you can customize and make your very own mixtures, like this one, inspired by the popular vegetable drink V8. V8 has been around since 1933, and it has that great […]

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Ask the Gardener: Winterberry, termites and zoysia grass

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Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster gets asked a lot of questions. A lot. And he doesn’t mind offering gardening advice. But rather than just limiting those answers to the person who asked, we thought it might be a good idea to share that wealth of knowledge with everybody. There are three ways to send in […]

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Outdoor gear storage solutions for home, garage

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This, I’m finding, is how the other half lives. No, we’re not talking finances. My wife and I haven’t suddenly come into any wealth. But space, well, that’s another matter. We married relatively young and had two sons in short order. As a result, we went from renting an apartment to renting a home to […]

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Report shows Americans love target shooting

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Don’t let the naysayers fool you. Gun ownership is mainstream, with more Americans from more backgrounds shooting now than at any time in the past decade Responsive Management, an independent research firm specializing in outdoor topics, examined shooting trends between 2009 and 2018. It did the work for the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Its resulting […]

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Tips to enjoy more success jigging walleyes

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Hitting rock bottom is generally considered a bad thing. But not always in Dean Cushman’s world. He’s a Michigan-based guide with Hardcore Charters and an instructor with teachinfishin.com. When he’s not on the water fishing, he’s traveling the country educating others on how to do it. And jig fishing the absolute bottom of a river […]

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A DIY fishing net tip good for fish, fishermen

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Looking for ways to increase your stress levels, raise your blood pressure and put a real shine on your cursing skills? There’s an easy way to do it Starting this spring, go fishing. Pursue a species that likes to thrash – I mean really go crazy – at the side of the boat or at […]

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Outdoor News and Gear

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Take a quick look around the outdoors world with a tip, a new piece of gear and more Tip of the week There’s a lot to be said for snowshoeing your way through fields and forests at this time of year. The bugs are gone, the landscape seems fresh and clean and crowds can be […]

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Cheesy cauliflower soup with a kick

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Blistering cold winter nights are made just a bit better with warm comfort food. This week’s weather calls for a delicious Cheesy Cauliflower Soup. Cozy up on the couch with a big bowl tonight or whip some up this weekend and stay in with your favorite movies. This soup does not disappoint. What makes this […]

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Simple snowman donut snack

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Looking for an easy wintertime treat? These snowman donuts are so easy to make, even the kids can help. They’re a great no-bake dessert for last minute classroom parties or winter get-togethers with friends. Put these cute three-ingredient Snowman Donuts together faster than you can throw a snowball! Note: You can also use candy corn for […]

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David Austin Roses and How to Grow Roses Organically

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The last time I saw Michael Marriott, he was showing off beautiful David Austin Roses at the Chelsea Flower Show in England. The technical manager and senior rosarian for the company was surrounded by a stunning variety of flowers. Filled with enthusiasm, he deftly described fragrances and disease resistance of these beautiful blooms. He’s a […]

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Growing roses organically

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Michael Marriott is an organic gardener and says roses can easily be grown that way. The technical manager and senior rosarian has been growing roses without chemicals for over three decades. “People don’t want to spray roses anymore, and it’s something I’ve never ever done to roses in my own garden,” he says. “The secret […]

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The sweet history of the heart-shaped box of chocolates

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Conversation Hearts might be cute and festive, but unless you want to be a sucker this Valentine’s Day, you better gift your sweetie with some serious chocolate. And if you want your true love to know these aren’t just regular chocolates—these are Valentine’s Day chocolates—they better be bundled in, specifically, a bright red heart-shaped box. […]

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Ask the Gardener: Hellebore, moles, hyacinth and more

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Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster gets asked a lot of questions. A lot. And he doesn’t mind offering gardening advice. But rather than just limiting those answers to the person who asked, we thought it might be a good idea to share that wealth of knowledge with everybody. There are three ways to send in […]

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How to choose sleeping bag liners

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There was no escape. Once, back in the olden days, some friends and I went camping in winter. We were young and invincible, meaning occasionally foolhardy, and this was our first experience with tenting in snow. That first day was busy. We were active, pitching tents, arranging our primitive camp kitchen, exploring a bit, building […]

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Taking a look at the underappreciated gray fox

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There’s no need to do an internet search. It’s safe to assume the runner-up in the most recent Miss Universe pageant is an attractive woman. It’s also a pretty good guess relatively few know her name or ever will. Such is the price of finishing second. That’s the plight of the gray fox, too. Every […]

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Restoring bobwhite quail proving difficult, but hope remains

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Progress is being made, and a recent change in policy offers hope for more. But this is going to take more time that perhaps thought. Wildlife managers kicked off an effort to restore bobwhite quail populations nationwide 25 years ago. The National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative, a strategic plan for meeting that goal, followed in 2002. […]

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Outdoor Extras

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Take a quick look around the outdoors world with a tip, a fishing lure and more Tip of the week This is the age of self-driving cars and voice activated home assistants. So the zipper (https://www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/who-invented-the-zipper/) might not seem like much of a marvel, at least not compared to when it debuted on a large […]

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What Garden Pros Want Us To Grow

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It’s been nearly a decade that I’ve been making the trek to Baltimore for the annual Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show. It can be overwhelming with more than 1,500 booths, filled with everything you could imagine for gardening. There are new plant introductions, products and nursery stock everywhere for garden centers to consider for the upcoming […]

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