Deer of the Day, Dec. 18: Dave Miniger, Erie

   December 17, 2014 11:11 am

Dave Miniger, of Erie, shot a gorgeous 10-point trophy Oct. 24 with his recurve bow while hunting on state game lands Miniger’s deer photo is entered in the NWPA Outdoors Deer of the Month and Year Contest – and yours can be too, if you meet the contest guidelines. Or you can share your trophy photo in the NWPA…

Deer of the Day, Dec. 16: Ashley Wright, Centerville

   December 16, 2014 10:28 am

Ashley Wright, of Centerville, shot the biggest buck of her career this month — a 14-point, bigger than most hunters will see in a lifetime. “I was hunting with my dad and he had just left the stand to look for a doe that I had shot at earlier that morning,” Wright said. “I heard…

Deer of the Day, Dec. 15: 9-year-old’s 8-point

   December 15, 2014 8:35 am

Owen Callaghan, 9, shot an 8-point on the final day of the general firearms season. He used a .243 while hunting near Union City with his father. Owen Callaghan You can share your trophy photo in the NWPA Outdoors Hunting & Fishing gallery for your chance at being featured in Deer of the Day. Or enter the NWPA Outdoors Deer…

Deer of the Day: Nate Hazi, Pittsburgh

   December 13, 2014 7:27 am

Nate Hazi, of Pittsburgh, shot a trophy 8-point on a state game lands in Erie County. Hazi said the buck’s rack had a 22 7/8-inch inside spread and a green score in the mid-160 class. Hazi’s deer photo is entered in the NWPA Outdoors Deer of the Month and Year Contest – and yours can be too, if you…

Deer of the Day, Dec. 11: 88-year-old’s 8-point

   December 11, 2014 6:00 am

Hod Bierer, an 88-year-old World War II veteran who lives in Millcreek Township, shot an 8-point on opening day of the general firearms season. He has been hunting deer for more than 70 years. His most recent buck was the largest taken by any of the nine hunters at his camp. 88 year old shoots…

Deer of the Day, Dec. 10: Ed Plonsky, Wattsburg

   December 10, 2014 6:00 am

Ed Plonsky, of Wattsburg, shot his buck on a rainy Dec. 5 in Farmington Township. “Not the biggest buck I ever got but definitely has character,” he said. Plonsky’s deer photo is entered in the NWPA Outdoors Deer of the Month and Year Contest – and yours can be too, if you meet the contest guidelines. Or you…

Deer of the Day, Dec. 9: Raymond Fiscus, Edinboro

   December 9, 2014 8:30 am

Raymond Fiscus, of Edinboro, shot a 9-point Dec. 1 in Clarion County. Fiscus’ deer photo is entered in the NWPA Outdoors Deer of the Month and Year Contest – and yours can be too, if you meet the contest guidelines. Or you can share your trophy photo in the NWPA Outdoors Hunting & Fishing gallery for your chance at…

Gear review: Olympia RG850 flashlight

   December 8, 2014 2:45 pm

While it goes without saying that the best gifts require thought but not a purchase, there are exceptions. It’s not the cost of those gifts that makes them so, but the value, particularly when it comes to gear for outdoorspeople. I still have a folding knife my parents gave me in the early 1980s, for…

Deer of the Day, Dec. 7: Greg Seth, McKean

   December 7, 2014 8:23 am

Greg Seth, of McKean, shot his 9-point Dec. 1 in McKean Township. Seth’s deer photo is entered in the NWPA Outdoors Deer of the Month and Year Contest – and yours can be too, if you meet the contest guidelines. Or you can share your trophy photo in the NWPA Outdoors Hunting & Fishing gallery for your chance at…

Deer of the Day, Dec. 6: Jillian Behm, Erie

   December 6, 2014 7:42 am

Jillian Behm, of Erie, shot her first career deer, an 8-point, Dec. 1 in Crawford County near Union City. Behm’s deer photo is entered in the NWPA Outdoors Deer of the Month and Year Contest – and yours can be too, if you meet the contest guidelines. Or you can share your trophy photo in the NWPA Outdoors…