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JEFF KNAPP

Jeff Knapp is an outdoors writer for The Indiana Gazette. His columns appear Tuesday on the Outdoors page and in the Indiana County Area Sports section on The Indiana Gazette Online.

Articles by JEFF KNAPP

JEFF KNAPP: Kahle Lake offers late-season action
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JEFF KNAPP: Kahle Lake offers late-season action
3 days ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Straddling the Clarion/Venango County line, 250-acre Kahle Lake is a quality destination for the angler, be it late-season open-water fishing or hard-water sport. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Walleyes, saugers stack up below barriers
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JEFF KNAPP: Walleyes, saugers stack up below barriers
1 week ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Walleyes, and their closely related sauger cousins, that inhabit large rivers tend to migrate upstream with the arrival of fall. This precursor to the spawn-driven movements of early spring results in high numbers of fish stacked up below barriers such as dams. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: SGL 24 offers outstanding opportunities
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JEFF KNAPP: SGL 24 offers outstanding opportunities
2 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Come late fall, Routes 36 and 66 provide passage for a parade of blaze orange-clad sportsmen heading into northwest Pennsylvania, and the many hunting camps found there. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Let the good times roll slowly
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JEFF KNAPP: Let the good times roll slowly
3 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
From the back deck of my boat, Mark made a long cast that landed just off the bank. Quickly engaging his reel, he began a slow retrieve with just enough speed to keep the soft-bodied swimbait from hanging up on a rock. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Hunters can scout from home
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JEFF KNAPP: Hunters can scout from home
4 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
It’s no secret that preseason scouting ups your chance of success in the field, Pennsylvania’s traditional two-week deer season included. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Operation Game Thief targets poachers
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JEFF KNAPP: Operation Game Thief targets poachers
5 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
With only around 130 full-time conservation officers, and dwindling numbers of deputies, the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s law enforcement responsibilities are challenging, and officers rely largely on help from the public. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Pike, muskies become catchable
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JEFF KNAPP: Pike, muskies become catchable
6 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Last week’s weather reminds us that fall is here. Rain, wind and cold change fishing conditions, sometimes for the better. Elevated flows, and cooler water, force gamefish that live in flowing waters into identifiable locations, basically deeper, slower pools where they don’t fight the current. [Read More]
Elk hunter gets call to West Elk hunter gets call to West
7 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
For nearly 20 years, Mike Hudzick has made early-fall journeys to a variety of western states, driven by a strong desire to hunt elk with a bow. During that time, he’s learned much, taken part in experiences not possible in the local woods, and has enjoyed many hunting successes. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Weather can turn switch on, off
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JEFF KNAPP: Weather can turn switch on, off
7 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Linda and Josh — my clients for the day — were well bundled up when we left the ramp. The river valley was still filled with fog, following a clear, cold night, one brightly lit by the full moon. [Read More]
Talkin' Turkey: Expert gives her calling tips Talkin' Turkey: Expert gives her calling tips
8 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
For the past 31 autumns, turkey hunting enthusiast Joanie Haidle has roamed the woods of Pennsylvania, fully immersed in the challenge of fall turkey hunting. She’ll be out there again this fall, using the well-earned tools of patience and persistence to her advantage. [Read More]
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