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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: Hunters can scout from home
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JEFF KNAPP: Hunters can scout from home
33 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
34 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
35 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
36 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
36 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
37 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]
JEFF KNAPP: Fall is a favorite time for most outdoors folks
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JEFF KNAPP: Fall is a favorite time for most outdoors folks
38 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
The soft, steady patter of rain falls just outside my den as I write this during a peaceful Sunday morning. It’s a welcome contrast to the infrequent, though often violent, thunderstorm-driven deluges of the past, steamy summer. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Tail-out sections are prime spots
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JEFF KNAPP: Tail-out sections are prime spots
39 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
After splashdown, the lure started drifting downstream at a steady pace. I quickly engaged the reel and employed an erratic, stop-and-go retrieve as the suspending minnowbait continued its downriver swing in the current. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Pool 9 offers variety for hunters, anglers
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JEFF KNAPP: Pool 9 offers variety for hunters, anglers
40 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Travel Route 68 north of East Brady and you’ll find yourself on a relatively narrow ridge that separates an abrupt turn in the Allegheny River known as Brady’s Bend, named in honor of legendary frontier scout Capt. Samuel Brady. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Go with the flow when water is low
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JEFF KNAPP: Go with the flow when water is low
41 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Low water, which typically is accompanied by clear water, often provides challenging fishing conditions. Fish are often spooky, as these conditions make them more vulnerable to their predators. [Read More]
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