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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

OUTDOORS: In search for game, find the food OUTDOORS: In search for game, find the food
41 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Ask any seasoned hunter for a tip or two on locating any particular game animal or bird and you’ll likely hear a response that includes available foods. [Read More]
OUTDOORS: Turkey hunters face challenge OUTDOORS: Turkey hunters face challenge
41 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Fall turkey hunters will likely experience a challenging yet rewarding season this year. Given the severity of last year’s winter, it’s natural many hunter will have questions as to what to expect for the 2014 season. Read on to find the answers. [Read More]
OUTDOORS: Grouse outlook 'guarded' OUTDOORS: Grouse outlook 'guarded'
41 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Throughout the springtime I consistently bumped into grouse while fishing trout streams in the backwoods and traveling the rural roads to get in and out of these places. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Friends go on new excursion JEFF KNAPP: Friends go on new excursion
43 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Propelled by a delicate roll cast, the green caddis larvae fly landed lightly in the clear, cool water of the West Branch of Caldwell Creek. The modest current washed the size 12 fly downstream to a submerged tree branch, where a 12-inch wild brown trout shot out and seized it. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Hair dressings perfect for fall fishing JEFF KNAPP: Hair dressings perfect for fall fishing
44 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
Like a mechanic’s vast array of tools, fishing lures have specific applications where they work best. A service technician wouldn’t reach for a screwdriver to remove a lug nut. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Autumn adventures on horizon
45 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
The rapidly changing sky took on a blustery fall-like appearance as I drove the short distance from the northern Jefferson County trout stream to my camp in neighboring Clarion County. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: These trips worth taking in fall JEFF KNAPP: These trips worth taking in fall
46 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
While the major hunting seasons are at the door, there are still many great fishing opportunities available in the coming fall months. Here is a look at four of them. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Electrofishing main tool for biologists JEFF KNAPP: Electrofishing main tool for biologists
47 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
A blanket of warm, moist air enveloped the “anglers” as they readied their boat in the gathering dusk at the Allegheny River’s Bradys Bend access area. The night promised to be a sweaty one, with any coolness coming begrudgingly. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: It's time to get ready for small game JEFF KNAPP: It's time to get ready for small game
48 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
When I latched my boat to the hitch the other day, I noticed the collection of dead maple leaves, ones that had filtered down into the boat’s interior during the prior 24 hours. It served as a reminder that fall is near. [Read More]
JEFF KNAPP: Small streams have several attractions
49 weeks ago - - JEFF KNAPP
It was the first time I’d actually laid eyes on the stream. For Aug. 16 its flow was pretty good. I continued across the bridge and pulled into a convenient turnout. Within a few minutes I’d donned hip boots, put on my sling pack and strung-up my 3-weight fiberglass fly rod. [Read More]
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