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ZEKE WILSON

Zeke Wilson 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 ZEKE WILSON

ZEKE WILSON: Times are tough in woods ZEKE WILSON: Times are tough in woods
32 weeks ago - - ZEKE WILSON
Nasty weather this week will limit wildlife movements, with most species content to hunker down and wait for things to improve. Our native animals have adapted to what Mother Nature deals out, and only on rare occasions is winter mortality significant. [Read More]
ZEKE WILSON: Winter woods are busy ZEKE WILSON: Winter woods are busy
33 weeks ago - - ZEKE WILSON
Enjoying this past weekend was easy enough, and in my travels it was evident other hunters were out and about as well. [Read More]
ZEKE WILSON: Geese are in season ZEKE WILSON: Geese are in season
34 weeks ago - - ZEKE WILSON
As I pruned apple trees Sunday, a pair of mallards crossed the sky overhead. While the ducks were well out of shotgun range, the falling sun still allowed identification from their plumage. In the duck blind or marsh, body shape and wing speed also are used to recognize legal targets. [Read More]
ZEKE WILSON: Coyote hunts on tap ZEKE WILSON: Coyote hunts on tap
35 weeks ago - - ZEKE WILSON
Monday presented the perfect day for small game hunting, or any outdoor activity for that matter. Such blessings offer a glimmer of hope in an otherwise bleak western Pennsylvania winter. During my travels I spotted two pairs of hunters enjoying the sunshine and above-freezing temperatures. [Read More]
ZEKE WILSON: Options still open ZEKE WILSON: Options still open
36 weeks ago - - ZEKE WILSON
Waterfowl hunters wrapped things up over the weekend, with creeks and rivers offering the only open water for any late migrating ducks and geese. [Read More]
ZEKE WILSON: Snow arrives, at last ZEKE WILSON: Snow arrives, at last
37 weeks ago - - ZEKE WILSON
Tracking snow has been scarce this season, although the forecast predicted it would blanket the region today with a decent batch. [Read More]
ZEKE WILSON: There are various pursuits out there ZEKE WILSON: There are various pursuits out there
38 weeks ago - - ZEKE WILSON
Just before bear season, an all-day rain ruined any chance of outdoor work. For whatever the reason, hunting was also out of the question, although hunting up a deal sounded like a good idea. [Read More]
ZEKE WILSON: A good friend passes ZEKE WILSON: A good friend passes
40 weeks ago - - ZEKE WILSON
Seventeen years ago when I was aspiring to be an archer, I entered Bill’s Archery. It was often stated, “If you wanna kill, see Bill.” And if you were willing to listen, chances are you did just that. [Read More]
ZEKE WILSON: Small game in focus ZEKE WILSON: Small game in focus
41 weeks ago - - ZEKE WILSON
During my two weeks in the deer woods, I was taking notes as to where I encountered small game. A handful of jumped cottontails and two grouse were easy enough to remember. [Read More]
ZEKE WILSON: Deer are more scarce ZEKE WILSON: Deer are more scarce
43 weeks ago - - ZEKE WILSON
Archers now harvest more buck than ever, and with each tag filled, one less buck and hunter is involved in the rifle season. Antler restrictions and posted properties coincided to make deer hunting a sit-and-wait event. [Read More]
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