Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Outdoors: good time to catch up on what’s new

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

As we’re in the last of the summer doldrums with fishing being poor because of rain and dove hunting is only upcoming, now’s a good time to catch up on what’s new in the outdoor related marketplace.

If you’re firearms buff, collector or historian, Jerry Lee’s 2018 Gun Digest is a necessary read. In fact, you can spend the remainder of the summer reading this vast collection of firearms information Lee has assembled in his latest work.

Outdoors: tips to care for your tent

Thursday, August 3, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With the camping season now in progress, some folks prefer enjoying the outdoors in an RV or motor home, while others prefer to rough it in a tent. If you’re in the latter group, you may or may not know how to care for your tent, especially if it was just purchased. As such, Coleman, the premier camping company, has offered these caring and cleaning tips for your tent be it big or small.

Outdoors: make sure boat trailer covered by insurance

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With the boating season coming full speed especially over the Fourth of July holiday, boat owners should check their insurance policies to insure your boat trailer is included in your boat insurance plan.

If you get in an accident while trailering your boat, do you know which insurance policy will pay for repairs to the trailer?

Outdoors: Black bass season set to open

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Second only to trout, black bass is the most popular sport fish that Pennsylvania anglers fish for. And beginning June 17, the season for them opens with a creel limit of six and a size limit of at least 12 inches.

Despite this, most bass anglers wisely practice catch-and-release. It’s not because largemouth and smallmouth bass aren’t good eating, because they are. It’s because they’re more fun to catch-and-release as they can be caught again another day.

Outdoors: Bills are presented to become laws

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

According to the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, the following bills will be presented by two state representatives in anticipation of them becoming law.

SR Bryan Cutler says that his HCO1948 would allow any hunter who had purchased a lifetime resident hunting license prior to July 1, 2017, to continue hunting species that may require a permit, previously included under their current license without incurring the additional fee. This references, in particular, the passed license fee to hunt pheasants in the state.

Outdoors: Camp Compass to receive NRA donation

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Through the proceeds from the Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg (the “Harrisburg show” as it has been known), the National Rifle Association (NRA) is donating $43,000 to five Pennsylvania organizations that promote the outdoor lifestyle through educational and recreational activities.

One of the five is our local Camp Compass, an Allentown-based inner city youth organization that introduces urban, middle and high school students to various outdoor activities.