George Block

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George Block is a sports columnist who loves the outdoors.
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Feb 2017

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Semi-automatic hunting should not include the .223

The use of semi-automatic rifles for the hunting of deer is about to become legal. Take my word for it.

Along with that, I believe we also will be allowed to use the ever popular Ruger 10/22 to hunt squirrel.

The bill allowing the use of semis while hunting has passed the legislature and was given preliminary approval at the last meeting of the Pennsylvania Game Commission board of commissioners.

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Feb 2017

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A fine shooter and gentleman, Taylor will be missed

Waynesburg High School graduate Earl Taylor was not just a smallbore shooter, but a good human being. Few people could have higher status than the rifleman from Greene County.

A longtime member of Dormont-Mt. Lebanon Sportsman’s Club and a past officer, Taylor is no longer with us. He passed away just as he shot and served other sportsmen – quietly.

I can remember having a disagreement on a trivial subject with some of the club directors when Earl quietly stepped forward and with his confident but non-threatening manner, pacified me and swung the board in my direction. When Earl spoke others listened.

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Feb 2017

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Sunday hunting, automatic rifles two major topics

There are a few major issues the Pennsylvania Game Commission needs to address.

The subject of Sunday hunting has been a perplexing one for a few years and needs to be faced now.

One section of the hunting community favors changing the law and allowing Sunday hunting, while the other is vehemently opposed. I would say the population overall is about 50-50 on this subject.

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Jan 2017

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Days leading up to a trip can be fruitful

Regardless of your age, as a child I am sure that you were excited the two or three days before Christmas. A child can hardly wait.

Waiting for the Super Bowl or World Series can also do that to some.

Many times, the game or Christmas day is a letdown, but it’s the tail that wags the dog.

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