George Block

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

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Tail is wagging the dog with PGC

It has been said figures don’t lie and liars figure.

With both of those thoughts in mind, I am struggling with some figures I have acquired from an amateur statistician on the number of record-book deer taken in the archery and traditional firearms season.

First and foremost, let’s remember it is the whitetail deer that creates the most controversy. Are numbers too large? There are those who would say yes.

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Mar 2017

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Range etiquette a concern with semi-automatic rifles

Most of my refusing to accept the semi-auto rifle as a hunting instrument is based on human behavior rather than the type of rifle.

Actually, this enters the realm of shooting etiquette, too.

About 20 or so years ago, my brother-in-law and I decided to sight in our rifles on a public game lands range. We were both members of Dormont Mt. Lebanon Sportsman Club but decided to try a different range.

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25

Feb 2017

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Crappie fishing off to an early start

When the wind is from the east the fish bite the least. When the wind is from the south the fish close their mouth. When the wind is from the west the fishing is best.

Fish when the cows are standing up, when they are laying down fishing is a waste of time.

Like me, I am sure you have heard them all but there is one thing that is sure, it seems when I go fishing, the fish were biting the day before I got there and the day after I left.

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18

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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