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  • The Roving Sportsman… Time to Check Your Turkey Vest!0

    It happened last Tuesday. I received a call from a fellow hunter who was all excited about watching 4 long bearded gobblers in his back yard scratching for whatever seeds or morsels they could find. He had been concerned about how they had been doing through the heavy snows and ice layers that were hindering

  • The Roving Sportsman… Where Has All the Ammo Gone?0

    OK, I’ll reveal my age a bit by telling you that there is a Peter, Paul and Mary song, “Where Have All the Flowers Gone,” that has been ringing in my head as I have been putting my thoughts together about this article. It is stuck there and it keeps going through my brain over

  • Scoring Points for MS

    Scoring Points for MS0

    If you like big bucks and you cannot lie, this week’s column is for you. That reference is from the Sir Mix-a-Lot hit from 1992, “Baby Got Back.” Yes, I know he’s not talking about big bucks in the song. Isn’t it funny, though, in today’s world of Google, that you read the lyrics and

  • The Roving Sportsman… Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas0

    With a scant one week of shopping days left until the arrival of Christmas morning, we need to take a serious look at a couple of great ideas for that hard-to-buy-for sportsman on your gift-giving list. The ideas will include items that I have used and found to be highly useful and handy for any

  • As the Deer0

    This October marked my 40th anniversary of pursuing white-tailed deer with the bow and arrow. I didn’t grow up in a hunting family, so archery and archery hunting were two sciences I had to learn completely on my own. Because I grew up in the city, I had to turn sixteen and get a driver’s

  • The Roving Sportsman… It Finally Happened in the Closing Minutes!0

    For decades, the black bear population throughout Pennsylvania has been on a slow, but ever-increasing rise. The numbers today exceed 20,000, making our state a popular destination for bear hunters. Not only are the numbers of animals impressive, but the size of some have often exceeded 300 pounds, with animals every year being taken in

  • The Roving Sportsman… Understanding Chronic Wasting Disease in Pennsylvania0

    It was not that long ago that we heard about chronic wasting disease (CWD) occurring somewhere out west, but never considered that it would ever become a concern within our own borders here in Pennsylvania. Initially, reports were of limited outcroppings of the disease in deer and elk in a few of the western states,

  • Have Lies, Injustice, and the Social Media Way Become Our Kryptonite?1

    Before I get started this week, I’m going to self-correct. Last week, in my column, “The Armed and the Delirious” I had Lucille Zablocky at 84 years young as the most senior member of our Guns & Roses effort with National Range & Armory. It was brought to my attention that Barb Reish actually holds

  • The Armed and the Delirious0

    There has never been a more important time in American history to understand, support, and exercise our freedoms empowered by the Constitution of our great land. This past summer, I teamed up with the good folks at National Range & Armory to offer some understanding and practical application of our 2nd Amendment rights. Wow, what

  • Farewell Faithful Teammates1

    I write today to honor two more fellow basketball players and friends who recently passed away. Dennis “Dutch” Bogaczyk and James “Jimmy” Wilkerson. I had the pleasure of playing with both, for several years, with Ron Travis’s amateur teams — Jon’s Sports and Pennsylvania Athletics. Together with many other excellent players from this area and

  • The Hunting Seasons are Upon Us0

    It’s probably safe to say that most of us outdoor types have not given much thought to the upcoming hunting seasons, especially in light of the hot, dry weather that has engulfed us over the past month. But ready or not, the hunting seasons are about to begin. It’s also that time of year that

  • The Roving Sportsman… Gun Ownership Today0

    Today’s gun owners vary widely in their interests in firearms. Some are collectors, admiring the workmanship and artistry of a finely engraved piece that is enhanced with a beautifully grained wooden stock. Some are hunters, looking for a working tool that will aid in their quest for all kinds of wild game and birds. Yet

  • The Roving Sportsman… Three Things Worth Knowing About0

    August is National Shooting Sports Month: NSSF, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, is the driving force behind many of the activities and programs that are highlighted throughout the month of August as we promote and celebrate gun ownership and the dozens of target shooting sports. More than 2.5 million people have joined the firearm-owning community

  • The 2nd Amendment is Not Negotiable0

    “What the hell is going on out there!” ~ Legendary Green Bay Packers Coach Vince Lombardi. That is exactly how I feel in regard to the current state of our Nation. Coach Lombardi was even a better person than a football coach. He was an icon of his time and leader for equality. A believer

  • The Roving Sportsman… Create a Memory for Father’s Day1

    You can go to your local outdoor store and come up with numerous gift ideas for Dad on His Day. You can go online and find hundreds of great gift ideas to make His Day a little brighter. And, you can browse through the many catalogs you or he receives in the mail to come

  • Former Local Woman Who Works In Television and Film Industry Describes How COVID-19 Shutdown Is Affecting Her and Others0

    In March, Webb Weekly brought you the story of one former local woman, Trina Siopy, who works in the television and film industry and is currently the co-producer of the critically and popularly regarded cable series “Better Call Saul.” We thought it might be interesting to find out from Trina how the COVID-19 situation was

  • The Roving Sportsman… It’s Crunch Time!0

    Whether you are seeking to fill your second spring gobbler tag, or you are still looking to connect with the first bird, there is still time to use some late season tactics to get the job done. You have until close of season on Saturday, May 30 to seal the deal and all-day hunting is

  • The Roving Sportsman…0

    Using Time Wisely The corona virus pandemic, along with all of its resultant restrictions and behavioral guidelines, doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. As the Federal, State and local governmental agencies scramble to come up with a vaccine and control the current spread of the virus, we, as individuals, can do little

  • The Roving Sportsman… Opening Day Tactics for 20200

    In just over a week, the one-day Pennsylvania Youth Spring Gobbler Hunt will take place – Saturday, April 25th to be exact. On the following Saturday, May 2, our statewide Spring Gobbler Season gets underway. These are the days many of us have been daydreaming about for weeks, so let’s take a look at a

  • The Roving Sportsman… Patterning Your Shotgun0

    Recently, I wrote about the wisdom of taking the time to pattern your shotgun – now let’s look at a few factors in actually making sure your trusty old shotgun is really shooting as it should be. This is not difficult, it does not have to be time consuming and by patterning your gun you

  • McGarvey and the Warriors0

    Props to Coach Mike McGarvey and the Lycoming College hoopsters. The Warriors just did the unthinkable by winning the 2020 Middle Atlantic Conference Championship. This was a total shocker as my boys literally came out of nowhere. McGarvey’s squad was picked to finish last in all of the preseason polls. Kudos to the other MAC

  • Girls’ Night Out

    Girls’ Night Out0

    For a young group of middle school athletes, the opportunity to see a Division One team play is exciting in its own right. Add to that, sitting courtside and looking across the gym to see one of the most prolific scorers and, arguably one of the best ever from Pennsylvania and Penn State University women’s

  • The Roving Sportsman… Pattern That Shotgun!0

    Imagine that your son or daughter has shown enough interest in hunting for deer this coming fall that they have completed the required hunter education program and have shown interest in going to the range with you to really learn how to safely handle a firearm. You take the time to spend several weekends doing

  • The Roving Sportsman… Prepping for Spring Gobbler Season0

    In life there are procrastinators and there are those who like to stay well ahead of the game, so as to not get caught short at the last minute. Keeping in mind that the Youth Hunt for spring gobblers is on Saturday, April 25, 2020, and that the statewide spring gobbler season will begin on

  • Laudenslager Leaves Leadership Legacy

    Laudenslager Leaves Leadership Legacy0

    Among the plethora of sayings uttered by sportscaster Dick Vitale is one about players who would make the ‘all airport team.’ The reference is about players who look good while walking thru airports but never contribute much on the court. Truth be known, South Williamsport point guard Ethan Laudenslager would never draw attention for an

  • An Evening with Coach Kelly and the Lady Bison0

    Congratulations to Summer McNulty on scoring her 1,000th point for the Loyalsock Lady Lancers. Summer’s brother Chase and my son Hunter are good friends and graduated in the same class. They played a lot of baseball together, both for the school and travel teams. Summer was the little sister that had to tag along to

  • The Roving Sportsman… There’s Still Time!0

    Just in case you have procrastinated a bit — not to worry — there is still time to make our traditional New Year’s Resolutions — you know — that list of things we know we should follow, but rarely seem to accomplish! As sportsmen, we have some special considerations that we should consider as we

  • Changing Hunting Tactics

    Changing Hunting Tactics0

    I remember when I started deer hunting as a high school kid, there were basically two methods commonly used to bag your deer. One method often used with fair success was the deer drive; several hunters would “post” in a line — maybe on a side hill — and several more hunters would line up

  • City Police Revive K9 Program0

    In the beginning of 2020, the City of Williamsport and surrounding region will see a new police K9 unit. A dog named Tacoma, named after the Toyota brand truck, is a male mix of Belgian Malinois and German Shepherd. Tacoma and his handler, Tyson Minier, will be the first of potentially three K9 units. The

  • The Ukrainian Inquisition0

    Thank you to the wonderful staff at Dolly’s Diner for taking such great care of the 303 Veterans that came out for our All American Breakfast on Veterans Day. A Webb Weekly salute to these gentlemen and ladies for providing the freedom that allows all of us to enjoy life in America as we know

  • The Roving Sportsman… Five Tips for Tasty Venison0

    In a little over one week, one of the largest “civilian armies” in all of the United States will go forth with one mission in mind — to enter the woods and fields of Pennsylvania in search of a whitetail deer that will produce some very tasty meals for family and friends. This year for

  • France Awaits

    France Awaits0

    This is the second of a four-part story of my July Normandy experience re-tracing the path my father, Ralph N. Lowery, took as a member of the Pennsylvania 28th Division during World War II.

  • “It Was Bear – 1, Hunter – 0”0

    If you hang around the neighborhood sporting goods store long enough, you are going to hear plenty of stories – some of them believable, and some not. More often the tales will tend to elevate the hunter as the winner in the description of hunter against quarry, but once in awhile someone relates a story


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