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Craig Murto: Hamilton captures F1 title

November 25th, 2014

Lewis Hamilton grabbed his second Formula One World Driving Championship in grand style by dominating the grand prix in Abu Dhabi, for the 33rd win of his career.

Gerald Almy: Mixing tactics can be productive

November 24th, 2014

I think most hunters have faced this dilemma a time or two. You enjoy sneak hunting bucks (also called still hunting). The weather’s cold and it’s nice to be up and moving around. The season’s winding down and you haven’t been seeing much from your tree stands.

Gerald Almy: Finding right group of does

November 17th, 2014

We’ve all read in articles that when the rut arrives, as it has right about now, you should hunt where the does are. But the truth is you need to find the right doe group.

Craig Murto: There was an F1 race?

November 5th, 2014

Last Friday a popular racing magazine created a bit of a stir when it published an on-line story about an A.J. Foyt comment, in which Foyt said that the NASCAR Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) near Dallas-Fort Worth would outshine the Grand Prix of the United States F1 race at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin.

Gerald Almy: Mating season doesn’t end hunt

November 3rd, 2014

Experienced deer hunters know that the best hunting for whitetails often takes place during the “pre-rut,” before peak breeding occurs. This is when deer seem to be moving everywhere, with bucks chasing does that are not quite ready to mate. The pre-rut typically coincides with the second week of muzzleloader season, which opens Nov. 1 and extends through Nov. 14 this year for most of the Shenandoah Valley.

Almy: Book evokes thrills of hunting

October 27th, 2014

Do you ever get tired of reading technical information about hunting? Although we all like to improve our skills and knowledge about our favorite activity, sometimes these articles can get a bit too detailed and cause the mind to drift.

Murto: Covert scores feature victory

October 22nd, 2014

Jason Covert grabbed the win last weekend at Hagerstown Speedway, taking the lead from Glenn Elliot with 10 laps to go in the 25-lap Late Model feature.

Almy: Small creeks a buck hotspot

October 20th, 2014

Ponds and lakes offer deer the water they need every day, but streams provide whitetails a lot more than just water. They allow them to quench their thirst while also finding cooler temperatures and thick cover. This makes them terrific early-season hotspots that are often neglected by most hunters.

Fauber: Good things ahead for O’s

October 17th, 2014

Orioles Magic seemed to be at its peak only two weeks ago, when Baltimore swept Detroit to advance to the American League Championship series for the first time in what felt like a millennium. At the snap of a finger, all of those good vibes dissipated.

Almy: Windy weather hunting

October 13th, 2014

It was frustrating. Every bow season I wait for the perfect wind for my favorite stand to arrive, then drop everything and head out. It has to be west or north.