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Michael A Sawyers - Outdoors

Michael A Sawyers - Outdoors
  • MIKE SAWYERS It’s early! It’s time to hunt!

    I’ll never forget the run-up to Maryland’s first early muzzleloader deer season in 1994.

    October 12, 2013 1 Photo

  • MIKE SAWYERS I know a guy, too!

    My phone rings.
    “Is this the guy that writes the sports?”
    “I don’t write sports, but I write the outdoor column that sometimes appears in the Sports Section,” I say.

    October 5, 2013 1 Photo

  • MIKE SAWYERS Fall trout time nears

    Charlie Gougeon of the Maryland Fisheries Service perhaps described the autumn trout fishing experience the best.
    “The water has cooled after the summer’s heat.

    September 28, 2013 1 Photo

  • Survey finds fewer young Md. turkeys

    Maryland’s fall turkey season takes place Oct. 26 through Nov. 2 and it is possible that hunters may see fewer young birds than in recent years.

    September 28, 2013

  • MIKE SAWYERS Off-road trails eyed for state wildlife site

    The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is proposing to establish two off-road vehicle trails on the Sideling Hill Wildlife Management Area in Washington County.

    September 21, 2013 1 Photo

  • MIKE SAWYERS Dove dreams

    I have always greatly enjoyed hunting mourning doves, ever since I first tried it in Utah in the late 1960s.

    September 7, 2013 1 Photo

  • MIKE SAWYERS New bear hunt in W.Va. explained

    There are 19 counties in West Virginia where the Division of Natural Resources wants more bears harvested.

    August 31, 2013 1 Photo

  • HARRY SPIKER No recorded Md. attacks

    Although Garrett and Allegany counties have high bear densities, attacks upon humans are less likely to happen in the East than in western states, according to Harry Spiker, black bear project leader for the Maryland Wildlife & Heritage Service.

    August 31, 2013 1 Photo

  • MIKE SAWYERS We are well-armed in Md.

    Those Marylanders who hate guns can thank Gov. Martin O’Malley and his minions at the General Assembly for making the state’s citizenry among the most well-armed in the country.

    August 24, 2013 1 Photo

  • MIKE SAWYERS I felt like this might happen

    There is a lot of information on the Internet about didymo or rock snot, the algae that gets on the bottom of trout streams.

    August 17, 2013 1 Photo

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