Cumberland Times-News

Michael A Sawyers - Outdoors

Michael A Sawyers - Outdoors
  • MIKE SAWYERS We’re lucky, those of us...

    Have you ever been out in the middle of the woods during deer season and just busted out crying? I mean the kind of sob that makes you suck air, the sort that creates enough snot for two handkerchiefs.

    July 27, 2013 1 Photo

  • MIKE SAWYERS Calling them crossguns is OK with me
    The thing about crossbows is that they are amazingly accurate instruments.
    The users of vertical bows who look down their noses at the users of horizontal bows like to call them crossguns. They say crossbows are more like rifles than bows.

    July 20, 2013 1 Photo

  • No fish record for you! No fish record for you!

    As soon as I read the July 1 press release from the Maryland Fisheries Service, I thought, “Wait a minute.”

    July 13, 2013 2 Photos

  • MIKE SAWYERS Maryland elk plan hush-hush

    In August 2011, the Maryland Legislative Sportsmen’s Foundation, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced jointly that an evaluation would begin to determine if elk would be reintroduced into Garrett and Allegany counties.

    July 6, 2013 1 Photo

  • Biologists hoping to keep trout cool, alive

    The Maryland Fishery Service will continue meeting with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in an attempt to keep the North Branch of the Potomac River downstream of Westernport cool enough to support trout.

    June 29, 2013

  • MIKE SAWYERS Opposes early West-by-God gobbler hunt

    I told Curtis Taylor that running a state wildlife agency is a lot like running a newspaper. The people you mostly hear from are those who are sure you don’t know your butt from a groundhog burrow.

    June 22, 2013 1 Photo

  • BRIAN EYLER Fewer W. Md. fawns survive

    It’s true. Based upon a variety of monitoring techniques, what the Maryland Wildlife & Heritage Service calls fawn recruitment is declining.

    June 15, 2013 2 Photos

  • MIKE SAWYERS W.Va. solons to study crossbows, gobbler opener

    Committees in the West Virginia House and the Senate are going to officially study whether or not to allow general use of crossbows for deer hunting and the possibility of opening spring gobbler season one week earlier.

    June 8, 2013 1 Photo

  • MIKE SAWYERS Sit back, be patient, wait for gobblers

    Bob Long says there are only about 11,000 of us. He ought to know.
    Long makes his living working for the Maryland Wildlife & Heritage Service by knowing about turkeys and turkey hunters.

    June 1, 2013 1 Photo

  • MIKE SAWYERS Maryland has ‘secret’ trout opening days

    Shhhhhhh!
    Don’t tell anybody about this, but there are some secret opening days of trout fishing in Almost Maryland.

    May 25, 2013 1 Photo

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