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All ages turn out for archery shoot at Northmoreland Baptist Church

NORTHMORELAND TWP. — There are a lot of reasons why 55 kids and adults turned out for an archery shoot hosted by the Northmoreland Sportsmen last Saturday. Some used the event for a tune-up for the upcoming archery season. Others turned out to get in some additional practice before competing at the Pennsylvania Bowhunters Festival […]

Comments - 5:57 pm

Game Commission to hold owl program in Dallas

The Pennsylvania Game Commission will host a program on Pennsylvania owls as part of its summer wildlife educational series. This program will be held Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Back Mountain Regional EMA building in Dallas. Game Commission Northeast Region diversity biologist Rich Fritsky will provide information on owl biology and behavior, […]

Comments - 11:21 am

Local bass tournament news, results

Local bass tournament schedules and results (to have your tournament listed or post results, email [email protected]): Duke’s Bass Tournaments will hold a weekly Wednesday night tournament at Harveys Lake. Starting time is 6 p.m. and weigh-in is at 9 p.m. at the public boat launch. Anglers will weigh-in their heaviest bass and the weekly entry […]

Comments - 10:35 am

PFBC to host Wild Trout Summit

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will host a wild trout summit open to the public at its Centre County regional office on Saturday, Aug. 26 beginning at 9:30 a.m. “This is the first time the agency has hosted a meeting to discuss wild trout,” said Andy Shiels, director of the PFBC Bureau of Fisheries. […]

Comments - 10:03 am

Caught on Camera

Something caught the attention of these four coyote pups as they were captured on a trail camera on July 19. Brian Williams sent in the photo, which was taken in the Mehoopany area, and the healthy pups certainly appear to be an energetic bunch. Coyote pups are born in April to early May, so these […]

Comments - 9:37 am

Outdoors with Tom Venesky: Loss of dam in Solomon Creek a challenge that can be overcome

Decades ago the Ashley community banded together to build a dam. It began in the 1920s when neighborhood kids, and adults, wanted a respite from the heat. A cool retreat. The potential for such a place existed right in town in Solomon Creek, at the end of Wyoming Street. Solomon Creek originates in the shaded […]

Comments - 9:13 am

PGC and Delta Waterfowl improve waterfowl habitat in Bradford County

Pennsylvania Game Commission employees and volunteer members of the North Branch Susquehanna Chapter of Delta Waterfowl recently planted more than 50 pounds of browntop millet along the banks of two waterfowl impoundments on State Game Lands 239 in Athens Township, Bradford County. The cooperative effort will create additional food for several waterfowl species during their […]

Comments - 9:13 am

Group raising funds for Pennsylvania conservation history museum

TROY, BRADFORD COUNTY — Bill Bowers and Charlie Fox were at an estate auction several years ago when they witnessed history being sold. And lost. Bowers, who is a retired Wildlife Conservation Officer, and Fox, who represents the northcentral region on the Pennsylvania Game Commission board, watched as old PGC memorabilia was auctioned off to […]

Comments - 9:04 am

Project stabilizes Solomon Creek in Ashley

ASHLEY — Before improvements could be added to a section of Solomon Creek that flows through the Ashley Borough Park, a few things had to be removed. Nine check dams — rows of stones piled across the creek — and one concrete dam were taken out of the water, along with the years of sediment […]

Comments - 9:42 pm

PFBC welcomes four new commissioners

Four new commissioners will soon join the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission following their confirmations by the state Senate on July 17. William Brock of St. Marys, Elk County, was confirmed as the District 3 commissioner, representing Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Jefferson, McKean and Potter counties. Richard Kauffman of Leesport, Berks County, was confirmed […]

Comments - 11:16 am

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