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Caught on Camera

This photo taken by Leroy Betz in Hollenback Township is a rather ominous sign for next year. A half dozen gypsy moths laying egg masses on a tree in July signal that the destructive caterpillers will return in areas next summer. That means trees, primarily oaks, will be defoliated again and, in places where the […]

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Outdoors with Tom Venesky: A tragic end for a fawn

In the shade of a stand of towering hemlocks bordering a small stream that traversed a hollow, I found solitude. And death. The hollow, which is accessible by a single-lane dirt road overgrown with a rhododendron, hemlocks and oaks, is the perfect place to explore on a hot summer day. The shade offered by the […]

Comments - 12:48 pm

History in the making with upcoming wild pheasant hunt

This hasn’t happened in decades. At least not in Pennsylvania. For two days in November, hunters will pursue truly wild pheasants — born and raised in Pennsylvania farmland — for a hunt that is both historic and symbolic. Ring-necked pheasants, which are native to Asia, were first stocked in Pennsylvania in the early 20th century. […]

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Local bass tournament news and 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 […]

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Local groups partner with PGC to plant 5-mile food plot on State Game Lands 57

FORKSTON TWP. — Randy Storrs eased his four-wheeler onto the old logging road and sprayed the vegetation to prepare the ground to become a food plot. It was the beginning of a long trek, one that will last five miles and take three years to complete. Members of the Red Rock Chapter of the National […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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