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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

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 - updated: 11:05 am.

Suspicious deer in state’s elk range tested for CWD

The Pennsylvania Game Commission reported on Thursday that two free-ranging deer were euthanized on the evening of July 26 in Ridgway Township, Elk County. The deer were discovered about 20 miles north of Disease Management Area 3, within the Commonwealth’s Elk Management Area. Both deer had identification tags in their ears, indicating they were at […]

Comments - 10:25 am - updated: 1:46 pm.

Caught on Camera

There’s no bigger threat to Pennsylvania’s largest mammal than the road. It’s really not known exactly how many bears are killed by vehicles while trying to cross a road, but when it happens the results are tragic. Perhaps these photos will serve as a reminder to be on the look-out for bears while driving. Our […]

Comments - 9:23 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 - 9:10 am

PGC has no problem finding bears on State Game Lands 57

FORKSTON TOWNSHIP, WYOMING COUNTY — When Pennsylvania Game Commission biologist Kevin Wenner captured four bears on State Game Lands 57 on Tuesday, it wasn’t indicative on how things had been going during the eight-day trapping event. Every year, PGC crews across the state trap and tag bears during the summer for research purposes. The four […]

Comments - 8:36 am

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