OUTDOORS
Caught on Camera

Patty Horn With the May 2 start of the spring gobbler season only two weeks away, here’s a sight that any hunter would like to see in the woods. Patty Horn came across this group of five gobblers crossing Tunnel Road in White Haven on April 3. The group took their time crossing, Horn said, […]

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Outdoor notes

The Huntington Mills United Sportsmen Camp 271 will host a Hunter-Trapper Education class on Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25. It is a two-day class. To sign up, visit http://www.register-ed.com/events/view/58329. For more information, visit camp271.webs.com. The Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society will host Wildlife Diversity Biologist Richard Fritsky of the PA Game Commission during […]

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Time to speak up

Venesky They do listen. During a public meeting hosted by state Rep. Gerald Mullery with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission last week, Joe Rutchauskas of the Nanticoke Conservation Club spoke about his group’s opposition to change a rule allowing kids to use bait year round in delayed harvest areas. The change also included allowing […]

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Kids up first for trout

Elijah Nalbone checks out a trout he caught at the Back Mountain Police Association Fishing Derby last year. This year kids get their own opening day for trout on all stocked waters on April 11. Nathan Buchinski gets a thrill out of the trout he caught during last year’s Back Mountain Police Association annual fishing […]

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Outdoor notes

Stanley Cooper Sr. Chapter of Trout Unlimited will host a presentation led by local author and fly fisherman, Don Baylor, will be the featured speaker in April. He will have a presentation on “little known hatches that you may encounter while fly fishing.” The general meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month, September […]

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Birders’ Corner

A sandhill crane was heard calling last week in Bradford County. Highlights of recent sightings conducted throughout northeastern Pennsylvania by area birders. For a complete list along with area hot spots, visit the Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society website at: www.grwyovalas.org. March 29 Plymouth Flats Red-throated loon March 30 Nescopeck Township Common snipe – 3, […]

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Outdoor notes from around the state

PFBC Withdraws Delayed Harvest Proposal The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has decided to withdraw a proposal to change the Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only (DHALO) regulations after receiving public comments overwhelmingly opposed to the measure. The PFBC Board of Commissioners approved the withdrawal of the proposal and the end of the public comment period […]

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Caught on camera

There’s been a lot of reports of bears raiding birdfeeders over the last few weeks, and it’s no surprise. As the bruins emerge from their dens after a long winter, they have a big appetite and birdfeeders are an easy food source. But when a bear raids a birdfeeder, there is often very little left […]

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Local PGC hunter ed instructors honored

From the left are Game Commission NE Region Information and Education Supervisor William Williams, Angelo Anastasi, Richard Walton, Game Commission NE Region Director Daniel Figured. Richard Walton, Wilkes-Barre, and Angelo Anastasi, Duryea, were recently recognized by the Pennsylvania Game Commission for their contributions to the Game Commission’s Hunter-Trapper Education (HTE) program. The two men recently […]

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A welcome sight

Venesky I usually wait to hear the spring peepers calling from a marsh to let me know that spring has finally arrived. But there are other sounds that now catch my ear, and I’m more aware of them after following the bird sightings that are reported in the Outdoors section every Sunday by the Greater […]

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