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Fall turkey season opener less than a week away: What you need to know

Any chance of success for hunters during the upcoming fall turkey season is essentially predicated on the spring. That’s when the nesting success of hens, followed by the survival of poults, determines how many turkeys will be in the fall woods for the Oct. 28 season opener. The better things are for nesting and poult […]

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Caught on Camera

While this isn’t a trail camera picture or a photo of a wild animal, this shot of a patch of vibrant yellow flowers is an example of the beauty found in nature. Benedict A. Yatko of Hanover Township took the photos along the Susquehanna River near the boat launch behind the Breslau Fire Hall. Yatko […]

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Outdoors with Tom Venesky: Lead preventing state’s eagles from soaring

More eagles in Pennsylvania are dying from lead contamination. Granted, there are more eagles in the state than there has been for quite some time, so it makes sense that an increase in mortality would result from numerous factors, including lead. But what I find alarming is the amount of lead in of some of […]

Comments - 3:00 pm - updated: 3:06 pm.

Bloomsburg youth tops in national kayak fishing tourney

Lila Oast has a favorite spot to fish for smallmouth bass on the North Branch of the Susquehanna River that the 12-year old would rather keep a secret. But when it comes to where and how Oast landed the fish that earned her a first-place finish in the Youth Division of the Tidewater Kayak Angler’s […]

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Caught on Camera

These photos of a snapping turtle were snapped – no pun intended – by Frank Suponcic during a visit to Frances Slocum State Park in June. He found the turtle alongside the road digging holes, and during the early summer that could only mean one thing: The snapping turtle was laying eggs. Snapping turtles typically […]

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Outdoors with Tom Venesky: For anglers, these cuts are going to hurt

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is considering doing the same thing with trout that the Pennsylvania Game Commission did with pheasants: Cut back. During the PFBC’s quarterly meeting on Sept. 26, the board voted to reduce spending by $2 million in fiscal year 2018-19 if the legislature doesn’t grant a license fee increase. Specifically, […]

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Hunters not happy with move to cut pheasant stocking locations

Ron Fuhrman estimates he spends more than $800 a year to provide pheasant habitat on his Wyoming County farm. Now, he wants the Pennsylvania Game Commission to continue to do its part. Fuhrman’s farm is enrolled in the Game Commission’s hunter-access program, where landowners open their properties to public hunting for the seasons of their […]

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Caught on Camera

Something spooked the bobcat in these trail camera photos that is shot up a tree to avoid the danger. Martin Husovich captured the images of the feline, which appears to have an unusually long tail for a bobcat but the pointed ears typical of the species. Note the time stamp on the first image as […]

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PGC action opens the door for local lure company

For nearly a year Jonathan Kalasinski urged the Pennsylvania Game Commission to legalize the product produced by the company he founded. On Monday, the PGC board listened as they voted to approve a handful of electronic devices for hunting. The list includes electronic waterfowl and dove decoys, electronic devices that distribute ozone gas for scent […]

Comments - 7:57 am

Caught on Camera

Hunters began scouting for the upcoming archery season weeks ago, and many used trail cameras to get an idea of how many big bucks are roaming the areas they hunt. Based on the photos sent in by readers, there are plenty of trophies out there. Andrew Serniak used a trail camera to capture these images […]

Comments - 2:31 pm - updated: 12:03 pm.

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