Caught on Camera

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is considering expanding trapping opportunities for fishers, and judging by the amount of photos that readers have sent in, it’s easy to understand why. We’ve received an influx of trail camera photos with fishers of late, and this one from Rick Voelker beautifully illustrates how the anatomy of the animal makes […]

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NRA to hold local banquet

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Friends of NRA will hold its 26th annual fundraising banquet on Saturday, April 7 at Genetti Manor in Dickson City. Tickets are $50, $95 for couples and $25 for young adults (under 21). For more information, call 570-587-2662 or email [email protected] Committee members are, from left, seated: Andrew Vaughn, John Kistler, Nancy […]

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Local Whitetails Unlimited chapter to hold banquet

The NEPA Chapter of Whitetails Unlimited will hold its annual banquet on Saturday, April 7 at the Shadowbrook Inn and Resort in Tunkhannock. Social hour is at 4:30 p.m. followed by a chicken and beef buffet at 6:30 p.m. Gun raffles, prizes and auctions will be included during the event. Tickets are $65/single, $35/spouse and […]

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On the hunt for antiques

When it comes to collecting antique hunting licenses from Pennsylvania, the antlerless metal plates issued for counties in the northeast region are among the hardest to find. A metal license for Sullivan or Tioga County from the 1930s and 1940s, for example, is rare simply because there weren’t many issued. Perhaps the scarcest of all […]

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Caught on Camera

A reader sent in these photos of coyotes on Larksville Mountain. The pictures were taken last November and December and, judging by the size and coat of these coyotes, the canines are doing pretty well in the area. Coyotes are very adaptive to a number of habitats, and chances are if they’re on Larksville Mountain […]

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Caught on Camera

What happened when the coyote and fisher crossed paths? Well, in the case of these two photos, not much. But it is interesting to see the reaction of the fisher when it came across the tracks left in the snow by the coyote. Martin Husovich’s trail camera captured the images over the winter when the […]

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Time to get ready for ticks

If you think the recent snowfall will help to reduce tick numbers this spring, don’t get your hopes up. The snow will actually aid ticks as it provides a layer of insulation over the forest floor they inhabit, allowing them to emerge in full force once spring arrives. Michele Cassetori, director of education and outreach […]

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Outdoors with Tom Venesky: The truth about coyote hunts

Last month a letter appeared in the Times Leader regarding coyote hunts. The writer chastised such hunts and was obviously opposed to them. I have no problem with that. Everyone has a right to their opinion. But I have an opinion too, and I take exception to the outlandish claims that paint coyote hunts, and […]

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Snow geese stopping over in NEPA

A unique visitor appeared in several spots throughout the region this winter, dressed all in white for the special occasion. Flocks of snow geese have stopped over during their migration to their breeding grounds in the Arctic, and the appearance of hundreds of white birds dotting a field has generated a lot of interest. “If […]

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Birders’ Corner

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: grwyovalas.org. Feb. 23 Wyoming Valley Airport At least 500 snow geese, including a few “blue geese” Jackson Township Robins – 8 Beaumont (Wyoming County) Eastern bluebirds […]

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