Outdoors

Burns planned on state game lands

HUNTINGDON — The Pennsylvania Game Commission plans to conduct controlled burning operations, weather permitting, on State Game Lands in the Southcentral Region this week. Among the area where burns are planned is State Game Lands 107 in Mifflin and Juniata counties. Lands in Centre and ...

Fishing regulations lifted on York County lake

YORK — The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is alerting anglers that it has temporarily lifted all seasons, sizes and creel limits on Lake Williams, York County, in anticipation of the York Water Company’s plans to drain the lake and repair the dam. “We have temporarily lifted the ...

Successful night of fly fishing is always a good one

This week a friend and fellow fly fishing enthusiast stopped to pay me a visit at my office. He came to show me the new custom rod he recently picked up from a noted builder. After a short conversation about the rod while I put it together to give it a proper inspection, he asked if I had been ...

When the heat is on, this trick may just bag a gobbler

Hopefully, for their own good as well as their sanity, serious turkey hunters come to the realization sooner rather than later that just about all the tricks will work when trying to bag a bird, but not all of them work all of the time. While all veteran hunters know that more often than not ...

Doe allocation unchanged in local WMU

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners gave final approval to hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits for the 2018-19 license year. Commissioners allocated 838,000 antlerless licenses for 2018-19, an increase of 34,000 from last year. The commissioners also set the ...

Some seniors now exempt from pheasant permit

HARRISBURG — Any Pennsylvania hunter who held a senior lifetime hunting or combination license prior to May 13, 2017, will not need to purchase a pheasant permit to hunt pheasants in the 2018-19 license year. The pheasant permit was created last year as a way to help offset the costs of the ...

Lewistown’s rimfire event is state championships

LEWISTOWN — The Lewistown Pistol Club will be the host for the Rimfire Challenge 2018 Pennsylvania State Championships, which run August 17 to 19 at the club. Andrew Ewing, assistant match director of the state championships, is one of the main reasons the club is hosting them to begin ...

Academy ensures future of conservation lives on in youth

Teddy Roosevelt once said, “I recognize the right and duty of this generation to develop and use the natural resources of our land; but I do not recognize the right to waste them, or to rob, by wasteful use, the generations that come after us.” In Pennsylvania, high school students are ...

Commisioners set to OK hunting seasons

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners is scheduled to meet April 23 and 24 at the agency’s Harrisburg headquarters, where proposed hunting and trapping seasons for 2018-19 are expected to be approved. Both meetings begin at 8:30 a.m., with doors opening at 7:45 ...

Spring gobbler season holds plenty of potential

HARRISBURG — The approach of spring gobbler season has Pennsylvania hunters eager to get afield. That they’ll be participating in the state’s 50th anniversary spring-gobbler hunt further sweetens the pot. Properly licensed junior hunters and mentored youth can head afield April 21 to ...