Outdoors

Commission holding wild trout summit

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will host a wild trout summit open to the public at its Centre County regional office at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 26. “This is the first time the agency has hosted a meeting to discuss wild trout,” said Andy Shiels, director of the Bureau of ...

Derry Township fish tournament winners named

LEWISTOWN — Justin Piffer, Gary Bookwalter, Jim Kitner, Kenneth Carlin and Pat McConaughey all won their respective divisions in the 2017 Derry Township Fire Police fishing tournament. Piffer won in the Rock Bass division with his 10 1/2-inch fish that and weighed .9 ounces. David Gates ...

New case of Chronic Wasting Disease found in wild

HARRISBURG — Chronic wasting disease has spread to free-ranging deer in an area of the state where it previously had been detected only in captive deer. According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, a free-ranging whitetail buck in Bell Township, Clearfield County, has tested positive for ...

Teacher shares a vision for the Lost Creek watershed

UNIVERSITY PARK — Since last October, community members in the Lost Creek Watershed in Juniata County have been meeting with Penn State’s Agriculture and Education Center to develop a vision for Lost Creek — what they want to see for their watershed now and into the future. With their ...

No change to bass season, for now

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission voted this month to keep in place for at least one more year a closed season on bass fishing in the middle and lower Susquehanna and lower Juniata rivers during the traditional spawning period from May 1 through mid-June. A closed ...

Iowa fishermen turn to bows to catch rough fish

BELLEVUE, Iowa (AP) — Kenny and Cody Nachtman peered through their polarized sunglasses and spotted a carp to the right of the stripped-down pontoon boat near a tiny island on the Mississippi River. It wiggled slowly near the surface about 15 feet away, providing a perfect target among the ...

Missouri man owner of more than 120 antlers shed by deer

CANTON, Mo. (AP) — Josh McIntosh of rural Canton loves the great outdoors and the many gifts it has to offer. Not only does nature provide an array of picturesque landscapes, awe-inspiring sunrises and sunsets and countless images of beauty throughout the seasons, but it also offers ...

The hunt for Bigfoot in Crawford County is on

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS (AP) — T.J. Biscardi and his team were making their way through a seemingly ordinary wooded area in rural Crawford County just east of Cambridge Springs. They made careful note of their surroundings, on the lookout for possible signs of their quarry. The afternoon rain had ...

Outdoorsman navigates 500-plus miles of Wabash

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Keith Poole pulled his camo-painted jon boat away from the dock as a handful of Terre Haute well-wishers watched from the shore. His dog, Paint, stood watch on the bow. A small American flag waved from the stern. All the supplies Poole and Paint needed for the ...

More electronics could be approved for hunting

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners gave preliminary approval to a measure that would make three additional electronic devices lawful to use while hunting at their regular meeting Monday. If the measure is adopted, hunters would be able to use electronic decoys in ...