Outdoors

Fish and Boat Commission goes fishing for funding advice

HARRISBURG (AP) — The state Fish and Boat Commission has been tightening its belt for years, but most anglers haven’t felt the pinch. Staff continue to raise and stock 3.2 million trout per year, support co-op nurseries that raise additional trout, oversee industrial watershed impacts, ...

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Atkinson Mills Sportsmen’s Club ¯ Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. The club is located at 55 Sportsmen Club Lane, McVeytown; email atkinsonmillssportsmensclub@gmail.com; online at http://atkinsonmills-sportsmensclub.weebly.com Blue Rock Sportsman ...

NWTF chapter supports conservation locally

Did you ever wonder what comes from the organizations that the local community supports? I would like to tell readers where they can actually go and see the results — in this case, the work done by the Shade Mountain Chapter of the National Wild Tutkey Federation, which serves Mifflin and ...

Eagle Cam should produce another exciting season

Pennsylvania Game Commission executive director Bryan Burhans sounds like a proud father, or perhaps grandfather, when he talks about the return of the agency’s Eagle Cam mounted in a nest at Codorus State Park near Hanover in York County. Eagle Cam is the online service that provides ...

Migration allows study of owls

CHICAGO (AP) — Scott Judd trained his camera lens on the white dot in the distance. As he moved up the Lake Michigan shoreline, the speck on a breakwater came into view and took his breath away: it was a snowy owl, thousands of miles from its Arctic home. “It was an amazing sight,” said ...

Eagle Cam should produce another exciting season

Pennsylvania Game Commission executive director Bryan Burhans sounds like a proud father, or perhaps grandfather, when he talks about the return of the agency’s Eagle Cam mounted in a nest at Codorus State Park near Hanover in York County. Eagle Cam is the online service that provides ...

Forest lands imperiled as aging owners divide, sell

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Many trees in Gary Hague’s Wyoming County forest sprouted before he was born. Others were planted with his own rough hands. A memory seeded in the summer twilight a half-century ago grows there, too. The deed says 99 acres “more or less,” but it felt even bigger ...

Deep freeze draws ice fishermen out in elements

CLARK (AP) — A small cluster of ice huts stood alone as the wind swept over the ice covering the Shenango River Lake on a recent afternoon. But spirits inside the huts were warm despite the winds and cold temperatures. Brothers Dan and Billy Inches, of Aliquippa, had individual tents next ...

State hunter has new No. 1 buck

HARRISBURG — A trophy whitetail rack shattered the previous record in the Typical Archery category in Pennsylvania’s record book. Ron Shaulis, of West Newton, harvested the trophy buck on Oct. 24, 2017, with a compound bow on public land in Westmoreland County. The rack had a net score ...

Penns Valley group receives fish and wildlife grant funds

MILLHEIM — Penns Valley Conservation Association (PVCA) has received a $107,000 grant from the Central Appalachia Habitat Stewardship Program of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, one of eight 2017 grants in Pennsylvania funded by the Richard King Mellon Foundation. The grant ...