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Outdoors

Area falconer disagrees with goshawk’s endangered species classification

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — On Jacks Mountain, where the trees showed hints of gold and orange, raptors took flight on an autumn afternoon, hitching a free ride on warm updrafts all along the ridge. Mike Dupuy, of Middleburg, a master in the sport of falconry, can see them, even miles away, from ...

The outdoors offers mental health benefits

The past two years, since the start of the pandemic, have dealt some nasty hands to many of us. Whether it was due to the loss of a loved one to COVID, the loss of a business or employment due to government shut-downs, stress, fear or anger related to civil unrest and rioting throughout the ...

PGC’s Operation Game Thief protects state wildlife

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Operation Game Thief program protects wild birds and wild mammals by encouraging those with information related to wildlife crimes to report it as soon as possible. Wildlife crimes affect everyone and reporting illegal wildlife activity ...

Pennsylvania’s archery deer season right around the corner

From staff reports If something can be routine and record-breaking at the same time, Pennsylvania’s archery deer season is it. It’s routine in its consistency. Pennsylvania held its first statewide archery season in 1951; this year’s hunt is the 71st in a row since. It stretches across ...

Cicadas expected to be fish ‘filet mignon’ in PA

ERIE (AP) — Anglers are expecting a fisherman’s paradise toward the end of May in southeastern Pennsylvania. The Brood X cicadas are expected to emerge after a 17-year slumber and the high-protein insects are delicious food for a variety of fish. Eric Hussar of Lewisburg, a commissioner ...

Reed raft stands the test of one of the West’s most epic journeys

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Throughout the history of the West, it’s commonly accepted that the grizzled, one-armed Civil War major and geologist John Wesley Powell was the first to journey by river into the treacherous and unknown depths of the Grand Canyon. But is it possible, or even likely, ...