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Outdoors

Ranch family helps rescue trio of orphaned grizzly bear cubs

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Living and ranching along the Rocky Mountain Front means living with bears. It is frequently a challenge. Livestock losses are common. Residents and visitors must take precautions. Living alongside an aggressive predator isn't easy. One week ago, late in the ...

Outdoors Calendar April 9, 2020

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 ...

Trout fishing season now open in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG – Effective 8:00 a.m. today, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, in consultation with the Office of the Governor, Pennsylvania Department of Health, and Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources opened the statewide 2020 trout season. This measure allows ...

Grand Canyon pressured to close after virus outbreak

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Calls mounted Tuesday for the federal government to close Grand Canyon National Park after the popular tourist destination saw its first case of the coronavirus in a hospitality worker. The man who tested positive for COVID-19 lived at a dorm within the park and ...

Pennsylvania Game Commission releases deer harvest report

From staff reports Pennsylvania hunters posted their highest overall deer harvest in 15 years when they took 389,431 deer during the state’s 2019-20 hunting seasons, which closed in January, the Pennsylvania Game Commission reported. The 2019-20 deer harvest topped the previous year’s ...

Outdoors Calendar

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 ...

Grand Canyon pressured to close after virus outbreak

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Calls mounted Tuesday for the federal government to close Grand Canyon National Park after the popular tourist destination saw its first case of the coronavirus in a hospitality worker. The man who tested positive for COVID-19 lived at a dorm within the park and ...

Pennsylvania Game Commission releases deer harvest report

From staff reports Pennsylvania hunters posted their highest overall deer harvest in 15 years when they took 389,431 deer during the state’s 2019-20 hunting seasons, which closed in January, the Pennsylvania Game Commission reported. The 2019-20 deer harvest topped the previous year’s ...

Harshbarger: Memories from Pike fishing in Canada

I’m sure I’m not alone in the winter struggle after deer season has ended and spring temperatures for comfortable fishing seem like a painful distance away. Cabin fever is in full swing come the latter weeks of winter, even if we outdoorsmen are kept busy with kids, kids’ sports, work, ...

Trout season opening day pushed back due to coronavirus concerns

From staff reports HARRISBURG – Amid concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) today announced several changes to the 2020 trout season intended to protect the safety of the public and staff, while preserving the opportunity to enjoy the fun ...