×

Outdoors

Shunning virus and big oil, Alaska tribe fights on

ARCTIC VILLAGE, Alaska (RNS) — Arriving home on one of the last regular flights before pandemic restrictions went into effect in mid-February, Sarah James got to her house to find two caribous worth of meat in her freezer. Since flights have become intermittent to this indigenous village ...

ATV riders swarm back to hit the trails after lengthy closure

GILBERT, W.Va. (AP) — During the two-month closure of Southern West Virginia’s Hatfield-McCoy Trails over COVID-19 concerns, operators of businesses catering to trail riders wondered when, or even if, the trail system would be allowed to reopen for the year. That concern was alleviated ...

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 ...

Hunting licenses go on sale starting on June 22

From staff reports With expanded Sunday hunting for big game and an archery deer season that reaches deeper than ever into the whitetail rut, 2020 is sure to be a historic year for hunting in Pennsylvania. And seizing those opportunities is only a license purchase away. Licenses for the ...

Understanding how fish can perceive an angler’s lure

SCRANTON (AP) —As soon as the loop flashes into your peripheral vision, you know you may have just stumbled into perfection. The hum of the line racing through the guides sends a vibration down the pole and through your arms that electrifies every vain in your body right down to your toes. ...

Videos of eagle family getting more views during pandemic

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Outside Kirby Wynn’s home in Glenwood Springs, a bald eagle battles a pair of ravens mid-flight for the prized and still dripping-wet trout clutched in the majestic raptor’s talons. Shaking off the scavengers, the eagle glides into its nest resting atop ...

Number of hunters on decline in Michigan and nationwide

ALPENA, Mich. (AP) — Hunting keeps Alpena County resident Allen Shaw connected to family, as well as the great outdoors. Shaw has been hunting for the last 16 years and remembers hunting with his father and grandfather. Throughout the years, Shaw has hunted deer, bear, turkey, and small ...

Funds to build new Colorado state park in limbo

DENVER (AP) — The deal went down on a picnic table in Broomfield on April 1. “The quietest acquisition of a $25 million property no one ever heard of,” GOCO boss Chris Castilian said. With a notary public standing 6 feet away, a flurry of signatures transferred southern Colorado’s ...