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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 ...

Rare cutthroat trout saved from Colorado fire released

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — While firefighting crews were in the throes of battling the 416 Fire as it rapidly spread through the San Juan National Forest north of Durango in June 2018, an unlikely rescue mission was being hatched. Jim White, an aquatic biologist for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, ...

‘Renegade’ trails are costly for visitors

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — “Renegade” trails seeming to spring up overnight and the mountain bikers wiping out on their twists and turns prove a strange — and growing — problem for local firefighters. Steve Apostal is used to cutting through brush and hiking ridges with only a set ...

Bears in backyards are becoming more and more common across Lehigh Valley

EASTON (AP) — The bear first left a friendly warning. One morning in mid-May, it knocked over the garbage cans in Gary Ramunni’s driveway in rural Williams Township, dragging trash bags all the way to the woods. Two weeks later, it did it again. “We knew, that’s not raccoons,” ...

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. ...