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Outdoors

PA Game Commission set to reopen state shooting ranges

From staff reports HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Game Commission today announced that, on Friday, May 8, it will reopen to the public its Northwest and Northcentral Region Offices, and reopen shooting ranges on state game lands in counties to be upgraded to the yellow phase in the state’s ...

National parks balancing the demand for cell service, silence

PHOENIX (AP) — Musetta Vander has been to several of the most iconic national parks and landscapes in the U.S., capturing herself doing a yoga pose among the Joshua trees, driving on a tree-lined highway framed by Yosemite's towering rock formations and sitting at the edge of a cliff ...

Hunter safety hits new highs

From staff reports With the statewide spring turkey season about to begin, the state’s hunters have a record performance to match. In 2019, Pennsylvania’s spring turkey season hit an all-time high for hunter safety. For the first time in history, not a single hunting-related shooting ...

Spring turkey season ready to begin

From staff reports Pennsylvania’s statewide spring turkey season opens Saturday, May 2 and runs through May 30. Only bearded birds may be harvested. Each hunter is provided a spring turkey harvest tag with his or her general license, and each license buyer, prior to the start of the ...

Trump to open up more land for hunting, fishing

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Trump administration plans to open 2.3 million acres of land for hunting and fishing at more than 100 national wildlife refuges and fish hatcheries under a proposal unveiled Wednesday that is aimed at giving Americans more recreational access on public lands. The ...

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 ...