Published: Thu, 14 Apr 2016 01:21:33 GMT
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Thu, 14 Apr 2016 01:06:56 GMT
Sportsmen hoping to set their sights on a buck this past hunting season apparently had some pretty good luck as Pennsylvania's antlered deer harvest increased by 15 percent over the previous year.
According to figures recently released by the Pennsylvania Game Commission, hunters took 137,580 antlered...
Fri, 08 Apr 2016 23:31:00 GMT
Despite a crazy weather pattern, many got out fishing since the local opening of trout season a week ago.
Bob's Wildlife Taxidermy, 4642 Kernsville Road, Orefield (610-398-7609): Bob said that although the water has been low and clear, the harshness of the weather will make it uncomfortable...
Tue, 05 Apr 2016 02:29:00 GMT
Anglers who take part in the annual Bi-State Shad Fishing Contest each spring have a lot to look forward to this year, as the event is set to offer a $5,000 first-place prize to the top finisher. The sixth-annual tournament, set for April 21-24 on the Delaware River, will also feature the largest...
Tue, 29 Mar 2016 01:00:00 GMT
As one of the oldest state fish and wildlife agencies in the nation, the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission has a rich history of protecting and enhancing the state's rivers, lakes, streams and aquatic resources.
Established in response to concerns over water pollution caused by logging, sedimentation...
Tue, 22 Mar 2016 00:29:00 GMT
For a majority of Pennsylvania's anglers, few times of the year are as exciting as the opening of trout season, when area streams and lakes are teeming with freshly stocked brooks, browns and rainbows just waiting to be caught.
Over the next few weeks, thousands of fishermen throughout the region...
Mon, 21 Mar 2016 15:15:16 GMT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Game Commission may ban drones over 1.5 million acres of state game lands after reports of the unmanned craft near an eagle's nest and others interfering with migrating waterfowl.
LNP (http://bit.ly/1pEKV8H ) reports the commission may give preliminary approval...
Thu, 17 Mar 2016 01:42:00 GMT
For most trout anglers, there's a palpable sense of excitement when they pick up their fishing rod, hit the road and explore a body of water they've never fished before.
For Lee Hartman, it's fair to say that the summer of 1990 led him on the ultimate excursion as he packed his bags, flew halfway...
Mon, 14 Mar 2016 09:27:00 GMT
The $325 million Waterfront project promises a collection of shiny new office buildings alongside upscale apartments, but Elissa Garofalo is far more excited about the tiny strip of land that snakes through the massive development along the Lehigh River.
For more than 100 years it has been a railroad...
Tue, 08 Mar 2016 02:17:00 GMT
For most families who ski, the sport is an outdoor pursuit that brings everyone together for a fun-filled day on the slopes.
For one family from Orefield, however, the love for the activity has developed into a passion that's led two of its members to become among the best skiers the region has...
Tue, 01 Mar 2016 01:01:00 GMT
They're seldom seen, sometimes misunderstood and much more prevalent than most people think.
While this might sound like a description of the purported residents of Hangar 18, it's also one that works extremely well for one of the most highly adaptable and highly intelligent animals on the continent...
Tue, 23 Feb 2016 03:01:00 GMT
Pennsylvania has long been known as one of the premier black bear hunting states in the nation and there is perhaps no better time to be a bruin hunter in the Keystone State than right now.
Thanks to an extremely healthy bear population, a record number of hunters in the field and good mast crops,...
Sat, 13 Feb 2016 02:48:00 GMT
Two peregrine falcons are back at their nest atop a government building in downtown Harrisburg, and people can monitor their activities through a livestream.
People can now watch year-round the nest on the 15th floor of the Department of Environmental Protection's Rachel Carson State Office Building....
Sun, 07 Feb 2016 02:58:00 GMT
Terry Elsemore, president of Maine-based Fractional Strategies Inc., is partnering with Blue Mountain Resort on the planned Vista Lodge Residence Club, a four-star condominium hotel that would open at the resort in late 2018. While the $30 million project is still in its early stages, Elsemore...
Tue, 19 Jan 2016 08:00:00 GMT
Steeped in historical and recreational value, the free-flowing Susquehanna River North Branch in Northeastern Pennsylvania has been voted the 2016 Pennsylvania River of the Year after a five-week public voting period.
The Lehigh River, as well as the Kiski-Conemaugh, Lackawanna and Ohio rivers,...
Mon, 28 Dec 2015 03:07:55 GMT
Eagle-eyed viewers of the Pennsylvania Game Commission's live stream caught a possible injury on one of the Hanover eagles last week.
Screen grabs show a scrape around the beak of one of the eagles, near the nostril, said Codorus State Park volunteer Karen Lippy, who heard concerns about the injury...
Mon, 07 Dec 2015 20:19:00 GMT
ST. MARYS (AP) — A Roman Catholic diocese has taken down the Facebook photo of a nun with a 10-point buck she bagged after the posting drew criticism, some of it vulgar, by anti-hunting and animal rights activists, the diocese said.
Sister John Paul Bauer killed the deer on Nov. 30, the first day...
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 02:49:00 GMT
MONTPELIER, Vt. — It may be tough to top last winter's record ski season in Vermont and colossal snowfall around New England, but Northeastern resorts hope to continue to draw in crowds with upgrades to snowmaking, lifts and lodging this winter.
Other news this season ranges from a bus to bring...
Sat, 28 Nov 2015 13:13:00 GMT
"In daylights, in sunsets
In midnights, in cups of coffee
In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife
In five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes
How do you measure, a year in the life … Measure in love."
—"Seasons of Love" by Jonathan Larson, for "Rent"
For 35 years, my life has been...
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 19:40:08 GMT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Hunters killed 223 bears during the third day of Pennsylvania's statewide bear season, raising the three-day total to nearly 2,500.
That's almost a 9 percent increase over the number of bears taken during the first three days of last year's season.
The figures come from preliminary...
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 02:20:12 GMT
For 25-year-old Anthony Barber, just another routine recent Saturday morning turned into the heart-pounding thrill of a lifetime.
Barber, who lives in Orefield, was archery hunting for deer on Nov. 14 with longtime friend Tom Beil on a friend's piece of property in the Slatington area when he scored...