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October 19, 2014 Katy Snyder woke up on Aug. 5 feeling slightly miffed. “I was kind of discouraged, ’specially with the weather,” she said. “It definitely puts a damper on the excitement of the hunt. more »»

 
 
 
Reflections in Nature:

October 19, 2014 My long two-pointed ladder’s sticking through a tree Towards heaven still, And there’s a barrel that I didn’t fill Beside it, and there may be two or three Apples I didn’t pick upon some bou. more »»

OUTDOOR BRIEFS

October 19, 2014 Take a hike with regional club The Otzinachson Regional Group of the Sierra Club and the Edward Abbey Hiking Society will hold a number of hikes throughout the region in the fall and winter. more »»

What’s for dinner? Less than there used to be

October 19, 2014 GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A restaurant menu can tell you much more than what’s for dinner — especially when the menus are more than 100 years old. more »»

Bear drawn by doggie bag trapped in Colorado car

October 19, 2014 CASTLE PINES, Colo. (AP) — A hungry black bear thought it had found an easy meal inside an unlocked car in suburban Denver. more »»

IN THE PARKS

October 19, 2014 Bald Eagle State Park, Howard Office: 814-625-2775 Oct. 24 — Final Fall Float, 4-5:30 p.m. Register before Oct. 23. Oct. 31 — Homeschool Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., beach area. For ages 6-14. more »»

Little Pine State Park reopens shooting range

October 19, 2014 The shooting range at Little Pine State Park will reopen after being closed for the last two years for rehabilitation projects. more »»

Additional state forest roads open for hunting seasons

October 19, 2014 Hunters heading into Pennsylvania’s state-owned woodlands this season will find additional roads open in 18 of the 20 state forest districts, according to a news release from the state Department of... more »»

SC facility processes alligator for hunters

October 19, 2014 RAVENEL, S.C. (AP) — If nonhunters harbor any stereotypes of the South Carolinians who yearly apply for a tag to stalk alligators, Mandy Kimmons blows them away. more »»

SHOOTING SPORTS

October 19, 2014 (EDITOR’S NOTE: The Sun-Gazette reserves the right to edit items submitted for the “Shooting Sports” section. To submit an event, call 570-326-1551, ext. 3116. more »»

Elk herd thriving in Pennsylvania’s drilling boom

October 19, 2014 BRADFORD (AP) — Nearly seven years into Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale drilling boom, wildlife officials say the state’s elk population continues to flourish despite concerns about industrial... more »»

Elk stake out Grand Canyon water stations, guard resource

October 19, 2014 FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Grand Canyon officials have reduced waste by banning disposable plastic water bottles and installing water stations for visitors. more »»

Injured eagle beats the odds to fly free

October 19, 2014 NEW LONDON, Wi. more »»

Alaskan biologists begin poisoning pike in Soldotna waterways

October 19, 2014 KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Alaska state biologists have begun the process of killing invasive northern pike in Soldotna lakes, with plans to restock those waterways with native fish. more »»

Pitcher plant

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HELPING THE HELLBENDER

September 28, 2014 Hiding beneath large rocks in the swift riffles of a clean and clear creek in Lycoming County, a wrinkled, almost flat creature crawls. more »»

OUTDOOR BRIEFS

September 28, 2014 Biking, kayaking outings offered Debby Meade, of the Otzinachson Regional Group of the Sierra Club and the Edward Abbey Hiking Society, is organizing biking and kayaking outings on weekdays through... more »»

IN THE PARKS

September 28, 2014 Bald Eagle State Park, Howard Office: 814-625-2775 Sept. 28 — ELC open house, 1-3 p.m. more »»

Game Commission tables land-use permit

September 28, 2014 HARRISBURG — The state Board of Game Commissioners last Tuesday tabled a proposal to create a permit that would be required for those who don’t hold a valid hunting or furtaker license but who use... more »»

USA Shooting Team wins 17 medals at World Shooting Championship

September 28, 2014 Every four years, the world gathers for a showcase of marksmanship unlike any other in the vast makeup of the shooting sports world. more »»

SHOOTING SPORTS

September 28, 2014 (EDITOR’S NOTE: The Sun-Gazette reserves the right to edit items submitted for the “Shooting Sports” section. To submit an event, call 570-326-1551, ext. 3116. more »»

 
 
 

 

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Hot Spots Be Gone, Dog Gone It!

September 24, 2014 I've spoken with several friends lately who said hot spots have been a major issue this time of year. The only hot spots I have ever liked are ones associated with popular attractions. more »

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