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Waterfowl seasons announced

August 24, 2014 The state Game Commission has made its selections for the 2014-15 migratory game bird hunting seasons and bag limits. Final approval from the U.S. more »»

State agencies to hold public meeting on Centre County shooting range

August 24, 2014 Philipsburg — The departments of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) will hold a public meeting and hearing to discuss plans to clean up lead contamination a... more »»

SHOOTING SPORTS

August 24, 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 »»

Commission considers forcing certain state game land users to buy a permit

August 24, 2014 DELMONT — There’s been a lot of talk lately about the possibility a permit soon might be required to use state game lands. more »»

Sullivan County native named a national champ

August 24, 2014 Last spring and fall, things didn’t go exactly the way skeet shooter Morgan Craft, of Sullivan County, had hoped. She struggled at times and wasn’t where she wanted to be with her shooting. more »»

Fairbanks pair puts moose trap in yard

August 24, 2014 FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The latest addition to the museum that is the front yard of the home Diane Dawson and Pete Brown share is a moose trap. That’s right, moose, not mouse. more »»

IMAGES OF NATURE

August 24, 2014 Submit your “Images of Nature” to outdoors@sungazette.com. more »»

Reflections in Nature:

August 24, 2014 After church one Sunday, a friend asked if I would identify a tree growing on his property. The tree was an ailanthus, more commonly known as the tree-of-heaven. more »»

Italy’s dead city

August 24, 2014 POMPEII, Italy — Pompeii is the city of the long goodbye. In A.D. 62, a major earthquake toppled buildings, causing severe damage, harbinger of what was to come. Seventeen years later, in A.D. more »»

Pa. museum gets its kicks with Route 66 exhibit

August 24, 2014 DOYLESTOWN (AP) — Saturday turned out to be quite a birthday for Arthur Hochman, of Hopewell, New Jersey. more »»

Travel Briefs

August 24, 2014 Record number of tourists visiting Florida TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida had a record number of visitors during this past spring. Gov. more »»

'The best feeling'

August 17, 2014 MIFFLINBURG — For the first time, a Pennsylvania high school has earned the title of national champion in an activity not usually associated with athletics — bass fishing. more »»

Coach on a mission to expand program

August 17, 2014 Coach Tom Prowant, of Lewisburg, is on a mission to place a bass-fishing program in every high school he can. The B.A.S.S. more »»

OUTDOOR BRIEFS

August 17, 2014 Education class planned for hunters, trappers ANTES FORT — A Hunter-Trapper Education class will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the state Game Commission regional office on Route 44 . more »»

Native son wins Bassmaster Elite Series

August 17, 2014 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Mason-Dixon Line seemed to take a detour north on Aug. 7. At 6 a.m. more »»

IN THE PARKS

August 17, 2014 Bald Eagle State Park, Howard Office: 814-625-2775 Aug. 17 — Sunday Morning Stroll, 8:30 a.m. Aug. 22-24 — Kayak Adventure Weekend, 4 p.m.-10 a.m. Fee applies. Register by calling 814-625-2879. more »»

SHOOTING SPORTS

August 17, 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 »»

Reflections in Nature:

August 17, 2014 Recently, my friend Charlie Fox mentioned that a mouse had crossed the road in front of his vehicle. What was strange was that the mouse jumped like a kangaroo. more »»

Writer reviews outdoor products

August 17, 2014 COOKINA Barbeque Reusable Grilling Sheet Anytime is the right time to get out the grill and throw on some burgers, chicken and vegetables. more »»

THE ARTS IN TRAVEL

August 17, 2014 There it was — on the big screen — a life-sized statue I had seen in a European church several years ago. But, in this movie, based on a true story, the statue had been stolen during World War I. more »»

 
 
 

 

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